Saturday, 7 May 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Guess Who's on the DT???

Me!!!

I can't tell you how excited I was when Kath asked me if I'd like to join her and the girls on the Penny Black Saturday Challenge DT...I absolutely adore their challenges...it was the first blog challenge I ever entered, even before I had a blog, and I've entered every single one of the challenges...and I had great fun being a guest designer a couple of months ago...so of course I said YES!!! And...I'm not the only newbie...the lovely Ali...a fellow Penny Black addict...is joining them too! :0)

Ok, so on to this week's challenge...the theme is:

'Distressing'

And we have a couple of fabulous prizes from our sponsors to tempt you:


 From Penny Black:

4054K Gentlest Kiss

 And, from the Ribbon Girl:
10 bundles of Seam Binding
The winner gets to pick the colours...but here are a few examples:


You'll see from my card, that I'm a bit partial to seam binding ribbon myself!


I decided to have a play with one of the Distress Inks I bought recently...and stamped my image 'Constellations' by Penny Black) in Faded Jeans on white card. I used the same ink on a water brush to colour the flower heads, and around the edges. I also stamped the sentiment (from the 'Heartfelt Messages' set by Hero Arts) in the same ink, and once again inked around the edges. I created the background using my Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' and 'Victoria' folders on a Core'dinations card in a couple of shades of blue, then sanded over the surface to reveal the lighter coloured core. I distressed all of the edges with my distressing tool, added a piece of seam binding ribbon (dyed with the Faded Jeans ink to match) tied in a large bow, and a few adhesive pearls to finish.

You'll find more inspiration from the rest of the fabulous DT over on the Penny Black Saturday Challenge blog.

16 comments:

Delphine said...

Wooohoooo! Congratulations, Helen, that's fantastic! And your card is gorgeous, I love the image and your choice of colours:-)! Hugs Delphine xx

Ribbon Girl said...

Congratulations Helen - and your blue card is simply gorgeous! Mary G x

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

Morning teamie :D What a fantastic card love it!

Have a fab day

Ali x

Liz, said...

Welcome to the team, fab card.

Liz x

Claire x said...

Congrats Helen, that is so well deserved. Fabulous card, love the image and the blues are just lovely. Hugs, Claire x

Little K Smith said...

Congratulations on your new DT position Helen! Bet your're over the moon! :D
A gorgeous card too, love all the blue :)
Kelly.x

Pauline C said...

Woo hoo Helen - welcome to the team!! this is the best news hun! Fab card as always - love your soft blue colour scheme. Am i right in thinking that the "ribbon" you snet me is actually seam binding?? If so I think i will be buying more it is so lovely - very soft and lovely sheen to it! Have a great weekend
hugs
pauline x

Squirrel x said...

GO HE-LEN GO HE-LEN WHOOOOOOOOO!!! Did you see the pom-poms shaking? Girl, you ROCK! Hugs Sxxx

Curlybear said...

Congratulations Helen, I jsut adore PB stamps I have quite a few in my collection lol,
have fun,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Kaz said...

Congratulations on your DT appointment, and very well deserved it is! Fabby card, loving the blues.
Kaz xx

Kat said...

Stunning card Helen. Love that image. Congrats on being on the PB team, it'll be lots of fun.

Kat xx

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, beautiful card Helen. Welcome to the team too.
luv
Debby

Caroljenks said...

This is stunning Helen. That blue is just awesome - so rich!

Gorgeous card.

Carol x

kath said...

gorgeous card helen and great distressing...it's an absolute pleasure to have you and Ali on the team and we look forward to more gorgeousness...big hugs kath xxx

Samantha said...

YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!! Woooo hoooooooo!!! OH Helen I am so made up for you! Brilliant your cards are so inspiring you really really deserve the new dt post! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! hugs Samantha :0)

Beth said...

Yey I'm so glad you joined us! And this card is exactly why, it's fabulous!! I love the distressed denim effect!

Love Beth xx