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Aug 3, 2022

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - August Challenge

Hello and welcome to Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - August challenge taking place right here on my blog! I'm so glad you decided to stop by and I would LOVE it if you joined in too! As always, you can scroll down to see last month's Top Picks with a Twist. There were some fabulous entries, thank you all for sharing your creativity!

As a reminder, the themes now are always....................

Anything Goes

and instead is replaced by a "Top Pick Twist".

So feel free to link up all your new or recently made crafty things for a chance to be featured next month. As mentioned, the Top Pick features now will follow a theme/twist but nobody knows what that will be until the end of the month (not even me) and will be inspired by YOUR creations. Will it be something you incorporated on your card? As always, the  linky tool is at the end of the post.

Here is my card share:

My card was inspired by the current challenge at Inspiration Station with this fabulous photo:

The Zebra stood out to me the most  as I remembered this stamp I found for just $0.25 at a thrift store a few years ago and have never used it. It's by Coronado Stamps, not really a company I am familiar with and I am thinking it may no longer be in business. I do love the realistic style and glad I finally inked it up!

I created a sunset (or sunrise) scene with Distress inks (Antique Linen, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick) with a circle die cut mask in place for a moon. I removed the mask then stamped the Zebra. A white Posca pen was then used on the Zebra's white stripes. The pen worked ok but you can still see some orange and if I had to do this again I would definitely start out by stamping the Zebra first and masking it before inking the sky. Wish I had thought of that when I first started with the card!!

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The tree is Lavinia's Celestial Tree stamp, it was the only one big enough to sort of fit with the size of the Zebra.

The birds are from an older Hero Arts monthly kit and I added a quote from Tim Holtz's metallic sticker quotation set.

This post may include some affiliate links, meaning I may earn a small commission if you purchase something through the links. As always, this is at no cost to you. Thank you so much for supporting this blog!

I plan on linking up  here:
Inspiration Station - Animal Kingdom // Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges - AG // The Paper Funday - AG opt. Friendship

Link Parties:
Dare to Share //  Sunday Showcase - First Sunday with Ada and Mireille  //  Inspire Me Monday //  Link Up Potpourri //  Random-osity Good, Random, Fun //  Travel Tuesday. // You're The Star Blog Hop Link Party @Stonecottage Adventures // Anything Goes with Your Hosts @ My Random Musings // Jenerally Informed The Happy Now // Spread the Kindness Linkup @ Shelbee on the Edge //  Wonderful Wednesday // My Corner Of The World //Thursday Favorite Things // Little Things Thursday // Encouraging Heart and Home @ Slices of Life //  Funtastic Friday //   Link Up On The Edge

 July  Top Pick with a Twist

As mentioned previously, there is now a Top Pick Twist when it comes to my selection of Top Picks. Nobody knows what the twist will be - not even me - until the end of the month as the twist will be totally inspired by YOUR creations. This means the top picks will all have something in common. 

The Top Pick Twist from the July entries is ............Summer Colors Galore! Meaning all my July Top Picks will feature lots of beautiful summer colors. 

No. 30 Diane H.

No. 31 Gale K.

No. 44 Sparkling Pink

Congratulations!! Well deserved recognition! Your Top Pick logo is below. Feel free to post it to your own blogs.

I will continue to pin the top picks to the dedicated Pinterest board, but will also include photo and link back to the original blogs/sites here. These will be removed at the start of the new challenge to stay in compliance with GDPR.

To join in this month please use the linky tool below. You have until Wednesday August 31st 11:59pm CST to link up! 

A few things to remember:

  • 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 so I can manage to visit each entry.
  • Please do include a link back here to my blog in your blog post.
  • Backlinking to a recent post IS allowed.
  • Digital products are allowed and very welcome but the final piece has to be a physical handmade creation, not just digital.


Jennifer said...

These are all so good!

Curated by Jennifer

Diane said...

First let me say, the scene you have created is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love it!! Second, thank you for picking my card as a Top Pick and congrats to the others as well, what a nice surprise!!

Cynthia said...

Beautiful scene, Ellibelle! Congrats to all of the Top Picks.

kiwimeskreations said...

Love your fabulous card Ellie - that is one stunning sky you have created. Congratulation to the winners

Donna Walls said...

This is a gorgeous scene and I love the stamped images. Wow! Thanks for sharing with us at The Inspiration Station Challenge!
The Inspiration Station Challenge
The Paper Funday Challenge

Donna Walls said...

I'm back wearing a different DT hat to say Thanks for playing along at The Paper Funday Challenge!
The Paper Funday Challenge
The Inspiration Station Challenge

Anonymous said...

Wow, your zebra card is spectacular! What a beautiful scene and contrast of color. Thanks for sharing at A Place To Start's August, "Anything Goes With a Twist/Books" Challenge.

jolanda creatief bijtje said...

very nice card
Thank you for joining our challenge
greetings jolanda bongers
dt creative crafters challenge

Lovely said...

This card is beautiful and the scene is lovely.

NatureFootstep said...

loved the Zebra art. :) And cool to find another challenge. I´ll see if I can create something :)

Jackie C said...

What a smashing project!
We always love to see all the entries at Classic.
Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge
We really appreciate you joining in.

Jackie DT

Tracie said...

Gorgeous card. I love the background. Thanks for sharing with us at PIP Challenges.

Furrbster said...

This card really is gorgeous!

Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Moments,

Hugz Tinz

Chana Malkah said...

Love your Zebra card! Nice work on the perspective! Thanks for sharing at A Place to Start!
Chana Malkah, Owner

Judy McKay said...

Love the background of your zebra card. Beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door this mointh. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.
~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

Wendy Ann Batchen said...

Me again, gorgeous project Ellie. Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.
Wendy DT

jolanda creatief bijtje said...

nice card
Thank you for joining our challenge
greetings jolanda bongers
dt creative crafters

Granmargaret said...

Thank you for the challenge. Lovely card

Anonymous said...

All of your cards are simply wonderful. Thanks for joining the challenge at Love to Craft Challenge Blog.

Jayne said...

I love the warm tones used in this card. You are really creative when it comes to thinking up new designs! :) #MMBC

Carole J said...

Wow, Ellie - the zebra is a stunning stamp and your background is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” August Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!
Carole x DT Craftilicious Creations