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April 3 Takes on a Trend

Hi friends! Thank you so much for joining me this month for how we take on a trend with Ellen Hutson in the CLASSroom. This month there are three of us. Therefore: THREE Takes on a Trend. Duh. :D

The Pantone Palette is called Drama Queen and it is GORGEOUS!! Have a look:

Isn’t that a beautiful color palette?!?

Since the store is now carrying the stunning Alexandra Renke products I knew, almost immediately, what I wanted to create along with the fabulous new Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Be Strong & Designer Dies by Brandi Kincaid.

I hope you like my card.

Usually I LOVE going bolder with color. Trust me. But, I’m finding lately that going softer has just as much visual impact, just in a different way. I’m still learning as I go and finding that you don’t always HAVE to create one way. You can have a certain technique or style that you prefer, but still learn. Ever day is a new opportunity, right?

Anyway! I’m rambling. This stamp set from Ellen Hutson LLC is one of those I think is a necessity for every stamper/creative. If you’ve ever struggled or known someone who is? This stamp set is perfect to make a set of cards to remind them how important they are. How special, how brave, how strong they are. And how much you love them.  Or maybe make something for yourself. ♥ 

This is your reminder that wherever you are, that I love you and I’m rooting for you. Be strong.

All my supplies are listed below and linked to shop for your convenience.

 

 

National Craft Month With Right at Home and Ellen Hutson

Hey everyone! I’m participating in today’s challenge over at the Right at Home Blog/Facebook Group in conjunction with Ellen Hutson, LLC and creating a little sumthin’-sumthin’ using a new watercolor technique!

My technique for today (that I’ve been so excited to share!!) is using the Distress Oxide Inks with water on Glossy Cardstock , then using a homemade “resist spray” with embossing powder, and finishing it up with Distress Micro Glaze! Sounds kind of intense, but it’s really not. I promise. I’d never lie to you.

First, let me show you my card!

Isn’t it, cool?!!? I just love learning new techniques and I hope that this doesn’t scare you off because it’s SO EASY!! These colors are gorgeous together, too.  (Don’t mind my crummy light in the photos below, but I thought you might want to see what I was talking about.)

1. Pick out 3 colors of Distress Oxide Inks and smoosh them onto your craft mat. Spritz with water so that the ink beads up.

2.  Run the glossy cardstock through the ink so that it is coated with the ink. Don’t be shy. Dry between coats! Use up the ink on your mat. If it looks like you’re missing/not getting one of the colors? Smoosh more, spritz it, and run the cardstock back through. Just be sure to heat set it between.

3. The finished cardstock will look very colorful and a tad cloudy. This is PERFECT!!

4. Die-cut images/shapes (or wait til later depending on end result desired after next steps). I’m using the Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Yay by Julie Ebersole for my card.

5. Make your own “Resist Spray”!!  Using a Mini Mister add 1 part Glossy Accents to 1 part water (50% Glossy Accents to 50% water). *Anything you spray this on will be ridiculously STICKY. No joke. Don’t spray on your craft mat. Use a shoe box or something. Please!!*

6. Spritz onto your die-cuts (IN THE SHOEBOX!!!) and then sprinkle Navy Metallic embossing powder onto the wet areas. Heat emboss. It will get very bumpy and raised and soooo amazing! The more you spritz? The more of an effect you’ll get. Keep that in mind. This can also be used with stencils, but you’ll want to have a tub of water nearby. Got it? ;)

7. After your die-cuts are spritzed they can now be coated to protect and bring out the color of the Distress Oxides using the Distress Micro Glaze. Dip a sponge applicator very lightly into the container of the glaze and sponge over the surface. Buff off any excess with a paper towel or cloth. If you do this without the resist spray? You’ll see how gorgeous the colors are. It’s STUNNING how amazing this technique is. I’m just bumping it up a notch. I just love texture. 

8. Stamp the Right At Home Clear Stamps, Script Greetings sentiment in Versamark Ink  and heat emboss using the Navy Metallic Embossing Powder.

9. Adhere the balloon die-cuts in place leaving the end of the balloon unattached for the moment.

10. Stamp a smaller sentiment onto a piece of dark navy cardstock using Versamark Ink and white embossing powder. Tear the end of the strip of paper. Adhere with foam squares.

11.  Under the balloon ends attach twine with Multi Medium, Matte. Place blocks on top til dry. Once dry tie end in a bow and adhere once more.

12. Die-cut stars from glitter paper and adhere to balloons and other areas. Card is complete! YAY!!

Here is a close-up! Look at all the bumpy awesomeness from the custom resist spray. I love all that fun texture!

The texture just slays me! I want to use this spray for a few more things. See what else I can pull out of my bag of tricks.

Making your own “resist spray” allows you to try it without the commitment without a larger purchase. And if you DO like it, maybe you’d want to buy the product that’s designed specifically for this use? Also, the original inking technique is TONS of fun. You’ll be creating backgrounds all day long once you get started. They’re just so fun and easy.

I hope that you’re enjoying the collaboration today and will participating by trying out a new watercolor technique yourself.

Thank you to Nicole from Right at Home Shop for inviting the Ellen Hutson LLC shop (and team) to play along today. I’ve had way too much fun!

All my supplies are listed below and linked to shop for your convenience. Wishing you a wonderful and colorful day!

