Hi everyone and welcome to this week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Lots of fabulous entries last week .. it was really hard to pick a guest designer but somehow we managed it ... please pop over to the main challenge blog to check if it's you!!
This week we have a really nice and easy peasy challenge for you, as we know a lot of people are very busy with the summer holiday period ... our theme is
The only rules to be eligible for this week's prizes are that you should submit a new piece of work that features a Penny Black image stamp, large sentiment or stickeroo as its main focus - other than that it's entirely up to you!!
And what prizes?? I hear you ask ... well this week we've got two fabulous ones for randomly drawn winners ....
From Penny Black
3914K Joy Filled Stockings
and from The Ribbon Girl
a Fuschia Mini Ribbon Kit
So all in all there are plenty of reasons to enter this week! The rest of the DT have come up with a fabulous variety of sample cards - this is what I did.
Bizarrely, I actually found the theme of Anything Goes rather challenging to start with ... it was rather a case of being spoilt for choice so not knowing what direction to go in lol! I eventually decided though that I was feeling floral, and as I ruffled through my stash I came across a beautiful piece of glittery paper by The Robin's Nest (from Crafts4u2Do) which so reminds me of sunrises and sunsets ... so everything else kinda went from there.
Main image: Penny Black "Aspire", stamped twice onto a background created with "Scattered Straw" and "Dried Marigold" distress inks and a masked circle for the moon;
Sentiment: sticker from my stash;
Paper; The Robin's Nest (from Crafts4u2Do);
Supplies: all flowers from Crafts4U2Do; sparkly "sugar coated" brads by Doodlebug; metallic dragongly brads by Dovecraft; organza ribbon from my stash;
Tools: Fleur de Lys square nestabilities.
This card is rather unusual in that it is very shiny and sparkly but not on the image itself - just the paper, corner and dragongfly brads and the matting card - the ribbon is also rather shimmery. Here's a closeup... it doesn't really show the full glittery effect though!
Incy Wincy #105 - Monchromatic
My Mum's #17 - Monochromatic
Creative Inspirations #123 - Lemonade (yellow and white only)
Scrapbook Sisters #46 - Silhouette
Crafter's Companion #15 - Glitter and Glitz
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Penny Black at Allsorts (August) - Free & Easy
Cooking It Up With Katie #69 - Something Old, Something New, Favourite technique
(old stamp, new flowers, distressed background technique)
Bling It On #6 - A,B,C
("Aspire" rubber stamp; brads; cherry blossom flowers)
Hope you can join us this week - look forward to seeing your creations :-) have a great weekend.