Sunday, March 22, 2009

Penny Black and Colour Create Challenges

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


Kath said...

fabulous card the colour combo and cute image and there is absolutely nothing wrong with your doodling....the secret is that it doesn't have to be perfect..thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSc and hope you have lost your fear of doodling
Hugs Kath xxxxx

Sharon said...

Wonderful card Judy. Your layout is fab and the image is so cute. Well done on trying the doodling. Great use of the colours. Thanks for joining the colour create challenge.
Sharon xx

Tania said...

Cute love that you used so many challenges on one card!

Biscuitlid said...

Lovely card, I think you've inspired me to try my hand at doodling this week!

Rica said...

Fab card Judy - great use of the colours and gorgeous papers.
Thanks for joining us at CC.
hugs Heather xx

Kim Piggott said...

Such a fabulous card!
Love your sweet image and your colours are great!
Thanks for joining us at CC.
kim x

Dawn said...

Such a cute card!

Dawn said...

Beautiful card and design

Sue said...

Great card, fabby image luv the layout, ribbon n button detail look fab, sue.x

Chris said...

I love your card Judy! The papers are so pretty and perfect for the CC challenge this week. Such a cute and beautifully coloured image and gorgeous design too. Glad you could join CC. Chris x

debby4000 said...

Fabulous sweet card, what a lovely cute image and love those papers too.

joey said...

Hi Judy, this is super cute, I love the image, and the layout is fabulous. Joey.x

Pauline C said...

Fab card Judy - love your cute image and colour scheme, and your doodling is fine - better than mine lol! Thanks for joining in the PBSC this week.
Pauline x

Beth said...

This is beautiful - I love the colour scheme and this stamp is so cute! Thanks for joining the PB challenge this week!
Beth xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card... love the stamp anf your coloring...HUGS...SK :)