I was sorting through some wooden stamps on Thursday night and I came across this Penny Black stamp which I have had for years but hardly used. It's not that I don't like it, it's just that in the past I've always just inked it up and then coloured it in leaving the black wings and backs just as they were inked. The end result was always disappointing as the bodies never looked dark and even enough - does that make sense?? Anyhow, I suddenly had a brainwave - a rare event so you have to make the most of them!! - colour over the top with black promarker, I know you are probably all rolling your eyes thinking hardly rocket science but I'm happy with the end result and to be fair the last time this was inked I didn't even own a single promarker!!
I think it must have been fate to colour this in because the challenge at Winter Wonderland announced on Friday is Pppp pick up a penguin and these little chaps were sat on my desk!! I found time to make this today using the sketch at The Sweet stop:
I'd also like to enter this trio into the following challenges before they retire to my Christmas card box!!
Crafty Creations - Something old (stamp) and something new (black pearls)
Penny Black Saturday - Anything goes
Sparkles Christmas challenge - Fave Christmas colours (traditional red and green!!)
Joanna Sheen - Music and lyrics
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Xmas
Thanks for looking!!