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:
Classic Design Challenge #7 2022 - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends #157 - Embossing (Wet or Dry)
Dream Valley #273 - All Occasions
Happy Little Stampers: Watercolour (July) - Anything Goes
Moving Along With the Times #144 - Inky Background
NBUS #40 - Use Your Never Before Used Schtuff
(Mine is the main focal stamp and background word stamps)
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies #2226 - Anything Goes
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
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.