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Dec 1, 2018

Allsorts 496: Fairies, Fantasy and Magical

Hello and Welcome! Happy December :-)

It's time for a new theme at Allsorts challenge and this week Brenda selected the theme of Fairies, Fantasy and Magical. We would love for you to come join us for a chance to win a super cute stamp!

So for today I decided to use a gorgeous PSX mermaid stamp, as most of you know, PSX is no longer in business, so this stamp is no longer available. This one by Hero Arts is similar.

I started out by heat embossing with Versafine Onyx ink and  Clear Embossing Powder, then colored with Zig Clean Color Markers. Next I used a light blue zig marker to add some color over the background, I used lots of water mixed with the color to make it very light. A pencil top eraser was used to create the "Bokeh" background, by simply inking up the eraser and stamping on the paper. I used one inked eraser twice before re-inking again, to get two different shades of blue. This was done with tumbled glass distress ink.

The pretty sentiment is one of Penny Black's wood mounted sentiments unfortunately I can't find a link to it anywhere (it's an older one and retired), also heat embossed. I decided to add the Penny Black Hearts (I have one die available for sale in my "For Sale" tab. Some diluted Zig Clean Color marker in Light Carmine (this color is available in this set of 4 markers) was added to the hearts to coordinate with the color of the star fish. Pearls and some Irridescent watercolor medium (which was part of the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero October kit) finishes off the card.

There is another way to do the bokeh technique, using different sizes of circle stencils and inking them with white craft ink. It was actually the technique I wanted to do, but then came across this one and thought I'd give it a try. 

Also linking up here:
Crafty Creations  Anything Goes 
Creative Moments  - Anything Goes
House That Stamps Built - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday  - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts  - Anything Goes/Optional Girly
Word Art Wednesdays Anything Goes 
4 Crafty Chicks - Weekly - Anything Goes
Art Impressions Stamp Challenge  - Anything Goes
As You Like It Challenge  - Rubber or Digi (Rubber is easier for me to get creative with)
Crafty Sentiment Designs  -  Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door  -  Anything Goes 
Always Fun Challenges - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
CuteNCrafty Challenge Blog -  Anything Goes
Path of Positivity - Anything Positive
Dragonfly Dreams -  Anything Goes 
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends  - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges -  Anything Goes

PSX Mermaid - Retired, Similar Option // Penny Black Stamp Dreams - retired // Zig Clean Color Markers // Versafine Onyx // Clear Embossing Powder // Tumbled Glass Distress Ink // Penny Black Heart Die 

Thank you so much for visiting! Have great day and I will be back again tomorrow (Sunday) with my December Penny Black and More card. Hope you stop by again for a visit! 

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Wendy L said...

So beautiful Ellie, both lovely stamps, xxxx

Marilyn said...

Have a great day!

Mervi said...

Gorgeous mermaid card, lovely sentiment;-))m

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is STUNNING! LOVING the mermaid!!!!!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much, Wendy!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Marilyn, same to you!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Mervi, it's a great sentiment!

Linby said...

Gorgeous card and I love the mermaid, great background too.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

How lovely and sweet card! hat beautiful mermaid pops so well from the baubles on the back! Lovely sentiment and hearts stripe, too!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Julie!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much, Lynn!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Alice!

Kathleen said...

I am into turquoise at the moment so obviously love the colours on this super card, a super image and sentiment.

Kath x

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much, Kath! It's one of my favorite colors!

ScrappyHorses said...

Oh, this is so beautiful! Your bokeh effect creates a wonderful background for the lovely image! The sentiment is positive and perfect for our challenge at Path of Positivity! Thanks for sharing with us ~ Katrina

Mia said...

Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
TTCRD DT {My Blog}

CuteNCrafty Mommy said...

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Mari said...

Lovely creation! Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Addicts!

Marjeta said...

Great coloring. Love the sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Moments.

Heather said...

This is beautiful!!! I LOVE the background; perfect for your image and how fun that you created it with pencil erasers (thought it was a stencil at first)! The banner of sparkly hearts finishes it all off perfectly! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Brenda said...

Beautiful card! I love the sentiment. Thanks so much for joining us at As You Like It Challenge!

Carol H. said...

Pretty card and a great way to create your background! Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes Challenge over at Art Impressions!

Squirrel x said...

This is such a great make, thanks so much for sharing your craftyness with us for this AYLI challenge. See you again soon! Xx

Nance said...

Beautiful card! I love how you created the background! Love that sentiment and gorgeous image. Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week for our Crazy Egg Challenge!

Anna-Karin said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Anna-Karin DT

Oh You Made Me Ink said...

Your card is lovely! Thanks for sharing it with us at Always Fun Challenges! Cyndi, DT

The Red Mullet Band said...

So beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at Corrosive Challenge blog.
Ana Isabel DT Coordinator