September 18, 2016

Essentials by Ellen September Pin-SIghts Challenge

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I found some time to play with the Essentials by Ellen September Pin-Sights Challenge this weekend. I just love the inspiration this month.


So many directions to go but I was really looking for a reason to finally use my Essentials By Ellen Mondo Peony stamps. I started stamping and white embossing the flowers and leaves onto a piece of Bristol cardstock. The original plan was to watercolour the embossed images with Distress Ink but before I even started my ZIG's were calling my name. I used Light Blue, Cobalt Blue, Pale Green, and Yellow Green ZIG's to colour the images. I added some sequins filled with Silver Stickles and a few Neptune Nuvo Crystal Drops (I see a lot more of those in my shopping cart). I spritzed the entire panel with some Sparkle Sheer Glimmer Spritz to finish it off. I was having some trouble getting a good photo--do you ever find soft blues hard to capture in the lens? I do. So I decided to retake the photos and somehow with all my fussing I managed to smudge the Stickles--ugh! Leson learned make sure everything is dry before you handle your cards!

20 comments :

Michelle said...

A soft and subtle beauty, Tracey! I love it! (And I learn the lesson about not handling wet cards over and over and over... wait! maybe I haven't learned it yet? haha!)

SmilynStef said...

Absolutely lovely ... I love the watery blue and the pop of the white-on-black sentiment.

Cat Craig said...

Tracey,
I can clearly feel the mood board in your card. That lovely pale blue/aqua shade is fabulous. I love the white embossing and the gentle layout of your design. A touch of black always seems to add a bit of elegance too.

Lindsey said...

Aren't you glad you picked that colour of Nuvo to buy first? ;) Perfect with your beautifully watercoloured peonies. (My Zigs call my name a lot, too. Obviously a special property built into them.)

Renee said...

Gorgeous!!
Love that color inspiration!

Lisa said...

BEAUTIFUL card Tracey!!

Rahmat said...

What a beauty Tracey, I love the softness of this card. Stunning make!

Joyce said...

So soft and beautiful, Tracey. I did not even know there was a Mondo Peony. I guess I am out of the loop. Love how you embossed in white and colored it.

Lyn said...

Such a beautiful card <3

TK said...

A beautiful image, that Monday flower, but your coloring of the image is just gorgeous!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is gorgeous, Tracey! Just got my Mondo Peony in the mail, woohoo, can't wait to ink it up!

Susi K. said...

Beautiful colouring of the flowers - I love how you kept the colours soft to allow the white embossed lines to really pop! Great card, Tracey.

Shirley said...

Very beautiful!

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous! Love the soft colours and the sequins filled with Stickles is a brilliant idea!!

Jeanne J. said...

beautiful yummy blue!

Shelly said...

So soft and pretty, Tracey! Love it!

Kay Miller said...

Oh Tracey this is stunning! The images colored so beautifully and I love the sequins filled with Stickles! I have to give that a try!

Sharron said...

So beautiful and dreamy! Love the blue!

Barb Ghig said...

I could have sworn that I left some love for this gorgeous card, Tracey! Beautiful soft coloring with your Zigs, and I love this sweet sentiment!

Anita in France said...

Soft, dreamy and so beautiful, Tracey ... the contrast of the black sentiment strip is fabulous with those lovely pastel colours ... such lovely words! Hugs, Anita :)