Saturday 5 November 2022

Allsorts Challenge #701

Good morning everyone, the week has flown by and it is time already for this week's Allsorts Challenge. Thanks so much to everyone who joined in with our special 700th challenge last week and for all the kind comments on the challenge blog, making it such a success 😀

This week Mervi has chosen the theme and it is

*** Sparkle and Shine ***

This week's prize is a delightful A4 Rare Earth stamp set called "Afternoon Tea".

Here's my card for this week.

I’m really trying to get a wriggle on now with my Christmas cards, and they are perfect candidates for a bit of sparkle and shine. Indeed this one has pretty much got the lot … glitter card, sparkly gems, sparkle pens and shiny silver embossing!!

I created my background on a square of stamping card using Distress Oxide inks and masks for the circle, moon and hills. I then spattered the background with water before stamping my trees with a mixture of black and blue ink to give some dimension. I added Santa  with his sleigh, then stamped my sentiment and heat embossed in silver. I highlighted my moon and trees liberally with my Sakura sparkle pen, and added three snowflakes punched from white glitter card, which I decorated with sparkly gems. Finally I matted everything onto purple glitter card and then onto my card base.

As we all know, the main problem with sparkle and shine is that they don’t show up well in pictures … here is an angled pic to show it a bit better.

Stamps: Lavinia Christmas Tree Group, Fairy Fir Tree (small); Visible Image Christmas Eve (sleigh); Uniko Christmas Wishes;
Media: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks (Chipped Sapphire, Seedless Preserves, Stormy Sky); Versafine Clair (Nocturne, Medieval Blue); Sakura Stardust pen (clear); Versamark; detail silver embossing powder;
Tools: Press To Impress large circle mask stencil; Martha Stewart snowflake punch;
Sparkly gems from my stash.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Craft Rocket #98 - Christmas/Winter
Crafty Friends #161 - Christmas (2nd entry)
Crazy Is Our Fame, Stencils Are Our Game (November) - Anything Goes With Stencils - WINNER
Creative Inspirations (November) - Sparkle, Sparkle, Sparkle!
Do-All Kreatives #71 - Christmas + Animals - WINNER
Dream Valley #281 - Dies and/or Punches
Festive Fridays - Christmas (3rd entry)
Hero Arts (October) - Merry Everything (3rd entry)
Merry Little Christmas #47 - Anything Christmas Goes (2nd entry) - TOP PICK
Sheepski #68 - Gems, Glitter, Sparkle
Simon Says (Monday) - Christmas (2nd entry)
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #127 - Anything Christmas Goes (2nd entry)
Try It On Tuesday - Sparkle and Shine (2nd entry)
Word Art Wednesday #567/568 - 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. Thanks for visiting.


Sarn said...

Wow - that’s a winter wonderland of a card. Beautiful xxx

brenda said...

Another one for the Christmas basket Pauline and what a pretty one it is at that.

B x

Ellibelle said...

Such a magical Christmas scene with lots of sparkle and shine! And such gorgeous colors for a winter night!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! This is so very beautiful Pauline, love your scene and the gorgeous snowflakes.
Faith x

Mervi said...

Stunning winter magic card, beautiful stamping;-))m

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This card certainly has plenty of sparkle and shine Pauline, such a lovely snowy scene too. The colours you have used in your wintry sky are fabulous.

Vicky Hayes said...

Absolutely stunning Pauline! I love the touch of colour in your dramatic winter sky and of course all the gorgeous sparkle and shine! Vicky x

Karen Letchworth said...

Such a gorgeous scene and a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing your amazing talents with us at Word Art Wednesday.

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a beautiful card! I love how you made the moon sparkle by outlining it with the pen and those glittery snowflakes finish it so beautifully 😊. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday! Hugs Jo x

Linby said...

A stunning scene beautifully done and in my fave colours too.

Cynthia said...

Lovely your ink blended sky and snowy scene! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week.

Michelle Lupton said...

What a beautiful scene! Thanks for playing along with Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero :)

pst said...

Great card, the blended sky is magical and makes the base for the wonderful scene. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Crafty Friends, we hope to see you back again

Diane Louise J said...

Hello Pauline... thanks for entering lovely Christmas scene card into the challenge at Crafty Friends. Good luck and hope you will join us again.
Diane Louise (Team Leader) xx

Mrs.B said...

Another gorgeous Christmas scene Pauline, lots of sparkle and shine making it look very frosty.
Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday,
Avril x

Doris Klein said...

Wow, wow, wow, wow... I love your work! What an amazing creation with all this beautiful details?!

Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

Hugs and please come back soon!
Kleido’s BastelStüble
*Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
*Owner*Critter Crazy Challenges
*DT* Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

Diane said...

Gorgeous scene you have created!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Stencil Fun!
Diane SF Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Stencil Fun}

Darlene said...

Oh Pauline this is GORGEOUS! Your colors and scene are AMAZING! Such depth! Thanks for amazing inspiration ... I love creating scenes but have never done anything quite like this ... I'm intrigued!!
Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our STENCIL FUN challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!


Ana G.G. said...

Esta también tiene buena composición y elección de colores, muy acertada.