Sep 22, 2018

Allsorts 486: Water or the Color Blue

Good morning, it's time already for a new theme at Allsorts challenge and we have a fun new theme chosen by Helene. Water or the Color Blue. Hope you can come join us to be entered into the prize drawing!


I decided to go with the color blue, these birds were just asking to be inked up :-)
The stamp is Penny Black's Sweetest Sound, inked with Distress markers spritzed with water and stamped on Bristol Vellum paper using my Tonic stamp platform. I stencilled the background using Tim Holtz' Concerto stencil and distress ink. The border was inked with black memento ink (I simply wiped the  inkpad over the edges). Heat embossed the sentiment (old and retired from Whimsy Stamps) using Versafine Onyx ink and clear embossing powder. Framed with white card stock and then used a retired Stampin Up blue color as a card base. 


Sweetest Sound by Penny Black // Distress Markers //  Bristol Vellum Paper // Tonic Stamp Platform // Memento Tuxedo Ink //  Versafine Onyx Ink // Clear Embossing Powder // Whimsy Stamps Sentiment (no longer available)

Also sharing my card here:
Stamping Sensations - Something beginning with "B" - Birds, Branch and Blue
AuroraWings Challenge - Inspired by Music
Paper Shelter Challenge - Sentimental
Sunny Day Crafting -  Any Animals Always
Brown Sugar  - All Creatures Great and Small
Crafty Catz  - Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude  - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Animals  - Always Anything Goes
Create and Inspire  - Anything Goes + option of inspired by a song

Thanks so much for visiting!


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45 comments:

  1. A great card with the PB birdies Ellie and great background with the soft blues.

    B x

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  2. Pretty card!
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn❤

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  3. You are so talented with watercoloring! LOVE this card. Love anything with birds.

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    1. Thanks Amy, but not so much talent needed here. Just color the stamp, spritz with water and press down on paper :-) I couldn't believe how easy these stamps were to use when I got my first ones of this kind.

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  4. Wowwwwwwwwwwww! This is STUNNING! Loving the colors!!!!!!!!!

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  5. such fantastic stamping, I have tried but I mess up the water spritzing every time

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    1. Maybe too much water is coming out of the spray bottle? Try just huffing on the stamp. That usually works too, just turns out a little less "watercolor-y"

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  6. so pretty and such gorgeous colours too.

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  7. Great use of those stamps, beautiful design and love the technique you used. I have tried this times ago, but mine has not came out good because of too much water (I think) :)

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    1. Sorry you've had trouble with this technique. Sometimes it turns out too watery for me too, but I usually keep and use it anyway. Just gives it more of a watercolor look.

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  8. Fabulous colours, beautiful card;-))m

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  9. Hi again Ellie, just doing my Stamping Sensations catch up and relise I didn't see your link yesterday so popped back to thank you for sharing the lovely bird card with us.

    B x

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    1. Thanks Brenda! I just had to join in the "something with B" challenge :-) Always enjoy that theme!

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  10. WOW absolutely stunning, I love this stamp and your wonderful card.

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  11. Gorgeous card, you rocked this technique! Thank you for joining our Nature challenge at International Art & Soul! Best, CG

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    1. Thanks so much! Always enjoying this technnique!

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  12. One of my fave stamps! Great job. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations,.

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  13. I have this gorgeous stamp too and your colours are just stunning and a great way to get the colours there...my fav technique.x

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  14. Gorgeous card beautiful stamp and love the watercolouring.Thank you for joining us at Create and Inspire
    Carol DT x

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  15. Really love the effect of the spritzing your stamp after inking, Ellie! Fabulous stenciled background as well. I can almost hear those sweet birds singing. Thanks so much for joining out "Inspired by Music" challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

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    1. Thanks so much, Donna. Happy I was able to join in this time!

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  16. What a lovely effect you have used here. It looks like a watercolour painting. Thanks for sharing your creation with us in our Inspired by Music challenge. Good luck.
    Dawn DT xxx

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  17. Soo beautiful!! Thanks for playing with us at TPS this week! Good Luck, hug Lena

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  18. Stunning job with the water colors, Ellie! Love those birds. Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Crafting with an Attitude this month. Good Luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

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  19. Beautiful card, love the stamp ellie.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Water Or Blue' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

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  20. Fab project thanks for sharing at CC sorry for the late comment

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  21. A fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations for our B challenge

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  22. Darling animal card for our challenge at Sunny Day Crafting. Thanks for joining us. Hope you'll join us again!

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  23. love your watercolour birdies, they are so sweet, thank you for joining our inspired by a song challenge at Aurorawings, hugs, Marion

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  24. Very pretty. Your watercoloring is just amazing. Love the birds and all of it. :D
    Thank you so much for joining our Challenge at International Art & Soul.
    Debbie DT

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