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Sep 19, 2020

A Lovely Garden Scene for Allsorts Challenge

 Hello and welcome!

A new theme starts today at Allsorts challenge, this week it's Helene's week to host and she picked the theme of: My Lovely Garden. Hope you'll join us for a chance to win a beautiful floral stamp set! I'm also announcing the winner from last Saturday's Allsorts' Belated Birthday Celebration giveaway, simply scroll down to see if your were the lucky winner of my prize.

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I decided to combine a few different stamps from Penny Black and create this cute garden scene.

I stamped the outline stamps (Bunny from set Garden Friends - I used the retired wood mounted version Sweet Talk, Rose stamp from the set All Abloom) onto watercolor paper using my usual  Versafine Clair Nocturne ink.  and then heat embossed with  Clear Ultra Fine Embossing Powder

Coloring was done with a mix of distress inks. I usually simply use ink from the ink pads (I prefer to use regular distress inks and not oxides for watercoloring) by pressing a corner onto a clear block then picking up the ink with a Zig detailer waterbrush for coloring. A stamp from the Penny Black set Sprigs was used with distress ink to fill in some of the ground then simply watercolored the grassy background and soil.

To make some clouds in the sky, I used an old Stampin Up cloud stencil and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink with an ink blending too. My stencil is retired but this one from MFT would be a similar option. 

The sentiment from the Penny Black set Blooming Sentiments was stamped onto white card stock then cut out using a circle die. 

A closeup below....

Products used:

Stamps: Penny Black Garden Friends // Penny Black All Abloom //  Penny Black Blooming Sentiments// Penny Black Sprigs

Allsorts 11th Birthday Celebration Winner:

Thanks to all for visiting and linking up! Only 12 of you linked up although there were quite a few comments on the post. However I need to stick to what I said in the post and choose a winner from the linked entries.

And the winner is.......................
Suzanne H.

Congratulations!! Please email me at ellibellescorner at gmail dot com with your complete mailing address by next Saturday. 

I'm linking up with these blogs:
Pattie's Creations - Include an Image // Aud Sentiments Challenge - add a sentiment // Moving along with the Times - Create a Scene // Little Red Wagon - Nature // Paper Shelter - Animals // Chocolate Baroque Challenge - Wings or Anything Goes // 

Thanks so much for visiting!!


  1. Oh my goodness Ellie I LOVE this scene you made. Its gorgeous, cute and colourful.

  2. Ah, that's why you get such crisp lines. The result is stunning!

  3. Oh, how lovely and cute scene!!! Love that bunny and the garden you painted so well!

  4. Congrats to the winner!
    Have a great day!

  5. An absolutely perfect scene for the theme Ellie, it says Summer day in the prettiest of ways and I can almost smell those Roses. Hope you are feeling better.

    B x

  6. Another absolutely adorable card! I love how you fill the whole card front up with these beautiful scenes.

  7. Totally adorable card, great stamping and colouring;-))m

  8. Beautiful card!! And congrats to my friend, Suzanne!!

  9. A really super scene, some fabulous images and super colours, great sky too.

    Kath x

  10. Such a sweet card. Thanks so much for the win!

  11. So beautiful Ellie, xxx

  12. Oh my, that is a gorgeous card! Thanks for inspiring me to try watercolors again.

  13. What a beautiful card, Ellie! Such a lovely scene and beautifully coloured x

  14. Such a lovely scene and card. So cheerful!

  15. Love love love this! LOVING that background and the adorable bunny!

  16. What a sweet card! #MMBC

  17. Beautiful! Thank you for joining in with us at The Paper Shelter this week. Sammy-x

  18. Thanks for entering our Challenge this week @ Little Red Wagon with this lovely Card.

  19. This is so pretty Ellie, a beautiful garden scene.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  20. "Where the flower blooms, so does hope" - This inscription really made my day!!!
    Review Belt For Man

  21. Your card is so cute. Darling scene and sentiment. The image bunny is so cute. thanks for sharing over at Aud Sentiments.


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