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Sep 4, 2019

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday: September Challenge

Hello and welcome to the September Crafty Wednesday Challenge right  here on my blog! I'm so happy you decided to check out this month's theme and hope you'll decide to join in! Be sure to scroll down to see if you were last month's winner or one of my top picks, and THANK YOU to those of you playing along last month. It was great visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous creations!

This Month's Theme

Something Beginning with "B" 

Lots of choices here...birds, bees, butterflies, baby, blue, boy, birthday, banner, border, binoculars, bicycle, barnyard and I am sure there are many more! I can't wait to see what you come up with! Be sure to let me know in your post what your "B" is especially if it's not too obvious.

I went with Blue, Birds and Beaks.

For my card I decided to ink up the Penny Black stamp The Sweetest Sound using Distress Markers, spritzed lightly with water then stamped on to Bristol Vellum Paper using my Tonic Stamp Platform. I used Distress Markers in Faded Jeans, Seedless Preserves, Crushed Olive, Rusty Hinge and Worn Lipstick to color the image directly on the rubber. The card was then inked with Bundled Sage Distress OxideWilted Violet Distress Oxide and Faded Jeans Distress Ink. (I don't have this color in the Oxide formulation, but luckily you can mix and match the formulations.)

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Next I created some ink puddles by pressing Wilted Violet and Faded Jeans ink onto a clear stamping block, added water and with a paint brush I flicked each color onto the background for a fun effect. The Sentiment from the Penny Black set Happy Wishes was stamped using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink.

The music notes were stamped with Faded Jeans ink using and old rubber background stamp. This clear stamp by Echo Park is similar.  I only wanted a few parts of the music notes showing, and since it is an unmounted rubber stamp, I inked only a portion of it and was able to bend the stamp and sort of "roll" it onto the card where I wanted the music notes stamped. Finally I wiped the Wilted Violet inkpad across the edges for more depth before adhering to the white card base. 

Penny Black The Sweetest Sound // Penny Black Happy Wishes // Distress Markers // Distress Inks and Oxides: Faded Jeans, Wilted VioletBundled Sage // Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink // Bristol Vellum Paper // Tonic Stamp Platform // Music Sheet Stamp - Similar Option

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 Create With Joy - Week 398 //

Below are the products I've used as found on Amazon for those of you interested. These and some of the links above are affiliate links, meaning I may earn a small commission if you buy something through the links, at no additional cost to you. As always, thanks so much for your support. 

This Month's Prize

For the ease of things I am continuing to offer the winner a $6 Gift Certificate to either Mo's Digital Pencil ShopTiddly Inks or Bugaboo. I am not affiliated with any of these companies and the prize will be supplied by me. 

Last Month's Winner

Chriss R. 

Congratulations Chriss! You won a digi gift certificate from either Mo's Digital Pencil, Tiddly Inks or Buggaboo Stamps. Please message me with your choice by September 18th at ellibellescorner at gmail dot com to claim your prize. 

Now onto my top picks, there weren't too many entries but surely some beauties and it's never easy to select just three. But I did manage and here they are in order of entry:

No. 6 Vicky
No. 10 Jan R
No. 21 Nana Connie

Congrats to all of you, your top pick logo is below. Feel free to post it to your own blogs!

To be in compliance with GDPR no links have been posted, but you can take a look at these wonderful entries HERE in last month's linky. 

To play along in the September challenge simply use the linky tool below. The usual rules apply:

  • Enter up to 3 times with a new project.
  • You may combine with any other challenges.
  • You may use any brand of stamps/digis (no company restriction).
  • Be sure to add a link back here to my blog.


Marilyn said...

Cute card! Congrats to the winners!
Have a great day!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! LOVING those birds!!!!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

How cute!!! Adorable birds, colours and design!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Forgot to say CONGRATS! to the winners!

Wendy said...

Your sample card is beautiful. Thank you for the challenge!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Marilyn!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Julie.

Ellibelle said...

Thank you so much Alice!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Wendy, happy to see you joining in!

brenda said...

A gorgeous colour palette Ellie and the muted stamping in the background works really well and allows the PB birdies to draw the eye.

B x

Desire Fourie said...

Wow Ellie this is amazing stamping and one can hear those birdie song from far. Stunning stamping.
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Vicky Hayes said...

This card is a work of art Ellie! I love how you made the background with those fabulous colours and resourcefully added only small portions of the musical notes stamp. The colour flicks are perfect too and I adore those fluffy-looking birds :)

Thank you so much for choosing my card as one of your top picks - it means a lot :) Congratulations to Jan and Nana Connie too, as well as Chriss for winning the prize draw!

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creationsnz said...

Your card is so beautiful! CarolG

JanR said...

What a lovely card! Such beautiful stamping. Thanks so much for choosing my card as one of your Top Picks! Made my day!

Ellibelle said...

Thank you Brenda!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much Desire!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much for your nice comment, Vicky. Congrats again on being a top pick, so well deserved!!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks for stopping by!

Ellibelle said...

Thank you, Carol!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much Jan! Congrats again on being a top pick! It was a super creation and well deserved recognition!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Beautiful collage - it makes me want to get this stamp out and play:)

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much!

Amy Johnson said...

What a beautiful card, I love the musical background. Bird singing is music to my ears!

Tammy said...

What a stunning card, I love this stamping technique and the birds are gorgeous!