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Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge – Guest Artist


I am very excited to share today’s card creations at the Ellen Hutson Classroom! Eeek someone pinch me! The Ellen Hutson team is one of the most beautiful and generous teams and I feel honored to share my creations with you today.


Some more exciting news for YOU………….. Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights challenge is a monthly inspirational challenge based on a Color Trend Inspirational photo that is located on the CLASSroom blog. A random challenge participant will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson store.  To be eligible, they MUST use Essentials by Ellen products and the photo badge as inspiration.  Please link your project in the inlinkz link up on the challenge post where you can submit your projects.

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For today’s creation I have used the Essentials By Ellen Rustic Garden stampset and maximise the use the of this stampset by using both the front detail and the solid back acrylic stamps to create the stamped solid background. To stamp and capture the details of the Botanicals stampset I have used the Versafine Onyx Black ink  but it also stamps  really well on top of the oxide inks without fading or reacting to the ink.


For the colour combination of inks I used a selection of Distress Oxide Inks as I feel this pigment ink stamps a good solid image. See below the inspiration picture for the colour combination.


One of the main reasons I chose this particular stampset is because  I like that it has so much detail however I was able to use the other side of the photopolymer stamps to create a solid coloured stamped image before stamping the detail right over the top. That’s right I stretched my stamps by using it in an unconventional way and was able to use both sides.


For added detail I have stamped the trio of solid black dots through out the background of the first card.


All cards I have used the Essentials by Ellen Brushstroke Hello die for all 3 cards. I have added some sparkle to the hello dies with Spectrum Noir clear brush markers. Each hello die has been layered 3 dies each creating a faux chipboard thickness look.



I have also created a video over on my You tube channel. –

Hope you enjoy today’s card creation and would love to hear from by leaving a comment.

Paper crafting hugs


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Ellen Hutson: Pin sights Challenge


Hello there! Today I am made a card to enter in the Ellen Hutson Pin sights challenge. Each month the fabulous Laurel Beard & team bring you a fabulous array of inspirational pictures to enter in a awesome monthly challenge for a chance to win a $50 gift voucher to the Ellen Hutson store. eeeekkk who wouldn’t love to win that!


” The Pin-Sights Challenge is an inspirational based challenge held on the 3rd Thursday of each month. The challenge is based on a Pinterest inspired piece hand chosen by me specifically for this challenge to spark your imagination and creativity! A jump start if you will…  Let’s take a look, shall we? ”



Birthday Card · Ellen Hutson

Ellen Hutson Hydrangea


Hi paper crafting peeps, welcome to today’s blog post. I have entered this card in the Ellen Hudson March Pin-sights challenge. I really love the inspirational picture with emerald greens and golds.  The technique used is from Jennifer McGuire using her white pencil and versa marker technique to added some monochromatic tones to my card.  Stampsets of choice was the Essentials by Ellen, Mondo Hydrangea & Totally Awesome sentiment.

I have used the large leave image and repeatedly stamped the white cardstock base with Simon Says Stamp Wet Cement Ink. For the centre featured image I have stamped with embossing ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  To add depth I have used my versa marker on the inside petals and white pencil colouring on the outside of each flower petals.

The sentiment has been heat embossed with gold embossing powder on white cardstock with an added strip of glitter cardstock behind to add some sparkle to the card.

To embellish the card I added some gold sequins.

I hope you enjoyed today’s creations.

Hugs Jo


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Blog Challenge Entries · Distress Inks · Ellen Hutson · Oh Frappe

Ellen Hutson Pin-sights Calling All Artist Challenge

Today’s card has been created with one of my favourite Ellen Hutson stampset and die Oh Frappe!
I kept this card clean and simple and created my own background by placing multiple die cuts of the cup of coffee mug with a white on white placement. For the pop of colour I have used 2 bright Ditress Ink s Salty Ocean that has been blended on the lawn fawn circle stitched die cut. 
Blog Challenge Entries · Ellen Hutson · Wplus9

Ellen Hutson Mix It Up Challenge

The ink colour combo I have chosen for today is Gold, Spring Rain, Rose Bud & Galaxy Gold which I have used the repeat stamping technique with the Wplus9 “Love Mum “stampset.
For the cardstock base I have chosen Bazzill Patina which has become one of my favourite cardstock to play with at the moment.
For he flower cardstock colour combination is Patina, Strawberry Slush and Gold foil.
To add some sparkle to the flowers I have used my wink of stella clear brush marker.

Blog Challenge Entries · Die Cutting · Distress Inks · Ellen Hutson · Gold Foil · Inspired · stampin up · Water Colouring

Ellen Hutson Pin-Sights Challenge

I have entered today’s card into the Ellen Hutson Pin-sights challenge.
Dies – Ellen Hutson Bold Blossoms
Stamps – Inspired By Stamping Just Because
Inks – Distress Inks Squeezed Lemon, Peacock feathers, Cracked Pistachio & Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock – Whisper white, Core dinations Mint, Melon Mambo
Gold Foil & Watercolor