Essentials by Ellen Winter 2016 Hop

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Hi and welcome to the Essentials by Ellen Winter 2016 Hop! You should have hopped over from the CLASSroom blog. I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today! This MAY be my favorite release yet!! It’s almost like a child, I think, so hard to pick a favorite. ;) But I’m so super excited to share what I’ve created with you.

Let me show ya what I made with a couple of the new sets, just to whet your appetites:

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Yes, those beautiful brushstroke words ARE foiled in gold, folks.

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Everything looks prettier when watercolored.

And what blog hop would be complete without prizes? :) I also get to give away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set!!! Yay!

  • The winner may choose ANY Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set (maximum value $15) currently in stock at Ellen Hutson.com To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on this post by February 16th!
  • There is also a crazy awesome Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom! To enter, be sure to leave a comment THERE, also by February 16th; ALL winners will posted at the CLASSroom on Friday, February 19th!

If you get lost, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.

Your next stop on this hop is the fabulously, amazing SANDY ALLNOCK. She’s sure to knock your socks off!!

Love Always

Hello! I have a brand new card up on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog today that I’m excited to share with you.  I’m using the January Greenhouse Society Set – Crocus from Technique Tuesday  which includes the sentiment, “Love Always” in a beautiful font.

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Of course, this is just a sneak peek of the card. There is MUCH more to see for this “Love Always” card on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog, so you’ll really want to go there to check out the whole kit and kaboodle (whatever that means anyway!).

I used a few different dies, some very pretty (and NEW!) patterned paper, and one of the lovely new pigment powders that Donna Salazar just released at this past CHA for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®. Oh! And I also used her Girlie Grunge Art Medium. Fun stuff!

It’s a pretty card so I hope that you’ll make your way over to their blog.  Love always….

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge – Glitter

Hello there and welcome to the 1st of February (my personal favorite day of the year) aaaaaaand the day where we at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog get to share a new challenge with you! This month it’s all about GLITTER!! Wooohooo! MMMC 21 - Glitter

We were so fortunate to receive some fabby paints from Paperartsy this month and one of the places you can get them is from Frantic Stamper, who is our generous sponsor this month with a $25 gift card!! Yay!!

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Frantic Stamper

These paints were so much fun to work with. So fast drying and easy to layer to create a fun background for my piece.

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Here are just a few steps at what I did to create to it for this month’s Mixed Media Monthly Challenge featuring GLITTER!!

It was really easy brayer on the paint in the layers (although I found some of the colors didn’t “play” as well as I’d hoped and I added a different one when finished.)

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I stamped over the background with a JOFY Stamp Set (JOFY 14) called and used  Stamper’s Big Brush Pens in different colors to provide shading over the acrylic paints. Then I added some Glass Bead Glitter Gel to add glittery highlights to some areas.

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When I was at this point I wasn’t overly fond of the coral and the way it looked. So I applied the Bougainvillea paint  with my fingers and then blended it around with a damp, flat paintbrush.

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I added some extra stamping to the sides, a strip of glitter tape, a few rhinestones, and stamped a sentiment. Over the sentiment I added a layer of glaze to which I added some glitter. Most of this had to sit overnight to dry.

Here’s a close-up:

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and another

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Please follow these rules to be eligible for placements and prizes. Entries not following the rules of the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog will be deleted.

* You must use our challenge graphic in your challenge post.
* You must comment on at least 3 design team member’s blogs.
* Your post must link back to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge post.
* Add a link to your direct post, not your entire blog, a YouTube Video or a Pinterest Board
* You can combine with up to 4 other challenges.
* No Backlinking allowed! Any back-linked entries will be deleted.
* You can enter up to 5 times, create whatever you want, and HAVE FUN!

Be Awesome Canvas

HUGE EDIT!!

This BE AWESOME CANVAS was supposed to be for Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® and their blog, but with the death of their CEO and it did NOT make it to their blog (except for a few hours) and has since been removed. So, I’m sharing the finished piece here along with the sneak peek that I originally shared.

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This “Be Awesome Canvas” is using some of the new products just released at CHA: Asphalt Texture Paste and the new Stencil 10 Ct. 301 Collection. But, also mixing it up with some of the oldie-but-goodie products, too. I think that you can see the glimmer in the photo from the Glass Bead Glitter Gel, which is just one of my very favorite products ever. (So happy I got a decent shot of this stuff!!)

I’m not sure when the Be Awesome Canvas makes it officially back up on their blog. When it does make it,  I have a full step-by-step tutorial on how I made this piece. It’s much easier than it looks — I promise.

