Hello my fabulous friends!
The Pin-Sights challenge is a super fun monthly challenge over at theClassroom blog. It is based on a Pinterest inspired photo. You simply use the inlinkz on the challenge post to enter...
The best part?
One randomly selected entry will win a $50 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson store!!!
You MUST use Essentials by Ellen products, and the inspiration photo as your inspiration.
Here's Octobers inspiration photo:
Amazing, right? So many different ways to so with this!
Here's my take...
I loved the gorgeous flowers in the center of the picture... The contrast of the oranges with the bright green leaves against the white background... so pretty!
I started out by stamping the Mondo Peony by Ellen Hutson and leaves in Versamark and heat embossing...
I used various shades of Distress ink to paint in the petals and leaves... I have to admit, when I first started painting, it looked like a hot mess. Don't let that deter you when you are watercoloring... After a few layers and time to dry, it is amazing how the "hot mess" turns into magic!
The sentiment comes from another Essentials by Ellen stamp set Fancy Thanks. I wanted to ground the side of the card with the sentiment, but I wanted to keep it subtle... So I used one of the Stitching Lines dies... I LOVE this set!
I hope you join us for this months Pin-Sights challenge!
Paper: Tim Holtz Watercolor paper
Ink: VersaMark, Ripe Persimmon, Carved Pumpking, Rusty Hinge, Forest Moss, Peeled Paint, Twisted Citron, Ground Espresso
Tools: Tim Holtz Waterbrush
Dies: Stitching Lines
Other: Doodlebug Sequins