Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Allsorts Challenge #676

 The challenge over at Allsorts this week is **add some sparkle** and I've added some Wink of Stella and a little golden bee to my card.  I've stencilled some colour onto the background here and then die cut a bottle, some wild flowers and a little bee.  The bottle was die cut from white before being coloured and then painted over a couple of times with some Wink of Stella although the true sparkle doesn't really show in the picture.  The wild flowers were cut from white card also and then water coloured.  The sentiment was stamped directly onto the background and then I remembered I had a small scrap left of some card to which I'd applied gilding flakes so I used this to cut the little bee.  You will see from the 'recipe' below that I've had all these items for a long time - no recent purchases used ๐Ÿ˜‰ so I will also be taking this over to Shopping our Stash where the theme is pastels  and this challenge encourages the use of things already in our stash rather than always going for something new.

Bottle - a  'steel rule' die from Tim Holtz which I've had for years
Flowers - Wildflowers and Wildflower Stems #2 from Tim Holtz
Stencil - Honeycomb Tim Holtz
Bee - from a Tonic die set which came free with a magazine
Sentiment - another magazine gift stamp from way back


  1. This is really gorgeous - I love absolutely everything about it - delicate colours, layout, and juxtaposition of the stencilling with the die cuts. Thanks so much for joining us for my "Add some sparkle" theme at Allsorts challenge this week, and good luck!
    Pauline x

  2. A pretty floral card Val, Wink of Stella take me back, I think they were the first decent sparkle pens out there and used them for years, moved on to Sheena's and just bought the new ones from Oakwood and impressed. Many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  3. Your card is beautiful, Val. I love the stencilling and the layout of your design. xx

  4. A beautiful card Val, looks like you've hit the scrap box again.

    Sue xx

  5. This is just beautiful!! I love the stenciled background with those pretty flowers and that little bee is a great touch too! You've got some great snippets in your stash :)

  6. Lovely soft colours and a stunning card Val, just shows we should delve into our oldies but goodies xxx

  7. These colours are so pretty and I like the vase against the stencil. x

  8. Gorgeous card!!! I love your bouquet of wildflowers in pastels!! And that embossed honeycomb background just really adds to it!! Way to go shopping your stash!! So glad you joined the fun and played along with our "Power of Pastels" challenge over at SOS!!

  9. Absolutely gorgeous card Val. Love your little bouquet in a bottle with the inky background and the "winked" bee xxx

  10. Very pretty floral card your colour tones