Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Ellen Hutson 11th Anniversary Blog Hop


Hi everyone!  I'm excited to be participating in Ellen Hutson's Anniversary blog hop today.  This is a week long blog hop, and we're right smack in the middle on Day 3 right now.  You should be arriving from Laurel Beard's blog, and the entire list is posted over at the Ellen Hutson CLASSroom blog.  Here is a bit about prizes too, because we all LOVE prizes, right:
  • EH is giving away two $100 gift codes to use in the store to two lucky, randomly selected winners! To enter share some comment love at each hop stop on each hop day throughout the week!
  • They are also giving away two $50 gift codes to use in the store to two lucky, randomly selected winners, leave a comment on any or all posts this week!
  • And there might be a few surprise prizes too! So make sure you are following Ellen on Facebook & Instagram!
  • Winners will be selected randomly from posts throughout the week and will be announced on the CLASSroom blog on Monday, November 27th (so enter until 11:59pm PST on Sunday).
Each of the designers was asked to create a card featuring their favorite Ellen Hutson set.  This was a tough choice for me, but I finally settled on Mondo Peony because Mondo + Peony = awesome.


I wanted to try something different for me, so I opted to stamp the peonies on black cardstock and emboss them in gold.  Although there are several flowers in the set, I just used the same one multiple times to create a top and bottom border/frame for my panel.

The flowers were then colored with Prismacolor pencils.  I first colored them in with white and then went back with the colors.  This is the first time I've tried coloring on dark cardstock, and I wanted to make sure the colors really popped, so I went with the white first.  Next time I'll try without and see if it's appreciably different.



The sentiment is from the Plant Ladies Say set and was embossed in gold multiple times to get a more puffy/dimensional look.

Your next stop is my buddy Elena Roussakis.

Happy hopping and for those in the US, have a great Thanksgiving!

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110 comments:

  1. I love blog hops b/c they inspire me to create. Thank you to all of the talented artists for sharing their beautiful creations.

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  2. Love the Mondo Peony set! Gorgeous card! Love the flowers against the dark background!

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  3. Oh wow sooo gorgeous! What a difference just changing the cardstock to black! wow love it!

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  4. WOW flowers my dear. Beautiful card.

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  5. The rich gold against those extraordinarily colored peonies is spectacular. Gorgeous card.

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  6. This is so elegant and beautiful. Great technique and one I want to try! Thanks!

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  7. This is stunning, love that sentiment!

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  8. Wow! I never knew that colored pencils could be so vibrant. This is gorgeous!

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  9. wonderful first attempt at coloring with pencils on the black - gorgeous cards - i've just tried this technique also and loving the results!

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  10. Lovely coloring of the fabulous Mondo Peony. Peonies are my favorite and your card just highlights their awesomeness.

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  11. How gorgeous is this card. I love the black background...it's beautiful.

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  12. This is absolutely gorgeous, my goodness!

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  13. WOW! Your card is absolutely gorgeous <3

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  14. Gorgeous card. It's very dramatic on black card stock. Thanks

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  15. The mondo peony is beautiful, and your coloring is exquisite!

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  16. That is amazing! Those flowers just jump right out of that background.

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  17. Stunning card! Love the trend to color with pencils on dark cardstock ... I need to try it out myself. Beautiful inspiration!

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  18. Love the peonies on the black background! Stunning!

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  19. Oh the gold with the flowers on the dark background is so elegant!

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  20. Lovely card Miriam. Love the rich burgundy/red over the black cardstock. The gold is a nice touch.

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  21. This is gorgeous! Love that you put it on black.

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  22. Beautiful coloring. I love all the embossing.

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  23. Absolutely beautiful. Love the flower against the black card with the multiple gold embossing.

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  24. Simply GORGEOUS! I love how you did the flowers! TFS

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  25. AMAZING. Gorgeous card - love the coloring on dark cardstock and love the gold embossing.

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  26. Echoing the others in praising your vibrant, dramatic card! Stunning in every way; you've created a work of art with your coloured pencils!
    ~carol

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  27. So beautiful with the gold embossing and the black background.

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  28. Wow! Love the contrast of the black card stock with the bright pink and gold embossing. Stunning!

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  29. Oh my word. i didn't know you could get such vivid colored pencil colors on Black! Wow! This is so gorgeous!

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  30. Love all the dimension of the flowers! Colored pencils on a dark background! WoW!

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  31. This looks spectacular! Reminds me of a fabric, like silk!

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  32. Beautiful.
    The gold on the black is
    great. Embossing the
    flowers with the gold too
    is wonderful
    Love this card.
    thanks for sharing.

