Jun 6, 2020

Summer Sunshine at Allsorts Challenge

Good morning, it's time already for our new theme at Allsorts challenge. Wendy is hosting this week and she chose the theme of "Summer Sunshine", meaning she wants to see yellow as the main color. I hope you'll decide to join us. We do have a prize this week coming from JMC Designs

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I thought the color yellow works well with a bee themed stamp, so that's what I used.

The image stamp I used is from Hero Arts, I purchased it directly from Hero Arts, but it appears to be out of stock at the moment. I did find it available at Michaels online if you're in the US. The stamp is called Antique Bee and Flowers. By the way, Michaels currenty has a 20% off sale (of everything full price) when you use Promo Code: 20MAKE4120 valid until June 18th and free US ground shipping on online orders of $59 and up.

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The image was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Ink and colored with Copic markers. My stencil is actually a chicken wire stencil from TCW but also works as a honeycomb design. I used Mustard Stain Distress ink with a little bit of Wild Honey ink along the edges. The sentiment comes from the set Blooming Sentiments by Penny Black, heat embossed in white on black card stock using Versamark ink and white embossing powder. I decided to stamp a script border across the bottom portion (stamp is old from Whimsy Stamps), and then finished it off by adding a yellow button with jute twine. My card base is heavy weight cardstock from Michaels.

Stamps: Hero Arts Antique Bee and Flowers // Penny Black Blooming Sentiments // Whimsy Stamps Border (retired)

Thanks so much for visiting!! Hope you're having a good weekend. I need to get the grapevine I puchased planted this weekend, but my husband needs to build some sort of a trellis first. Looking forward to homegrown grapes already, although it'll probably be a while 😀

I'm linking up with these challenges:
Just Add Ink - Just add "F" (Flowers) // Simply Create Too - All Summer Long (Flowers and Bees) // Aud Sentiments Challenge - Flowers and a Sentiment // Moving along with the Times - Things with Wings // Crafty Gals Corner - For the Ladies // Path of Positivity  - Something Positive // Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Handmade Background // Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Nature or Flowers 
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  1. Gorgeous card, love the stamps;-))m

  2. Ellie I love this bee card - so beautifully stenciled and stamped. The yellows are gorgeous
    I have just today finished cleaning up the detritus from under my grape vine, which is now dormant. Hope yours (eventually) fruits as wonderfully as mine did this past summer
    Stay safe

    1. Thanks so much, Maxine! Good to hear you had a wonderful amount of grapes! Hoping I will too!

  3. What a great take on the theme Ellie, hadn't occurred to me to use Bee's but it's such a perfect one as the gardens are full of them tight now. Loving the delicate floral wreath as well.

    B x

  4. Thank you for sharing besides special thanks for the link up link

    Thank you for visiting as always.

  5. Your chicken wire made the perfect honeycomb, very creative!!

  6. This is gorgeous! LOVING the yellow!!!!!

  7. Bee-autiful creation Ellie, I love your design and the background is fab.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  8. What a beautiful card! I love it!

  9. This beautiful card caught my eye at once Ellie! I love the image and adore that you've set it on a panel of sunshine-coloured honeycomb. The button and twine make the perfect finishing touch. Good luck with the grape vine - how lovely to be able to eat freshly picked grapes! Vicky x

    1. Thanks so much Vickie! Hoping all goes well with the grape. It's in the ground but no permanent trellis yet. Lowes ran out of the 4x4's we needed but the grape is still small.

  10. Gorgeous creation, I love the stencil!!

  11. You thought right Ellie, they do go so well together, lovely images and design.

    Kath x

  12. What a pretty stamp and you've used it to such great effect on this lovely layout

  13. Hello… Thanks for sharing your lovely bumble bee card with ‘Moving Along with the Times Challenge Blog’; it fits perfectly with our ‘Things with Wings’ challenge theme. Hope you can join us next month for our new challenge. Diane Louise (Team Leader) xx

  14. Another beautiful card! Pinned.

  15. Very pretty card. Love the hint of the honeycomb stencil and the awesome flowers and bee. So glad you shared over at Aud Sentiments (and Crafty Gals Corner)

  16. Lovely card!
    So bright and perfect for Summer!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Aud Sentiments!
    Good luck with the challenge, and we hope to see you back soon!

    HandmadeByTasha DT


  17. A delightful card, ove the design. Thanks for sharing with us at Simply Create Too Challenge this month.
    Hugs, Sandy DT

  18. Lovely card. I like all the yellow and that text at the bottom adds some extra interest. Thank you for joining in the Success Challenge at Path of Positivity.


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