Saturday, 30 July 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Penny Blackground

This week at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge, we're challenging you to make a:

'Penny Blackground'
Basically, we'd like you to also use your Penny Black stamps to make the background of your projects too.

The lucky winner of this challenge will get to join us as a guest designer for the month of September!

I decided to make use of some of those teeny tiny stamps you get in the Transparent sets...and took inspiration from the card on the back of the 'Bubbly' set:

I used strips of contrasting coloured papers (from the 'Hello Luscious' pad by BasicGrey), gluing them to a piece of scrap paper to create my own stripey paper, then stamped butterflies (from the 'Party Critters' and 'Hugs' sets) over the top. The image is 'Butterfly Wishes', which I coloured using watercolour pencils, and the sentiment stamp is from the 'Hello Friend' set.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please stop by the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.


~ Ali Watson ~ said...

Fabby card Helen utterly adorable

Ali x

Pauline C said...

Aww helen this is so cute - the teeny butterlies go so perfectly with your hedgie (wonder whether he will catch any lol!)
Pauline x

Claire x said...

What a lovely card Helen - great idea for the background and lovely sweet image too. Hugs, Claire x

Sandra said...

This is an awesome card love that background :) Sandra H

Liz, said...

Cool card this week Helen,

Liz x

Danni said...

Very cute!! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Cazro said...

Such a cute and colourful card. Thanks for playing with us at Crafty Cardmaker's Challenge for butterflies. Good luck Caz

Melly said...

Stunning card!
Love the butterflies on the image on stamped on the paper! Just perfect for our wee Challenge!
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!
Hugs Melly xx

Ps I have CANDY!!!