Jun 22, 2019

Allsorts Challenge 525: Soft Pastels

Hello and welcome! This is a scheduled post and hopefully blogger will behave as expected. I'm spending some time with family from overseas and will be taking a little break from blogging and cardmaking, so anything from now on and into July will be scheduled. 

It's time for a new theme at Allsorts challenge, Helene is hosting this week with the theme of  Soft Pastels. A wonderful prize of crafty goodies is up for grabs so hope you can join us!

Just so you know, what appears black in the photo is actually a Distress Oxide gray ink and is much softer in real life. Whenever I upload my photos I use photoscape to crop and edit and it shows up  a little bit darker in the photo.

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The Carousel Horse is a wood mounted stamp by Inkadinkado.
The background was done with Distress Oxide Inks - wish I remembered exactly which colors I used, but when I made this card I made several cards at once and didn't keep track of the inks. The pink is for sure Abandanod Coral, stencilled clock was done with Blueprint Sketch and the image and sentiment were stamped with Hickory Smoke ink. The light bluegreen could be Cracked Pistachio but I am not 100% sure. Whimsy Stamps retired background words from the set Basic Background and Borders were stamped with Victorian Velvet ink, I believe. The sentiment is from the Penny Black set Happy Wishes. The lacy half circle on the top right corner is a stamp from the retired set Kindness Matters by Stampin Up.
Edges were distressed before adhering to the white card base.

Whimsy Stamps Background and Borders - Retired // Stampin Up Kindness Matters - Retired

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  1. So beautiful and I love your inking, xxx

  2. Gorgeous card!
    Have a great day!

  3. Love your stamping, have a nice weekend!

  4. I hope you're having a blast overseas! Gorgeous card. Very original design.

  5. This is GORGEOUS! LOVING that horse!!!!!!!

  6. Love the carousel horse Ellie and with those soft colours has a magical feel to it. Bx

  7. Love your take on the theme - beautiful colours and sentiment.

  8. A really lovely subtle background and a fabulous image, great sentiment too.

    Kath x

  9. This is pretty, love the inkyness.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  10. Adorable and so soft! Love the inking!

  11. What a beautiful card - love all the layering of colour and images in the background to create some visual dimension


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