Hello there! I had so much feedback on the no line watercolor pick up truck from my last post that I decided to make a tutorial and it's being posted today in the Ellen Hutson CLASSroom. Click this link to read it. Enjoy and, as always, please let me know if you have any questions.
Today I have the pleasure to be a part of the Honey Bee blog hop for their Holiday release. If you've been following along on the blog hop, you should have arrived here from the blog of Laura Bassen.
For my contribution to the hop, I used the adorable new "Little Pickup" stamp set as the focal point of the card, and stamped it in the no-line watercolor style. I wanted the truck to look a bit grungy and rusted, yet also be bright and cheery. To do that, I watercolored using the following distress ink colors: Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Pumice Stone and Black Soot. The tree was stamped with Bundled Sage. The greeting is from the "Christmas Scribbles" Essentials by Ellen stamp set (stamped with Vintage Photo ink) and the cardstock and patterned paper were from my stash.
What’s a Honey Hop without some sweet prizes, right? One winner will win a gift certificate to purchase new goodies in the Honey Bee Stamps Store.
To continue the blog hop, please click over to visit Galina Filippenko who is your next stop!
Thanks so much for visiting. Please let me know if you have any questions.
PS - If, like me, you have wanderlust, then (after this blog hop) head on over to www.ladolcevitaforever.com to check out the week-long creative living retreat I host in Tuscany, Italy - the perfect Christmas gift, if I do say so myself ;) My special guest will be Jo Packham, Founder and Editor of "Where Women Create" and "Where Women Cook" magazines and I invite you to join us! We have two retreats to choose from, May 20-27, 2017 or June 3-10, 2017.
Some of the products used in today's card can be found using these direct links to the Ellen Hutson shop.
While we've barely swung the calendar into September, I have already started making Christmas cards! This one features a soft, shabby chic color scheme and a combination of @heroarts and #essentialsbyellen products. Please join me for today's tutorial in the @ellenhutsonllc CLASSroom. http://bit.ly/
Hi there! Did you have a nice weekend? My poor husband has been under the weather, so we spent a quiet weekend at home, where he lounged on the couch while I worked on answering emails and getting in contact with everyone who had asked to be updated when the "La Dolce Vita" 2017 website went live. To take a little break, I decided to head into my studio for a few hours Saturday afternoon to whip up a little something and get my creative on. This is the card I made. It features watercolor as the main technique and a stamp from Stampin' Up! I also used a couple of my favorites, paper from an old ledger and old book as my accent papers. To finish off, a little strip of old Melissa Frances patterned paper is along the bottom.
Thanks so much for your visit today, and please let me know if you have any questions.
Welcome to the Summer 2016 Essentials by Ellen Hutson Stamp release blog hop! My name is Carolyn Peeler and I'm happy that you've popped by for a visit and am excited to showcase several of the new Essentials by Ellen stamp sets and dies on my post today! If you've been following along on the blog hop, you should have arrived here from the blog of Chari Moss.
While you're here, I invite you to connect with me on Instagram and Pinterest. And if, like me, you have wanderlust, then (after this blog hop) head on over to www.ladolcevitaforever.com to check out the week-long creative living retreat I host in Tuscany, Italy. I returned home from our 2016 retreat in June and I am getting ready to open registration for our 2017 retreat soon. My special guest will be Jo Packham, Founder and Editor of "Where Women Create" and "Where Women Cook" magazines and I invite you to join us! You can sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of the "La Dolce Vita" webpage and you will be notified once registration details go live!
There is also a ridiculously awesome Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom! To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, also by Tuesday, August 23rd.
Without further delay, let's jump into this hop!
For my first project I was challenged to use the Mondo Peony Stamp (above, left) and matching Die set. I LOVE this set. (Can I say that again? I flippin' LOVE this set!) It is so very beautiful and classic. While I made a card with it, the size and scale of it means that it would also work well for 12x12 scrapbook layouts! In addition to the Mondo Peony stamp sets, I also used a greeting from the brand new "Lovely" stamp set (above, right).
To make this card I stamped the peony stamp with Versamark onto vellum, then embossed with white embossing powder. I then colored the backside of the vellum with Copic markers in the following colors for the petals: RV10, RV11, RV13, RV32, RV34, and in G21 and G24 for the leaves. After coloring, I applied double sided adhesive to the back of the vellum, then stuck it onto white cardstock. Finally I used the coordinating metal dies to cut the flower and leaves out.
I ended up cutting one of the groups of leaves apart in order to remove one of the stalks as given the size of the card it felt a little too crowded with 6 leaves. I glued the leaves directly to the card background and used thin 3D foam adhesive to stick the blossom onto the card.
To finish up, I glued a piece of old ledger paper across the bottom of the card, and stamped the "If flowers could hug..." greeting onto the ledger paper using the "Tuxedo Black" Momento ink pad.
For my second assignment, I was tasked with using the "Sunshine Word" die set (below, left) on a project. I chose to pair it with the "All inside" stamp set (below, right) from a previous Essentials by Ellen release.
