Saturday 6 June 2020

Penny Black Saturday Challenge (June)

It's time for a new Penny Black Saturday Challenge.  This month our theme is ... Anything Goes  or 

  Spots &/orStripes.

I decided to go all artsy and create my own stripes...

I  swiped ink over a stencil, spritzed and then 'stamped' the stencil on the card stock - in other words using the stencil to make a monoprint. Next I brushed a light wash over the stripes.  At this stage I hadn't decided on a stamp. So I browsed my stash of PB stamps and chose this gorgeous collage stamp. Once I'd stamped it, I realised it would look better as is and not coloured.

Stamp: Penny Black Botanical Notes

Our Guest Designer this month is  Bunny . You can see  Bunny's card and more from our Design Team at our blog.
The prize for this challenge is provided by our generous sponsor:

Prize - $20 voucher!

I'm also sharing my card at the following challenges:-

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog! I love to read your comments:)


  1. Jenny this is gorgeous - soft your softly printed stripes - they are perfect behind this beautiful image
    Stay safe

  2. Artsy and unique background and the beautiful collage/flower image looks fabulous Jenny x.

  3. I just love that background, unique and lovely xx

  4. A perfect way to use this stamp, Jenny! I need to remember this! Love the yellow stripes!

  5. Well done on being so brave and leaving the beautiful PB image in black as it stands out so well agains the yellow stripes, thanks so much for joining in our 'Yellow' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  6. A lovely image and a great background, does look really good not coloured. Thank you for joining our 'Summer Sunshine' challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  7. What a wonderful idea to make this background for your stamp, it looks so good.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

  8. What a clever use of the stencil on this background, Jenny! A great card! :)