Monday Matchup #61: Cross Classic Century – Medalist with Cross Blue/Black Slim Cartridges

Beatrix Potter is a beloved children’s author known for creating unforgettable characters- Jemima Puddle-Duck, Squirrel Nutkin, and of course, Peter Rabbit. Peter was a very naughty little rabbit; always getting into trouble and causing problems. He’d put on his blue jacket, ignore his mother’s rules, and set off to pilfer vegetables from Mr. McGregor’s garden. As a child, rules can seem overwhelming- look both ways when you cross the street, keep your room tidy, clean your plate – but as an adult we can choose to behave however we’d like. What choices are you making?
Caitlin chose a Cross Classic Century – Medalist with a Medium nib and Cross Blue/Black slim cartridges to draw a true to life picture of Peter Rabbit alongside a Beatrix Potter quote.
The Cross Classic Century – Medalist is available at for $80. You can find Cross Blue/Black Slim Ink Cartridges for $6.50.

What do you think of this pen and ink? Is it a good combination?

Write on,
The Goulet Pen Company Team

2017-10-11T14:00:58+00:00 August 17th, 2015|Monday Matchup|12 Comments
  • Kathy

    OMG. This is unbelievable. I would never have guessed that blue-black cartridges would be so interesting. Caitlin, thank you for another incredible Monday Match-up! Blue-black…how unexpected but how beautiful! Plus Peter Rabbit is one of my favorite stories.

    • Madigan

      Hey Kathy! I know!! I was totally surprised when I saw how many shades were in this one ink. I love this so much. I’m glad you do, too. 🙂

  • Tom Johnson

    Caitlin, you whipped another wonderful Monday Matchup! Love the quote and the rabbit. Like Kathy, I would have not expected blue-black ink to become so colorful. Thank you for another special Monday.

  • Rob

    I like the ink! Does it have any water resistance??

    • Madigan

      Hi Rob! No water resistance, unfortunately. 🙂

  • Otter

    Whoa, that’s gorgeous! I love the quote too….if only it were that easy! *LOL* Question: what size nib is on that pen? Thanks for the great Monday match-up. 🙂

    • Madigan

      Hey Otter! Caitlin chose a Medium nib. I’m so glad you enjoyed this! 🙂

  • Mr. Neo

    Stunning! I would love to have this as a wallpaper. Is it possible you could scan this? I can Photoshop both sides as one with a high quality scan image.

  • Brooks Martin

    Caitlin, your beautiful bunny reminds me of German artist Albert Duere’s famous “Young Hare”. Well Done!

  • Greg Moore

    Another amazing work of art. Great job Caitlin.

  • tp

    Wow, amazing work! Especially considering the size and weight of the Century Classic is unique.

    I have always loved blue/black ink. It can seem so serious and somber when written one way, but beautifully shaded when written another. When I went looking for bottled ink, I picked up some Noodlers Blue-Black–which I believe is no longer sold. And of course, I love the Century Classic. Received many as gifts over the years and and some were stolen.

  • Melinda Smith

    Such a beautiful pairing and inspiration! I have the Cross Townsend Medalist and I am thinking of pairing it with Diamine Golden Sands, for an unexpected twist.