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May 5, 2021

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday: May Challenge - Blooming Beautiful

Hello and welcome to the May Crafty Wednesday Challenge right here on my blog! Thank you so much for stopping by to check out the new theme and hopefully you'll decide to join in too! 

A big thank you to all of you that joined in last month, there were some gorgeous entries and you can find my top picks at the end of the post. 

This Month's Theme:

I'm having flowers on the brain recently (it's that time of the year) so this month it's all about...............

Blooming Beautiful

{or Anything Goes!}

As usual the theme is optional and you may link up anything crafty - not restricted to papercrafts. All entries will be considered for a top pick, whether you followed the theme or not!

My May Creation:

I used Penny Black's collage style stamp Botanical Notes, but decided to keep the focus on the flowers instead of the full stamp. 

Exact stamp used:

I stamped on Bristol Vellum paper using Versafine Onxy ink and I colored with Distress inks and Zig Clean Color brush pens (exact colors listed below)  and then I fussy cut the image using my Cutterbee scissors. Yes - this did take quite some time but as long as I'm not short on time I enjoy the process very much and this was one of those days. Never mind the laundry that needed to be put away LOL. It can certainly wait!!

The background was done with the simple "splash watercolor technique" (you can see Loll's super short "how to" video here if you're not sure what technique I am talking about) and then I splattered some more ink onto the background using a toothbrush. Finally I used the same collage stamp on this background by stamping it in a light color (Tumbled Glass Distress Ink) to add some more interest to the card.

Related Products :

The script border which I also used partially on the top and the side is an oldie but goodie from Whimsy Stamps from my design team time many years ago and no longer available. 

Before adhering the fussy cut image to the card with foam tape, I added some light green grosgrain ribbon (option) and a strip of white card stock. The sticky sentiment is one from Tim Holtz Quotations stickers. 

Stamps: Penny Black Botanical Notes, Whimsy Stamps Border Stamp (no longer available)
Coloring Medium/Inks for Coloring: Tattered Rose Distress Ink, Worn Lipstick Distress Ink, Light Carmine Zig Clean Color, Carmine Zig Clean Color, Deep Green Zig Clean Color, Mustard Zig Clean Color, Brown Zig Clean Color (Zig Colors I used are all included in the 48 Pack of Brush Pens)
Tools and Accessories: Zig Detailer Watercolor Brush, Cutterbee Scissors, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush, Tim Holtz Quotations Sticker Set,  Grosgrain Ribbon (retired SU - Option), Toothbrush for Ink Splatter, Craft Mat (Options), Foam Tape, Tombow Mono Multi Glue

I'm linking up here:
Dare 2B Artzy Challenges - Flowers // Stamping Sensations - Beautiful Blooms // Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Feminine // Do-Al(l) Kreatives - Pastel Colors and Spring Colors // The Crafting Challenge - Flowers // Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Use Penny Black Stamps // 

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Last Month's Top Picks:

I will continue to add my favorites to the dedicated Pinterest board, but going forward I will once again showcase the top pick's creations with links to their individual blogs, which will be removed at the start of each new month's challenge to remain in compliance with GDPR.

Choosing favorites is never easy but something that needs to be done and here are my top picks in the order of entry.

No. 17 Mandy 

No. 24 Hazel

No. 26 Yasmin

Congratulations! Well deserved recognition! Your top pick logo is below. Feel free to post it to your own blogs if you like to!

To play along this month simply use the linky tool below.
Thanks so much for stopping by!!

A few things to remember:

  • You may follow the theme or anything crafty goes.
  • Backlinking is allowed.
  • You may combine with any other challenges.
  • You may use any brand of stamps/digis/products (no company restriction).
  • No more than 3 entries per person please - no worries if you end up with more.
  • Please do include a link back here to my blog in your blog post.

Note: Top picks will be selected from the entries shared with the linky tool. The top pick's creations will be displayed the following month along with their blog links until the start of a new challenge. If you do not want to be featured, please do not use the linky tool.


brenda said...

The title say's it all Ellie, is really is 'bloomin beautiful' so delicately coloured and just yells out spring and summer.

B x

Hazel said...

Thank you for choosing my card as one of the top 3 xx

Jennifer said...

This is so pretty!!

Curated By Jennifer

Mummylade said...

This is an amazing project, love the scripts.

Sorry I haven't been around to comment much of late, life and Covid swept over us and I've been trying to cope to the best of my ability. I hope you don't feel that I have ignored you cause that wasn't my intention. I will try to up my blogging game, I promise.

Marilyn said...

Congrats to the top picks!
Have a great day!

Mandy said...

Thank you very much for choosing my card as a Top Pick. That really is an honour.

Congratulations to Hazel & Yasmin.

Hope everyone is safe and well. Stay Happy, Healthy, crafting and creating joy.

Love Mandy xxx

Joanne said...

That is so lovely!

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful floral card, love it. Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations. Anesha

brenda said...

Hi again Ellie, thanks so much for linking up at at Stamping Sensations Beautiful Blooms theme, your creation is perfect and beautiful.

B x

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much, Brenda!

Ellibelle said...

You're welcome, so well deserved!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Jennifer!

JanR said...

Beautiful card! I love the background and the soft colours.

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Helene, and no need to apologize!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much, Marilyn. Same to you!!

Ellibelle said...

You're so welcome! So well deserved!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Joanne!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Anesha! Happy to join in!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks again, Brenda!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Jan!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! I just came over from PBSC to get a closer look! Your fussy cutting is so impressive! I've tried, but failed with this stamp:) I love your gorgeous background too! Thanks for joining us.

Doris Klein said...

Amazing work... but you linked your challenge blog with us and not just your contribution from your blog!? :-/

Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

Hugs and please come back soon!
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Granmargaret said...

Thank you for the challenge. Lovely card

GerJanne said...

It's a lovely card. So nice you join us at DAK.

Jo Ann said...

Hi there...Please disregard entry #25 as I entered it by mistake...Thank you!

work anniversary gift said...

nice blog.

Sue from Oregon said...

Another blooming pretty card! I ADORE your design and the use of the script-very cool! Thanks for sharing with us at PBSC! ♥ Sue Kment