Saturday, July 30, 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge...Week 162

Morning folks...yes it's Saturday and that means it's time to look out those Penny Blacks again.  I loved all your Starburst inspired cards last week and thanks once again for joining in the fun....pop over to Penny Black Saturday to see who was last week's lucky winner.
The challenge this week is.....
what on earth is she on about it....
well in a nutshell we want to see you create a background with your Penny Black stamps...not as scary as you think....just requires a little bit of thinking out of the box.

This is right up my street...takes me back to when I first started stamping...long before there were all those gorgeous patterned papers on the market that we take for granted now and is still one of my favourite techniques....perhaps that's why the cubbyhole paper mountain just gets bigger and bigger.
I started off by creating a soft colour background with TH Distress Ink....Antique Linen and then overstamped with icons from Penny Black Salutations Clear Stamp Set in Brushed Corduroy and Aged Mahogany...
using the same technique I stamped the gorgeous Chearful Image.. cut out and layered with 3D Foam Pads.  Then it was time to don the rubber gloves to colour Ribbon Girl Seam Binding with Aged Mahogany Ink with a little help from a have a go folks.
We have a very special prize this week....something a little bit different...
The lucky winner will be joining the girls on the team as
for the month of huh!
so instead of heading for the hills....why don't you pop over...check out all the fabulous Penny Black/Grounds from our fabulous Design Team and put your thinking caps on.  I'm off to get ready for my Fun Christmas In July Day at The Papeterie and will catch up with you all tomorrow.
Have a great weekend and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. WOWZERS Kath this is stunning!
    Thanks for the fabulous inspiration and what a great challenge.
    Hope to play along this week.
    Have a great day.
    Debs xx

  2. Morning Kath, I'm all excited this morning.Dont faint, we've actually got some sunshine. Love your backgroud and your card is stunning. Hugs x ChrisB

  3. beautiful card Kath - and I just so happen to have that PB set so might have a go at making my own background.
    all set for the day? see you very soon

  4. Oh my this is a stunner KAth, love love love it.

    Hope all goes well

    Ali x

  5. Morning Both.Beautiful card Kath must get my thinking cap on.Have a lovely day today.
    Kathleen x

  6. Ooh Kath this is wonderful and such a brilliant colour scheme. I see we both used the same set for some backgournd lines, but i think i'v some way to go to reach your level of imagination and confidence lol!! Totally stunning creation :-) Have a good weekend
    pauline x

  7. Gorgeous card Kath, love the background, must find time to have a play this week. Have a fab day at Dyce. Carolxx

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  9. Let's try this again.....Love your stamped background, great design, and the card is a lovely!

  10. Fabulous card Kath - love all the different stamps you combined to make your blackground!
    Helen x

  11. Gorgeous, gorgeous card Kath - the colours are beautiful and it's amazing what YOU can achieve with your stamps....

  12. Oh wow this card is fabulous Kath! I adore the colors and the great background you created here!

  13. Love the background you created, great card. Hope you have a great weekend. Hugs to Buddy. :) Anesha

  14. What a lovely cheerful card, you have created a lovely background with the PB stamps and the flowers stands out beautifully, enjoy your weekend. Laura

  15. Hi this is so perfect. Love how you have created the background and the dimension on this stunning flower. Kitty ;0)

  16. Love how you've created the background. Gorgeous colours

  17. Striking - love the mixture of old & new Penny Blacks; jsut shows how versatile the range is. Hope you have a good day.
    Paula (PEP)

  18. Hi Kath this background is amazing and I know what you mean I keep making backgrounds and not using my papers as well lol love Linda


Thanks for taking the time to visit me in the cubbyhole...I love to hear from you.
hugs Kath xxx