CLASSroom Color Trend Challenge with Ellen Hutson

I’m thrilled to be a guest artist for this month’s CLASSroom Color Trend Challenge for Ellen Huston. I’m a huge fan of both the store and also this fun challenge.

If you haven’t heard about this fun challenge here is a little info. The Color Trend challenge is a monthly inspirational challenge based on the Color Trend inspirational photo (see below image) that is located on the CLASSroom blog. The color trends change monthly.  A random challenge participant will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson store.  To be eligible, you MUST use Essentials by Ellen products and the photo badge as inspiration. Ellen Hutson

Here is the card I made for the challenge.

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I first started stamping the image on Bristol Smooth paper with Copic friendly ink. Once it was set, I used my blending tool and blended the Distress Ink in Seedless Preserves, Tattered Rose, Victorian Velvet, Worn Lipstick, Salty Ocean, and Walnut Stain. I focused on putting the colors in the areas I wanted to flowers to be similar colors. The Walnut Stain was around the edge. I then spritzed it with water to give it a little texture.

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Once it was dry, I took out my Copics to add some more color and dimension to the flowers. For the purple flower I used V12, V15, V17 and the pink flowers I used RV32 and RV34. I wanted to add a little more pink, purple, blue, and orange to the flowers so I also pulled out some Sharpies I had to add another layer of color to the flowers.

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Once I was done adding color, I used a black pen and retraced the stamped image to add darker lines as well as add some dots around the flowers. I then used a white gel pen to add some highlights to the flowers. I die cut the beautiful several times and glued them together and on the top layer used Versamark ink so that I could heat emboss the beautiful in gold. The “You” is stamped with Versfine ink and clear embossed. I added some gold sequins at the end for additional shine.

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I created a couple more cards for the challenge since I always like to have several choices. lol

Here is my second favorite card using the Beach Leading Lady. We are going on a cruise so I’ve had the packing list on my mind. I wanted this card to reflect all the fun things you think about packing before your trip.

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For this card I stamped and clear heat embossed the images on Bristol Smooth paper. I then took out my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and used similar colors as the Color Trend prompt. I stamped the sentiment on black cardstock and white heat embossed it. I then cut it into a tag and added some string. I used my black pen again to add some dots in between the blank spaces.

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For my third card I was trying to combine the beach lady with a tropical background.

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I stamped the flower on some Bristol Smooth and then masked it so I could blend the distress inks into the background. I spritzed some water on the background and once it was dry, colored the flowers with some Copic markers. I then stamped and die cut the beach lady. I colored her with Copics as well but added the dress after blending some Distress Ink. When I pieced the whole project together, I felt there was too much going on, so I stamped and gold heat embossed the flower on vellum to mute the background a bit.

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I added the sentiment and gold heat embossed it to tie it into the gold flower.

For my last card, I wanted to try to incorporate the Mondo Hydrangea with the Mondo Sakura using alcohol inks.

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I stamped the images and gold heat embossed them. I used a variety of alcohol inks and mixed my techniques between painting and dropping them into the spaces. The sentiment is gold heat embossed on vellum.

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Thanks for stopping by and I can’t wait to see what you create for this fun challenge!


Supplies

*Listed below are the products I used and contain affiliate links at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! All products were personally purchased.

Essentials by Ellen - Mondo Hydrangea by Julie Ebersole
Essentials by Ellen – Mondo Hydrangea by Julie Ebersole
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Essentials By Ellen - Mondo Sakura by Julie Ebersole
Essentials By Ellen – Mondo Sakura by Julie Ebersole
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Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps - Beach Lady by Brandi Kincaid
Essentials by Ellen  – Beach Lady by Brandi Kincaid
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Essentials by Ellen - Leading Ladies - Beach Lady by Brandi Kincaid
Essentials by Ellen – Beach Lady by Brandi Kincaid
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Essentials By Ellen Die - Mondo Sakura by Julie Ebersole
Essentials By Ellen  – Mondo Sakura by Julie Ebersole
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Strathmore - Bristol Smooth
Strathmore – Bristol Smooth
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BL | SC | DB | AZ
Yupo Heavyweight
Yupo Heavyweight
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DB | AZ
Brutus Monroe - Embossing Powder - Ultra Fine - Gilded
Brutus Monroe – Embossing Powder – Ultra Fine – Gilded
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Brutus Monroe - Metallic Embossing Powder - Icicle
Brutus Monroe – Metallic Embossing Powder – Icicle
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Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Tape Runner
Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Tape Runner
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Gina K - Amalgam Ink Pad- Jet Black
Gina K – Amalgam Ink Pad- Jet Black
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Misc
Ranger - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pad - Salty Ocean
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pad – Salty Ocean
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Ranger - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pad - Seedless Preserves
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pad – Seedless Preserves
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Ranger - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pad - Tattered Rose
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pad – Tattered Rose
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Ranger - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pad - Victorian Velvet
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pad – Victorian Velvet
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Ranger - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pad - Worn Lipstick
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pad – Worn Lipstick
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Tsukineko - VersaFine Pigment Ink Pad - Onyx Black
Tsukineko – VersaFine Pigment Ink Pad – Onyx Black
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Tsukineko - VersaMark Ink Pad
Tsukineko – VersaMark Ink Pad
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Ranger - Tim Holtz - Alcohol Blending Solution
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Alcohol Blending Solution
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Ranger - Tim Holtz - Shell Pink
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Shell Pink
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Ranger - Tim Holtz - Summit View
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Summit View
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Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
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COPIC Multiliner Set Fine, Black, 4pc
COPIC Multiliner Set Fine, Black, 4pc
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Uni-ball Impact Gel Pen, White
Uni-ball Impact Gel Pen, White
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Ek Success Powder Tool Applicator
Ek Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Hero Arts - Wagner - HT400 Precision Heat Tool
Hero Arts – Wagner – HT400 Precision Heat Tool
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MISTI Stamping Tool
MISTI Stamping Tool
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 Kuretake - ZIG - Clean Color - Real Brush Marker
Kuretake – ZIG – Clean Color – Real Brush Marker
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