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Feb 9, 2019

Allsorts 506: Winter Sparkle

Hello and welcome!
It's Saturday and that means it's time for a new theme at Allsorts challenge. Brenda is our host this week and she chose the theme of "Winter Sparkle".  This *should* be a fun one this time of the year, but I can't deny that I am sooooo over this winter weather. Between snow storms, ice storms and the polar vortex, more ice storms after that, and then more snow in next week's forecast, you can't blame us here in the midwest. We did get to see a blue sky and some sunshine yesterday, although very cold, but it was nice to have a sunny day.

But I did have fun with this card. I love this cute Eskimo couple Siku and Shiya by Mo Manning.

With a hill mask in place I flicked some masking fluid onto my Bristol Vellum card front. I let this dry completely then using an Ink Applicator Tool, I inked up the background using Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink. Next I rubbed off the masking fluid with a paper towel.  With the help of my Tonic stamp platform I stamped the Berry branch by Penny Black onto the inked sky, then removed my hill mask. 

The  image has been colored with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils, then fussy cut using Cutterbee scissors. I adhered them to the card with 3D mounting tape. The snowflake was done with a die from Dare 2B Artsy (which was part of their challenge prize I recently won), and the sentiment is an old wooden stamp by Penny Black. 

Below is a closer look at the image. I used the burnishing pencil coloring technique for coloring. I really wanted to add more shading, but unfortunately time is always an issue.

Sharing with these challenges:
Stinkin' Inkers - Baby it's Cold Outside
C.R.A.F.T. - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday  - Anything Goes
Moving along with the Times  - Add a Sentiment 
Brown Sugar - Love and/or Valentines Day
Simply Create Too  Anything Goes w/ option of Hearts
Challenge Up Your Life - Love is in the Air 
Just Us Girls -Weekly - Word Week: Love
My Time to Craft - All You Need is Love 
International Art & Soul - Make Your Own Background
Colour Crazy Challenge -  Anything Colored Goes
Paper Shelter Challenge  - For the One You Love

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  1. Mo's little Esmimo pair are so perfect for this theme Allie and it's suc a sweet card, thanks so much for creationg such a beauty for my theme week, ideal as it turns out for your current weather it seems - hope it soons wams up for you.

    B x

  2. Fabulous design and so gorgeous card!
    It's raining water here, now the snow is heavy and roads slippery, blaah;-))m

  3. Love your card Ellie, such a cute image, xxx

  4. I love this image and your card is just adorable

  5. Beautifully coloured, the stamp really pops from your background. So cute too.

  6. Gorgeous card! Love your coloring!
    Have a great day!

  7. That is so sweet, I like the coloring too.

  8. This is GORGEOUS! I am loving those cuties!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. A really cute super image, lovely background and brilliant colouring, great card.

    Kath x

  10. I'm with you Ellie! Winter can be over any time now. But, your card is so cute! That image just makes me smile.

  11. Awww... How cute Eskimo couple!!! So sweet!! And your colouring is just wonderful! Love the background and the whole scene! Amazing!

  12. Aww..this card is beautiful. I love the way you have layered up, using stamping, and diecuts. You image is adorable and so well coloured. Thanks for sharing this with us at Crazy Colour Challenge - Vic, D.T x

  13. Absolutely stunning!

    Thanks for joining us at International Art and Soul!

  14. awww gorgeous image and beautifully coloured -love the sparkly snow.Thank you for joining us at Colour Crazy
    Carol DT x

  15. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT , xxxxx

  16. I love this creation such gorgeous details, Thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter this time, hugs Pops x

  17. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week. It does, however, not use the colour combo for this challenge.

  18. Beautiful card!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!

  19. Cutest Mo Manning images EVER. And your coloring is amazing. Thanks for joining us at the Colour Crazy Challenge Blog. Guest DT Kathy []

  20. So cute, Eskimo kisses. Love your coloring as well. Thanks for sharing at Stinkin' Inkers. I wish you the best of luck in the challenge.
    Happy Crafting.
    Dawn - DT

  21. Wonderful work. Thank you for joing us over on the Simply Create Too Blog. Good Luck!


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