Good morning! I have a special post for you today. While I was at Creativation, I had the opportunity to take a peek with several new-to-me companies, including an Australian company called Paper Rose. Their selection of gorgeous stamps and absolutely stunning dies (seriously, the dies are SO unique and really wonderful) immediately drew me into their booth, and Ellen Hutson decided to add several of their lovely products to the product lineup in the shop! The sweet ladies at Paper Rose were generous enough to share some of their beautiful stamps and dies with me, so I thought I’d take this opportunity to help welcome them to the Ellen Hutson store! I am over on the Ellen Hutson blog today with a couple of projects using new products from this wonderful company. I hope you’ll stop by and check them out!
Hi there! Have you all been playing along with The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge? My goal with each challenge is to try to color for fun each day throughout the challenge and dedicate time to posting it. This time, I’ve been so busy that I have been combining it with assignments, but the coloring is still super fun! And one of the projects that I created just for fun uses the new Concord and 9th release for February 2019. I saw the new Pretty Poppy stamp set at Creativation and have been dyyyying to color it ever since. The Daily Marker 30 Day challenge was the perfect excuse to really dig into those details. I have two projects to show you today using new goodies from the Concord and 9th release, so let’s get started with the details!
For my first project, I wanted to use those super clever and fun new Peek Through Patterns stamps and dies. The dies use partial cuts to create a window with a word die cut in your card front. I used the “friend” die to cut a window from some black card stock, then used a pencil to mark on an A2 white panel where the die cut openings were so that I could jazz up the background of the window! I used the coordinating Peek Through Patterns stamp set (which is super versatile and useful in its own right, even without the dies!) to stamp a pretty fuchsia and charcoal floral pattern in the background. I heat embossed the “for a wonderful” from the Peek Through Patterns set using white embossing powder. Nice and flat and easy to mail!
My second project features the coloring that I did for The Daily Marker 30 Day challenge. My favorite floral stamps are the ones with large petals that I can really practice getting good shading and depth with, the ones that have enough space so that I can really dig into the details. I stamped the blooms from the Pretty Poppy stamp set in a little arrangement using Ink On 3 Fadeout ink onto some Copic-friendly white card stock, then used a combination of RV09, RV66, V06, and RV99 to color some super vibrant fuchsia poppies.
After I’d carefully fussy cut the poppy image, I die cut the gorgeous “hello” from the new Hey There die set using silver glitter card stock. I also stamped the white banner using a sentiment from the new Hey There Turnabout stamp set (which includes not only the turnabout stamp, but also fills in any extra spaces with fabulous sentiments!)
I mounted the fussy cut poppy and die cut elements to a panel of black A2 card stock using foam tape, then added a few Sparkling Clear sequins for some added texture and sparkle.
Well, that’s all for me today! I definitely encourage you to check out the newest Concord and 9th release… there are SO many fun products in there. If only there were infinite hours in the day… sigh. Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a marvelous weekend!
Hi there! You’ve seen the sneak peeks on Instagram and the Ellen Hutson blog all week… now all of the fabulous new stamps and dies for the February 2019 Essentials By Ellen release are available for sale! We have some adorable new coffee themed products, some lovely new word dies, and a gorgeous new addition to the Mondo Flower line (that you’re going to see a lot of from me!!).
Up first, I have a chalkboard card using the new A Breve Note stamp and die set. For some reason, coffee themed sets always put me in mind of a trendy coffeehouse chalkboard. I began by die cutting and heat embossing the French press coffee pot and lovely floral patterned coffee cup onto some black card stock using white embossing powder. Next, I used a plain white pencil to create some shadows and “chalk” lines.
I heat embossed the greeting from A Breve Note onto a panel of black card stock, then popped up the cup and coffee pot after stamping some coffee beans and steam using white pigment ink. I also used my T-square to add some white lines around the edge for a frame.
For my second card for today’s post, I thought I’d showcase that gorgeous new Mondo Gerbera Daisy. It paired beautifully with the Mondo Hydrangea stamp set. The bouquet on this card was almost my wedding bouquet; I was waffling between blue and yellow and blue and white for my wedding, so this combination has special meaning for me! I stamped the Mondo Gerbera Daisy on some masking paper as well as on an A2 panel of Arches Cold Press watercolor paper, then mounted the daisy mask on the watercolor paper and added some hydrangeas and foliage from the Mondo Hydrangea.
I then used Daniel Smith watercolors to watercolor a bright yellow daisy and some pretty blue-y purple hydrangeas. (I will link individual colors at the end of the post.) I also die cut the “hi friend” from the coordinating dies for the Mondo Gerbera Daisy (I love that they filled in that empty space of the quite large die by adding those pretty calligraphic word dies! More bang for your buck that way!) using some black card stock, then adhered it to the watercolored panel using liquid adhesive. I also added some Crystal Lacquer to the word die cuts for a bit of shine.
Isn’t that daisy just gorgeous?? These Mondo flowers are some of my absolute most favorite stamps. The scale is so perfect for practicing shading.
