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Oh Happy Day

Aaaaand it’s #TexturalTuesdays!! Yay!! Oh Happy Day! Which also happens to be the sentiment that I used from the very sweet Oh Happy Birds Stamp set that I used for my card today. My card in The CLASSroom with Ellen Hutson is featuring Mama Elephant and Molotow Masking Pens.

I may have tried too hard to make the pens work. Or overthought it. Which I do. It’s not rocket science, but when something is new to you, and you’re really NOT sure what to do with it or how to fit it into your world…overthinking comes soooo easily. ;)

Here is a photo of my Oh Happy Day card:

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I love using loose watercoloring for backgrounds. The Molotow Masking Pens are very useful in keeping desired areas completely free of ink and paint. I do believe that I need more practice in using them, however. (Keeping it real.)

It gets frustrating when you just want to complete your project and all you do is mess up, though. *sigh*

If you have one of these pens I’d love to hear your feedback! Now that mine is done, though? It really IS “Oh Happy Day!”

Please check out my complete post on The CLASSroom Blog for all my pics and my full step-by-step whinefest details on how I made the card with tips and tricks.

All of my supplies are listed below. These ARE affiliate links, if you would like to shop with me at Ellen Hutson. I earn a very small percentage each time you shop. Thank you. xo

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Mixed Media Monthly Challenge – October

Can you believe it’s already October? Time flies. The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge for October is using inspiration from the Mood Board below. It’s so perfect for October and for Fall.

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The sponsor for the month is the fabulous Stampotique and they are providing a wonderful gift certificate of $30.00 to the randomly chosen winner. 

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And we are thrilled to welcome Guest Designer Julie Steed this month to play along with our challenge this month, too! (She’s amazing.)

Being the kitty lover that I am, I used the cute (but scary) Stampotique Kitty Squad to create my square canvas panel below. Love these creepy, cute kitties.

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It’s cute, huh? Here’s how I made it:

Prime a 6 x 6″ canvas panel using black gesso. Add texture with Neon acrylic paints and bubble wrap, mesh, string and whatever else you have lying around. No kidding! Each layer should be dried prior to adding a new color. Paint different colored circles using whatever circular items you may have. I first use a pencil, then the paint. Wink of Stella in Black is added to the inside of each circle. So shimmery!

Wood veneer stars are coated with black gesso, dried, and small amounts of glue are added to the top. Before the glue is dry, Rock Candy Distress Glitter is added to the top of each star. Then each star is adhered to the canvas.

Believe it or not I actually Copic colored each of the kitties from the stamp set. Yes, I did. It took a while. I probably should have watercolored them, but I really wanted a type of vibrancy  that I *thought* would be easier to achieve with Copic markers. HA!! I was wrong. Took me forever. I have no clue what I’m doing. I’m just glad I didn’t ruin it.

Did I also mention that I also dislike fussy cutting? Aaaaand I did that, too. *sigh*

The last step is to add a little greenery for my kitties. This is done with a little corrugate cardboard and more neon paint. It’s adhered with modeling paste.

Here’s a slightly different view:

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The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge for October is SO FUN!! And the team has created so many awesome pieces to be inspired by — as always. Make sure that you stop by and say “hi” to everyone. 

Most challenge blogs have rules, as do we, but they’re so easy-peasy! Check ’em out below:

Please follow these rules to be eligible for placements and prizes. Entries not following our rules 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. (If you’re here? That’s a start!)
* 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!

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Mixed Media Monthly Mid Month Inspiration

Happy Thursday! Today is all about the Mixed Media Monthly Mid Month Inspiration post on the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog. Wow!! That’s a mouthful, isn’t it?

Normally we are a one post per month challenge. Or usually so. However, this month, due to the generosity of Canvas Corp Brands, we are also doing a Mid Month Inspiration. Lots of ways to get YOU excited about our Rustic Challenge.

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If you’re looking at my card below and scratching your head saying to yourself, “That doesn’t look very rustic”. Well, I would have to agree with you — to a point.

For this card I used a collection of Canvas Corp Brands paper that utilizes a beer theme on a muted background. I also used a recipe card. Downloading a free PDF for a beer mug to make the shaker was the most difficult part of the card. For the actual shaker portion of the card Keepsake Envelopes from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® came to the rescue! It’s filled with a variety of sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

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Don’t forget that this is still just the middle of the month for this challenge! So you still have plenty of time to enter.

Here are the rules to follow. Make sure to read them. ;)

Please follow these rules to be eligible for placements and prizes. Entries not following our rules 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. (If you’re here? That’s a start!)
* 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!

You have until 11:55 pm EST on September 30th to enter!

Don’t forget to link up your creation on the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog. I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Be Amazing

Hey there! I have a new card over on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog today that I’m calling “Be Amazing”. Why? Because of one of the little sentiment stamps that came on the Mama Elephant set that I used for the card called Organic Blooms. 

I love how this card turned out. I used the stamps from Mama Elephant, all sorts of amazing adhesives (of course) from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®, the die as my centerpiece from Essentials by Ellen, and the Be Amazing stamp to tie it all together.  (All products will be linked below, if any of them are not available just be put on the waitlist — which is awesome!) This panel was water-colored using the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. If you don’t have even a few of these markers, I would suggest trying a small set. The Zig Clean Color Markers are pretty amazing.

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Using the inlaid die-cut like this is a beautiful way to draw the eye to the center of the card. It is also a great way to use the entire focal piece without getting rid of all your hard work!

To see alternate views of this “Be Amazing” card, please head over to the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog.  If you have any questions on how I made this card or would like to know more, please let me know. It’s been a while since I’ve made a video… ;)

 

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Mom’s Birthday

It was my Mom’s Birthday yesterday. And I made her a card. :) It’s what I do. The card that I made for her is today’s blog post in the CLASSroom for Ellen Hutson, LLC. I’ve actually been working on the card for a while since I really wanted it to be special. There’s some things you need to know about my mom…

My mom is my chauffeur (since I can’t drive), she is who I talk to every day (either by text or by phone) — she keeps me grounded. My mom makes me laugh. She gives me a shoulder to cry on when I need it. Even if she doesn’t understand what’s going on. She hasn’t gone into her “golden years” gracefully. She’s gone kicking and screaming, dancing, and laughing. And I wanted to make my mom a birthday that would make her smile.

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I made this card for her to let her know that I celebrate her every day. And that her birthday is just one more day to tell her I love her. 

The card for my Mom’s Birthday can be seen today in the CLASSroom along with the full tutorial on how to make it, if you should want to see my process. (With the exception of my coloring process – yaaawwwn!) 

All of the supplies that I used to make this card I have listed below along with a few alternatives. If any of the items are currently out of stock with ellenhutson.com, you can request to be put on the waitlist for the item for when it comes back in stock (love that feature!).

I hope that you like today’s card and that it makes you smile as much as it makes ME smile. :)

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