Feb 23, 2019

Allsorts 508: Spring Flowers

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Hello and Welcome! Are you ready for some spring flowers??!! I know I am and at this week's Allsorts challenge it is just what we want to see - Spring Flowers - picked by our wonderful Wendy, who is hosting this week.


How I love this stamp!! It's an older slapstick stamp by Penny Black - You are the Bestest - and unfortunately I cannot find a link to it anywhere. It must have been discontinued.

I stamped it using Versafine Claire Nocturne Ink on Neenah 80lb card stock and then colored with my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. I colored using the "burnishing" technique, but the question does come up occasionally if these pencils work with the "Gamsol Magic" technique, and the answer is yes. It's what I used to do, in fact I used simple baby oil for a healthier choice, and blending stumps. Works beautifully, but I am trying to get better at the burnishing technique so it's the way I am using these pencils at the moment. 


The sentiment is from the Penny Black set Sweet Wishes also stamped using Versafine Claire Nocturne Ink. I used a simple sketch, added some striped designer paper (retired from Stampin Up) to the bottom portion and tied some parrot green jute twine around the card. Green enamel dots were added as embellishments and I brushed some wink of stella glitter over the daffodils and white flowers. The yellow card frame is Daffodil Delight color by Stampin Up and the white base is Neenah 110lb. 







I am entering my card with these challenges:
Double Trouble - Tic Tac Toe (I used the middle row: Sentiment, Stamp and Glitter, glitter is on all the flowers but hard to see)

Crafty Sentiment Designs  -  Spring Is Springing
Mod Squad Challenge - Clear or Rubber Stamps (I used rubber image an clear sentiment stamps)
Cute Card Thursday - Buttons or Enamel Dots
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Penny Black Stamps & Flowers
Addicted to Stamps -Anything But Squares
Stamping Sensations - All things Bright and Beautiful
Addicted to Stamps and More - CAS
Inkspirational - Use Your Stash


I hope to see some of you over at the Allsorts challenge blog. Our prize this week is a spring themed die/ embossing folder set by Sizzix, and remember you may enter up to 3 times for more chances to win!


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19 comments:

  1. Gorgeous colouring, this is one of my fave stamps, just coloured it too!
    So cute and happy card, beautiful design;-))m

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  2. Adorable!! Love the cute image!
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn❤

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  3. so bright and cheerful - a lovely card.

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  4. This is STUNNING! I loveeeeeeeeee that kitty and the flowers!!!!!

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  5. Beautifully coloured and a real breath of fresh Spring air Ellie, seems such anticipation waiting for the arrival for the new season.

    B x

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  6. Oh my, your kitten image is so adorable and great coloring and layout. I don't know what you think but others with kittens on their project think they are magical, and I know that my grandson's cat (who I'm currently babysitting for a long period of time while he's tavelling) can attest cats can do the disappearing and reappearing act and that's magical. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and maybe consider Use Your Stuff as an entry too...you decide.

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  7. A really great image with lovely colours and super colouring, , a really gorgeous card.

    Kath x

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  8. Hi again Ellie, just popped back to say thanks so much for joining in with our 'All things Bright and BEAUtiful' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge, its perfect.

    B x

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  9. What a beautiful card! Such pretty colours and perfectly coloured too x

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  10. Kitties and flowers, two of my favorite things! I love this card!

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  11. The sunny yellow and green are a great color combo. The twine is the perfect finishing touch.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs for our Spring challenge.

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  12. Fabulous card, love that image!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week for our Challenge!
    Debxx

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  13. This is just gorgeous, I love the stamp you have used (shame it's discontinued!) and the lovely colouring

    Thanks for Joining us at Stamping Sensations This month
    Joan

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  14. A gorgeous card in lovely colours and I love the PB stamp! Thanks for joining our challenge at Addicted to Stamps. Marlies

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  15. A gorgeous spring card

    Thanks for joining this month's Penny Black Saturday Challenge.
    Lorraine x

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  16. Love the combination of colours!
    Thank you for sharing with Addicted to Stamps and More!
    Susan
    Addicted to Stamps and More
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

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  17. OOH, wow!!! I just adore this super cute and sweet card!! This PB stamp is really awesome and your colouring with pencils and baby oil looks just perfect!! I don't know burnishing technique, I will have a go to see the link, thank you! :)
    Love so much your design with the patterned paper, the white stripe with dots and twine, it's a so lovely card!!

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  18. I was introduced to PB cat stamps so many years ago and each of them still brings me a smile. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

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  19. What a lovely card! I really love layout and colour combo. Thank you for joining Addicted to Stamps challenge.
    Sai

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