Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Ellen Hutson Pin-Sights Challenge, Beyoutiful

Hey guys!  Summer is underway and it's been a bit crazy here as I've been prepping for camps and vacation and release week at Neat & Tangled (which is next week!).  BUT, I really wanted to find some time to play along with the current Ellen Hutson Pin-Sights challenge, I really loved the pinboard.

I had a whole other idea, but it turned into a hot mess that just wasn't salvageable, so I went back to the basics and created a very CAS card instead.

I really wanted to use my new Wonky Backdrops background that I picked up during the recent summer sale.

To get the gradient effect, I used my MISTI and several colors of Altenew inks (Mango Smoothie, Peach Perfect, and Frosty Pink), inking the background stamp with each and then softening it by dabbing my ink blending tool against it so I achieved a soft transition.  This was repeated a few times with each color until I achieved the right amount of coverage, then I switched to the next color and repeated.  I also had to move the background down halfway through to continue the pattern.  At the very bottom I wanted a bit of a brighter pink, so I added just a hint of Picked Raspberry Distress Ink, using the same technique as previously described.

The sentiment was cut from adhesive black foam, and I finished it off with some clear sequins.

That's all for me today, hope your week is going well!

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  1. Love how you inked the background ... such a pretty card

  2. Oh....this is so pretty. Love your wonderful background.

  3. Gorgeously CAS!! Love it!!