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Mar 13, 2021

Awaken in Blues and Violets - Especially for You

Hello and welcome!

It's time already for a new challenge over at the Allsorts challenge blog where it's Helene's turn to host. She picked the theme of "use a stamped image" so this time the focal point has to be hand stamped. Our wonderful prize comes from Stamp Addicts, a £15 voucher for their shop! By the way Stamp Addicts are showcasing brand new stamps on Hochanda TV on Wednesday the 15th at 5pm (UK time), tune in to see lots of Butterflies, Flowers and Shrink Plastic! 

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I picked the beautiful stamp Awaken by Penny Black for my focal image this time. 

Using a stamp platform it's been stamped with Memento Tuxedo ink on Neenah 80lb cardstock, then colored with Copic markers using blue violet and violet shades (colors of the flowers were inspired by a book cover of the current Double D challenge) with some yellow in the middle. I fussy cut the image with cutterbee scissors

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To make the background I used painter's tape for masking the top and bottom as well as a die cut circle to mask a moon. Then using an ink blending tool I inked up the paper with Tumbled Glass and Blueprint Sketch distress Oxide inks. The script was then randomly stamped using Tumbled Glass ink. I used the old Stampin Up French Script stamp which I unmounted  because I have better control of where I want to stamp the words this way. I honestly think this is my most used stamp ever! 

After removing the painter's tape and moon mask I added the sentiment which I heat embossed on black cardstock using white embossing powder. The sentiment is part of the set Blooming Sentiments by Penny Black (also avail. on Amazon).

Products Used:
Stamps: Awaken by Penny Black, Blooming Sentiments by Penny Black (also avail. on Amazon), French Script by SU available on eBay
Inks: Memento TuxedoTumbled Glass Oxide, Blueprint Sketch Oxide, Versamark 
Papers: Neenah 80lb cardstock, Recollections 110 lb cardstock, Black cardstock from SU

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I'm linking up here:
We Love Chocolate Baroque Challenge - I Love ... (Flowers, Coloring, Fussy Cutting and using the SU script stampPenny Black Saturday Challenge - Flowers and PB Stamps // As You Like It Challenge - Favorite way to cut your image (fussy cut - love that I can get so close to the edge with my favorite scissors!) // C.R.A.F.T. - Feminine // Moving along with the Times - Spring is Coming // Little Red Wagon - Circles (does my masked moon count??) // Unicorn Challenge - Feminine // Crafting Happiness Challenges - Flowers // Challenge Up Your Life - Flowers // Crafty Calendar - Feminine // Di's Digis Designs - Beginning with B (Blue, Blossoms) // My Time to Craft - Feminine // 
Double D challenges - inspiration
My coloring was inspired by the book on the top right, in fact I originally inked up a darker background for my flowers but decided to keep it lighter and started over with it.


  1. Beautifully done, creating a stunning card. L x

  2. Amazing colouring, have a lovely weekend!

  3. A really striking colour palette Ellie, makes for a beautiful card. I've had that PB stamp for years and only inked it a few times as was never happy with the finish, must get it out and try again after seeing yours.

    B x

  4. What a beautiful card! That moon mask looks incredible.

  5. This is stunning, beautifully colored and nice masking!

  6. Gorgeous card and fabulous stamp.
    Happy weekend;-))m

  7. That is gorgeous!! Pinned.

  8. It is gorgeous Ellie, a beautiful stamp, xxx

  9. beautiful card Ellie. Super colouring and very striking. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT. Zoe x

  10. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Crafting Happiness Challenges. Hope you'll link up again! We always have two challenge options: 1) weekly theme OR 2) Anything Goes for those who don't want to use the theme. All craft types welcome, and Unlimited entries!
    :) Janis, Owner & Design Team

  11. One of my favourite stamps, love your choice of colours and a great background too.

    Kath x

  12. Amazing and so striking!

    1. ....And thanks for joining us at We Love Chocolate Baroque challenge!

  13. Cute design. Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

  14. Beautifully created!! A gorgeous image and design and the colors are amazing! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  15. WOW what a gorgeous card Elli! LOVE the colors and design! Well done! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Book Covers’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    Please stop in for a visit!

  16. Great colors on this card thanks so much for joining DD challenge.
    Barbara DT

  17. Gorgeous colors! Fabulous design! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge. Please join us again real soon!Hugs, Joy
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Owner and Coordinator

  18. Such a beautiful card, Ellie! This card really pushed me through my fear of making a CAS card!! You are so talented and inspire me all the time. Have a wonderful week!

  19. How creative! Such beautiful colors!

  20. Your card is beautiful! I love the wonderful design/layout!

    Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week!

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  21. This is a really wonderful card! The coloring is beautiful and the background is absolute perfect (I love the subtle script). Thanks so much for joining us this week at CRAFT Challenge!

  22. The colouring is stunning and such a gorgeous card thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar hugs Sue x

  23. Love the colors! So Beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along in the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. Good luck with your entry and hope to see you again.
    ~ Donna (DT for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends)

  24. This is really beautiful Ellie, I love your choice of image.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  25. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn. Have a nice day,.. Succes!!
    DT Anneke

  26. Ellibelle I am such a huge fan of your lovely artwork!
    Thank you for sharing your creativity at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy.
    We’re SO excited to feature you at this week’s party (#479)! :-)

  27. A gorgeous card, love the pretty flowers
    Thanks for joining our challenge at As You Like It this time.
    Lorraine x

  28. Wow, that's a very beautiful card! Fab colouring and colours. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. xx Wilma

  29. A lovely card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Dragonfly Dreams.

  30. Such a beautiful card, thanks for sharing with us at the Unicorn Challenge.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  31. Thank you for sharing such a fabulous post.
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