Thursday, January 18, 2018

Ellen Hutson Pin-Sights Challenge: January

It's time for the January Pin-Sights Challenge in The Classroom at Ellen Hutson.  They've chosen this gorgeous photo inspiration to beguile us this month:


After a little swatch-ing of my own, I found the perfect Copic colors to match those Pantone ones!  Starting at the top: BG72, YG93, BV23, BV31, RV93 [skip the next, as I have nothing close] then BV02, and BV04! 

I had a few new Essentials by Ellen products that were so happy to play cards today!  My Celebration Leading Lady, borrowed a brush from the Crafty Lady, and painted those colors in reverse order, for my card!  The new Strands die provided the perfect palette, and shapes similar to those gorgeous pea pods!

 
and just because I love to use every snippet:
 
Up the Happy provided the perfect balloons, and Sock Monkey the words!
See if you can find  the white dot inspiration in the photo  =]

I hope you have been inspired to play along ... 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 - so simple, right? 

=]  Michele

18 comments:

Aileen said...

How fabulous are these cards. I love that you worked out how to make a card from the left over bits from the first card that is a masterpiece in its own right then another masterpiece appears. You are so clever my friend.

Jeanne said...

Awesome all around, Michele. Oh golly, the colors in the first card are wonderful. I adore the colors in the wavy lines. And can I say, your leading lady looks amazing with gray hair! Love the sentiment, too. On the second card, what a festive birthday card. I love how you used the die pieces for the balloon strings!! Hugs!

Barb Ghig said...

Two clever cards, Michele! I love how you put your 'Crafty Lady' to work in your studio...and, she's done a beautiful job with Copic markers! I'm also really impressed how you used your snippets for balloon strings, too...you are amazing, my friend...and definitely on a creative roll!!!

Dotty Jo x said...

You are clever, Michele! Fancy seeing the tiny cutouts as balloon strings! Your cards are lovely, Jo x

lostinpaper said...

WOW Michele, these are perfect for the inspiration, what a gorgeous colour combo! You have truly made it shine!

Julie Mogford said...

Love love love these cards! You are so clever!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, you clever and creative lady!!!! Love your little work of art!!!! ...and may I say that I loooooove the grey hair ....had me smiling!!!! Yeah for creating such a stunning card with the little snippets!!!!! I had to go back to the photo to find the white dots!!!! Two absolutely great cards, my friend!!!!!
Hugz

~amy~ said...

how perfect, both of your cards!

Kristie Goulet said...

These are amazing, Michele! Love how you used the leftovers! xoxo

Marge said...

Fabulous!! I'm in awe of your first card! Such a clever take on the mood board and it's beautifully done. Hope I'll make one for the challenge, but I know my card will be boring ! Marge♡♡

Cat Craig said...

I love the first card Michele so pretty. And i am stunned by the second all that lovely white on white with the fabulous color strings.

Lisa Elton said...

I don't know who's more talented...you or the crafty lady!! It's you, hands down. These are so creative and clever Michele. You've knocked my socks off again!!

Anita in France said...

Your Celebration Lady is spot on, Michele ... thumbs up indeed ... for both cards! Clever, innovative, fun ... they're brilliant ... love how you added the white on white dots from the inspiration to the balloon ... awesome detailing! Hugs, Anita :)

Karren said...

What a great way to use the leftovers from that first gorgeous card! You are just too, too clever and creative :)

Bobby said...

Your little lady painted the perfect background, Michele. ;) And you did a perfect job of painting her.

Sharron said...

Wonderful duo, both are so creative! Love all the soft colors!

Linda Callahan said...

I love this color palette! Beautiful cards!

Donna said...

Absolutely delightful... x2. x