Saturday, 2 July 2022

Allsorts Challenge #683

Good morning everyone, it's Saturday so welcome to another weekly Allsorts Challenge. This week Ellie has chosen the theme and it is

*** Anything Goes with option of Flora and Fauna ***

This week we have 2 great prizes on offer:

First - a die set from Highlight Crafts

and secondly ... this beautiful floral stencil

Here's my card for this week.

This is another stamp from the AALL & Create set I recently acquired from the FB Craft De-Stash site. As I mentioned previously these stamps are all absolutely HUGE, so I found myself making a C5 card which I very rarely do... in fact I didn't have any suitable envelopes to go with it!! My stamping platform was an absolute Godsend for this, as it would have been very difficult to handle on an acrylic block!!

I do have a fairly large acrylic block which rarely gets an outing, so I inked it up with 3 colours of Distress Ink and spritzed with water, then stamped it onto my card panel to create my background rectangle… indeed since I started collecting DO’s I rarely use my original Distress Inks any more, but I think I probably should !! I spattered some water onto the rectangle to distress it a bit more, then when dry I stamped my main image using Rainforest Versafine Clair. I also stamped it onto a separate piece of card and cut out the individual letters for the word "Nature" which I then glued on top of the image to add a bit of dimension. I background stamped (2nd generation) some words from the same stamp set using Warm Breeze VFC, then stamped my main sentiment in Twilight VFC. I cut and embossed my butterfly in pale gold card, then attached and bent the wings to give further dimension. I then added a whimsical sticker sentiment before matting and layering with my twine.

Stamps: AALL & Create #449 - Through The Meadows (main image and background words); #531 - Textured Florals (sentiment);
Media: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Tumbled Glass); Versafine Clair (Rainforest, Twilight, Warm Breeze);
Tools: Cuttlebug Cut and Emboss "Butterflies"; Tim Holtz "Small Talk" stickers;
Jute twine from my stash.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Crafty Friends #157 - Embossing (Wet or Dry)
Dream Valley #273 - All Occasions
NBUS #40 - Use Your Never Before Used Schtuff
(Mine is the main focal stamp and background word stamps)
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Anything Goes (2nd entry) - WINNER
Sweet Stampin’ - Use Numbers
Use Your Stuff #451 - Plants and Flowers

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.


Sarn said...

Well I just love this card Pauline. Great inking, fab stamp and I love that you cut the word "nature" out and stuck them back on over the originals. Also like the addition of twine. xxx

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous card and stamps,love the embossed butterfly and twine bow
Carol x

Ellibelle said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Pauline! Loving this nature themed stamp set and you've done a fabulous job making a large card. I don't know how we managed in the past making cards without a handy stamp platform!!
I am also really loving your color scheme, and the golden butterfly and twine finish it off so nicely! Great way to feature both "flora and fauna" on your card for my optional theme!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A lovely design and the colours look amazing together - a fabulous card.

Mervi said...

Fabulous stamp, beautiful card ❤️m

Tammy L said...

Im really loving this stamp and you really highlighted it well within your card. Great design. Thanks for joining us at UYS and hope to see you again soon. Tammy DT Co-ordinator

Bonnie said...

What a great collage stamp and a beautiful butterfly, Pauline! Love seeing this in the NBUS gallery!

Tracy said...

This has wonderful details Pauline, a fabulous creation. Love the twine as a finishing touch.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

NatureFootstep said...

wow Pauline, I love your card with the beautiful butterfly in it :)
Thanks for visting my entry. :)

Darnell said...

This is such a terrific composition, Pauline, and I just love the way you have tied the yarn! The colors are great and the golden butterfly and whimsical sediment finish it perfectly. Thank you for inspiring everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

Jo Nevill said...

Many congratulations. You have won our challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Please email us at the address in the side bar so we can tell you how to claim your prize. Please be sure to include your full name.

Happy shopping

Jo x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

A stunning creation! Perfect for our current challenge at Sweet Stampin', thanks so much for joining in with us, do come and play along again soon. Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stampin' DT

Diane Louise J said...

Thanks for entering the embossing challenge at Crafty Friends, your card is beautiful.
Diane Louise (Team Leader) xx

foleysfriend said...

Gorgeous card. I'm loving all the details - there is a lot to admire on your card. I especially like the watercoloured panel which grounds the card - a great starting point. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers ~ Watercolour Challenge.

sue n.

Ela said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful card at Penny's paper challenge. Hugs Ela DT