Saturday, 5 March 2022

Allsorts Challenge #666

Hi everyone,

Saturday is here again, so it's time for another weekly Allsorts Challenge. This week it is my turn to host the challenge, and I have chosen the theme

Anything Goes with option Distress

The DT would love to see all your makes, and I would particularly love it if you join in with my option - either using your distress inks and oxides, or distressing your work to give it that vintage look!

This week we again have 2 great prizes up for grabs 

Stamp Addicts has kindly donated a £15 store voucher

and we are also offering a Tattered Lace die from the Pastel Havens range

Here's my card for this week.

I really love using my Distress Oxide inks to create backgrounds ... I had intended to create my first ever gel plate card for today's challenge, but sadly I'm not getting on too well with my gel plate at the moment and haven't yet produced anything that I'm happy with.

For this card I stamped my focal image with Vintage Photo Distress ink and heat embossed it, then stamped again onto masking sheet and masked the image before creating a smoosh background with DO inks. I did some background stamping with Distress ink and then painted my flower with DO's. I sponged some more distress ink round the edges to give the panel more depth, then distressed the edges of both the image panel and my matting card with my distressing tool. I added some metallic brads to give a vintage ironware kind of look, and matted everything onto my base card. Lastly I stamped and embossed my sentiment onto a spare bit of smooshed card, and popped it up on foam tape.

Stamps: AALL & Create - Textured Florals (main flower and large background circles); Woodware - Additions (background text and alphabet); Crafter's Companion - Enchanted Dreams Magical Sentiments (small grungy circles); LotV - Everyday Grungy Sentiments;
Media: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks (Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Barn Door, Rustic Wilderness); Distress Inks (Tea Dye, Vintage Photo);
Metallic brads from my stash.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Crafts Galore Encore #97 - Anything Goes - DT FAVOURITE
Crafty Catz #585 - Anything Goes - TOP 3
Happy Little Stampers: Watercolour (March) - Anything Goes with Watercolour
Krafty Chicks #601 - Stamp Act
My Time To Craft #476 - Embossing (wet or dry)
Path of Positivity #98 - Anything Goes Positive  (2nd entry)
Sheepski #60 - Flowers (2nd entry)
Shopping Our Stash #465 - Full Metal Jacket
Sweet Stampin' - Girly but No Pink (3rd entry)
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Worldwide Open Design Team Challenge #2 2022 - Anything Goes (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. 

I can't wait to see what you create - I'll be back on the challenge blog on Friday to announce the challenge winners and Top 5. 

Take care and thanks for visiting.


Sarn said...

Another stunning card using the extraordinarily pretty flower from that A&C set (which I now own! Yippee!!!!). Love the inked and stamped background - it shows off the flower so well.

Keep going with your gelli plate. Experiment and enjoy the process. Duff results can be fixed by painting gesso over the top, or by adding stamping - or by die cutting a smaller shape. I just know you’ll get there.

Happy Saturday xxx

dj said...

Those metallic brads add a nice finishing touch!! Beautiful card with all the fantastic warm colors!! Thanks for playing along with our "full metal jacket" challenge over at SOS!!

Linby said...

This looks lovely in your limited colour palette. Keep going with the gelli plate you will find your way.

ScrappyHorses said...

So gorgeous! Beautiful distressing and the sunflower means so much right now... Lovely sentiment of hope! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

Dena J said...

This is beautiful! I just love the floral image and you built a stunning background for it.

Melanie Hungerford said...

That is a great card to show off how beautiful distressing can turn out. Love the colors and how you added just the perfect embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Krafty Chicks!

Ellibelle said...

A beautiful creation, Pauline. I love your background and the flower is gorgeous! Sorry you too aren't having much success with your gelli plate yet. Since my last "fail" that I shared on my blog some time ago I've played with it just creating backgrounds but honestly I'm not sure I like them and haven't put one of those to use yet.
Fabulous theme this week, I really enjoyed it!

brenda said...

Textured Florals really is a fabulous set and it's clear you enjoy working with it as this is lovely in the tone on tone colours. Great theme thank you.

B x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely vibrant colours

AlisonC said...

I love this. The flower, the colours, all the stamping and finishing touches. Gorgeous. Thanks for Shopping your Stash with us this time. x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

The gorgeous, warm colours on your card are just up my street Pauline. I love all the details you have achieved in your background inking and stamping giving so much interest to your card. To top it off you have used this gorgeous Cone Flower stamp again which I really adore and will have to purchase soon.

Mervi said...

Stunning card and gorgeous warm colours;-))m

Vee Cassidy said...

Such a beautiful, vibrant creation. I love everything about it. Vee xx

Becca Sadler said...

Amazing card! Loving all the details and textures! Thanks for participating in MTCC's embossing theme challenge! --Becca/DT/MTTC

Carole J said...

A wonderful floral card with such lovely, bright colours.You created a beautiful distress background for the cone flower and nicely distressed the card and mat edges to tie it all together.
Thank you for sharing your project at The Path of Positivity. x

Barbara Bruder said...

Your card is gorgeous!! Love all the elements you have in the card. Makes for a super card!! Thanks for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Barbara DT member for { World Wide Open Design Team Challenge}

Lee said...

Absolutely Stunning.

Pat K said...

Your work is amazing Pauline. Beautiful colours. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin. Pat K xx

Billie A said...

Wonderful card. I love the background and the awesome flower is perfect. So glad you shared over at Crafty Catz.

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

This is so beautiful. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

SmilynStef said...

just keep trying on that Gel Press (videos helped me the most when starting) ... so very glad you joined our Full METAL Jacket Challenge at Shopping Our Stash.

lauren bergold said...

What a beautiful card and a fabulous use of those brads, they are the perfect accent! Thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (metallic!) STASH with us this time!

Billie A said...

Glad I got to see your wonderful card again. So glad you also shared over at Happy Little Stamper WC.

Daga said...

Wow, what a beautiful card! Love your coloring and distress technique!

Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.
~ DT Dagmara