Hello and welcome! It's time already for a new theme at Allsorts challenge, this time our challenge runs for 2 weeks over Easter as we know many of you will be busier than usual and will appreciate the extra time to join us. We have 2 fabulous prizes from Craft Stash to give away this time, Woodware and AALL and Create stamps.
So for the next two weeks our theme is "Masculine". Hope to see you joining in!
I decided to create a scenic card using one of my old Flourishes stamps. Unfortunately the company is no longer in business and I purchased this set off eBay a couple of years ago. This is my first time using it. The set is called Kids Play (or kids at play) and the only one I found online is on eBay UK but you never know... it might show up on eBay or Etsy here in the US at some point.
To make my sky/lake I used a circle die as a mask then inked with Antique Linen, Victorian Velvet, Seedless Preserves, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Saphire Distress inks/oxides. I placed a post it note where I wanted the horizon to be and inked up the sky first. After removing the post it note, I inked up the water in a similar way, and also swiped my Chipped Saphire and Broken China ink pads across the "water". The silhouette image was stamped with Versafine Onyx ink using a stamp platform/positioner. At this point I had already removed the circle mask.
You may like these silhouette stamps:
The sentiment is a new one from Penny Black's newest release - Love Big. It may sound like a Valentine's set but it's not, instead it includes some great inspirational quotes so had to have it.
My patterned paper came as part of a prize I recently won from entering DL.Art challenge. It came with a paper pack by Simple Stories. Thought this camera themed background paper was perfect to use here as it surely appears that this boy is enjoying a lakeside vacation.
On the right side I added a notebook die cut. I've had this die for a looooong time from when I was part of the Whimsy Stamps design team, so it's no longer available. Before adhering to the card base, I tied some natural jute twine around the card.
Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you have a Happy Easter! I won't be posting next Saturday as this time the challenge runs for two weeks, but I will be back on the 18th with a new card.Products used:
- Stamps: Flourishes Kids at Play (no longer available), Penny Black Love Big
- Inks: Versafine Onyx, Antique Linen, Victorian Velvet, Seedless Preserves, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Saphire Distress Inks/Oxides
- Papers: Bristol Vellum, 110lb Cardstock, Simple Stories Patterned Paper
- Tools: Stamp Platform, Whimsy Stamps Notebook die (retired), Ink Blending Brushes
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