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  33. really love these colors especially the gold :)

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  34. Wow!!! Your card and your colouring are amazing!!! Beautiful floral cards!!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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  35. This is absolutely stunning! I love the use of the colored pencils on the black for a very dramatic look!

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  36. Your flower is stunning . I also love the coloring with colored pencils.

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  37. Beautiful card. Your coloring is gorgeous

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  38. I've been seeing a lot of coloring on dark cardstock and I love the effect. Your card is stunning. Thanks.

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  39. Gorgeous card, love the effect you got coloring on the dark card stock.
    Dolores

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  40. Beautiful! I love the peonies and the sentiment is so uplifting!

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  41. Oh my, that is absolutely beautiful!

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  42. Show stopper for sure! Those flowers are gorgeous!

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  43. Fabulous florals. The gold embossing on black is stunning.

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  44. OMG! This is stunning!! Love the depth in the flowers and the gorgeous gold! Amazing it is! <3 <3 <3

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  45. awesome work - stunning creativity as usual :)

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  46. Strikingly beautiful card, Miriam!

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  47. I really love the pencil coloured flowers on the black, it's such a dramatic look!

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  48. Your card is stunning! I haven't tried the white/colored pencils on colored cardstock, but I sure need to try after seeing your card!

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  49. I've been seeing your card pop up in all my social media and I think it is super-fantabulous!! It is perfect for sure; I love everything about it!

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  50. Those colors are so rich on that black background ... stunning.

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  51. Fabulous flowers, and you made the sentiment POP! Well done!

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  52. Amazing dimension you achieved with the colored pencils. Gorgeous card!

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  53. Wow, your colored pencil coloring is AMAZING on your beautiful peony Card and I love the black background.

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  54. Mirian the black and gold and pink has such an amazing dramatic result! Gorgeous!

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    1. Miriam sorry for the typo on your name, didn't catch it fast enough!

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  55. Beautiful! The flowers look so real! I've been seeing a trend for black lately. I guess you've inspired me to try it!

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  56. Wonderful coloring on your peony card!

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  57. WOW! I absolutely love this card! The colors (and the gold) just pop!

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  58. Such striking elegance! I MUST try this technique!! (I also love that the sentiment almost looks like it's embroidered from a distance. cool!)

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  59. Wow, Miriam ... striking, elegant and so stunning ... a true beauty! Hugs, Anita :)

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  60. Wow I love the gold embossing! Amazing card!

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  61. Beautiful!! Lovely design with the gold embossing on the black background and I love how your beautiful coloring of the flowers pop against the black too!

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  62. The embossed sentiment is perfection with the subtle gold outlines of the background.

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  63. Phenomenal! And that sentiment is the perfect centerpiece.

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  64. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the coloring on the black background. I need to try this!

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  65. Awesome card- so very striking. Love how it turned out on the dark cardstock!

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  66. Absolutely beautiful! Love the gold embossing & the vibrant florals!

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  67. Beautiful colors! Love the embossing with the coloring.. Stunning

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  68. WOW! Absolutely stunning! So many women need a card like this! Thank you!

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  69. I love the pencil on black. Stunning.

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  70. LOVE this card; so striking!! The coloring on the black is just gorgeous.

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  71. Wow, Wow, Wow!! This is just stunning!! Love the bright color against the black cardstock and the gold sentiment is just perfect!!

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  72. Wow, wow gosh if this is the first time you've coloured on black I think you have it mastered, the colours are stunning, the gold sets it off perfectly, it looks amazing done in crayon x

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  73. All I can say is WOW. This is beautiful. Think it's time to get out my colored pencils & give this a try. Thanks for sharing

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  74. Oh my gosh! I love how elegant that turned out.

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  75. Beautiful card; great colouring on that dark background !

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  76. I love the look of flowers on dark cardstock, Miriam, and your are gorgeous.

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  77. Stunning card! Your coloring is amazing. The flowers really pop against the black.

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  78. WOW!! This is absolutely lovely... Thanks for sharing.

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  79. Gorgeous coloring on the black card stock. Love the gold too! Stunning card!

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  80. Such a SWEET Card!! BEAUTIFUL Coloring!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  81. Mama Mia! Your card is stunning. Love your colouring and the design is perfection.

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  82. Love the gorgeous embossed flowers.

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  83. Beautifully colored flowers, such a pretty card

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  84. Wow, your flowers look so real! This Mondo set is a must have! Thanks for the great idea!

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  85. Beautiful coloring on the dark cardstock!

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  86. WOW--what a dramatic card! Love the coloring and how it pops off the black. :) ~ Andrea

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