Saturday, 15 January 2022

Allsorts Challenge #659

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 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.


brenda said...

The acrylic block technique is always effective (lovely with a block that has grid lines as well) and all drawn together nicely with the stamp placements.

B x

Mervi said...

Awww so pretty. The moon is gorgeous, fabulous background with block stamping. All the details are magical and it's a beautiful card.
Happy weekend;-))m

Wendy L said...

Love your design, it looks so effective, xxx

Linby said...

Your block print looks great and perfect placement of your stamps around it makes for a beautiful card, especially the little heart in red.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Another very pretty fairy design Pauline, you really are making sure you use those new stamps effectively. I can't wait to see what you create next.

Sarn said...

Great technique and you've made a lovely card. Your little dangling heart really shows up with the splash of red.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Ellibelle said...

I love the acrylic block technique although haven't done it for some time. Adding a mask for the moon is a great idea and so effective for the Lavinia scene. This fairy was another one of my first batch of Lavinia Fairies. She's gorgeous! A truly magical card!

Tracie said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the techniques you used. Thanks for playing along with us at PIP Challenges.

Lorraine said...

A stunning card Pauline, I love the design and the gorgeous background and stamping
Lorraine x

My name is Erika. said...

You've black, white and a bit of color wonderfully in this card. That little red heart caught my eye. This is a beauty, and I am glad you shared it with us at Try It on Tuesday. Hugs-Erika

Vee Cassidy said...

A lovely card, Pauline. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations. Vee xx

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fabulous card.
Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge Blog challenge. Good luck Ginny DT for
CRAFT Challenge Blog
My Blog As I do Rodos

R's Rue said...

So beautiful.

Meggymay said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Try it on Tuesdays, the silhouette images you used are lovely.

Let's Art Journal said...

Gorgeous card! The sparkle and shine looks amazing and I'm loving your fairy glade scene - so magical 😁. Thanks so much for joining us at Country View Challenges with all that 'sparkle and shine' and wishing you a Happy New Year! Hugs Jo x

craftycreationsbydebbie said...

Such an amazing card, I love it! Thank you for joining in with Through the Craft Room Door challenge. Debbie DT

Monika Gulyas said...

Beautiful card!!! Thank you for joining the January challenge of the Country View Challenges!

Lee said...

Very pretty card,must try that technique.(Ronni Mog on FB)

Brenda said...

I LOVE your moon effect! What a great technique. Thanks for sharing with us over at CRAFT Challenge!

Sheryl said...

Lovely card.
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

Craftyfield said...

Lovely scene! Thanks for playing with us at Country View Challenges!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Absolutely wonderful! Thank you so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday, Chrisx

Beverley said...

Gorgeous card, great design and I love the acrylic block background. Thanks for joining in our January 'Anything Goes' challenge over at Crafty Calendar.
Bev x