Good morning everyone,
It's Saturday so it's time for another weekly Allsorts Challenge. I'd like to start by thanking everyone who joined in with my first challenge theme last week - I really enjoyed visiting all your blogs to see your fab entries, though it was extremely difficult to pick my top 5 amongst so much talent!
This week it is Mervi's turn to choose the theme and it is
❤️❤️❤️ Add A Heart ❤️❤️❤️
So we would love to see your makes featuring a heart, whether for Valentine’s Day, Anniversary, Wedding, or any other occasion where you can make it fit.
This week we have two fab prizes:
Firstly - a £15 store voucher kindly donated by Pearlywinks
Secondly - this beautiful Bee Crafty stamp.
Here's my card for this week.
This is the second of two Lavinia fairies that I received for Christmas, and all the other stamps were also in my Christmas stocking - a couple of which I am also using for the first time.
I decided to have a go at the inked acrylic block technique as per another Jo Rice tutorial, but me being me I had to also try to introduce a different element to put my own stamp on it (excuse the pun!). So after I inked my block, before laying it down on the card I placed a circle of masking paper down so that the ink could squish around the "moon". Not sure whether this was altogether successful, but I decided to run with it anyway as the moon could be argued to have an "aura".
I then simply completed my stamping, and highlighted everything with Sakura glitter pens in silver and a shade of blue, which I thought complemented both the sky and my blue glitter matting cardstock.
As ever the sparkle doesn't show up very well in photographs - this card is actually VERY sparkly!! here's an angled shot ...
Stamps: Lavinia Aurora, Group Poppies, Silhouette Foliage Set, Vine Flourish, Fairy Charms; sentiment - unknown;
Media: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks (Rustic Wilderness, Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire, Barn Door); Versafine (Onyx); Versafine Clair (Twilight); Sakura sparkle pens - Starlight and blue.
Challenges I would like to enter:
Country View Challenges (January) - Your Year to Sparkle and Shine (4th entry)
C.R.A.F.T. #623 - New (2nd entry)
Crafty Calendar (January) - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Dream Valley #261 - Anything New (2nd entry)
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies #2202 - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Stamping Sensations (January) - Anything Goes with Stamping with option Add a Die
(option not taken up)
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze #188 - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Try It On Tuesday - In With the New (2nd entry)
We Love Stamping (January) - Anything Stamped with option of Wings (3rd entry)
Hope you can join us this week, and I look forward to seeing your entries. Don't forget to visit the challenge blog to see more fab inspiration from the rest of the team. Thanks for visiting.