 

 

Ellen Hutson LLC 11th Anniversary Celebration Hop – Day 4

Hi, welcome to my blog and Day FOUR of the anniversary celebration for Ellen Hutson, LLC. And HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! To be included in this hop with so many talented and wonderfully kind people in this community always boggles my mind. But, Ellen exudes that kind of graciousness across all stamp designers and stores. She’s a loving, kind and warm-hearted person. And I am forever grateful for the day she asked me to be part of her team. 

When I was asked to pick my favorite set to design with I picked one of my early faves designed by Julie Ebersole called Bokeh Dots. I just love the versatility of this set. It’s an abstract set, but very open to interpretation.  I made a very “loose” wreath with it for my card today.  And used another older die Brushstroke Peace for my centerpiece. All of the color is done with the Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors. *quick edit – Since there seems some confusion as to whether I embossed with gold or silver? I used PLATINUM!! ;)*

 

I love doing loose watercoloring like this. And beautiful abstract sets like Julie’s make my style of design so easy to work with.

I’m always looking forward to what new, fun, or inspirational designs and sets Ellen has found for us on the horizon. It truly is such a joy to be a part of her team and to partner with so many other wonderful talented ladies, too.

Happy Anniversary, Ellen. And thank you for opening your warm and comforting arms to me so many years ago at CHA and inviting me to be a part of your family. I love you!

*wiping my happy tears away*

On to your next stop!! That would be the fabulously talented Lea Lawson!!!! I know you’re going to be over the moon excited with what she has in store for you.

Here is the full list of hoppers for today:
Amy Rysavy
Carly Tee Minner
Amy Tsuruta
Lisa Adametz — You are Here
Lea Lawson
Heather Meeson

Wishing you all a happy, healthy and blessed Thanksgiving.

 

February 2017 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop

Welcome to the February 2017 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new products on my post today! You should have arrived at my blog directly from the CLASSroom.

It’s a good thing you are here because I’m giving away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set!  The winner may choose any in stock Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set  (Maximum value $25 USD) at Ellen Hutson.com  To enter, please leave a comment on today’s post by Tuesday, February 28!

There is also an AMAZING Grand Giveaway on the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, too, by Tuesday, February 28!

ALL winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, March 3Please check there on that date to see if you are a winner and for further details on claiming your prize!

Onto some craftiness!

I’m showcasing two stamp sets today.  Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Spa Day by Brandi Kincaid and Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Wonky Backdrops by Julie Ebersole.

The first card that I made just makes me giggle. I used Copic Markers to color the cutie from the Spa Day stamp set, the candle, some flowers and cucumbers. Then I used the coordinating die set and die cut them all out, plus the face mask. I also used the ARC Crafts Cherry wood Veneer Envelopes (what I had on hand) to die cut the mirror. Love that stuff and it makes the mirror more homey looking. The mirror’s bulbs were created using the 4mm Droplets from Pretty Pink Posh, and coloring them with a bright yellow Copic.

I also used the Essentials By Ellen Designer Dies by Brandi Kincaid Mirror, Mirror to create the mirror. The phenomenal quote is from the Spa Day Stamp Set.

My second card is a little bit different, but I hope you like it. I’m using the Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Wonky Backdrops by Julie Ebersole for this one.

The beautiful yellow cardstock was stamped in Versamark repetitively with the polka dots to form the background (using the MISTI) and then heat set using a clear embossing powder.

Then using the large dots from the set I used Distress Inks to create watercolor spots/blobs/dots. ;) Once dried, I stamped over them with Versamark using the sketchy wheel designs from the same set and heat embossed with a gold embossing powder. Using a stamped/heat embossed sentiment from the Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Mirror Mirror by Brandi Kincaid completed the card. I just love how graphic this card is and shows the many ways you can use the stamps from the Wonky Backdrops set.  It’s a keeper! HA!

I hope you enjoyed my cards today. I know I had fun creating them. This is a really great release that has something for everyone. So onto your NEXT stop! The always amazing Sandy Allnock!! Enjoy her wonderful creativity and the rest of the hop.

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

*COMMENTING IS CLOSED*

 

Ink Week

Hey there! It’s Ink Week over on the CLASSroom blog for Ellen Hutson and I’m so lucky to be able to feature Distress Inks on this #TexturalTuesday.

I had so much fun making this card. Lots of ink blending and the addition of Texture Paste. Very textural.

Let me show you the card and then tell you a little bit more about Ink Week.

Using the gold to bring out the colors underneath was something I’m hoping I pulled off. To me, being able to see the full image isn’t important, but to make the card/colors/imagery make you feel something. I hope that makes sense. This is one of the reasons I love mixed media so much. It’s not what you necessarily see, but what you feel that’s important.

For how I made the card, all of the details are on the CLASSroom blog. There are lots of photos and information for you, if you’d like to replicate the card.

Ellen is also doing a full-on Ink Week! All of the designers are featuring a different ink and how we use them in our posts. Not only that, she is running a wonderful promotion.

Click on the image above to be taken directly to the sale. I hope that you’ll take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to stock up on your inks!

This Ink Week is going to feature a lot of different ways to use your inks and many different styles so stay tuned for the whole week.

I’m including all of my supplies below for my project, some were purchased by me and some were provided for promotional purposes. These ARE affiliate links so if you choose to shop using the links below I do earn an itty-bitty commission from your purchase. This keeps me running! xo

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