OH!! And I have a UStream coming up for Faber-Castell, too!! Make sure to check it out. Feb. 3rd at 11:00 AM PST/2:00 PM EST . Should be fun. :) Their channel is located here:  http://www.ustream.tv/channel/designmemorycraft

Mixed Media Canvas for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

I have a mixed media canvas for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® on their blog today. It features some of the new products that were released during this most recent CHA. The majority of the products that I used are from Donna Salazar and her Girlie Grunge Line with the company. It features a lot of fun things for mixed media artists AND card makers to take your creativity to the next level.

Here is a peek at what I created:

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Isn’t that fun?! Look at all the texture!! And shimmer!!

The new release by Donna has two sets of Tissue Tape, Girlie Grunge Art Medium, Gauze, New Pigment Powder, and I’m sure I’m forgetting something!

Please hop over to the blog to see how I made this Mixed Media Canvas for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®. It’s a full tutorial with photos and very easy to make. :)

All the products that I used are listed on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog so be sure to go there to see what I used to make this canvas.

Thanks for joining me today!

 

Pearly Canvas

Hi everyone! I’m back from CHA and I have a cool Pearly Canvas up on The CLASSroom blog today for #TexturalTuesdays. I’ve been enjoying the look of metal, buttons, gears, and doo-dads on canvases for quite some time, but I’ve just not known quite how to pull it all together.

While I was at CHA, I was fortunate enough to be able to watch the fabulous Finnabair in action and I got a few tips and tricks from how she creates her stunning pieces of art. After spending some time watching her, I at least felt that I had enough info to do a beginner’s canvas of my own. ;)

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I sincerely loved making my Pearly Love canvas (even though it’s on un-cradled hardboard). It was such a learning process for me and I love learning from MYSELF, don’t you? I’m really going to have to dig through all of my embellishments to see what I have to use that I can stick down and make pearly!!

To see the full tutorial and step-by-step photos of how I made this project, I urge you to go to The CLASSroom blog. Plus, there are so many beautiful micas on the market now to play with, too! I’ve been privileged to use some beautiful new pigment powders from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® that are just STUNNING!

I hope that you like this piece…I’ll be looking forward to your feedback! Have a tremendous Tuesday!

 

Mini Canvas

Hey there! I’m posting this from CHA where I’m exhausted and my feet are on fire. ACK!! But, I wanted to show this super cute little mini canvas that I brought for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® and is on their blog today !! It was super fun to make because it’s using a LOT of the new line from Donna Salazar. She is an amazing mixed media artist that I just adore and she has such passion for what she does. I am so thrilled that she has partnered with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®.

So here’s a little peek of what’s on their blog. Aaaaaand…if you happen to be at CHA? You can pop over to booth # 755 and see my little mini canvas in person!! How cool is that?!

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I really love the texture and dimension if this mini canvas. It’s only 6″ x 6″ square. Perfect for creating without getting overwhelmed. Don’t forget to go to the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog to see the full project photo and more information.

I’d love to meet you if you ARE at the trade show tomorrow or early Tuesday. Let me know here in the comments or on my Facebook page. Link is on the right hand side over there —>>>

Have great day and I hope to have some kind of round up when I get back

Year Four Season’s Givings Blog Hop

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Hello there! Welcome to my stop on the Year FOUR Season’s Givings Blog Hop. You should have arrived at my blog from the super amazing, funny, and wonderfully talented Lydia Fiedler of Undertand Blue fame (if you are following the hop in order). You can always go back and start at the top of the hop, the full list is below.

The Year Four Season’s Givings Blog Hop is all about YOU! Yes, YOU…our readers. Whether you are new here or a seasoned reader to our blogs. We wouldn’t be doing what we do, without our blog readers. There are plenty of days when I get zero comments, but the days that I touch even a single reader? That feels like a warm hug. So this hop is for all of you out there just to say “Thanks”. ♥

So, I have a little prize to give away:

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Here is what’s included in my little prize pack:

Whatcha think? Do you think you’d be able to create with this yummy stuff? I bet you could. ;) 

I’m going to use Rafflecopter this time around and see how it works. Let me know what you think. The commenting will end at 12:00 Midnight EST/ 9:00  PM EST January 7th. Thank you. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Be sure to visit the phenomenally talented Alice Wertz, who is next on this hop. She is a sweetheart and can color ANYTHING. And I adore her.

Here are ALL the amazing companies and wonderful people involved in the Year Four Season’s Givings Blog Hop.

