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Friday, February 24, 2017

Ellen's February Pin Sights challenge

Happy Friday all!  

I am starting to get back on track with card challenges and have a card today for the February Ellen Hutson Pin Sights challenge!










Aqua is my favorite color.  I could not pass this challenge up and it was a very good reason to ink up my NBUS Mondo Poinsettia stamp set!
I stamped in Tumbled glass distress ink onto hot press watercolor paper and used a combo of the tumbled glass, bundled sage and evergreen bough to color in.  I had in mind to try a no line watercolor, but stamping the tumbled glass directly and repeatedly onto the wc paper was the first mistake.  I forgot to stamp off, and well, I just went with it.
I also used a diluted mixture of hickory smoke to tuck in between the leaves and did a little dry brushing on the right hand side of the panel.  The flower centers are my nod to mixed media...white pen, yellow and blue Sakura glaze pens and distress inks.  I added the gorgeous sentiment from Julie's Holly and Mistletoe that I stamped in a charcoal grey ink.  
Thanks for peeking in and have a great weekend!


12 comments:

  1. Hello Ellen. I just posted my challenge card and saw that you used the Mondo Poinsettias too. Your card is so soft and pretty. I love the watercolor look of it and the mixed media centers of the flowers are really pretty too. Beautiful card, and isn't great to have another Christmas card done?!

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  2. Hi Chriss. I'm so sorry, I saw Ellen on your post and got your name wrong. Thanks for the nice comment about my card. Have a great weekend!

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  3. Soft and lovely, Chriss ... the detailing on the centres of those fabulous poinsettias is fantastic ... positively touchable! Hugs, Anita :)

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  4. Chriss this is just stunning! So wonderful seeing your post in my box!!!
    =]

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  5. So beautiful...love that soft pretty blue.

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  6. oh my, this is a beauty. LOVE how the Mondo Poinsettia look in Tumbled Glass!

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  7. This is drop dead gorgeous. I just love it.

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  8. What beautiful colours! Love your card Chriss!

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  9. Aqua is a favorite of mine, too, and I'm aswoon over your aqua poinsettias, Chriss!! This is stunning! Hugs, Darnell

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  10. Beautiful card Chriss! Love the soft aqua colours.

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  11. Lovely colors and what a pretty flower design.

    Hugs Diane

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  12. SO PRETTY! I LOOOVE the blue for Christmas! THANK YOU for coming over to visit! I SO APPRECIATE your thoughtfulness! ;)

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