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Dec 9, 2023

"B" is for.......................

Hello and welcome! It's Saturday again and that means it's the start of a new challenge at Allsorts. Brenda is hosting this week and her challenge is "I spy something beginning with "B". It's an optional theme so if you haven't included any "B"s on your card you are still invited to join us with a new crafty creation for your chance to win or to be selected as a Top 5. Prizes are from Aldridge Crafts, Stampendous, AALL and Create, these are for challenge 758 and 759.

Always love this theme as there are so many things that would be suitable and I decided on B for Bird on a Branch, Blue and Black. 

I used some new to me stamps from Aall and Create to make this simple card. I first stamped the bird (from the set Robin and Nuthatch), then masked the edges off with washi tape, then I added the watered down Distress ink (Faded Jeans) around the bird using a piece of acetate. The clocks are from the All and Create set Clocks and Flowers. (By the way, both of these sets are still available and part of their super discounts along with many other stamps!!) I wanted to ink around the inner edges before removing the washi tape but somehow I forgot about doing it until the card was finished... I think it would have given the edges a little more definition. 


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The sentiment is part of the Clocks and Flowers set. 

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17 comments:

brenda said...

Love how you combined A&C 558 into your card, so effective in the cool Winter colours and the pop of colour from the Robins breast, nicely done.

B x

Amy Johnson said...

Stunning card, and so creative! Love the sentiment too.

Sarn said...

An absolutely superb card Ellie. LOVE how you created the background for the fab robin. xxx

Pauline C said...

Beautifully done background for your adorable robin Ellie, and great layout with the clocks and sentiment. That A&C robin has to be one of my favourites!
Pauline xx

HilaryJane said...

Love that background and what a lovely robin. I think the edges are just fine as they are xx

Linby said...

Just lovely. I just got this little fella, not sure he's going to see a card this year though!

Liz said...

Beautiful card Ellie, I love your little robin and the lovely sentiment. xx

valscraftings said...

Thank you for joining in our challenge this month with your wonderful project!
DT – Val, Nan, Leigh, Cat
https://creativeinspirationchallenges.blogspot.com

ScrappyHorses said...

How beautiful is the texture and sentiment on this lovely card! Wonderful colors and theme! So happy you shared with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Fabulous card Ellie, and LOVE that sentiment, so true!!

Joanne said...

I love your card. That background sounds like a technique I've been wanting to try!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A fabulous card design for our 'B' challenge this week Ellie, lovely stamping and inking too.
Lorraine

Sarah said...

A totally gorgeous "B" x

Darlene said...

Oh Ellie, this is just awesome and I LOVE how you created your background! Really makes your pretty bird POP! You are always so artistic! Thanks for beautiful inspiration and Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Triple B challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS
Co-Owner … Can You Handle the Pressure, Double D, Four Seasons, Peace On Earth, Stencil Fun, Simply Clean & Simple, Two Old Bats, Triple B

Leanne said...

Nicely done, and the blue is pretty on this card, great stamp you colored, thank you for playing our Stamp Act challenge at Krafty Chicks Challenge. Have a great day!

Leanne DT Member/KCC
Krafty Chicks Challenge

Carla said...

Lovely work, thanks for sharing with Crafting from the Heart! DT Carla

valscraftings said...

Thank you for joining in our challenge this month with your wonderful project!
DT – Val, Nan, Leigh, Cat,
https://creativeinspirationchallenges.blogspot.com