Hello and welcome!
The challenges are starting up again today at Allsorts challenge and it's my turn to host this week. I thought it would be fun to see your interpretation of the theme "Spots and/or Stripes". You may use patterned papers, stencils, stamps, embossing and any other creative way to add spots or stripes. We have a wonderful prize from Highlight Crafts (Perfectly Potted die set with co-ordinating Reflections and tickets to Crafting Live Peterborough) so hope you can join us for your chance to win!
Here is what I made adding both spots and stripes:
These stamps are all from Penny Black (Holly Berry Bird and Nature Sings - those two are new to me and were from more recent releases. The script I stamped on the bottom portion is Penny Black's Christmas Story large background stamp, this is several years old but comes in to handy, "let heaven and nature sing" is part of the Nature Sings stamp set. The large sentiment on the top left is Penny Black's Season's Gifts, my favorite Christmas sentiment set a few years old.
I decided to include some branches onto the card, that die set is also from Penny Black - Blustery. I left them white as if they were snow covered.
I colored with Distress inks but then used Faber Castell Pencils for some more detail. The card front was inked with Iced Spruce Distress Oxide ink and I flicked white Posca Pen ink onto the card for some more spots/ snow.
The patterned papers I used on the right side I found in my box of paper scraps and I have no idea who the makers are. Gold cord and gold and silver sequins were added as embellishments. I love to mix metals (just ordered this pretty necklace for myself :) so I used both gold and silver sequins.
I once again used the Peace on Earth mood board as inspiration (the colors), this time in plenty of time to share with the challenge too :) I've also used inspiration from the back of Nature Sings stamp set by PB designer Jill Foster, she used both the holly berry stamp set and this cardinal on her card, I just added a few extra details to my card.
Thanks so much for visiting!