Also, I wanted to apololize for being late at visiting your blogs but all caught up now, besides two entries linked to pinterest. Somehow those two links didn't lead to a specific creation and so I was not able to comment. If that was your card, I am sorry! I do try to comment on each entry following the guidelines.
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This Month's Theme
For the month of May I selected the theme of...........................................
"Make it Feminine".
Another fun and easy theme I think with so many choices and I can't wait to see what YOU will make and share this month!
I recently ordered some new stamps from Penny Black, this one is called Lovely Lilac and I paired it with a sentiment from the new stamp set Blooming Sentiments.
The flowers have been inked up using Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink with a little bit of Broken China Distress ink. It was a rainy day when the pictures were taken and the flowers are more of a lilac color in real life. After stamping I went over the blossoms with a slightly wet paintbrush.
Shop Penny Black's Secret Garden Release:
A music sheet stamp (mine is retired from Hero Arts - Alternative Option) has been used on the background and I thought this sentiment was perfect to pair it up with. It's been stamped using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink. Edges were inked using the same distress inks again and I layered it with Stampin Up colored card stock, then a 110lb white card base. I'm starting to run low on this heavy weight paper and may have to order it online at Michaels. While I don't like using this cardstock for card fronts (mainly due to inking and coloring I do on cards), it's perfect for cardbases and with a coupon it's very affordable.
I finished off this card by adding a green button and green jute twine.
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 Shop or Bugaboo. I am not affiliated with these companies and the prize will be supplied by me.
Last Month's Winner and Top Picks
The lucky winner, selected usingis..........................
Congratulations Rosi, please be sure to email me by May 20th with your choice of prize (Mo's Digital Pencil or Bugaboo) at ellibellescorner at gmail dot com to claim your prize.
Selecting top picks is never easy, but something that needs to be done, so here they are in order of entry.
No. 59 Carol G.
No. 66 Emma T.
No. 69 Rosi
Congratulations! Below is your Top Pick logo, feel free to post it to your own blogs if you like to.
In order to be in compliance with GDPR I am not able to post links, but you can see these beautiful creations by visiting last month's post and linky tool and look for the entry number to see their wonderful creations.
To play along in this month's 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