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MY JUNE 2019 COLLECTION IS UP!

My latest stamps & dies collection for Ellen Hutson LLC is now available! You can see the full monty on the release page here: JUNE ESSENTIALS BY ELLEN

On this project the images were stamped (onto watercolor paper) with Versafine Golden Meadow (a surprisingly effective alternative to stamping in black, when watercoloring nature/foliage images) and watercolored by pressing waterbased ink pads (listed in supplies at the bottom of the post) against my Water Media Mat and then loading my water brush with color from there to paint.

After everything was dry, I lightly/sparingly spattered black acrylic paint over top. Speech bubble is attached to a mini action wobble so it boings around when you flick it. •chortle•

This particular collection is so me—and I mean SO, SO ME!!!

  • Always wanted a moped; now I got one (well, close enough, BAH HA HAAAAAA!!!).

  • I adore the smell of citrus—look at all that sassy, lemony goodness!!!

  • And I’ve had this idea for the skyline die of my dreams and finally got the chance to make it real! •fist pump•

  • While we’re on the subject of a stamp set truly reflecting “me” . . . I’m keepin’ it real with this one.

I’ve been frantically making samples but haven’t had a chance to shoot ‘em yet; I recently returned from Japan, welcoming a new grand-baby/ helping my daughter’s family. Anyhoo, I’ll share more projects with the release over the coming days as I catch up on work!

Thanks for stopping by and, if you haven’t yet, be sure to visit the Ellen Hutson blog to see some pretty freakin’ fantastic inspiration shared by our team members— trust me, you will not be disappointed; those gals are ON FIRE!!!

SURGEON GENERAL’S WARNING: The following links may greatly enhance your creative expression, leading to inky fingers, increased card making and excessive jocularity.

GOOD TIMES

BIG CITY & LANDSCAPE DIES

SQUEEZE THE DAY

VOICES IN MY HEAD & SPEECH BUBBLES

•cheeky grin•


BLOOMIN' GOOD DAY

Those Picket Fence Life-changing brushes literally have changed my ink-blending life. I didn’t have paper in these exact colors so I faked it! •chinkle• By that, I just mean that I white embossed the sentiment multiple times (from Everyday Punnies) onto white card stock, trimmed it apart into strips and then used the brushes and Catherine Pooler Inks to blend over the top.

I ALWAYS struggled with the ink blending tool no matter how much I practiced. (insert frowny face) There’s something about the handle on these brushes, tho, that makes a huge difference for me—my grip is naturally, and almost unconsciously, loose and the flexibility of the handle prevents me from applying too much pressure, especially wonderful when I’m trying to achieve a “pale” blend. Super satisfying. •fist pump•

Hope YOU are having a bloomin’ good day and thanks for stopping by!


ESSENTIALS BY ELLEN APRIL 2019 RELEASE