Well, it's been a short working week here in the UK what with the long Diamond Jubilee bank holiday ... but it has somehow seemed VERY long due to the appalling weather we have had the past few days. So thank goodness it's the weekend at last, an opportunity to say warm and dry indoors and get down to some serious crafting :-) And what better than to get stuck in to this week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge?
Thanks to everyone who joined in last week's CASE it challenge ... fabulous interpretations as always.
This week we are in celebratory and patriotic mood with the jubilee, and would like to see your
red, white & blue
As always you can interpret this however you choose, so long as you submit a new project which features a Penny Black image, large sentiment or stickeroo as its main focus.
This week we are sponsored by
who are offering one lucky randomly drawn winner a $20 online store voucher.
Don't forget to check out the stunning creations by the rest of the DT - here is my effort for this week.
I have to 'fess up that I always find red, white and blue a real struggle - mainly because I really don't like the colour red at all. For quite a long time though I have admired the way some of my teamies have used this particular stamp; and at the weekend I finally got round to ordering it with a view to doing a bit of paper-piecing. My original concept was for red flowers with a soft pale blue background, but when I started shuffling the papers in my stash I ended up going in a slightly different direction!!
Stamps: Penny Black "Whispers" (3377K); sentiment from Penny Black transparent set "Party Critters";
Media: edges of image distressed with "chipped sapphire" distress ink;
Papers: Papermania "Portobello Road" and My Mind's Eye;
Supplies: ribbon from Hobbycraft; pearls and doily from my stash.
DYSU #75 - Paper Piecing
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Texture
(paper-piecing, doily, pearls and ribbon)
Crafty Pad #173 - Ribbon
Really Reasonable Ribbon #49 - Flowers and Ribbon
Crafting For All Seasons #28 - Many Layers
Sentimental Sundays #105 - Spots
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Bowtastic / Anything Goes
Enjoy your weekend!