Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Penny Black Color Combo Challenge

The Penny Black Blog is featuring a different color combination every day this week, and the challenge is to choose one of the combinations and use it as an inspiration for a card using at least 1 Penny Black stamp.

So I pulled out a stamp set that I haven't inked up until now and grabbed some markers in those colors and here is my simple entry:

PB Color Combo Challenge Sept 10

I repeatedly stamped only the solid branch and the leaf cluster from Tree-mendous clear set, then colored in the leaves with my markers.  In order to bring in that teal/turquoise color, I mounted my panel on a card base of that color, and added my sentiment (also from the same set) in a die-cut circle.

Next I remembered this Christmas stamp that I got last year and decided to get my Christmas cards going for this year:

PB Color Combo Sept 10

This one uses Nature's Best and Indian Wheel for the background.  After stamping and coloring the bird image, it looked too stark against the white background, so I overstamped Indian Wheel using old paper distress ink.  Then I stamped the same thing with Splash ink on a pool notecard.  I know there isn't a sentiment on this one.  I have very few Penny Black Christmas sentiments, but that will be remedied very soon, and I'll add one from the newest catalog when it arrives.  

The contest is open from now until September 27 at 11:59 PM Pacific time.  You can enter as many times as you want, and of course there are prizes up for grabs: 3 winners will receive a prize package each valued at $25.00!!  To see the other color combinations, tune in to the Penny Black Blog every day this week of Sept. 9 - 13.


  1. these are spectacular, Lin.....I never can understand how you keep you with so many challenges. And, this with 2 gems. This color combo is such fun and you've done it up perfectly. Your bird is so well-colored....all amazing!

  2. These are beautiful, Lin! Love the fall leaves :) We are seeing hints of that here. AND I just love the your sweet Christmas card - Blessings to you today!

  3. Beautiful cards, Lin! I hadn't thought of using that Treemendous set ... hmmmmm... the Nature's Best card is my favorite!! Who can resist a darling bird?

  4. Great idea...I should start my Christmas cards too. I just have to figure out the design. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Awesome inspiration! Love the different styles with the same colors - gives us so many ideas! XOXO

  6. both of these are delightful Lin. Love the birdie.

  7. Beautiful, Lin - love those autumn colours on the "teal/turquoise" base card!

  8. More of your beautiful creations, Lin! I love the fall colors you chose on the first card, and your bird is gorgeous in the 2nd one!

  9. lovely set of cards, lin! love how you showcased the versatility of the color combo!


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