Thursday, January 19, 2017

Essentials by Ellen - Pin-Sights Challenge!

I have had a secret, just bursting to share!  What a way to continue to celebrate the New Year!!!

Last year, I entered a card in the Calling All Artists: Pin Sights Challenge - guess what?  In August 2016, I received an email from Laurel Beard inviting ME to Guest Design!   AMAZING, right?! 

Just look at the fabulous inspiration I was given - OH!!  YOU get to play, too, don't forget that!!

If you know me at all, you know I couldn't stop at one card - but here is my favorite of all:

For the January Essentials by Ellen: Pin-Sights Challenge:

 Essentials by Ellen:  Advent stamps and dies by Julie Ebersole
Coats Metallic silver thread

It might be presumptuous to think you've guessed which photo [think purse & GREY] inspired my card =]  If that's too easy, try this little trio:

I've had such fun as your Pin-Sights Challenge Guest Designer ... Thank you for the invitation!

Now it's YOUR TURN!  I'll be watching the gallery for tons of gorgeousness from you all!  Remember to use Essentials by Ellen products, the inspiration Pin-Sights board, and link back to the Pin-Sights Challenge ... every little thing you need to know can be found here in the Classroom!

Thanks for stopping by ... always makes me ...

=]  Michele

Supplies, used for the trio, from Ellen Hutson:

MFT Vertical Snowfall die
Concord & 9th JOY die
Felicity Vellum gold foil Chevron
Essentials by E.H. Advent [link above]
Essentials by Ellen Oh Frappe by Julie and dies
Ranger gold and silver embossing powders
Other products:
Coats silver, and gold thread
Spellbinder's 3D collection embossing folder 'fabric weave.'


Hannelie said...

Awesome Michele! Way to go girl!
beautiful job!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Oh Michele - How fun that we are both guesting for Ellen Hutson's challenge!!! As always your cards are AMAZING! I absolutely love the embossing on the first one! That folder is now on my "must have" list!

Jeanne said...

First off, huge congrats to you! I just came from Karin's blog and was blown away by her watercolors and now I'm here and blown away by your talents, too! That first card is fabulous, Michele! I am wowed by that amazing embossing folder. What depth it achieves. I adore the promise and happiness the message evokes. Kind of makes me think this is very much like your personality! Your other three cards are glorious as well. Congrats again and thank you so much for sharing! Hugs!!

Happy Dance said...

Well, my friend, you've done it again. Blown my mind, that is.... Your cards are always amazing, but here you've gone above and beyond the norm. Please don't ask me to pick a favorite from this sweet quartet; that would be much too difficult. They're all gorgeous and CASE-worthy. True story. And a huge congrats on GD over at Ellen's. Well done, you! Talk to you soon!! Bev

Nancy Thomas said...

Well done Michele! An awesome group of cards as per your usual. Congrats on the EH guesting. I will have my turn at some point this year but I am sure I will not be able to create anything near as gorgeous as you.

LauraJane:) said...

FABULOUS to see you with this Pin-Sights Challenge!! Gray is so you! Very Classy!

Barb Ghig said...

CONGRATS on your well-deserved Guest Designer spot, Michele! I LOVE every one of your cards! The dimension you created with your embossing folder on the first card is amazing, and I love all the texture and shine on each of your other cards...WOW! You have truly outdone yourself with these beauties, my friend, and you've inspired me, once again!

Bobby said...

Why is it so amazing that your card should win, Michele? You do fabulous work - or three. ;) Love the dark gray embossed panel - so elegant for a New Year's card. I'm just sorry I don't have any EbyE stamps to use to make a card for the challenge.

Cat Craig said...

Congratulations on your GD Spot! No surprise Laurel picked have an amazing eye for translating Inspirations into fabulous eye candy cards. I can see how you loved this pinsights inspiration...its got all your colors and fabulous texture types.

Lisa Elton said...

Well hot diggity dog, congrats on guesting!! That embossing folder is so super cool! Your card, well, it's AMAZING!! In fact all of them are. You rocked the inspiration photo. They better snatch you up for good!!

Susanne Vargas said...

You hit the ball out of the park with these spectacular cards, Michele! One is more fabulous than the other! And congrats to your GD spot - that is awesome!

Nora Noll said...

Congratulations Michele!! I LOVE your card and the texture in the background. I also love the trio you created too. You are fabulous girl!!

Sharron said...

Wow, congrats on your GD spot! Your cards easily show why they picked you, amazing designs all. That embossing folder on the first one is so very perfect. Love them all!

Karren said...

Congrats on your GD spot - but I can't say I'm surprised! You have such a wonderful style, evidenced in these gorgeous cards!

Anita in France said...

Many congratulations on designing with EH Pinsights, Michele ... I'm sooo delighted for you ... and for us as we get to see your take (or rather takes!) on this fabulous inspiration board! Your cards are each ... in true Michele-esque style ... stunning, chic, elegant ... and so beautifully crafted! A triumph, my friend! Hugs, Anita :)

wienerhoneymooners said...

I Looooove them ALL..the GOLD = Brilliant!

Monika Reeck said...

They are all Beautiful miss lady
but the first one woooowww jaw drops..
I adore it much
so many texture and so manly and also feel feminin
I loveee it much
may I ask you..should I used only the Ellen Hutson stamp or can I also used Avery Elle and other product that sell on that shop?
Many thanks if you like to give me the info cause I like to join this lovely challenge
my mail is monik1973 at yahoo dot com

hugs from Germany

Tracey McNeely said...

First off congratulations on Pin-Sights Michele! Your main take on the inspiration photo is just gorgeous and the other three are also so inspired! On my list of challenges I hope to complete this week!

Joan B said...

fantastic. you were an inspiration!!