Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Pin-Sights Guest Call Challenge

Ellen Hutson is looking for guest artists for their Pin-Sights Challenge! Since I like the Essentials by Ellen stamps and dies, and have played along in the challenge, I just can't resist trying my luck. Here's my card:

I love how this cute bear is designed to hold things! There are hearts and a smiling sun in the set that he can hold, but I decided I wanted him holding a gift for this card. I had to reach into my Christmas stash for a present that was just the right size. His party hat is from another Ellen set, Wish Big. For the background, I misted some paper and sprinkled just enough watercolour powder for a light wash. Purple and orange are not usually a go-to colour combo for me (occasionally at Halloween...) but I like the way it pops here. The party hat and gift ribbon are brushed with Wink of Stella for some shimmer, while the pompom has Stickles. Pretend you can see the Wink of Stella shine! 

I plan to revisit this design closer to December with Christmas colours! But first, I might make another card or two for this guest call. ;) 

Supplies: white & mauve cardstock, Strathmore bristol paper, Essentials by Ellen All Inside & Wish Big stamps & dies, Lawn Fawn Toboggan Together stamp, Versafine black ink, Spectrum Noir markers, Zig clean colour markers, Magenta Nuance purple watercolour powder, MFT Blueprints 24 stitched rectangle die, Wink of Stella clear glitter marker, frosted lace Stickles, pop-dot tape

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SmilynStef said...

So stinkin' cute ... love that watercolored background.

Dotty Jo said...

Great card! Love the watercolour wash - wish I could achieve that effect! Good luck, hun, Jo x

Barbara Godden said...

Super cute card, that image is fab. you can use it for many occasions. Great background too.

Nancy Thomas said...

Love the background and that adorable image.

Laurel Beard said...

Uh huh! Adorable. You can't go wrong with this cute little bear and and a wash of color behind him!