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United We Flourish Hop With Altenew

Hi there!! And welcome to my stop on the hop. You should have have arrived from the fabulous blog of Svitlana Shayevich. She’s SO incredible, isn’t she? WOW!!

I have to tell you how incredibly excited I am about this hop. So many things I love: Ellen Hutson, the United We Flourish Program, Altenew, and POPPIES!! I have a serious love affair for poppies. I have them all over my house.  It’s true. They bring me such joy and hold a special place in my heart. ♥ I’m thrilled to be able to participate in this hop and I know you all will love designing with this multi-layered stamp set just like *I* did.

For my card I wanted to show off the versatility of both the stamp and die.  So I chose to use Distress Oxide Inks to watercolor the Poppy (first on the panel and then for the die-cut piece). And then I used standard Distress Inks to create the background.  Allow me to show you my card:

I first stamped out the Poppy image onto watercolor paper using 3 colors of Distress Oxide Inks. The reason I stamped this first image was to get the ink laid down and to create the watercolor effect I was going for. Using a paintbrush and water I was able to blur the ink and make the edges look more watercolor-y.

I then die-cut a mask of the flower out of Judikins Eclipse Tape .  By doing this I can now create the background without distorting the flower too much.

Placing the sticky mask on top of the flower I created my background using Distress Inks. This could absolutely be done with the Altenew Dye Inks, as well (I just don’t have any. *sad face*) . The colors I used are shown in the photo. (The Evergreen Bough was used as a transition color between the green and blue.)

Using water, a paintbrush, and the black ink from the Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor set I next flicked black ink on top of the panel. This is a dramatic effect I just LOVE!

Stamping and die-cutting the United We Flourish Stamp & Die Combo, Poppy Fields by Altenew flower a SECOND time I added a few details. Black ink was added around the edges for contrast, hints of shimmer to the petal lines, and Glossy Accents to the center. This piece was added using dimensional foam squares.

A piece of black cardstock was prepped with an Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Powder Bag. The sentiment was stamped using Versamark Ink and then heat embossed with white embossing powder.

 

My Poppy panel was adhered to a piece of the Essentials by Ellen Paper Pack, Modern Graphics by Julie Ebersole and that piece was adhered to my base card. After that? I simply adhered my sentiment with a few foam squares and a few sequins were added.

Here is a close-up:

NOW!! What would a blog hop of ANY kind be without prizes?!!? :D

⇒To celebrate, two randomly selected commenters will win a $30 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson shop and two commenters will win a $30 gift certificate to the Altenew shop. To enter just leave a comment on the Ellen Hutson Classroom blog or the Altenew blog by 12pm PST on Wednesday, September 27th.⇐

***I know you’re super excited to keep on hoppin’ and the next stop on this amazing hop is the ever-so-talented SANDY ALLNOCK!!!***

•If you should get lost at all, please go to either Ellen Hutson The CLASSroom or Altenew Card Blog

Supplies used are listed below (affiliate links used, where possible):

25 Days of Christmas Tags

25-days-of-christmas-tagsWelcome to day SEVEN of Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags!! Team Ellen Hutson is featured on her blog with our tags today. YAY!!

Tracey has some basic guidelines set up to win some fabulous prizes from the many sponsors, so make sure you read them and PLAY along!!

Now, here is the tag that I created for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags:

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My tag uses some of the brand new dies from Ellen Hutson LLC. The Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Believe by Julie Ebersole has been insanely popular! And who can possibly resist the Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Antlers by Julie Ebersole?

The antlers were die cut twice. First with Ellen Hutson Curious Metallic , Gold Leaf Cardstock then again and layered on top with the Tim Holtz Deco Sheets, Holiday 2016.  Using pretty paper, glittery accents, and (of course) a pom-pom red “nose” makes this tag a shabby shic success!

I hope you’ll play along and link up with your own tag creation for today’s inspiration by the Ellen Hutson Team. All of the creations are just amazing. I am so very fortunate to design with such a fabulously talented group of women.

Here are all of the supplies that I used, with affiliate links, if you’d care to shop with me. :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hello Spring

Hey everyone! I have a new card – Hello Spring – on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog today! When I think of Spring I think of my mom’s beautiful daffodil’s that pop up every year. They are so bright, sunny and beautiful. Almost like a ray of sunshine without fail every year in her yard. My mother has such a green thumb, which I sorely lack. Lisa = black thumb. Hahha!!

My Hello Spring card is what I hope a reflection of the beautiful daffodils that I see every year in her yard.  They sure make me smile and I hope that it will make YOU smile too. This is a little sneak peek, as usual. So the pretty daffodils (other than the stalks) can be seen on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog.

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I have a bit of an addiction to watercoloring, so this is a combination of two types: watercolor pencils and Peerless Watercolors. And I love the way the two work together. Heck, there are no rules…why not play with *all* of them?! Do what you love, I say.

I think that this Hello Spring card could be used for so many things, too. Don’t you? It’s just a bright, happy card. Why not make something similar and send it someone whose day needs brightening?

Happy Spring and a Blessed Easter, too. †

Be Kind

I have a brand new #TexturalTuesdays project that I named “Be Kind” from the stencil I used on the CLASSroom blog today featuring ways to find your own texture around the house. This was a really fun little canvas for me to make and I hope that you will all enjoy it, too.

Finding new ways to create texture, especially from things that you just have lying around the house, is so much fun. Even if you’re just using it as a focal piece, as I did for two of my pieces on the canvas. But the fun part is that you can see from the pieces used (go to the BLOG ) how these items could be used in so many different ways.

Here is a sneak peek of the Be Kind canvas just to whet your appetite:

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I know you can’t tell much from this…it’s a TRUE sneak peek!! But, there’s actually a lot of texture right there. ;) Even just in the words “Be Kind”. I’m loving this sneaky thing. Hahha!!

In the supplies list you’ll be able to see what PRODUCTS I used but not the free stuff, so that won’t give it all away. I really do hope that you’ll check out the full post. It’s not too lengthy and I hope that you’ll find it useful. I know that if you’re a card-maker that enjoys making CAS cards that you may not be super interested in texture, but maybe you would want to use something you learn from the post for art journaling? And it’s really fun and not super messy…not too bad. :)

I hope that you all remember to Be Kind to yourselves first and foremost. It seems that we are all so busy trying to be nice to others we forget about ourselves. Be Kind to YOU. ♥

SUPPLIES:
The supplies I have listed below are affiliate links from Ellen Hutson.com that I used in my project.  All of the products were purchased by me with the exception of those with an asterisk.

Happy Halloween

Hey everyone! I have this cute little Happy Halloween card up on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft blog today. I’ve used the Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils to color and shade the main focal images.

This is by FAR one of my favorite things to do to create color on cards. The depth, shadow, and varieties of color using these pencils is just extraordinary.  While there are many varieties of watercolors out there these pencils are glued through the length of the barrel for long-lasting break resistance. The pigments in these pencils also dissolve completely and are permanent, waterproof, and lightfast when dry.

While I’m not a huge fan of Halloween (I know, I know…) the way this card turned out is so CUTE!!

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The stamp set is adorable, huh?

The full step-by-step on how to make this cutie Happy Halloween card is over on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Blog. So, please pop on over there to make your own! :)

Have an awesome week, everyone, and Happy October!

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