Jul 4, 2020

Summertime at Allsorts Challenge

It's Saturday, meaning time for a new theme at Allsorts challenge. It's Helene's turn to host and she picked the theme of Summertime. There is a stamp from Chocolate Baroque to be won this week so hopefully you'll join us! Also, if you are able to watch Hochanda TV, Lesley of Chocolate Baroque will be sharing a new and very exciting collection of stamps on Hochanda TV on Tuesday July 7th at 10am and 3pm (note: these are UK times), I heard that these stamps are something really different so you may want to check it out if possible! I don't think it's possible here in the US to watch...



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I got out another oldie but goodie stamp for this card - Lazy Days by Penny Black (I found one available on eBay), heat embossed and colored using distress inks. Using a hand cut mask and distress inks with a blending tool, I made some hills and used more stamps from Penny Black (Sprigs, Snow Blanket) to add some trees and other plants for an outdoor scene. I hadn't planned on using pattern papers but messed up when I tried stamping a border around the card so decided it was best to trim off the edges and use what I could. This old pattern paper from my stash was a perfect match, I think it was a freebie package from Bo Bunny out of a stamping magazine. 





Butterflies were done using an old Martha Stewart punch, and the sentiment is from Penny Black's set Sweet Wishes. I tried to add some stencilled sun rays (this was done before I messed up), and now it really doesn't look much like sun rays after I added the sentiment strip. 





That's all for today, thank you so much for stopping by! Hope you're having a good weekend! I will be back again tomorrow with my card for the July Penny Black and More challenge theme. 

15 comments:

  1. Morning Ellie,

    That's a perfect image for our Summertime theme and the little red flower compliments the backing DP perfectly.

    I believe you can watch Hochanda TV in the US, although of course the timings are different, but they always refer to welcoming their US viewers and shipping to you so it is an option on one of your channels.

    B x

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  2. Really cute, a perfect summertime card;-))m

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  3. What a gorgeous image and so beautifully coloured Ellie - loving the wee scene you created around it.
    Stay safe
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  4. What a beautiful design. I think the pretty patterned paper goes really well.
    Thanks so much for sharing with #MMBC. :)

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  5. Fabulous, peaceful scene! Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

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  6. So BEAUTIFUL! Loving the sweet image you created!!!!

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  7. A really great image for the challenge and a fabulous background.

    Kath x

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  8. Super image Ellie, gorgeous card, xxxx

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  9. How lovely and relaxing this card is to look at - such a great image to find.

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  10. though old it is a lovely image, perfect for our theme this week.

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  11. Adorable!!! LOVE that relaxed guy and all the fabulous outdoor scene you build for him!
    The paper is really perfect to match!
    HUgs

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  12. A very pretty and summery creation, Love your image Ellie.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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