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Essentials by Ellen February Pin-Sights Challenge: Aqua

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Today is a great day. I’m a guest designer for this month’s Essentials by Ellen February Pin-Sights Challenge! Have you ever joined in on a Pin-Sights Challenge over at The CLASSroom blog? If you haven’t, there’s no time like the present. 🙂 Let me explain how it works.

The Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge is a monthly inspirational challenge based on a Pinterest inspired photo. Everyone submits their challenge entries via an Inlinkz Link-Up (using the inspiration photo and your favorite Essentials by Ellen products, of course) and a randomly selected participant will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson store. How cool is that?!

The February Pin-Sights Challenge theme is Aqua. Here is the inspiration photo:

Essentials by Ellen February Pin-Sights Challenge: Aqua

My eyes went immediately to the little pebbles in the bottom corner and the lines created by the glass vases. Aqua is one of my favorite colors, so this color scheme made my day 🙂

Here is the card I made that was inspired by today’s challenge photo:

Essentials by Ellen February Pin-Sights Challenge: Aqua

The top panel is cut at the 2.75-inch mark with a stitched edge die and stamped in Versafine (Onyx Black). The hydrangeas, from the Mondo Hydrangea set by Julie Ebersole, are stamped on watercolor paper in Staz-On (Jet Black) and colored with Zig Clean Color Brush Tip Markers.

Essentials by Ellen February Pin-Sights Challenge: Aqua

The centers of the flowers are tiny dots of Tonic Nuvo Jewel Drops in Gloss White.

Essentials by Ellen February Pin-Sights Challenge: Aqua

Before I layered my sentiment panel over the floral design, I gave it a quick spritz with Tsukineko Sparkle Spritz. I’ve gone through two bottles of this stuff since last year. It’s my favorite finish over hand colored designs! If you don’t have any in your stash, you can dilute some Wink of Stella (Clear) and add a little sparkle with a clean paint brush 🙂

Essentials by Ellen February Pin-Sights Challenge: Aqua

I hope you gathered up lots of inspiration today & are ready to start creating 🙂

Don’t forget to use the photo as inspiration and any Essentials by Ellen product in your project to be eligible to win the $50 gift certificate. I can’t wait to see what you make for the Essentials by Ellen February Pin-Sights Challenge!

Head on over to The CLASSroom blog and post your entry here.

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<3 Niki

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