Mar 30, 2015

Colorful Creations for Monday Morning Challenge No. 5

Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday Morning Challenge :-)

Thanks so much everyone for playing along last month, it was nice seeing so many spring themed cards! And hope you get to enjoy some spring weather where ever you are! It's been really cold here last week, but I *think* it's finally going to warm up here too :-)

It's time to announce last month's winner.
Random.org chose no. 18


Congratualions, please email me your complete address at ellibelle_blog at yahoo dot com  so I can get the prize mailed to you.

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For this month, the challenge theme I chose is

Colorful Creations

You don't have to use all colors of the rainbow, just as long as there are at least two different colors used on your project, it's good to go :-)

Feel free to use any stamp maker, and you may combine this with any other challenges. 
Just remember these simple rules:
It must be a new creation
You must mention my challenge and link back here in your post
You may enter up to 4 times
(As always, due to postage cost, I will have to choose the winner from USA entries - so sorry!)

For today I decided to show you two creations. I just recently received my "Bring on the Happy" Penny Black order  (stamps are available in my Etsy *Stamp* show now)  and I couldn't decide which one to use. 
The floral stamp I used on the first card is definitely my favorite floral stamp from this release.

I used watercolor paints on watercolor paper for the background. Then I added a stenciled design, using the new Penny Black stencil "Hypnotic". After stamping the flowers, and adding the fussy cut blooms, I randomly stamped the sentiment over the background using distress ink.

Products list:
(both stamps/set by penny black avail. in my shop) 
Hypnotic stencil  
watercolor paint, copic markers, versafine ink, memento ink, distress ink
button, twine, ribbon, glitter, white pitt marker


Next up is another birthday card using the fun stamp "Sweet Delivery". This was another have to have stamp for me, because I think the image works so well for masculine cards, but can also  be used for cupcake lovers and cat lovers, so it's perfect :-)


I stamped this image onto neenah card stock and colored using Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. The "tire" marks were made with a brand new Penny Black stencil (there are actually 3 different designs on this stencil). I gave the card some extra color by inking it with yellow distress ink. Sentiments are from the set "Bring on the Happy" and "Snippets", both also from the same release and available in my stamp shop. 

Product List:
Oscillations Stencil
(all avail. in my shop)
DCWV card stock, neenah card stock
faber castell polychromos 
versafine onyx ink, washi tape, glitter

The prize for this challenge is this cute little set,
 sponsored by my shop.


To play along in my challenge, simply link directly to your blog post. If inlinkz is not available, just leave a comment below.
You have until April 25th 8pm central time to play along.


9 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Just gorgeous!!

brenda said...

Two beautiful cards Ellie, I especially love the fresh Spring colours and hints of glitter on the first.

B x

jimlynn said...

Both are outstanding! Love the little cat image and those tire tracks! Fun card.
Thanks for the well wishes and I hope to be back soon.
Lynn

Amy Johnson said...

Great cards Ellie! I love the color in the first one. I just posted a colorful card too, so I will link up with you this week!

Lynn said...

Both cards are beauties. The cat one is hilarious!

Stamping Smiles Designs said...

Thanks so much Ellie! Off to go email you! Have a wonderful day!

Diane said...

Two really fabulous designs.

Hugs diane

Tammy said...

Both cards are gorgeous Ellie, I love the images!
Hugs, Tammy

Linda K said...

Very inspirational and beautiful cards from the DT! Thanks for creating these challenges!