Saturday, March 14, 2015

{Ellen Hutson} Mix It Up Challenge


Have you heard that Ellen Hutson is hosting bi-weekly challenges on their blog? We are into the final four days of the inaugural challenge, which requires mixing Essentials by Ellen product with Hero Arts product! You can check out the details and link up in the CLASSroom.


I combined the Hello Gorgeous stamp set and the diamond die from You Rock with the Spring Branch die by Hero Arts. I trimmed down one of the diamonds to create a small bud. Now to figure out which friend to send this to. ;)


I watercoloured the branches by leaving the die cuts in the negative panel and just blotting distress inks with a small brush. I used my heat tool to speed up the drying process, painting the leaves first, followed by the branches.


I used micro and mini glue dots to adhere the diamonds to the leaves and the leaves to the card. I also used a Zig glue pen for the tiny branches along the right edge of the card. I used mini clothespins to hold the pieces in place while the glue dried.


I hope you'll play along for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Ellen Hutson! Perhaps a little shopping for future challenges? Hee.

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8 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Such a great idea to use the gems as flowers! Love the soft watercolours (which I now know are your faves!) and I had no idea there were micro glue dots - must have!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Totally gorgeous, I may have to link up! You have inspired me!!!

Laurel Beard said...

Dude, like I said when I first saw this over on Instagram. Wowza. This is fantastic! Love every single part of this creation... The design, the colors, the watercoloring, the die cuting... The patterned paper on the right! It's just fab!

I Card Everyone said...

A real gem, Emily... no pun intended...
=] Michele

Lindsey said...

You could always send it to me. LOL! The diamonds-as-buds is such a brilliant idea. The watercolouring is gorgeous and the patterned paper just right. Of course. :)

Laura Norris said...

What a smart idea!! Love the 'rock' as a flower and bud.

Miriam Prantner said...

Diamonds as flowers are just genius! This is gorgeous!

maria f. said...

so darn clever! and gorgeous too.