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Feb 3, 2024

We're Playing Bingo at Allsorts Challenge

Hello and welcome! It's been a busy February on my blog so far and I am back for the 3rd day in a row. Today is the start of a new Allsorts challenge and Brenda is our host. She created a fun Bingo Board and we hope you will join in with us this week. Lots of great options with the theme but as always you may select our "anything goes" option if you're not up to the challenge. We have prizes from  Stampendous and all entries will be entered into the prize drawing as long as our simple rules are followed. Winners will be announced on the last Friday of the month.

Here is our bingo board:

And here is what I made:

From the first look at the bingo board it was clear that I was going to select the bottom horizontal row as it includes some of my most favorite things: Stencils, Twine and Flowers. I also knew I was going to use one of my new Aall and Create stamp sets and decided on the beautiful Textured Florals set which I was lucky enough to get while it was on a sale, this is my first time using it. I did notice it has sold out but I found it on  Amazon USA from a private seller and it might be available from other retailers as well.

The background is a "smooshed" background using distress inks. I did add more green ink (I think Pine Needles ink) with an ink applicator tool. Next I used Aall and Create stencil "Doily" on the background. The flowers were first stamped directly onto the background then again on scrap paper and fussy cut. I was going to leave them white but decided to add just a touch of purple and then some glitter using Stickles glitter glue in Stardust. I also used Wink of Stella on each flower petal but that sparkle didn't photograph well. Next I stamped the text and bee from the Aall and Create set Miniatures. Thought I was done with the card front when I realized I had completey forgotten about the twine and wasn't sure how to include it at this point. I finally decided on adding a couple of buttons with white twine. Not sure I like this addition but a challenge is a challenge and at least the buttons match the background so well, so maybe they were meant to be included :) I do wish I had used more twine but I just couldnt find a way to add more of it without it looking "off". So the small pieces of twine will have to do. 

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I mounted the card front onto purple cardstock (inked with Wilted Violet ink) then I created the base by using a chickenwire stencil (which is meant to represent honeycombs in this case) using a light touch of Wilted Violet ink once again. The flowers are large so this card measures about 6.5 x 6.5 inches. 

Another view below:
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brenda said...

Beautifully done Ellie, how effective the A&C Textured Florals (a fav with me) look with just the tinies hint of colour and sparkle.

B x

coldwaters2 said...

What a beautiful creation Ellie those flowers are fantastic so is the wonderful detail and background
lolo x

Amy Johnson said...

You always have the most creative cards! I love the words on the flower petals and the glitter in the center.

Linby said...

One of my fav A&C sets, love how you gave them glittery centres on this gorgeous card. said...

beautiful card you made, love the flower stamp.

P-and-P said...

It looks beautiful. I like the details of the lettering on the petals. :)

HilaryJane said...

It's fabulous. I love the background too xx

Dena J said...

Those textured flowers are gorgeous!! Love how you've done the background for them.

Sarn said...

Love your A&C flower card - with the daintily coloured background xxx

Liz said...

Beautiful card Ellie, I love the colour combination.
Liz xx

Mica said...

I love this, the glitter is such a nice touch and the background blends so beautifully! You did an awesome job with this to meet the theme :)

Pauline C said...

Beautiful card Ellie with what is one of my favourite A&C sets … the white flowers with a hint of colour look fab against your inky background.
Pauline xx

Joanne said...

That is beautiful! I'm always amazed at all the layers of depth you manage to create without the cards looking busy or messy.. just beautiful!

Darlene said...

WOW this is awesome! You are SO creative! Loved reading how you pulled this together! Nicely done ... very eye catching! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Triple B challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Co-Owner … Can You Handle the Pressure, Double D, Four Seasons, Peace On Earth, Stencil Fun, Simply Clean & Simple, Two Old Bats, Triple B, Word Power

Cathie w said...

your card is awesome.... thanks for joining us at the paper shelter challenge this week

Diane said...

Your textured flowers are gorgeous, what a great image!!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Triple B and Beautiful Blossoms!
Diane TB Co-Owner and BB DT
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laurie said...

Beautiful the textures! Thanks for joining us at ATSM!

kiwimeskreations said...

A beautiful card Ellie - love your colours in the background, and those flowers are perfect with just the touch of colour and sparkle. The buttons and twine look as though they are 'meant' to be there

Mervi said...

Fabulous and lovely card;-))m

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I love the delicate colours and those floral stamps are one of my favourites too.

Sarah said...

Such a lovely card, the subtle colours are so pretty x

Julie Reed said...

Lovely card, thanks for sharing with us at the Paper Shelter this week.
Julie DT

Ink Outside The Box With Diane said...

Stunning! Those flowers are the wow factor, especially with the sparkly centres. Thanks for joining us at Krafty Chicks Challenge this past week for our Stamp theme :) Hope you join us again soon.
Diane - DT KCC

valscraftings said...

Thank you for joining in our challenge this month with your wonderful project!
DT – Val, Nan, Leigh, Cat