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Feb 26, 2022

Flowers Are the Music of the Earth

Hello and welcome! It's Saturday again (hard to believe the last weekend of February!!) and it's time for a new theme at Allsorts challenge. This week we want to see "Hand Coloring or Paper Piecing". It's a nice and easy one I think and hope you will join us! Remember, we welcome up to 3 different creations so maybe you will try both options! There are two prizes to win this week - a digi prize of 3 images by Ruth Hamilton Design and a Tonic die set from Coleman Craft Warehouse. 

This week I decided to use one of Ruth Hamilton Design's images, the beautiful Clematis Montana to make my card. When I selected this image I had a completely different card in mind but then this is what it turned out to be and I do like the look of it. 

I used Copic markers for coloring in light shades of blue, lilac and lavender (flowers) and a couple shades of green (plus E50 - this eggshell color will give a nice glow on the edges) for the leaves. I also used a Sepia Faber Castell Polychromos pencil for some shading. 

I printed the image out twice, fussy cut the full image and then the two large blossoms from the second image. 

A Stampers Anonymous tiles stencil from this set was  used on the background with Bundled Sage Distress ink for some interest on the background. Before adhering the flowers, I stamped the music note stamp (an oldie from a Whiff of Joy stamp kit - this stamp set would make a good alternative option) using Versafine Onyx ink

The two separate flowers were then added under the music note, one of the flowers with foam tape. Sentiment is from Penny Black's set Blooming Sentiments (also on Amazon). I've used it on a couple other upcoming cards (not the same sentiment just from the same set) and it was still laying on my desk which is what inspired the music theme of the card. 


Before adhering the card front to the base, I used Avery Elle's Wonky Stitches large die. I added some fine loose glitter I've had forever (Stampin Up's Dazzling Diamonds) with Tombow Mono clear glue to make them sparkle. 

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  1. This is so pretty and to use the music to link the flowers is just wonderful.

  2. Lovely card Ellie. I like the background stencilled grid and the pretty flowers on top. Nice to get a bit of dimension in there too! xxx

  3. Beautiful! And I couldn't agree more with that sentiment.

  4. What a beautiful card and I love the addition of the dazzling diamonds! The sparkle really helps those dark centers to stand out.

  5. This is a stunning creation!

  6. So pretty, the colors and detail on the flowers is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Krafty Chicks!

  7. omg how beautiful card, stunning design and colouring;-))m

  8. This is so gorgeous Ellie, I love everything about it. Your colouring on the RH image makes I look quite like a vintage Penny Black stamp which I love, and the composition with the music notes is brilliant
    Pauline x

  9. Beautiful work here. Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Annette DT

  10. Ellie, such a beautifully colored floral and love the stitching on your frame... beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

  11. Back again, and again, just so beautiful. Nice work. 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

  12. Ellie, this is so beautiful! I love blue flowers. The stenciling and flowing music background are the perfect backdrop. I'm thrilled to be part of the team.

  13. Beautifully done both in coloring and composition! Thanks for joining us on the Corrosive Blog Challenge ~ Pam, DT

  14. 💜 this card! The sentiment and background are such a perfect combination. Thanks for playing along at Double Trouble. Cheers, Crazy Cousin Makira

  15. Exquisite work Ellie - this is absolutely gorgeous.
    Stay safe

  16. Hi Ellie, a fabulous card, love the subtle stencilling detail behind your clematis. Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck in the prize draw... Megan DT LPoCF

  17. A gorgeous card Ellie. Very elegant and stylish with loively blue flowers. Marlies

  18. A very pretty card, love the soft stencilling in the background and beautiful blue/purple of the Clematis, just gorgeous.

  19. Such a beautiful card. I love the layout and your coloring is beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at PIP Challenges.

  20. This is simply stunning! I'd never have thought of colouring the Clematis this colour but it looks amazing!

  21. Beautiful card! Such gorgeous colors, sparkle and background! I love the sentiment and design! So happy you shared with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

  22. Love everything about this card - the gentle stencilling, the gorgeous flowers, the perfect sentiment and the music theme! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

  23. Here eventually Ellie, what a beautiful way to use one of Ruth's images.

    B x

  24. Ellie this is so beautiful
    Gr Karin

  25. verry beautyfull
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Debo DT Member for

  26. These flowers are so pretty and nice layout, thank you for sharing at Crafty Catz challenge, Tilly

  27. Ruth Hamilton is a new designer to me, I will definitely have to check out the designs because this one is lovely and so is your card. Beautiful colors and coloring! Thanks for sharing your lovely project with us at The Paper Funday Challenge! Donna

  28. Ellie, this is absolutely gorgeous and very inspiring! Thanks so much for joining us over at Little Red Wagon this week!

  29. This is so beautiful. I LOVE the coloring of those flowers and that sentiment is so fun. Thank you for playing with us this week at the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!!

    Cupcake Inspirations
    Design Team Member

  30. I love this Ellie. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Wendy DT Member for

  31. Congratulations! 
    You have been selected as a TOP ROCKER for the week of 26 FEBRUARY 2022
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    The Design Team

  32. Beautiful card Ellie - and beautifully coloured. The wonky stitches are a great frame for the image. Thank you for entering the Celebrate Something Special About Your Family Challenge at Path of Positivity.

  33. I love your card, thanks for sharing it with us at the Creative Crafters Challenge Blog.
    Hugs Ilonka DT


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