Tuesday 28 February 2012

Penny Black Saturday Challenge 190 - Sketch

This is my entry to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week which was one of Nat's sketches to follow.  I'd been wanting to enter the Penny Black and More at Allsorts challenge too so decided to make a card to fit them both.

The Penny Black Saturday Challenge Sketch.

The Penny Black and More at Allsorts Bingo Challenge.


I had a pack of masculine papers from Dovecraft which fitted the Kraft, Blue and Green colour challenge and I chose the Penny Black stamp Dressed Up to go with them as one of the papers had ties on it.  The problem was what could I use to represent the flower spray embellishment across the corner of the sketch.  I had intended to use a mix of real and die cut buttons but whilst looking for the buttons die I found a pennant die and decided to use that instead to personalise the card for a special "0" birthday.  Two grand-nephews turn thirty this year so this will be set aside for one of them.  Quickutz dies were used for the pennants, letters, numbers and fasteners.

The main image was stamped with Stampin' up's Chocolate Chip ink and coloured with Promarkers.  Chocolate Chip ink was also sponged around the edges of the image before distressing them.  I've discovered that if I run the edge of a piece of card between the prongs of a fork it will give a distressed effect. The sentiment from Stampin' up's set Sincere Salutations was also stamped using Chocolate Chip ink.  Encore Metallic Blue ink was sponged around the pennants, scalloped card and fasteners.

I really liked this sketch and will probably use it again to make cards with other co-ordinating paper packs I have. Can't believe I made a male card though, the second one this week, and passed up the opportunity to go mad with flower embellishments.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges

Thanks for reading
Liz xx


  1. Love this card! Great image and so cute with the ties!Perfectly manly for the SSDS challenge this week! Thanks for joining; hope you join again soon!
    Tammy, SSDS DT

  2. Fab Entry, brilliant male creation, thanks for joining Penny black & More @ Allsorts challenge, Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  3. This is great card Liz,
    funny and cute!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black and more, welcome again;-))m

  4. fantastic card - love the image and teh papers and all the embellis
    Many thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week
    Doreen xx

  5. Fabby card!

    Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin this week.

    Susan x

  6. thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturay Liz with your gorgeous take on nat's sketch...hugs kath xxx

  7. Fabulous! Fabulous image, layout and colours!

    LOVE IT!

    Thankyou so much for sharing it with us over at Creative Craft Challenges.
    xoxoxo Carly

  8. Love your card!! Just fab!!
    Thanks for playing with us at Wags'nWhiskers :)

    Angélique - DT WNW

  9. Cute card! Very sweet image. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week and we hope to see you again soon. Wedgie xxx

  10. Stunning card Liz......great papers and I love the pennant die :)
    Thanks for joining us at Penny Black Saturday x

    Jenny xx

  11. Oooh what a fab card! Love your tie theme and great banner too! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges, and good luck in the draw.
    Lynne :)

  12. Hi Liz

    This is fabulous!! I really love that gorgeous banner!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  13. Such a sweet creation and gorgeous colours you have used too.
    Thank you for joining us at Make it Monday this week.

    Hugs Krafty Karen - DT for Make It Monday.

    Remember, to leave a comment for the other entries & be sure to mention you saw
    them on Make It Monday.xx

  14. Your man card is just so appealing Liz, love the image and super design.Great inspiration, so glad i popped over from MIM, Carolxx

  15. Oh what a sweet birthday card. So sweet. I seen it on MIM blog and had to stop on by.

  16. Love the banner! Cute card! Found you on MIM, I'm #55. :)

  17. What a fab card! Saw you on Make It Monday and had to take a closer look! :) Thanks for the inspiration!
    Karen C

  18. Adorable image and cute card layout. Love it. Saw it on MIM.
    Cathy Lee

  19. Adorable guy card! Love the image so cute. Saw it on MIM.
    Hugs, Heide

  20. absolutely cute! and love the details and sketch!!!
    ♥ Good luck in MIM