Well, that’s all for my projects today! I have several more using some of the new sets, but I’ll share them in a few days. 😉 Be sure to stop by the Ellen Hutson blog for more details on all of the different stamp sets and to see more inspiration from my fellow Design Ambassadors. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous weekend!
Good morning! Today is the first Monday of the month, so that means that we have the first My Monthly Hero blog hop for the new year! This month’s kit is just plain fun, featuring a unique Art Deco theme, and an absolutely gorgeous cover plate die included in the kit itself, along with lots of fun add-ons. You should have arrived from Caly Person’s blog and your next stop is Ilina Crouse’s blog.
The main kit this month features a large 6×8 stamp set full of fabulous stylized images from the 1920’s, coordinating frame cuts, an absolutely stunning Art Deco cover plate die, and some fun embellishment options, including some utterly fabulous gold and silver foil papers!
The add-ons this month are particularly great, too, and I’ll have a post later this month with some fun things that you can do with them!! These kits frequently sell out, and once they’re gone, they’re gone… so don’t wait and miss out! You can also subscribe to make sure that you get first dibs every month. The kits will begin shipping from the warehouse on Friday, February 8th.
Today, I kept my project fairly easy, with some Copic coloring, some blending, and some heat embossing. Let’s get started with the details!
I began by stamping some of the fabulous images included in the main kit: the silhouette of the beautiful flapper and super fun sentiment, flanked on the top and bottom by the sunburst image to help add some interest and balance. I eyeballed it, but you could use a T-square if you were really wanting to be precise. 😉 I stamped them with Versafine and heat embossed with clear embossing powder to really make those black lines stand out. I then used Copic markers to color in the details using a coral and pistachio color scheme that screamed 1920’s to me.
Copic colors used: R20, R21, R22, E000, E00, E23, YG61, G46, G94, N1, N3, 0
After I had finished coloring the image from the February My Monthly Hero kit, I trimmed it down to a long rectangle, then mounted it on a very slightly larger panel of black card stock.
For the background, I chose to heat emboss the new Deco Flourish Bold Prints using Silver Pearl embossing powder on some plain white card stock. I then used the Picket Fence Studios Life Changing Blending Brushes to blend some Fresh Peach ink around the edge to coordinate with the peach sash on her dramatic and gorgeous chapeau. Finally, I mounted the black-matted Copic panel with some foam adhesive to add some extra dimension!
Now, for some fun giveaway information! Hero Arts is giving away one kit to a lucky commenter (and if you’ve already purchased one, they will reimburse you!). All you have to do to be eligible is leave a comment on each stop on the blog hop. The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win! Here’s the full lineup in case you got lost:The Hero Arts Blog Caly Person Emily Midgett Ilina Crouse Janette Kausen Jessica Frost-Ballas Michelle Short Nichol Spohr Yana Smakula Amy Kolling Debi Adams Jennifer McGuire Julee Tilman Laurie Willison Lydia Fiedler Libby Hickson
Thank you for stopping by, and have a marvelous Monday!
Good morning! Today, I have the pleasure of taking part in the latest Altenew Build A Flower release! February’s flower is a beautiful Japanese Mum. Each Build A Flower set is a large 6×8 stamp set and comes with coordinating dies. You can buy them individually each month, or if you’re a flower nut like I am, you can subscribe to receive the new sets each month (and at a discount!). Click here to find out more details! You should have arrived here from Gayatri Murali’s blog and your next stop is Svitlana Shayevich‘s blog. Stay tuned all the way to the end for some special giveaway information! (There are a few ways to win)!
For today’s project, I wanted to feature that beautifully detailed multi-layer stamping. I love the Build A Flower series, because they frequently are unique flowers, and they include both the layering stamps for which Altenew is so well known, as well as frequently including the outline stamps so that you can put your coloring skills to the test! I thought that the amount of detail in the layering stamps of this particular stamp set was just spectacular, so I stamped several of the Build A Flower Japanese Mum around the edge of an A2 card base using some pink inks from Altenew for the florals, and some warm grays for the foliage. Every once in awhile it’s fun to switch it up a little. I can’t seem to find my way away from pinks for the flowers, but I don’t mind making the leaves a fun color!
After stamping my floral border, I stamped one of the absolutely beautiful sentiments included in the new Build A Flower Japanese Mum stamp set onto a square of white card stock. I then mounted it on some Pink Chiffon foil card stock from Tonic and added it to the center of the floral card front using foam tape.
The final touch was to add some accents here and there to fill out any gaps in the floral stamping around the edges. I used a gray Copic marker to add some tiny dots (almost like berries) periodically, then added some pretty pink gems to add some sparkle.
Well, that’s all for my project today! Now for some fun giveaway information!
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win. Three winners will be announced on the Card Blog, and other three winners will be announced on the Scrapbook Blog on 2/9/2019.
Altenew has graciously provided me with a $20 gift certificate to give away to my blog readers! All you have to do to win is 1) be a blog follower (via email, WordPress, Bloglovin, etc) and 2) leave me a comment telling me what you think of this most recent release! The winner will be announced on February 6, 2019, and will have until February 15, 2019 to claim their prize.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my project today! Now, here’s the whole hop list in case you get lost: