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Jun 3, 2020

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - June Challenge

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 GlassFaded Jeans,  Mowed LawnTwisted CitronWalnut 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.

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 // 


Last Month's Winner and Top Picks

I use 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


  1. Simply beautiful Ellie, it's a colour palette that I always think works so well and one I enjoy using. And such an effective way to use the Butterfly with the hint of patter on it.

    B x

  2. What a stunningly beautiful card Ellie - love how you have used the colours, and the butterly balances everything out beautifully.
    Thank you for choosing my card as a Top Three - congratulations to the other winners!
    Stay safe

    1. Thanks Maxine, and congrats again on your well deserved recognition!

  3. Gorgeous card! Congrats to last month's winners!
    Have a great day!

    1. Thanks so much Marilyn! Same to you!

  4. So GORGEOUS! Loving the flowers and the butterfly!

  5. This card is so perfect for this week with the saying. It's beautiful!

  6. Oh Elliebelle I love your garden card, it's beautiful. CarolG

  7. That is a beautiful card!

  8. Lovely card. Thank you for your comments on my blog on last month's card. I thought this was a month's challenge but the link says it will close in 6 days.

    1. Thank you so much for pointing that out. I must have messed up the linky tool, off to see if I can fix it. It is definitely a month long challenge!

  9. I am so honored to be one of Top picks. Congrats to the other picks and winners, too!
    Valerija xx

    1. Congrats on your well deserved recognition, Valerija! And thanks for stopping by!

  10. Merci pour le challenge et la très belle inspiration.
    Prenez soin de vous.

    Thank you for the challenge and the beautiful inspiration.
    Take care of yourself.

  11. So beautiful and creative.

  12. I love this card. I need to get more proficient at stamping. I always seem to make a mess but I love the way it looks.

  13. What a beautiful flower card - definitely a summer creation! Thanks so much for joining our color inspiration challenge at Tuesday Throwdown!

  14. I just saw I was the winner. Thank you very much. Congratulations to the Top picks.

  15. What a stunning card, I love that floral image and how you lightly stamped a brick wall over it, very beautiful effect!
    Tammy x

  16. Hi, I had trouble linking up my image at first and now it won't let me delete my link to re-add it. Sorry..

  17. Your card is absolutely gorgeous! Love the watercolour look of the flowers! Thank you for your challenge - great theme!

  18. Love so very much your design, such wonderful colours and stamps!! The stencilled background looks as a perfect base for the flowers and LOVE the butterfly!


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