Hello and welcome to the new theme for Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday challenge right here on my blog! A big thank you to all of you who joined in last month! There were some wonderful entries as always! Be sure to scroll down to the end of this post to see if you are the prize winner or if you were one of my top picks.
This Month's Theme
For the month of June the theme I selected is...................
In The Summer Garden
This means anything you might see in a summer garden - for example flowers, bugs, critters, birds, maybe even a garden gnome or a child playing in the backyard kids pool, etc.
I hope you'll decide to join in and share your creations this month!
*Please note, this post does include some affiliate links, meaning I may earn a small commission if you purchase something through the links, as always this is at no cost to you. Thanks so much for your support.
I first inked up the floral stamp At Grace using distress inks and markers (Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Walnut Stain), then stamped using the stamp platform (Options). After stamping, I used a damp Zig Detailer brush over the image for more of a watercolor look. Next I inked up the Brick Wall stamp using Antique Linen ink and stamped it randomly over the background trying not to stamp over the flowers which clearly wasn't 100% possible. For the butterfly I created an inky background using Mustard Seed and Wild Honey distress inks, then stamped the butterfly from the set Butterfly Garden directly onto this inky paper using Antique Linen ink. I fussy cut the butterfly with my Cutterbee scissors.
The sentiment from the new set Blooming Sentiments was stamped using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink. To finish off the card I inked the edges using more of the yellow inks and a blending tool then added three pearls as an embellishment. The words stamped on the butterfly came from an old Whimsy Stamps border stamp set.
Stamps: Penny Black At Grace // Penny Black Butterfly Garden // Penny Black Blooming Sentiments // Penny Black Brick Wall //
Inks: Distress Ink Tumbled Glass // Distress Ink Faded Jeans // Distress Ink Marker Mowed Lawn // Distress Ink Marker Twisted Citron // Distress Ink Mustard Seed // Distress Ink Walnut Stain // Distress Ink Wild Honey // Distress Ink Antique Linen // Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink //
Tools: Stamp Platform - Similar Options // Cutterbee Scissors // Zig Detailer Brush // Ink Blending Tool
I'm linking up here:
Tuesday Throwdown with the color combo below // Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Make your own background // Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Nature and Flowers // Crafty Friends Challenge - Add Embellishments //
Party In Your Pj's // Tuesday Turn About // Wonderful Wednesday // Classy Flamingos // Welcome Wednesdays // Dare to Share // Inspire Me Mondays // Little Cottage Linkup // Love Your Creativity // Handmade Monday // Anything Goes with your Hosts (Mondays) // Craftastic Monday // Beautifully Made // The Happy Now // Hearth and Soul (starts Monday night)
Last Month's Winner and Top Picks
I use random.org to select a winner and this month the lucky number is.................
No. 22 Bunny
Congratulations Bunny, you may choose between a $6 gift certificate to Mo's Digital Pencil or Bugaboo Stamps. Please email me at ellibellescorner at gmail dot com by June 17th to claim your prize. Be sure to let me know in your email which company you prefer so I can get the prize sent to you.
Selecting top picks is never easy but something that needs to get done so here they are in order of entry:
No. 20 Maxine D.
No. 36 Vikki W.
No. 66 Valerija
Congratulations ladies, such beautiful work! Feel free to grab the logo below to place on 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