Hello and welcome!
It's the first Sunday of the month and that means it's the start of a new challenge at Stamping Sensations. We have a nice and easy theme again this month, Stamp Something for Spring. And if you need some more inspiration, you can use Brenda's pretty photo collage below to get you started.
We have a really nice mixed media bundle made up of things from Oakwood Archer and then there will be a second prize of some pretty silhouette stamps for a second winner.
Here is Brenda's inspiration piece if you need some help to get you started for spring crafting:
I took inspiration from the beautiful Magnolia blossoms and used my Magnolia stamp from Penny Black - The Unfolding - to make my card. It is one released a few years back so it's not as widely available anymore but one of my favorite brushstroke stamps.
Using a stamp platform I inked up the blossom with various Distress inks. Originally I wanted a more pastel flower (and card) but my Spun Sugar ink barely showed up so I kept adding more inks and this is the end result. Then I used the brick background stamp from Penny Black around the blossoms stamped with Vintage Photo ink. The postmark/butterfly on the bottom right and script stamping on the top are part of Penny Black's Gathering Together stamp, also stamped with Vintage Photo ink.
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The sentiment from Penny Black's set Blooming Sentiments was stamped directly onto the card using Versafine Onyx ink. Thought the bottom of the card needed something black as well so I used an old cross stitch stamp along the bottom border to complete the card.
Before adhering to the card base I inked the edges with green distress inks.
Here is a peek at our wonderful prizes for this month. To play along for your chance to win be sure to link up your new springtime creation at Stamping Sensations. As the name suggests, we are a stamping challenge so stamping does need to be the focal point of the card.
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I am sharing with these challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - PB stamps opt. bright colors // Krafty Chicks - Stamp Act // Little Red Wagon - Blossom, Bricks // The Crafting Challenge - Spring // Pearly Sparkles Challenge - Feminine //
Always Anything Goes:
Taylor Made Cards 4 U // 613 Avenue Create opt. twist watercolor // Creative Moments // Through The Craft Room Door // The Corrosive Challenges // A Bit More Time to Craft // A Perfect Time To Craft // Classic Design Challenge * // Crafts Galore Encore // DL.Art Linky Challenge // Love to Craft // QKR Stampede // The Creative Crafters // World Wide Open Design Team Challenge // Lil Patch of Crafty Friends //
Your lovely Magnolia blooms reflect those on the inspiration photo so well Ellie, they are just beginning to bud in the garden, in fact the very same one as in the photo. The subtle stamping in the background works really well and draws the eye to the focal blooms.ReplyDelete
A gorgeous card with a lovely image and I really like the brick background too. Vee xxReplyDelete
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So pretty and the brick background adds a real urban feel! Love it!ReplyDelete
Another amazing card Ellie - the elements all work together so perfectly.ReplyDelete
Beautiful stamping and colouring, Ellie, Jo xReplyDelete
Beautiful card, love the colours. AneshaReplyDelete
Gorgeous card with beautiful sentiment;-))mReplyDelete
A beautiful card Ellie, the magnolia looks fabulous against the brick background.ReplyDelete
Your magnolia looks fabulous, I love that it turned out darker and the little row of cross stitches is a brilliant finishing touch xxReplyDelete
Such amazing card, love the Magnolia!!ReplyDelete
lovely card Ellie, I do love that flower it's beautiful.ReplyDelete
This is just so beautiful and the background stamping really adds so much interest to the layout.ReplyDelete
this is exquisite Ellie - love the deep coloured magnolia and you fabulous stamped backgroundReplyDelete
The Magnolia blossoms are beautiful, and I love those brick details in the background!ReplyDelete
Just beautiful and I like your great background design!!!ReplyDelete
This is so pretty Ellie, the background is beautiful.ReplyDelete
Another beautiful card!ReplyDelete
The Magnolia card is so pretty! You had a great inspiration board to work from too.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful card!ReplyDelete
Love that style of stamp, that flower is gorgeous in all those shades of pink. Thanks for sharing with us at Krafty Chicks!ReplyDelete
Another gorgeous card! The subtle stamped images are so pretty with the flowers!ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week!
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Another beauty Ellie. Love the design and the delicate bricks you added to your background. Very pretty indeed! Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black Saturday Challenge. ♥ Sue KmentReplyDelete
I love your card, thanks for sharing it with us at the Pearly Sparles Challenge Blog.ReplyDelete
Hugs Ilonka DT
Another stunner - love the colours!ReplyDelete
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!