Jun 5, 2019

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - June/July Challenge

Hello and Welcome to Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - June/July challenge! As you may  have guessed from the title of this post, this challenge will run for two months. I have family visiting later this month and into July so it will be a busy (but definitely fun) month for me. My initial thought was to skip this month and return in July, but as I still have some time now I decided to run this theme for two months, as some other challenges do to cover the busy Summertime. This means I will select two winners at the end of July, so I hope you will join in! Also, usually I ask for no more than 3 entries, but since this time it's a two -months challenge, you may enter as many times as you wish, as long as it is a new creation.

June/July Themes

Summer Scenes, Summer Treats or Summer Colors

Choose one theme or combine the themes as you wish! I can't wait to see your Summer creations!

If you are regular reader of my blog, then you will have seen this card I recently shared using the stamp set Summer by the Sea. As mentioned then, I made another card with the same stamp set and created another scene. This is a retired stamp set, but it's usually found on ebay. 

I paired it again with the Hero Arts stamp sets Color Layering Waves and Color Layering Sea and Sky. Such great sets to create scenes with! Speaking of Hero Arts, did you see the  Hero Arts - June My Monthy Hero kit that was just released on Monday? It's a fun Jungle themed set perfect for Summer themed cards! You can click the snippet below to see what the kit looks like.

I started by stamping the beautiful girl using  Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink on watercolor paper and colored her with Zig Clean Color markers. I stamped her again on a post it note, fussy cut to use as a mask. As on my previous card with these sets, I placed a strip of painters tape to mask off the sky portion, then inked the sea with Hero Arts Blue Water Reative ink from one of their previous Monthly Hero stamp kits. Waves were done with a stamp from the Color Layering Waves set usingthe same ink. Silhouette boat, clouds, birds and sentiment are both from the set Color Layering Sea and Sky and the sandy texure is an oldie from Stampin Up - Itty Bitty Backgrounds. Sky was inked with  Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide. The clouds were stamped with  Pumice Stone Distress Oxide and the birds were stamped with Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide.  

Stampin Up Summer By the Sea // Stampin Up Itty Bitty Backgrounds (both retired - but most likely availabe on ebay or etsy)

Below is a picture of both card I made with these sets. 
You can read more about the boy card here. I do love how these turned out and had soooo much fun creating them both!

Sharing my card with these challenges:
Paper Minutes - Children // Artistic Stampers - By the Seaside // Send a Smile for Kids - Cards for Teens or Kids // Always Fun Challenges - Summer Fun // Colouring in Scrapland - Watercolors // Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes // Get Creative Challenges - Anything Goes // Use Your Stuff  - Summer Fun // The Corrosive Challenges - Anything Goes // 2 Sisters On The Blog - Things with Wings // Creatalicious Challenges - Use Blue // Creative Craft Cottage Challenges - Use Ink // Catch The Bug - Anything Goes // Sweet Stampin - Oceans of Fun 

Related Products:

June/July prize:

I am continuing offering a gift certificate of $6 to one of these digistamp companies (winner's choice): Mo's Digital Pencil, Bugaboo Stamps or Tiddly Inks. Please note, the companies are not affiliated with this prize offer, the prize is sponsored by me and gift certificate will be purchased by me once the winner has made contact. 

Since this challenge runs for two months, I will select two winners from all eligible entries, each one receiving a $6 Gift Certificate to one of the digi shops mentioned above.

Last Month's Winner and Top Pick

As always, due to the GDPR no winner or top pick links or photos will be posted for privacy protection. But last month's linky tool is still available here where you can see the winner's / top pick's wonderful creations.

It was a great month and I had so much fun visiting your entries. Lots of beauties following the feminine or add a sentiment theme, but there can only be one winner...

Aunty Sue

Congratulations!! You won a $6 Gift Certificate to either Mo's Digital Pencil, Tiddly Inks or Bugaboo Stamps. Be sure to message me at 
ellibellescorner at gmail dot com with your choice of digi shop by June 15th to claim your prize. If you do not hear from me within 24 hours of messaging me, please do double check that you have sent to the correct email address and leave me a comment on this post. 

There were so many wonderful entries and selecting favorites is never easy. But I did manage and here they are listed in order of entry:
No. 36 Margreet
No. 55 Lynne
No. 69 Stempelfrieda

Well done all! Your top pick logo is below, feel free to post it to your own blogs if you like to.

So now it's time for you to share your Summer Scene, Summer Treats or Summer Colors creations! Can't wait to see what you come up with this time! Simply use the linky tool below. You have until July 31st to join in.

A few things to remember:
Three entries total per month please.
This time you may enter as many times as  you like as long as it's a new entry.
Your blog post must inlclude a link back to my blog.
Your entry must follow the challenge theme!
You may combine with any other challenges.
May use any brand of stamps and products.

Also please remember: this is a public blog, meaning any papercraft you link up or any comments left on this blog will be visible and clickable by third parties. The blog owner is not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without permission. 

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  1. So GORGEOUS! LOVING that girl and the water!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Thank you for the top pick and congrats to the winner x

    1. Congrats again, Lynn! And thank you for playing in my challenges!

  3. Adorable sweet cards!! That scene with the girl looking to the sea is just delightful!!

  4. Gorgeous cards - love the serenity of the water. Thanks for playing along at USE YOUR STUFF - Gail

    1. Thanks so much, Gail! Glad I was able to play along!

  5. Thanks for choosing me in your Top 3. Congrats on all others.
    xxx Margreet

    1. Congrats again, Margreet! And many thanks for playing in my challenges!

  6. I think both cards are truly beautiful. I admire the way you created the sky and sea sceneries. Well done! Thanks for joining our challenge at Catch the Bug and good luck in the draw.

  7. Lovely card.
    Thanks for joining our challenge.
    Caroline DT 2Sistersontheblog

  8. Lovely creation. Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug for our challenge. Good luck. Hope to see you again soon.

  9. I love the cards you created with these old sets. So beautiful.

  10. I have that set and love it! You have inspired me to use it again, I LOVE your scene! Thanks for joining Catch the Bug's anything goes challenge! Dawn Bugaboo DT

  11. Wat a lovely crad.
    Thank you for sharing it.
    Nicolette DT 2Sistersontheblog

  12. congrats to the top spots worthy winners and thanks for picking mine as a winner off to email you now. Sorry a little late been having computer problems

  13. This was one of my favourite SU sets back in the day and I still use it too - thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.

  14. Merci pour ce nouveau challenge auquel j'ai plaisir à participer.
    Bravo à la DT pour cette belle inspiration.

    Thank you for this new challenge which I enjoy participating.
    Congratulations to the DT for this beautiful inspiration.

  15. What a beautiful Summer scene you have created, I love all the details.
    Thank you for joining us at Colouring in Scrapland

  16. Not able to add my (second) entry to the linky! Only your linky having a hizzyfit today ;) Get this error msg: 'Server Error in '/' Application.' +++ says 'See for more information'?....

    Will try and add it again tomorrow, but if not able to or until then ~

  17. A wonderful creative piece. Thank you for joining in our Creative Challenge this month at The Artistic Stamper

  18. yeah.. still not having any luck entering with your linky... I just got through it (10x times trying) with using the 'generic' image option instead of my card, so that will just have to do :)

  19. Thank you so much for including my card into the Top Picks. I am very honoured. Your challenges are so fun to play along. Thank you for hosting them!
    Kind regards from stempelfrida

  20. A great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Get Creative Challenges.

    Helen x


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