Here is this week's card for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge using the colors from the current Colour Create Challenge. You may also recognize the layout. I used the Mojo Monday sketch from two weeks ago for that.
The Penny Black challenge this week was to use doodling on your card. It seems like there have been several doodling challenges recently, and I have been avoiding them like the plague. I finally decided it was time to get over my fear of doodling and give it a shot. I also wanted to use my new Sakura Souffle pens, and thought doodling was as good a reason as any. I know now why I don't doodle. :) I made parts of this card three times. I guess I tried to get too fancy with it and it wasn't working so I just settled for some dots and a few lines around the image. I just can't seem to do the fancy swirls and all that. I think it's safe to say that I probably will not be doing anymore doodling on my cards.
This week's Colour Create challenge was to use turquoise, navy and lime green. I used the turquoise and lime green on my House Mouse Challenge card earlier this week, so it was just sitting right there in my scrap basket. I just had to add the navy to it. I'm really liking this combo too. Colour Create always has an "optional" piece to their challenges in addtion to using the colors. This week it was to not use any pre-printed background paper, but to make your own. After the doodling, I just didn't really feel like doing that too. Since that's always optional, I just went with my MME papers that I love so much.
Thanks for stopping by to check out my card!
Stamp: Spring Air (Penny Black)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Paper: green, turquoise, navy cardstock (Hobby Lobby and Archivers); DP (My Mind's Eye)
Embellishments: ribbon, buttons, twine, classic circle and scalloped circle Nestabilities, Souffle pens (Sakura)
Techniques: Prismacolor pencils blended with turpenoid; doodling