Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Oh Happy Day! - Ellen Hutson Mix It Up Challenge

Happy Tuesday everyone! Today, I was in the mood to colour using bright, warm, happy summer like colours. We had a snowstorm today so I just wanted to look forward to spring time weather (which technically arrives next week). It's a simple one dimensional card. 
This card was motivated by the Ellen Hutson March Mix It Up Challenge: Paper Smooches. To participate in the challenge you have to use an Ellen Hutson and Paper Smooches product in your creation. This card combines the Essentials by Ellen Bold Blooms and Paper Smooches Artisan Blocks stamps. I first randomly stamped the honeycomb image with versamark ink and then applied clear embossing powder and heat set it. Then, I used the Artist's Loft brush markers and a water brush to colour each hexagon. I love how the colours just pop out. 
Next, I used the rose image and sentiment from the Bold Blooms stamp set and stamped it with Versafine onyx black ink and applied black embossing powder and heat set it. The flower reminded me of the rose in Beauty and the Beast. To finish it off, I flicked little splatters of silver and gold watercolor from the Kuretake Gansai Tambi and adhere some large and small cupped sequins. That completes the card. I hope you liked it.
This is being entered in the following challenges. You can click on the badge to learn more about the challenge. 
Ellen Hutson March Mix It Up Challenge: Paper Smooches
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Handmade Flowers
Here are the materials used for this card:
- Essentials by Ellen - Bold Blooms
- Paper Smooches - Artisan Blocks
- Lawn Fawn - Scalloped Rectangle Stackables
- Artist's Loft Brush Markers
- Sakura Water Brush - Small
- Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi
- Versamark watermark stamp pad
- Versafine Onyx Black Pigment Ink
- Hampton Art Stamp Perfect
- Staples White 110lbs Cardstock Paper
- Artist's Loft Watercolor Paper 90lbs
- Recollections Cardstock Paper in Dark Pink
- Recollections embossing powder in Black and Clear
- EK Success Powder Tool
- Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue
- Sequins

Thanks for dropping by!


Nathalie @ natnatbot


  1. Your creation reminds me of confetti. So bright and cheerful =)

  2. Fantastic card! I love all those brightly coloured honeycombs, especially together with the black flower. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!