Tuesday, 11 January 2022

Getting AALL & Create-ive

Hi peeps, today I would like to share another card made using my new stash, which today is all goodies by AALL & Create. As previously mentioned I chose the fabulous “Textured Florals” set when I won the Simon Says Monday Challenge in November, and today is the first time I have used the main flower stamp which I think is completely awesome 😍. I also used some new Christmas stash, namely the A & C background stamp and stencil, and last but not least I used two new colours of distress oxides (Squeezed Lemonade and Rustic Wilderness)  that also found their way into my Christmas stocking 😍

This card was partly inspired by a Jo Rice YouTube tutorial  though I changed a few things too. I started by creating a smoosh background with my DO’s then stamped my flower with Versafine Onyx. I added background stencilling using more DO’s, stamped my hexagon background stamp using 2nd generation with Versafine Clair in Rainforest, and stamped a couple of random background words using 2nd generation with VFC in Morning Mist. I stamped and heat embossed the flower head onto a separate snippet of card, coloured with my old Twinkling H2O’s and Cosmic Shimmer paints which I have recently rediscovered and really love, and then fussy cut and mounted on top of the original image. I matted the panel onto blue and black card, added my stamped sentiment popped up on foam tape, and finished with a few white paint spatters using my Posca pen.

The watercoloured flower actually has a beautiful iridescent gleam to it due to the mica paints I used,  but as always photos don't capture this very well ... here is another angled shot which shows it a bit better.

Stamps: AALL & Create #531 - Textured Florals, #383 - Scripted Hexagons;
Media: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks (Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Rustic Wilderness); Versafine Onyx; Versafine Clair (Rainforest, Morning Mist); Twinkling H2O’s and Comic Shimmer paints; white Posca pen;
Tools: AALL & Create stencil #110 - Digits Checked.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Country View Challenges (January) - Your Year to Sparkle and Shine (2nd entry)
Crafter’s Cafe #280 - Use Your Favourites (3rd entry)
(DO’s are my favourite for backgrounds, and the floral stamp set is my newest favourite)
Dream Valley #261 - Anything New
Sheepski #58 - Square
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Something New (3rd entry)
Sweet Stampin’ - New  (2nd entry)

This is my first card made totally with AALL & Create stamps and stencils, and I rather like this style so will make more along these lines. Thats all from me for today, though I’ll be back soon with some more inky experiments πŸ˜€
Take care and thanks for visiting.


brenda said...

Gorgeous Pauline, it's a gorgeous set, I've not done it in blue yet, have it coming up in pink in a week or two though.

B x

brenda said...

This might be a repeat Pauline as the robot is out and about this morning and I tend to navigate away without clicking it.

Your card is lovely using one of my fav AALL and Create sets, It've not done a blue version yet but have a pink scheduled for a week or two.

B x

Pat K said...

Gorgeous card Pauline. Wonderful stamping and very pretty colours. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin. Pat K xx

Michelle said...

Stunning! Such a lovely job with layering and details on the background! Thanks for participating in the Gem of a Craft Challenge! ~Michelle, DT Polkadoodles

Polkadoodles said...

Gorgeous card Pauline!

Jules said...

Hi Pauline

Many thanks for your kind comments on my blog .. .. .. I am now trying hard to catch up with everyone.

I have been looking back on your blog and you have posted some beautiful cards. You have a great eye for colour and your work is always so neat!

This card is beautiful! Love the blue flower against that amazing background.

Sounds like Santa was kind to you. You must have been a very good girl last year! LOL!!

Hope you had a good Christmas and all the very best for 2022!

Love Jules xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is fab, great background. You asked what I used for the hills on my card, mowed lawn and rustic wilderness

SarahR said...

Hello Pauline, your card is soooo elegant! Love it! The colours are beautiful and the stamps really pretty.

Thanks for joining in with us this time at Crafty Calendar Challenge, look forward to seeing you again.
DT Crafty Calendar Challenge

Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Country View Challenges!

Bonnie Lynn said...

Beautiful card. I like all of the design elements you used. Thanks for joining us this week at Pammie's Inky Pinkies. Hope to see you again. Bonnie DT

Linby said...

Love this combo of colours your card is so pretty.

Sarn said...

OMG! Another stunner Pauline!

I simply LOVE that flower stamp and your background inking and stamping is brilliant.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a pretty card! The shimmery mica paints look so beautiful πŸ˜€. 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

Monika Gulyas said...

Such a beautiful card!!! thank you for joining the January challenge of the Country View Challenges!

Helen said...

So beautiful, Pauline - that flower is really striking.

Thanks for joining us at the SheepSki Designs Blog Challenge.

Helen x