Aug 25, 2018

Allsorts 482: Music

Happy weekend and thank you for visiting today! It's Saturday so that means we have a new theme at Allsorts challenge, and we are back to our regular - weekly schedule.

This week Wendy picked the fun theme of "Music" and hopefully you'll come play along with us for a chance to win the wonderful prize that's up for grabs this week!

I purchased the ballerina stamp set a few months ago, but haven't had a chance yet to ink it up. This challenge was the perfect opportunity to finally use it. By the way, now carries a good amount of the Visible Image stamp line, it's where I purchased mine. Shipping was fast and reasonably priced.

I started out by creating a  watercolor background using distress inks (I used Seedless Preserves and Peacock Feathers Ink). I simply stamped the ink pad on my craft mat, spritzed with water and patted my card stock (I used Bristol Vellum Paper) onto the mat. Let dry and then did the next color. The ballerina was then heat embossed using Versafine Onyx ink and clear embossing powder. As usually with clear or unmounted stamps I used the Tonic Stamp Platform which is very helpful in getting a good impression. If you look really closely, you can see a purple shimmer on the tutu. After heat embossing I  rubbed some Perfect Pearls powder over the tutu. The music background was done with an old stamp by Hero Arts, this stamp would be a similar option. I didn't plan on stamping the music notes with green ink, I went for the same blue/turquoise ink I used for the watercolor background, but apparently I didn't clean off my stamp last time I used it (does anyone else do this??) so it turned out to be green. But I actually like the extra color even though it wasn't planned that way. Next I stamped the words and stars which are also part of the set by Visible Image.
The hearts are from a stamp set by Stampers Anonymous.

My card also fits these challenges:

And I found A LOT of Anything Goes challenges:

As Always, we'd love to have you joining us at Allsorts challenge. To link up or to see what the rest of the team made, simply visit the challenge blog. One lucky winner will receive a fun prize package of Tattered Lace dies.

Thanks so much again for stopping by, I hope you're having a great weekend! School started here this week, so we are ready for it :)

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                            1. A beautiful card for this weeks theme Ellie, as you knwo I'm a big fan of silhouette stamps and the Ballerina is a beauty. I thought of you yesterday when my parcel of Bristol Vellum arrived, I have used it ever since you recommended it to me and if I buy 5 pads it works out much cheaper that the Fabriano I used to use and is equally as good with inks and other mediums.

                              B x

                              1. Thank you Brenda. Yes, I love how well the paper works with watercolor media. I don't even remember anymore where I had read about it first, might have been from Splitcoast forum a few years ago.

                            2. A gorgeous stamp Ellie, great card, xxx

                              1. Thanks, Wendy. And I agree, it's a beautiful stamp! I knew I had to have this set when I first saw daughter has been dancing ballet for about 8 years and still is.

                            3. A beautiful card Ellie - love the subtle stamping of the background music - even if it wasn't quite the colour you were expecting!!

                            4. Beautiful card!
                              Have a great day!

                            5. Ohhhhhhh this is GORGEOUS! LOVING that ballerina!!!!

                            6. Beautiful card. The background is stunning!

                              1. Thank you Amy! It's so much fun creating inky backgrounds, you never know what you end up with :)

                            7. Love this card - the silhouette image is gorgeous - love it!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pattie's Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

                            8. Beautiful background and image! Love the soft colors. Thank you for sharing with us at The Sparkles Monthly Challene.

                            9. A gorgeous card. Fabulous background and silhouette image.
                              Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore August Challenge “Anything Goes”. Don't forget we have a DT call this month, see the blog for details. Good luck x

                            10. So beautiful Card, love all the compositions on it! So beautiful Card, love all the complications on it!

                            11. This is stunning Ellie, fabulous stamping!
                              Many thanks for joining in our Just for Girls challenge over at Cute Card Thursday this week!

                            12. This is gorgeous Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

                              Michelle DT Owner/Admin for

                            13. This is a awesome card Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

                              Michelle DT for

                            14. Beautifully designed card..Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

                              Jane DT for  http://

                            15. Very pretty - love the subtle background behind the silhouette. Congrats on making the Top 3 over at my heARTful stamping challenge this week - please come back again!

                            16. So beautiful and gorgeous card, love that stamp too;-))m

                            17. Love this ballet themed card! Super fun design and I love the background!!!
                              Thanks for participating in the Dare 2B Artzy August Challenge! -Tasha :)

                            18. This is absolutely beautiful...thank you for sharing with us over at AUD SENTIMENTS ,hope to see you again
                              Željka DT xx

                            19. Great project thanks for joining in at Crafting by Designs

                            20. Wooow, your card is so beautiful! I love the colors!
                              Thanks for joining us at Dreamfactory - Challenge!


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                            21. Wow.. your card is amazing! The background you created is absolutely perfect for the stamp.
                              Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Craft Rocket and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.


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                            22. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Chs.

                            23. Beautiful card, love that silhouette and your inked background!

                            24. What a gorgeous card ! Thank you so much for sharing your work with us at The Artistic Stamper
                              WIshing you good luck to win beautiful stamps !

                            25. A super cute card. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Creations Challenge. Marlene

                            26. Fantastic creation and pretty colours!

                              Thanks for playing along with our Dream Factory Challenge and good luck!

                              Hugs and please come back soon!
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                            27. Beautiful card and love the background! Thanks for sharing with Crafty Creations Challenges!

                            28. Klasse gemacht, ein super schönes Motiv, danke für deine Teilnahme bei der Traumfabrik, Grüße Bettina


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