Wednesday 20 March 2024

I Spy With My Little Eye #13

Hi everyone, March is racing by and it's the third Wednesday in the month again, so it’s time for a new I Spy With My Little Eye... challenge over at Ellibelle's Corner.  Thanks so much to everyone who joined in last time … please do check over on Ellie’s blog to see if you are one of our top picks. 

Ellie has chosen the challenge theme this month, and it is

I Spy With My Little Eye 

*** Something Yellow ***

A lovely theme with spring drawing on and Easter just around the corner, so I really hope you can join us with your spring flowers, Easter chicks or anything else yellow you can think of! Please do pop over to Ellie's blog to see her fab creation and link up your entries here 

We also have Irene joining us as guest designer this month, so please click on her name to visit her blog and see her wonderful interpretation of the theme. 

Here's my card for the challenge - I went in a fairly obvious direction with a daffodil, partly because daffodils are my favourite flowers, and also because it is nearly Easter plus this is a stamp I hadn't yet got round to inking up since I bought it before Christmas in the AALL & Create sale!

I decided to try the simple but effective "inkbox card" technique which is fairly popular at the moment, as demonstrated in a Youtube tutorial by Sarah Anderson. However instead of using the technique to make a small square card, I used it as a highlight for my flower on a bigger rectangular card. 

I cut a piece of white stamping card 6.25" x 4.25" and created my inkbox square by inking up the edge of the lid of a Distress Oxide inkpad, stamping it then drawing the water inwards with a water brush. I then stamped the daffodil and coloured with Distress watercolour pencils, then added the stamped word and birds. I added some white gel pen highlights and Stabilo All white pencil shading, then added a couple of sentiments made from torn washi tape. Finally I added some gold Posca spatters, and when dry matted onto black and yellow borders and a 7" x 5" card blank.

Stamps: AALL & Create #623 Elegant Spring Florals, #648 Firendship Florals;
Media: Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink (Fossilized Amber); Distress watercolor pencils (Mustard Seed, Fossilized Amber, Carved Pumpkin, Peeled Paint); Versafine Clair (Nocturne); gel pen (white); Stabilo All pencil (white); Posca pen (gold);
Other: AALL & Create washi tape #44 - Around.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Allsorts #772 - Fur and/or Feathers / Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Beautiful Blossoms #15 - Anything Floral Goes with optional Mood Board

Creative Crafting Uncles #51 - Spring and/or Easter
Creative Moments #256 - Flora and Fauna (3rd entry)
Double Trouble #162 - Spring Florals - WINNER
Four Seasons (March) - Anything Spring Goes with optional Mood Board (2nd entry)

Make My Monday - Spring - Flowers, Weather etc. (2nd entry)
Stamping Sensations (March) - Spring (3rd entry)
Word Art Wednesday #639/640 - Anything Goes (3rd entry)

The I Spy challenge will end on the Sunday before the next challenge starts at 23:59 US Central Time - so this time that is Sunday April 14th, and the next challenge will begin on Wednesday April 17th.

Take care, and thanks for visiting.


Sarn said...

Lovely card for Ellie’s challenge. Daffodils are like floral sunshine xxx

brenda said...

That Daffodil definitely needed to see ink Pauline, such a beautiful image and the fresh yellow brighten another rainy morning. Many thanks for joining in at Allsorts and Stamping Sensations.

B x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A beautiful Spring card, love the inkbox technique, I'm off to look at the tutorial now.

Chris said...

A beautiful spring themed card Pauline, love the way you've highlighted the daffodil and the 'dancing in the breeze' sentiment is perfect,

Chris said...

Me again! Thank you for sharing your lovely creation at Fab'n' Funky.

Ellibelle said...

What a fun and simple technique and it adds such great interest to the card! I love how this turned out! Glad you finally got a chance to ink up this beautiful daffodil!

Dena J said...

This is a beautiful stamp and you have made a gorgeous spring card with it. Thank you so much for sharing at Allsorts.

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card Pauline loving the stamps you have used
lolo x

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Love your style, very pretty card. Thanks again for sharing your cards with us at Double Trouble and Beautiful Blossoms.

Donna Walls said...

Beautifully design card Pauline, you've created another stunner with those A&C stamps. Thanks for sharing with us at The Beautiful Blossoms Challenge. We love seeing all the creativity!
Donna xx
Beautiful Blossoms Challenge
Paper Funday Challenge
Inspiration Station Challenge

Alyson Mayo said...

Love the "art journal" look to your card - it's gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

Uschi said...

That really is a stunning stamp. It looks so magnificent. Great work with all the different stamps and words and splashes. This gorgeous daffodil really fits in this season and reminds me as well at the approaching Easter.
Thank you so much for sharing this exceptional card with the current challenge of Everybody-Art-Challenge.
Hugs Uschi

Chrissy said...

Beautiful card Pauline, love the Daffodil and background..
Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Little Red Wagon, hope you will play again..


Melanie Hungerford said...

Your card is fabulous, just love the mixed media style and your use of the yellow square around the flower. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Double Trouble!

Billie A said...

Pretty card. Great mix media style and so glad you shared over at Make my Monday

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful collage. Thank you for sharing with us at Four Seasons Challenge.

Linby said...

I see you've adapted the ink box technique - it looks so good as a highlight for the card.

Liz said...

Congratulations on your win in the Double Trouble Challenge with this beautiful card. xx

Helen said...

Beautifully done, Pauline - very effective.

Thanks for joining us at the Beautiful Blossoms Challenge.

Helen x