And here's the sweet card I made. I love how playful and cute this card is. It still has touches of me - such as the vintage ledger paper background - but it's a bit of a departure from my usual style - and I think I like it!! (It's good to step outside of your comfort zone from time to time, isn't it?!)
To begin, using white cardstock cut a white rectangle using the My Favorite Things Die-namics, STAX Inside & Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangle. Using Antique Linen distress Ink and a Ranger Ink Blender tool, lightly ink the border of the die cut. Next, lay the 'SUNSHINE" die into place on the lower center portion of the rectangle and send it through your die cut machine. Cut a piece of Bazzil Gold Coins cardstock that is large enough to go behind the 'SUNSHINE' cut out so that the yellow can be seen in the negative space and then glue it in place behind the word. To finish up prepping the rectangle focal die cut, cut a pice of Bazzil Candy Bar cardstock slightly larger than the white rectangle and glue it beneath the white cardstock to create a very narrow dark brown border. This border will add contrast to your card and helps ground this center element.
The sun element on this card was made using the same technique as I used on the Mondo Peony card above. So, in short, I stamped the sun using Versamark onto vellum. Then embossed with white embossing powder. I used the following Copic markers to color the vellum on the wrong side: Y13, Y15 and RV11. After coloring, I applied double sided adhesive to the back of the vellum, then stuck it onto white cardstock. Finally I used the coordinating metal dies to cut the sun out of the vellum.
Before adding the sun to the card, I needed to prep the blue 'sky' background. Using the 1" Ink Blender tool and Tumbled Glass Distress ink I created a gentle blue background that is slightly larger than the sun area. After the area was colored I stuck the sun in the center of this area using thin 3D foam adhesive. Using the 'sometimes you just have to make your own' stamp and "Tuxedo Black" Momento ink" stamp the greeting between the sun and the 'SUNSHINE' die cut.
You're almost done! To finish up, cut a piece of vintage ledger paper 4.25" x 5.5" and glue to the front of a white card. Then, glue the center section with the "SUNSHINE' die cut in it to the center of the card. And that's it! You've finished!
THANK YOU for joining me today. It was my pleasure to participate in the blog hop today and I hope you enjoyed checking out my cards. Your next stop on the blog hop is with Miriam Prantner, enjoy your visit with her!
Here are links to all the products mentioned in today's post:
Hi friends, I am back home from my time in Europe and enjoying the summer weather here in Vancouver. I can't wait to tell you about my time in Italy and the "La Dolce Vita Retreat" - it was another great year! I am working on getting a summary post up here on my blog soon.
After being away from my studio for a month it felt good to get back in there and get creative. Today I have a new video tutorial up in the Ellen Hutson CLASSroom, and I would love to have you click on the link and head over to check it out.
WooHoo! Last week I was honored to be a part of the blog hop for the new Essentials by Ellen stamp and die release. I received a lot of comments and questions about the Copic marker faux-watercolor technique that I used on the "Hi, there" hydrangea card so thought I would create a video tutorial to walk you through the steps. Please join me in the CLASSroom for Ellen Hutson to see more samples of this technique in action, and watch the video tutorial.
Welcome to the Ellen Hutson Winter 2016 Stamp release blog hop! My name is Carolyn Peeler and I'm happy that you've popped by for a visit and am excited to showcase several of the new Essentials by Ellen stamp sets and dies on my post today! If you've been following along with the hop, you will have arrived here from the blog of Carly Minner.
While you're here, I invite you to connect with me on Instagram and Pinterest. And if, like me, you have wanderlust, then (after this blog hop) head on over to www.ladolcevitaforever.com to check out the week-long creative retreat I co-host in Tuscany, Italy. While our 2016 retreat is sold out, I would invite you to subscribe to our newsletter where you will receive details for upcoming retreats.
Now that the preliminaries are out of the way, let's dive into my projects!
For my first project, I was asked to work with the "Mondo Hydrangea" stamp set.
Although this flower looks like it has been watercolored, in fact, I colored it with Copic markers. Here's a quick walk through:
First, I stamped the Hydrangea image onto vellum with Versamark ink, and embossed it with white embossing powder. Then, I colored the BACK (or wrongside) of the vellum with Copic markers. I didn't try to blend the areas where colors met, instead I let the colors stay segregated, which is what gives this watercolorish (which is so totally not a word!) look. After coloring, I stuck Sookwang double sided adhesive onto the back of the vellum, covering the entire stamped surface and stuck it onto white cardstock. I then used the matching "Mondao Hydrengea" die to cut the image out. After prepping my card background (I did a light wash of green watercolor using "Mowed Lawn" Distress ink onto watercolor paper and then mounted that onto Bazzill "Gumball" cardstock), I mounted the hydrangea on pop dots and stuck it onto the background. The "hi, there" stamp, is from the new "All Inside" stamp set. As a finishing touch, I added some stitching with my sewing machine under the greeting.
Thanks for your visit. Remember to leave a comment for your chance to win an Ellen Hutson Stamp set!
For your next stop on this ongoing blog hop, please head over to the blog of Lisa Spangler.
Finally, here are the links to the products used in today's projects: