Saturday 27 November 2021

Allsorts Challenge #652

Good morning everyone, hope you are all safe and well after last night’s horrendous winds … my husband is currently out in the back garden inspecting some smashed fence panels !!

The weekend is here again, so it's time for another weekly Allsorts Challenge. This week Brenda has chosen the theme and it is

Anything Goes with a Hand Stamped or Digital Image

So we just need to see any image as the focal point of your project this week … pretty easy we hope 😀

This week we have 2 gorgeous prizes on offer:

2 Bee Crafty Border stamps


is offering 3 images of the winner's choice.

My card this week allowed me to play with my new Lavinia Christmas stamps and masks the same day as they arrived, so it is a bit of an experiment, but I’m very pleased with how it turned out. 

I used my new hill masks to blend inks for my hills,  then a circle mask to create my moon and sky with Distress Oxides. I stamped my reindeer and trees using various shades of Versafine and Versafine Clair to give a bit of dimension, and  using a mask to create the small trees in the background from the top of my small fairy fir. I used my circle mask negative to stamp my wording over the moon, stamped some berries round the edges and a sentiment, and highlighted the moon and trees with my Sparkle pen. Finally I spattered the whole panel with white acrylic paint to create snowflakes. It was my first time trying spattering with white acrylic paint and it wasn’t altogether successful … pretty uncontrolled and VERY messy .. now thinking about getting a Posca pen to try 😀

Stamps: Lavinia “Large Reindeer”, “Fairy Fir Tree 2”, “Small Fairy Fir Tree”, “Small Fairy Fir Tree 2”, “Winter Magic”, “Mini Berries”; sentiment - Pink Gem Designs;
Media: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks - Chipped Sapphire, Villainous Potion, Picked Raspberry, Kitsch Flamingo, Stormy Sky; Versafine ink - Onyx Black; Versafine Clair - Twilight, Morning Mist; Sakura Gelly Roll pen - Stardust;
Tools: Lavinia acetate masks - circles and hills.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Classic Design Challenge (November) - Anything Goes (10th entry)
Crafter’s Castle #47 - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Dream Valley #259 - Anything Goes
NBUS #32 - Use Never Before Used Schtuff (2nd entry)
(mine is almost all the Lavinia stamps, Villainous Potion DO, Morning Mist VFC and the acetate masks),
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies #2147 - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
SheepSki Designs Challenge #56 - ‘Tis the Season (3rd entry)
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Anything Goes
The Holly and Ivy #106 - Anything Christmas Goes
Try It on Tuesday - Winter Wonderland

I look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your entries this week. Don't forget to visit the challenge blog to see more inspiration from the rest of the team. 

Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting.


Tracy said...

Absolutely beautiful Pauline, it's a gorgeous scene
Happy crafting
Tracy xxx

Tracie said...

Such a beautiful scene. Your stenciling is just gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with us at PIP Challenges.

Jeni Mc said...

I love the scene you have captured on this card . I enjoy using Lavinia stamps they have a magical quality .I like especially how you have put the words on the moon Jx

coldwaters2 said...

Wow, wow, wow Pauline this is one out of this world amazing work of art your skills in this line of card making is top notch I love it so much
lolo x

brenda said...

The winds just got up again here, had a night of it then it calmed, but blowing like fury again now. Your inkiness is coming on a treat Pauline and it's a lovely moody scene.

B x

Linby said...

tThis is so beautiful, I love the wintry feel to it too.

Sarn said...

WOW - this scenic card is SO gorgeous. You have totally nailed scenic stamping that's for sure! You and Brenda are so inspiring . . . I will have to get my Lavinia's out to have a go now!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Ellibelle said...

What a beautiful scene Pauline! Everything is just perfect, I see nothing wrong with the snowflakes, just looks like a heavy snow storm when the flakes stick together before they hit the ground. We have some of those over here in Illinois and not looking forward to it although it does make for a pretty view.
Love the way you stamped the words onto the moon too using the negative mask, really fun and creative.

Mrs.B said...

A beautiful Christmas card, love the winter scene you created and the stamped words over the moon give it a very magical feel.
Thanks for sharing at Try it on Tuesday. Avril x

Claudia's kaartjes said...

Your card is great Thanks for joining us at Sheep Ski Design



DT Sheep Ski Design

Rainey's Craft Room said...

No one would ever guess that this was an experiment or your first time using many of the techniques you mentioned Pauline - it's a wonderful card, full of gorgeous details and magical vibes.

Mervi said...

Fabulous stamping and love the gorgeous card;-))m

Wendy L said...

Such a perfect Christmas scene, xxx said...

Stunning scene you have created just love it. Alison xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is gorgeous, love the dimension and useful info on how you made it. I use a white gel pen for snow dots

My name is Erika. said...

What a wonderful nighttime winter image. It looks magical, not cold. Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at at Try It on Tuesday. Hugs-Erika

Carole Pollard said...

Stunning card a beautiful design Thanks for joining Sheepski Designs challenge Carole Design Team

Sheryl said...

Pauline, this is absolutely stunning! I love everything about it.
Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at CRAFT Challenge, looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Sheryl xx CRAFT DT

Meggymay said...

A fantastic winter scene card, thank you for linking with our theme at Try it on Tuesdays