Monday 17 June 2024

I Spy With My Little Eye Challenge #16

Hi everyone, here we are with 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. 

I have chosen the challenge theme this month, and it is

I Spy With My Little Eye 

*** Something Blooming Lovely **

We are two days earlier than usual this month, and that is due to our exciting news … We are partnering with Double Trouble Challenge #169.

That means that if you enter the Double Trouble challenge between 17 and 30 June using their main theme of long and skinny card (aka slimline), you get an extra entry in their prize draw if you also use flowers. Additionally, if you enter a floral card into the I Spy Challenge that is also long and skinny, you also get another entry into the Double Trouble prize draw.  

However for the I Spy Challenge it is completely optional to make a slimline card - anything floral will be welcome. Please do pop over to Ellie's blog to see her fab creation and link up your entries here.

This month we have Diane joining us as our guest designer - so please click on her name to visit her blog and see her fabulous floral creation. 

Here is my card for the challenge - as we are partnering with Double Trouble I have made a DL card. This is a size of card I only make very occasionally so I had to put my thinking cap on regarding a suitable floral stamp … this is what I came up with.

I cut a piece of white card 20cm x 9cm and created a smooshed background with Elements inks applied with acetate. I then stamped the floral spray and coloured it with Zig pens, highlighted with Wink of Stella. I blackened the flower centres with a fineliner pen and added some white gel pen highlights, then added some background stamping in grey and soft random stencilling with Elements ink. I added some white Posca spatters then when dry added a stamped sentiment and matted onto a black border and a DL card blank.

Stamps: AALL & Create #278 Passion Flower, #457 Background Voices, #533 Bring On the Sentiments;
Media: Lavinia Elements inks (Confetti, Sundance, Russet Orange); Versafine Clair (Nocturne, Morning Mist); Kuretake Zig Clean Colour watercolour pens; Wink of Stella; Posca pen (White);
Tools: Darkroom Door stencil - Diamonds.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Beautiful Blossoms #18 - Anything Floral Goes with optional Mood Board
(I was inspired by the colours)

Double Trouble #169 - Long and Skinny
Dream Valley #318 - Summer Colours
Festive Fridays (June) - Flowers (2nd entry)
Path of Positivity #122 - Anything Goes Positive (2nd entry)
{PIN}spirational #314 - Flowers (3rd entry)
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Bright & Cheerful
(I was inspired by the bright pink flowers)

We Love 2 Create #5 - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
We Love Stamping (June) - Fabulous Florals (3rd entry)
Word Art Wednesday #651/652 - Anything Goes (2nd 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 July 14th, and the next challenge will begin on Wednesday July 17th.

Take care, and thanks for visiting.


crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous slimline card and background,love the beautiful flowers.
Carol x
Thank you for joining us at Stamping Sensations.
Carol DT x

Aquarius said...

Brilliant choice of flower stamp for this pretty DL card

ScrappyHorses said...

Beautiful slimline; your choice of stamp is perfect! Beautiful background, lovely color, and inspiring sentiment! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Path of Positivity! Katrina

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Love the technique you used on your background and stamped floral... beautiful slimline card and love how you turned it to landscape perfect for your floral. Don't forget to enter your card at Double Trouble for chances to our random draw. Pauline, I have sent you a couple emails relative to our July challenges... can you get in touch with me at

Liz said...

Beautiful card Pauline, I love the colours you've used.
Liz xx

HilaryJane said...

Love the look of this one. Great colours and smooshed background. Thanks for sharing it with us at we love stamping xx

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful slimline card Pauline love the stamps and colours you have used
lolo x

Sarn said...

Stunning DL card Pauline. Gorgeous TE stamp and great background. xxx

Donna Walls said...

Gorgeous SL card, I love the mixed media vibe, colors and images. Thanks for sharing your lovely project with us at The Beautiful Blossoms Challenge. We enjoy seeing everyone's creativity!
Donna xx
Beautiful Blossoms Challenge
Inspiration Station Challenge
Paper Funday Challenge

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I love the colour combination on this sweet card, beautiful.

Ellibelle said...

Absolutley beautiful Pauline, love these colors so full of summer and the background looks fabulous!

Diane said...

Gorgeous slimline floral card!!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Stencil Fun!
Diane SF Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Stencil Fun}

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

This is gorgeous Pauline, love the black liner addition and lovely background to this colourful and beautiful card. I'm here with 2 hats on, so will also say - Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at We Love Stamping. Good Luck and I hope you will join us in our next challenge.
Faith A DT

brenda said...

A very pretty landscape DL card, may thanks for sharing at We Love Stamping challenge.

B x

Donna Scholz said...

Pauline, what a lovely card for sharing with us at Double Trouble! I love your mixed media approach... those what splatters really add a great finishing touch! Thank you so much for sharing with us!!! -Donna

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Hi Pauline, I sent you two emails with the information for the challenges, please check your trash and/or deleted files to make sure they weren't directed there. Let me know if you have received them. Hope to hear from you soon.

Larelyn said...

Love it! Especially that smooshed background. Thanks for joining us at Outlawz Festive Friday.

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful card!!! Thanks so much for participating in my PINSPIRATIONAL challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!! Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Kathyk said...

Loving your bright choices of colour and the patterns and image you used too

Happy Monday


Mrs.B said...

This image is perfect for a slimline card (and it's an old favourite of mine too.) The Passion flowers look stunning against your inky background.
Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.
Avril x

Kellianne said...

I absolutely love this card!!! That Beautiful Blossoms color palette is gorgeous and you nailed it with your card! So happy you played along with Double Trouble! :)

Maryann scrapbooking said...

Superbe slimcard florale.
J'adore !

Maryann scrapbooking said...

Trop belle ! J'adore !