Apr 13, 2019

Allsorts Challenge 515 & 516: Bugs, Butterflies and Blossoms

Hello and welcome!
It's Saturday and that means it's time for a new theme at Allsorts challenge. This time our challenge runs for 2 weeks over the Easter holiday. This gives everyone a little extra time to join us! We have a new sponsor this time - The Paper Box - giving away a gift certificate to their shop. Hope you can join us!

We have fun theme for you, chosen by Brenda - Bugs, Butterflies and Blossoms. Choose one, two or combine all three.


All stamps I used on this card are from the Stampin Up set "Butterfly Basics". It's my newest stamp set from Stampin Up, but I placed my last order with them a few years ago so it is now retired as well, but like with most retired Stampin Up products it can be found on ebay.

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I created a "smooched" background by using Distress Oxide inks Wilted VioletTumbled Glass and Bundled Sage. Next I stamped the flower and butterflies with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink. The grid lines on my Stamp Platform came in handy to line up the butterflies almost perfectly. The sentiment was stamped with Bundled Sage ink 3 times across the card and I stamped the lace-y butterfly from this set with Tumbled Glass ink. To add a little more interest I used the "honeycomb" stamp (which is also from the set) randomly on the background with Wilted Violet ink. Distressed the edges and framed with colored card stock, then mounted onto a white card base.



Stampin Up Butterfly Basics - Retired but should be available on Ebay or Etsy




I'm sharing my card with these challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday - no Designer Paper // Pattie's Creations - Flowers // DL ART Thankful Thursday Challenge - Spring // Crafty Sentiment Designs  - For Girls // Path of Positivity  - Something Positive // Use Your Stuff - Flora and Fauna // Daisy Chain Challenges - Feminine // Tales From The Craft Room - Spring or Easter

Anything Goes:


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33 comments:

  1. Loving the mutes background with the over stamping Ellie, your card has quite an ethereal feel to it, thanks so much for creating such a pretty card for my theme week.

    B x

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    1. Thanks Brenda, had fun with this theme and thought this stamp set was perfect for it!

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  2. Oh what a gorgeous card Ellie - love your layered stamping and colours - it gives the card real dimension!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  3. Fabulous card, so sweet and delicate!! Love the layered stamps and the soft background!!

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  4. This is soooooooo beautiful! LOVING the colors!!!!!!

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    1. Thank you, Julie. It's definitely a favorite color combination of mine!

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  5. This is so gorgeous!! I love the layering of colors and the stamps!! It's so stunning!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. Had lots of fun with this card!

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  6. Gorgeous background and two lovely images, super layout too.


    Kath x

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  7. So gorgeous and such impressive background work.

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    1. Thanks Amy. It's a beautiful set to work with!

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  8. Beautiful pastels on the background. Gorgeous card as always;-))m

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  9. This is an awesome design and your stamping technique is spot on! Love the color palette and smooshing was absolutely the best way to go! Imaginative and beautifully executed! Thanks so much for dropping this off by our Place!
    Hugz,
    Chana Malkah, Owner
    A Place To Start Challenge Blog
    613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog

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    1. Happy I was able to join in, Chana. And thank you so much for stopping by and your nice comment!

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  10. So pretty! I love the colours you used.

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  11. Just love this card and the colors you have used to create it not to mention - love this stamp set too!! Thanks for sharing with us at QKR Stampede!

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  12. Lovely design - love all the different butterflies, Ellibelle! Thank you for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  13. This is beautiful! Gorgeous background with the silhouetted butterflies and flowers, and great treatment with the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers for the Watercolour Challenge!

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  14. Fab card and thanks for sharing at crafty catz sorry for the late comment

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  15. Lovely card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our PATTIE’S CREATIONS challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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  16. Such pretty colors and the black accents really pop against the softer colors.

    Thank you for joining us at Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.

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  17. Great idea and design. Thank you for joining us at Love 2 Create challenges.

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  18. Lovely card, great stamping and good use off inks, Thank you for entering A Perfect Time to Craft. Challenge. Karen Neil DT

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  19. So beautiful, love the distressed layers & that gorgeous colour combo. Thanks for joining me over at Tales From The Craft Room
    hugs Jo x

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  20. This is so pretty, Ellie. I love the effect you created. Thanks for joining us this month at the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog. Julie O, DT member

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  21. Gorgeous creation

    Thank you for sharing with us at 'Not Just Cards' this month
    Hope to see you joining in with us again real soon
    Hugs Shell xx

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  22. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Not Just Cards Challenge this time and good luck :)

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