Hello and welcome to the August theme of Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday, right here on my blog! I'm so happy you decided to check it out and maybe you'll decide to play along too! Thank you everyone for your continued support in my challenges! It was great seeing all your wonderful entries.
This Month's Theme
For the month of August I've selected one of my favorite themes:
Something Beginning with "B".
How about Blossoms, Butterflies, Birds, Beach, Bench, Bow, Bonnet, Blue? And so many more options! I think this is the perfect theme for the month of August and hope you'll play along!
My B's are the color Blue, Blossoms and Blotches.
The stamp I used is by Penny Black - Painter's Vase. It's actually a two piece stamp set, I've not used the vase part on today's card and only the poppies. For this card I decided to ink them up in shades of blue. I used Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass, then went over the flower edges with Faded Jeans Distress marker and over the stems I used a Wild Honey Distress marker. Since the stems were blue to begin with the two colors mixed and it turned into a brownish -green stem.
The music notes on the background were done with an old stamp from Hero Arts and Old Paper Distress ink. This stamp would be an alternative option. Then I flicked some diluted distress inks onto the background using the same inks I used on the flowers with a tiny bit of Chipped Sapphire ink too.
The sentiment is part of the set Blooming Sentiments, also from Penny Black. It's been stamped using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink.
I paper pierced along the edges using an old template and piercing kit from Stampin Up. I'm sure there are similar tools available, but for some reason I could not find any. Before adhering the card to the base, I inked up the edges using the same inks again.
Last Month Top Picks:
As I have mentioned last month, I am discontinuing the prizes (started with the July challenge and going forward), but of course I am still going to select my top picks.
As always, in order to be in compliance with GDPR I am not able to post links, but I have decided to create a Pinterest Board where my Top Picks of the month will be pinned with links back to each Top Pick's blogs.
No. 32 Carole J.
No. 49 Craftartista
No. 56 Hazel
See the Top Picks's Creations HERE on Pinterest.
Congratulations! Your Top Pick logo is below, feel free to post it to your own blogs!
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- Enter up to 3 times with a new project.
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- You may use any brand of stamps/digis (no company restriction)
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