Back to stamping and Penny Black challenge #117

We are now home from the cottage after a wonderful summer, particularly last week with temps in the 30C to 33C range (high 90's for those of you who use fahrenheit). It was unseasonal weather for early September in Nova Scotia, but nice to have those final beach days for swimming. The ocean is very warm. Hurricane Earl blew through on Saturday resulting in five trees that crashed,luckily none near the cottage, although two did block the road in the lane. DH spent the day yesterday manning the chain saw in order to clear the road. The power was out from 2:00pm until 11:30 pm. Crazy me...I sort of like storms! Both DH and I curled up with books (we are reading the Steig Larsson series Girl with a Dragon Tattoo, Girl who Played with Fire and I'm on the last one-Girl who Stirred the Hornets Nest) while watching the huge waves on the beach, the rain slashing down and wind stirring the trees. After dark, we lit the kerosene lamps and candles. Supper was courtesy the barbeque!

Today I spent the morning unpacking, putting away groceries, and washing bedding, towels, etc. Already our dog Penny is bored being back at home in town and having to be tied up - no more swims and romps on the beach, Sigh! LOL.

OK, you're saying, enough with the rambling....on with the challenges!

The main Challenge is for Penny Black Saturday Challenge Week #117 using colours Brown, Cream and Purple, following the sketch by Mojo Monday #155which I turned sideways. The image is from the acrylic PB Allegro series of flowers, product #30-033. I coloured the hydrangea with SU markers, then "huffed" on the image before stamping creating a watercoloured effect. The verse is not PB. I also used Oval Nesties, Cuttlebug "Damask Frame" embossing folder on the right edge,a decorative corner punch, cream lace, ribbon, and pearls to complete the card. Patterned Papers are scraps, and layer is Bazzill burgundy, although it looks brown in the pic

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Penny Black Saturday
Week #117 - Colours Brown, Cream & Purple

Mojo Monday #155 - Sketch (turned sideways)

Shabby Tea Room Week #26 "Tag You're It"

Pile It On #35 Layers


  1. What a beautful card! I really love the purple flower against the kraft paper card! Thanks for playing along with us in TSTR!

  2. Beautiful card Sharon love the flower great shading--reminds me of some of the older SU flower stamps. Thanks for the nice comment you left on my blog.

  3. Your card is so beautiful! I love the neutral color palette mixed with the pop of color on the flower. Lovely trims and design, and I adore your stamping technique. Gives such a fun watercolor look. Thanks for sharing with us at TSTR.

  4. Beautiful! Love the color combo and that flower is so pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

  5. beautiful elegant card sharon...great take on the colour challenge....thanks for joining in the fun at PBSC...hugs kath xxx