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Apr 24, 2021

Brushstroke Flower, Stencils and 3 Colors of the Rainbow / Handmade Greeting Card - Plus my Favorite Rainbow Picture

 Hello and welcome!

This week at Allsorts challenge our theme is "3 Colors of the Rainbow" set by Kath. Hope you'll join in for a chance to win a wonderful prize by Pearlywinks.

I've surely seen plenty of rainbows in my life, but have to admit I had to look up what colors make up the rainbow :-) In case you too need some help, here they are: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet

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Here is what I came up with using Blue, Green and Violet

This pretty floral image is called  Exhilaration by Penny Black

I used distress inks (markers or ink pads - I don't have each color in every version) to ink up the stamp. I used: Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron for the leaves, Wilted Violet with a touch of Blueprint Sketch for the blossoms. (Wish I had a blueprint sketch marker but had to use the ink pad instead and now my blossoms are a little bit darker than I wish they were!!) 

Then I used Tumbled Glass and Blueprint Sketch ink pads to add the stencil designs (from this Tim Holtz Stencil and Stamp set). Not sure I like how the ink marks stenciling turned out, but at this point most of the card was already done and there was no way back. 

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The sentiment is one of my favorites from Penny Black's set Blooming Sentiments, stamped using Versafine Onyx ink

I had this dotted patterned paper on my desk and thought the color was a good match for my violet colored flowers so I added a strip to the card under the sentiment. Then I finished it off by adding a blue button and green jute twine (alternative option). 

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Since we're talking about "Rainbow Colors" for this week's Allsorts challenge I'm leaving you with my favorite rainbow picture I've taken. This was back in 2015 on our Colorado trip. One of the stops we made was at the Great Sand Dunes National Park on my birthday! I've taken it as a "Happy Birthday" message from above 😊

This is what you see when you turn around - the Sand Dunes. If you've never been here, I highly recommend visiting if you can. 

I'm linking up here:

Themed Challenges:
We Love Chocolate Baroque Challenge - Springtime // Penny Black Saturday * - Use PB Stamps // Mod Squad * - Spring // The Paper Funday - Spring // Ike's World - Springtime // Double Trouble Challenges - Flowers // Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper- Patterned Paper // Do-Al(l) Kreatives - Spring // Let's Craft & Create Challenge - Flowers // Sweet Stampers - Spring 

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  1. This is beautiful Ellie, you know how much I love Brushtroke stamps and the colours here against the subtle background stencilling are so prettily presented.

    B x

  2. A beautiful colour combo on your gorgeous card. Love that rainbow you saw, great photo.

  3. Gorgeous colour choices, beautiful card. Fabulous rainbow photo too;-))m

  4. Oh Ellie what a delightful card - Love the colours you chose to work with, and you have aced it!
    Stay safe

  5. Gorgeous card, and I really love that quote. What a beautiful rainbow photo too.

  6. Gorgeous card Ellibelle! Beautiful colors. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Gale DT for

  7. Ellebelle, I love how your card turned out!!! The stenciled background is perfect with your darker flowers! Thank you for sharing your card and talents with us at Double Trouble for our "flowers" challenge!!! -Donna

  8. Hey! Thank you so much for joining us over at the Clever Dexter Challenge Dexter loves your cleverly concocted creation and so do I! Lovely project and elegant! Good luck to the challenge and I hope to see you again in the next month. 🙂 DT Marj

  9. A really super card, love the colours and great images, great photo too. Thank you for joining our 'Springtime ' challenge at We Love Chocolate Baroque. Great card for Allsorts too.

    Kath x

  10. Thank you for taking part in the Clever Dexter Challenge, your creation is very nice, good luck, we look forward to seeing you again for next month. Rossella dt Clever Dexter

  11. Gorgeous card! Love the colors
    Have a great day!

  12. I love that rainbow photo! What a wonderful birthday surprise. Your card is beautiful and I just love the colors you picked.

  13. Hi again Ellie, just seen you linked your gorgeous creation to We Love Chocolate Baroque, thank you so much.

    B x

  14. Beautiful card, love the colours!

    Thank you for joining in at IkesWorldchallenges
    Val DT x

  15. This is gorgeous! I love the delicate background and the stamp in front. Lovely!

    Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

  16. Beautiful! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Ike’s world with this lovely creation. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Designer for Ike’s world {My Blog}

  17. Absolutely stunning card! Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Donna DT Member for

  18. What a beautiful card! I love blue and purple together! :) That's a really great rainbow photo too! :)

    Hope that you had a good weekend! It's a nice relaxing long weekend for us.

    Away From The Blue

  19. Hey! Thank you so much for joining us in the Clever Dexter Challenge Dexter loves your cleverly invented creation and so do I. I love your project .. so cute! Good luck and hope to see you again in the next month. Dt Roberta

  20. Gorgeous card and great pics too Ellie xx

  21. Your Colorado pictures are so neat! And your card is beautiful! Thank you for sharing it with us at Double Trouble :)

  22. Hey! Thank you so much for joining us over at the Clever Dexter Challenge Dexter loves your cleverly concocted creation and so do I! Hope to see you again in the next month. :)
    --- DT-Lizzy---

  23. That is a really pretty card and looks fab with only 3 colours. x

  24. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining We Love Chocolate Baroque challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  25. Love the stencil coloring against your very pretty inked floral... beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble. Please come back for more of our fun challenges.

  26. Pretty card Ellibelle. I like the colour combination. Thank you for entering the Share A Smile / Laugh Challenge at Path of Positivity.

  27. Gorgeous card with a very sketchy artistic feel. The sand dunes in Colorado are pretty as well, thanks for sharing and joining the challenge at The Paper Funday! Donna, DT

  28. Beautiful work. Love it.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

  29. Beautiful card. Love the quote!
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Dexter Challenge!
    DT for Clever Dexter Challenge
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  30. Wonderful elegant creation!
    Thanks for playing at Crafty Creations Challenge.

  31. Gorgeous card! Seeing it has made me add the stamp to my wishlist! I love the stencilled background too. Thanks so much for joining us at PBSC:)

  32. Stunning card and great quote, I'm really looking forward to getting back into crafting again

  33. Ellie your rainbow photo is spectacular. You rarely are able to capture the full arc in such glorious colour. Right place, right time and great photography skills.

    Your card is really pretty and the colours you chose work well together.

    Thank you very much for entering your lovely card into our challenge. Good luck with the prize draw.

    Stay healthy, happy, keep crafting and Creating Joy :)

    Mandy ♥
    DT for The Paper Funday Challenges
    Made By Mandy – My personal Blog

  34. Congratulations for this beautiful card and good luck! Thank you for playing with us this month at Clever Dexter Challenge We are waiting for you in the next one! - DT Irene - Clever Dexter Challenge

  35. Fantastic card! Thanks for joining our challenge at Let’s Craft and Create Good luck and I hope you’ll join us next time again.
    (DT member)

  36. What a beautiful card Ellie - CONGRATS for being a Featured Guest at this week's Inspire Me Monday party at Create With Joy!

  37. I love the quote. Beautiful colors. Awesome use of techniques. Well done! Thank you for entering your project in Get Creative Challenges. Look out for Challenge #101, coming soon.

  38. So pretty. Thank you so much for sharing on the Classy Flamingos party.

  39. This is so beautiful, Ellie! And I really love the quote. You are so creative and very talented, my friend!



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