Monday, January 29, 2018

Ellen Hutson Pinsight January Challenge

Hello everyone!! Happy Monday!!

Not really feeling all that well today. My husband went to the doctors and had a flu test today but was negative. They gave him Tami Flu anyways because he is on biologics that inhibit his immune system. I didn't get my flu shot until this past Saturday. I waited two hours in line at a public health bus for it OUTSIDE!! Why is it that I made sure my child had hers this fall and I didn't think I needed it? One woman in my office has been out for a week with the flu so I am so nervous about picking it up.

Anyway, I am posting two cards today. The first card is for Ellen Hutson's January Pinsight Challenge. This is the first time I am playing!!

I have been making a point of digging out products I have that I never used and inking them up. The flower is Altenew Fantasy Floral Dies that I die cut from paper that I did some ink smooshing on using Ranger "Shaded Lilac" Distress Ink. The sentiment is from Essentials by Ellen "Courage" stamp set.

Here is the inspiration board:

I was inspired by the flowers and the purple blue colors of the peas.

I did a bit of misting on the white background panel as well as some embossing with the dies.

I had SO MUCH fun making this card that I created a similar one!!

This second card I used Freshly Made Sketches #321 as my inspiration.

Instead of using "Shaded Lilac", I inked up my paper with Ranger "Dusty Concord" Distress ink.

I embossed the background using an embossing folder and layered the flower a bit differently then it was intended so more of the purple background showed through. I also used "Twisted Citron" and "Bundled Sage" for the ink smooshing on the leaves.

I tried to get it with this photo but when I was done with the flower I covered it with a Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Marker to make it shine.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts "Act of Kindness" set.

I am also entering this into Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge: Layer It Up.

That is all from me tonight. I thank you for stopping by!! Have a FABULOUS night!!


Lisa Elton said...

Sure hope you and your hubby feel better soon Nora. On the upside, your card is gorgeous!

Neha said...

WOW! love both the cards but sentiment on first stole my heart! Super pretty!

Hannelie said...

So very beautiful!

Kim S said...

I hope you stay well!!

Your cards are amazing! Truly gorgeous colors on each one. I love the natural looking leaves with the way you've applied the ink and the slight curl.

Stef Perry said...

Both are such beautiful cards Nora! I hope both you and your husband avoid the flu!!

Gayatri said...

Such pretty cards. Great layering. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Layer It Up Challenge. Gayatri xx

Kara Lynne said...

Your two cards are beautiful, Nora! You really captured that mood board and both of your designs are wonderful! I love that you used ink for your flower colors and the mist works perfectly with it!

Susanne Vargas said...

Love that die and the cards you created with it are spectacular!
Hope you'll feel better soon! There is so much going around, I am also trying to hang in there and not get anything!

Barb Ghig said...

Two really beautiful cards, Nora! You're doing an amazing job with this die cut bloom...I've loved every card you've designed with it!!!

Karen D. said...

just gorgeous...
xx Karen

Monika Reeck said...

I am not a lady who collect flowers stamp
I have much shoe stamps hehe
and your flower card here are adorable Nora
love the added of the splatter on your first card and I love the E.Folder on your second card
sweet beautifully made