Lawn Fawn
Scrapbook Cards & Today Magazine
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Reverse Confetti
Technique Tuesday
CAS-ual Friday Stamps
Verve Stamps
Donna Salazar
Richard Garay
AdTech
Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Inchie Arts
Avocado Arts
OHscrap (Bossy Joscie)
Rubbermoon Stamps
Latina Crafter
A Jillian Vance Design
JustNick
Your Everyday Stamps
Latisha Yoast
AJ Otto
Kimberly Crawford
Julia Stainton
Laurie Willison
Teri Anderson
Jennifer Gallacher
Vera Yates
Wanda Guess
Nichol Magouirk
Kelly Klapstein
Anabelle O’Malley
Kim Watson
Chari Moss
Laura Bassen
Lydia Fiedler
Lisa Adametz << you are here!>>
Alice Wertz
Daniela Dobson
Jenn Shurkus
Lori Craig
Amy Tsuruta
Lisa Henke
Margie Higuchi
Lee Murphy
Lori Tecler
Dina Kowal
Loretta Lock
Darsie Bruno
Marcie Sharp
Veronica Zalis
Barbara Anders
Maria Levine
Dana Joy
Melody Rupple
Keri Sereika
Asia King
Jennifer Ingle
Yvonne Van de Grijp
Beth Pingry
Erica Houghton
Mary-Ann Maldonado
Piali Biswas
Ashley Newell
Nicole Maki
Julee Tilman
Leigh Penner
Christina Griffiths
Lindsay Amrhein
Laura Williams
Debbie Seyer
Christine Emberson
Kerry Urbatch
Linda Lucas
Tosha Leyendekker
Giovana Smith
Bunny Vance
Stacey Schafer
Lee Ann Barrett
Ruby Naz
Julie Dinn
Jill Hawkins
Christiana Reulling
Jodi Collins
Gracie Chavez
Michelle Woerner
Tania Willis
Karisse Schilling
Lori McAree
Ashley Harris
Emily Leiphart
Heidi Blankenship
Coralynn Murray
Tenia Nelson
Pretty Philosophie
Jillian Vance
Misti Oblander
Ceal Pritchett

Sooooo many amazing companies and designers!!! Wow!!

*** IMPORTANT: My giveaway is open for EVERYONE!! YEP, international, too!!! But, I would love it if you subscribed or followed my blog. (If you don’t already.) There are plenty of ways to do that (through Feedly, BlogLovin’, your e-mail address, Feedblitz, etc.) I don’t blog every day so you won’t get bombarded. ;) ***

Enjoy the hop and I wish you a happy, healthy, and blessed 2016.

COMMENTING IS NOW CLOSED…THANK YOU!!!

Believe

Hi there! I have a new project in the CLASSroom for Ellen Hutson, LLC today for #TexturalTuesdays. It’s a tag that I’m simply calling, Believe. I wanted to use some of my older products along with some of my newer ones to create today’s project and see what I came up with. I think at this time of year we all kind of get caught up in what’s the newest thing, the latest, the greatest…but we forget about some of the other things that we still have. So, I put to use some of my older products that have always stood the test of time.

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I used alcohol inks, frosted film (which I’ve had FOREVAH!!!),  a Hero Arts ink that I don’t remember how long I’ve had, the Texture Luxe™ which came out last CHA, sequins, wood veneer, paint, and some new products like the foil, and the stamp sets (while, an older release, are still new to me). 

This Believe tag took me a little while to create, truthfully, but I really enjoyed the process of pulling together old and new to create something full of texture. The post in the CLASSroom has lots of pics and step-by-step information for you in case you’d like to learn more (which I hope you do!).

Hope you all have a terrific Tuesday!

 

3D Poinsettia

Hey everyone! I’m super excited today because I have this amazing 3D Poinsettia to share with you today. This project is also for the Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Design Team so the full project is on their blog with step-by-step photos and instructions.

I was inspired to make this project because of this stunning Crepe Paper Poinsettia by my friend, Amanda Coleman.  

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And since she’s the amazing person she is, she allowed me to use the pattern for her leaves to make my OWN leaves for my felt 3D Poinsettia. It sure made my process so much easier. Even though it still took a long time! This is one of those project you need to be fully committed to. (I burned my fingers AND lost a fingernail!!)

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Of course, this is kind of a sneak peek of the project. For the full reveal you’ll want to head over to the Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® BLOG and see how the 3D Poinsettia all came to be. ;)

And be sure to go to Amanda’s blog and drool over her creations, too. She is CRAZY talented. 

Supplies are listed on the Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Blog. Other items used are listed below:

Merry & Bright Die – Essentials by Ellen
Cozy Christmas 6 x 6 paper pad
May Arts String by the Spool, Natural Burlap
Hero Arts Mixed Accents, Earth
Also used, cheesecloth (from the grocery store :) )

 

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