Good morning everyone,
It's Saturday so it's time for another Allsorts Challenge. This time we are having a two week challenge due to the school holidays - Lorraine has chosen the theme and it is
*** Anything Goes with option to Create Your Own Background ***
We look forward to seeing all your makes in line with the simple challenge rules, but would particularly love to see your handmade backgrounds ... the only limit is your imagination!!
This week's fab prize is a £15 store voucher from WOWVOW
Here's my card for this week, using yet another stamp bought from the FB UK Stampers’ Forum Craft destash site 😀
I cut a piece of white stamping card and created a smoosh background with Distress Oxide inks spritzed with water on my craft mat then dabbed onto the card with acetate. I then did some background stencilling with a second colour DO. I stamped and heat embossed my main image, then coloured the flowers and leaves by painting with more watered down DO’s, with a few highlights painted using gold Posca pen ink. I added a little background stamping using Golden Meadow Versafine Clair .. I actually made a mistake at this point as I fully intended all the background stamping to be second generation, but I forgot in the top left corner and stamped first generation! Not what I intended but I decided to just roll with it! I finished off with a stamped and heat embossed sentiment, a few sparkly gems and simple matting onto a 7” x 5” base card.
Stamps: Indigo Blu “Blazing Poppies”; AALL & Create “Scripted Hexagons”; Crafter’s Companion “Magical Sentiments”;
Media: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks (Fossilized Amber, Twisted Citron, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Mowed Lawn, Wilted Violet); Versafine Clair (Nocturne, Golden Meadow); Posca pen (metallic gold);
Tools: stencil - AALL & Create #110 “Digits Checked”.
Challenges I would like to enter:
Addicted to Stamps and More! #435 - Die Cuts and/or Stencils
Country View Challenges (August) - Happy Birthday
Happy Little Stampers: Birthday (August) - Birthday
Creative Knockouts #464 - Birthday Wishes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies #2231 - Anything Goes
Simon Says (Monday) - Happy Birthday!
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Emboss It
Try It On Tuesday - Make It Feminine
Word Art Wednesday #555/556 - Anything Goes
I would also like to share a pair of ATC’s where I also made my own backgrounds using the acrylic block stamping technique with distress oxide inks.
I cut two pieces of white stamping card slightly smaller than standard ATC size. As luck would have it I have a long thin rectangular acrylic block that is just the right width, so I masked part of its length and then inked it with 3 colours of DO, then spritzed with water and stamped onto the card to create my grass and sky, which i then spattered with water droplets to create further interest. I then stamped my Lavinia meadow flowers and grasses plus dragonflies using various colours of Versafine Clair and 1st/2nd generation stamping, and coloured my flower heads with Sakura stardust pen. I stamped my sentiment onto separate card, cut out and attached, then matted the finished panels onto standard ATC size dark blue pearlescent card.
Here's an angled pic to show the sparkle.
Stamps: Lavinia “Wild Meadow Flower”, “Leaf Spray”, “Field Grass”, Fairy Bugs”; sentiment - AALL & Create #449 “Through the Meadows”;
Media: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks (Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, Mowed Lawn); Versafine Clair (Twilight, Green Oasis, Verdant, Warm Breeze); Sakura Stardust pen (clear).
Challenges I would like to enter:
ATC’s With a Heart (August) - Flowers
Classic Design Challenge #8 2022 - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. #647 - Summer
Craft Rocket #95 - Flowers
Creative Crafting Uncles #31 - Anything But a Card
Creative Inspirations (August) - Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks #623 - Stamp Act
Moving Along With the Times #145 - Anything Goes
Sheepski Designs #65 - Anything Goes
Hope you can join us this fortnight, and I look forward to seeing your entries - don't forget you have two weeks to enter this challenge, which closes on 19th August. Also please do make time to visit the challenge blog to see more fab inspiration from the rest of the team. Thanks for visiting.