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Monday, 25 June 2018

DV #182 All Things Bright and Beautiful

Welcome to Dream Valley’s challenge for the next two weeks, All Things Bright and Beautiful. Today’s challenge is just for fun, as there is no actual prize.

182 All Things Bright and Beautiful

I started with a blank sheet of Clarity 7” Stencil card, and a blank sheet of Crafters Companion A4 black card, a sheet of scrap card., some Tim Holtz dies and some Spellbinders Border dies.

With the scrap card and border dies I cut two fancy edges, which I then taped down over the stencil card to create my own stencilled shape between 1/3 and half way up.

Using Distress Oxides I inked in between my two edges making my own stencilled shape.

Then I stamped some random stamps from Marianne’s texture range.

The little pot with the wildflower is from Tim Holtz, and was lurking in my spare diecuts box. I liked the plain black against the brightly coloured shape. I originally stamped the clarity Congratulations stamp directly onto the card but it fell off the block and made a mess, so I stamped a second time and faux matted it up by going around the trimmed out sentiment with black ink.

I’m entering this into:-

Addicted to Stamps - #297 Make Your Mark
Aud Sentimenys - #206 Anything Goes + A Sentiment
CAS-ual Fridays - #202 Inspiration Photo (the bright colours)
Crafting With An Attitude - #40 Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - #422 Anything Goes option Beautiful Blooms
Create a Smile - Moodboard (I chose the colour palette)
Create and Inspire - #75 Anything Goes
Dare2BArtzy - June: Bright Colours
Inkspirational - #163 Use Small Stamps
Less Is More - #374 Bits Box Items
Sheepski Designs - #15 Embellish It or CAS
Simon Says Wednesday - Bright and Cheerful
Simply Papercraft - #58 Anything Goes

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  1. I love the inked band with the different images on it, Lin. The black silhouetted flower and vase compliment it perfectly. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

  2. This is fabulous, Lin! The silhouette against the pretty stencilled background looks so elegant! Beautiful!

    love Mags B x

  3. This is a really pretty CAS design,

    Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments,

    Hugz Tinz

  4. Fabulous card, great colours and design, Kate x

  5. Beautiful card Lin, thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays.

  6. Such a gorgeous background. I love how you masked and ink blended only a portion of the panel and silhouette style flower vase, so unique and pretty. Thank you so much for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. xx Ankita

  7. Fab card thanks for sharing with us at Crafty catz this week and good luck

  8. Cute card! I like the color that you added and your masking looks great. Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  9. Hi, Lin! I love the masking on your inky background! So colorful and pretty. You asked a question on my blog, and the answer is: The flower was spritzed with water, and each petal was crimped and shaped. Every 2nd or 3rd petal was cut off so the flower beneath could be seen. thanks for visiting my blog! hugs, de

  10. Great card Lin. Loving the black against the bright inks!
    Debbie x

  11. Sweet card, loving the background you have created.
    Thanks for joining us over at Sheep Ski Designs.
    Jean xx

  12. This is gorgeous, loving the black silhouette against those pastel colours. At Less is More we have a maximum combined challenge limit of 5 including ours which, unfortunately, you have exceeded on this occasion. Please do join us again.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

  13. Fun CAS creation! I love the masked strip with all those bright, pretty ink colors... Your black die cut really pops. I hope to see you joining us again at Less Is More!


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