Jun 1, 2019

Allsorts Challenge 522: Black and White Plus One

Hello and happy June! Hope you're having some nice spring weather. Rainstorms, flooding and more rain over here. Then when it's not raining you have to deal with gnats and mosquitos. Almost impossible to do anything outside! I currently feel like we're living in a swamp! Hoping June will be better!!

It's time for a new theme at Allsorts challenge. Kath is hosting and would like to see creations with Black and White plus one other color only. Hope you can join us for a chance to win a prize by Stamp Addicts!

I'm sure some of you longtime stampers will recognize this old stamp set from Stampin Up - Balmy Breezes. This set was released a long time ago (maybe 2005?), naturally long retired but it can be found on ebay.

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I created an inky background with Distress Inks on a craft mat spritzed with water. Unfortunately I didn't keep track of the colors I used. Then stamped the images which are all from the Balmy Breezes set onto the dried inked background. I used Versafine Clair Nocturne ink for stamping. The sentiment is a foil sticker from Tim Holtz's Quotations sticker sheet set. Distressed the edges, layered onto black card stock, then the white card base. Strips of pattern papers (retired from Stampin Up) were added to the card base behind the image panel. A quick and simple card to make. I finished it off by adding an olive green button and some black and white twine. 

Stampin Up Balmy Breezes (retired but can be found on ebay)

I'm also sharing with these challenges:

Die Cuttin' Divas Tic Tac Toe (I used middle row of twine, polka dots and scallops - scallops on my card are in form of scallop seashells) // Moving along with the Times - Monochrome // Crafty Sentiment Designs  - Summer // 

Anything Goes:
Simon Says Wednesday // Crafty Creations // Lemon Shortbread // Through The Craft Room Door // A Gem of a Challenge // Crafting from the Heart // We Love 2 Create

Thank you so much for visiting, hope to see you at the Allsorts challenge blog!

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  1. O yeah that's why you chose palm trees, lol, it's been heavy wind here from the lake for couple of days.
    Lovely and beautiful card!
    Happy weekend;-))m

    1. Thanks Mervi! And yes, some peaceful weather with palm trees around would be perfect right now :)

  2. Super card Ellie, xxx

  3. Pretty card!
    Have a great day!

  4. Fabulous card, it has a lovely Summery feel, vacations seems really in the air!! :D Love the button embellishments!

  5. YAY!! I am so happy you played along with us!! This is GORGEOUS! LOVING that scene and the colors!!!!!

    1. Thanks so much Julie!

    2. Silly me, I forgot to use a die cut, so deleted my entry at Die cutting divas...

  6. Great choice of colour Ellie and love the images, they make a really lovely scene. Thank you for your lovely creation.
    Sorry about your weather but it has not been to good here this week.

    Kath x

  7. What a great card with this stamp set! I use to have it, I will have to check and see if I still do cause I'd love to case this card.

  8. I still have this wonderful stamp set in my collection. I guess that pretty much gives you a clue to how old a stamper I am, but oh, how I love seeing my old favorites brought back to life. Classical designs are awesome not matter when you pull them out to use.

  9. Super card Ellie, perfect for our challenge at MAWTT, xxxx

  10. It's a lovely colour palette Ellie, that shade of green works well behind the palm tree.

    B x

    Thank you for joining into the We Love To Create Challenge Blog, love your project, love the colours and the vintage look Hugs Terry (DT) xxx

  12. Love the colour and it goes so well with the image.

  13. Gorgeous card! Then use of just one colour is so striking!
    Thank you for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create With Polkadoodles! Jane (DT) xxx

  14. Distress Inks are one of my favourite ways to do backgrounds too! 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.
    Regards, Alex aka PinkCraftyMama
    TTCRD DT {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  15. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us for our Wk 10 'Anything Goes' Challenge at A Gem of a Challenge.

    Why not join our other other challenges at Polkadoodles and Digi Choosday.

    Hugs Lisa xxx


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