June 28, 2015

Essentials by Ellen June Pin-Sights Challenge

IMG_8201


Taking a much need break from packing to get creative tonight.
Today's boxes were filled with the contents of both my curio cabinet and china cabinet. I have no idea where it all came from and not sure where it is going to go, but with only 4 weeks left to pack there really isn't time to sort that mystery out.



I really wanted to play along with the Essentials by Ellen June Pin-Sights Challenge. It is the first chance I have had to play with my new stamps and dies from the Spring Release .  Here is the mood board we were working from...


I started by putting some Distress Ink on to my craft mat and added lots of water. Then I used transparencies to pick up the colour and smooshed it on to heavyweight white cardstock. Once dry (actually I cheated and used my heat tool) I embossed two of the Mondo Magnolias in gold and die cut with the large and small magnolia dies.  The smaller magnolia was adhered with foam tape for dimension. I flicked a few tiny water drops onto the flowers.

I used the "you are my person" sentiment which was what drew my to this stamp set int he first place. I have always been a Grey's Anatomy fan but over the past couple month my daughter and I took it from the top and started at the beginning watching the entire series on Netflix. So this card is going to my daughter who will be 18 in a week--because she is my person!

tracey_junepinsights


We have had some gorgeous sunsets here this past week, so I have a couple of photos to share.  I had to take them from upstairs because the trees are too high at ground level to capture the view--so just ignore the portables--lol I am feeling inspired to recreate these images on a card.

IMG_8183

IMG_8198


Supplies:


28 comments :

Hannelie said...

This is so beautiful Tracey! Those colours!!!

Inkyfingers said...

Love how you made those gorgeous flowers Tracey and as a fellow Grey's fan thank you for pointing me in the direction of that stamp.

Your sunset pictures are wonderful and I can't wait to see how you translate that amazing sky onto a card!
Good luck with the packing.
Hugs
Carol x

Lynn said...

Wow! Stunning pictures...love the vibrancy of colors. Your card is gorgeous too...love the gold!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooooooo gorgeous! LOVING the colors (in your photos and on your card!!!)!!!!!!!!

Anita in France said...

What a gorgeous riot of colour on those blooms, Tracey ... so rich with the gold embossing! Beautiful sunsets ... that last one in particular is a stunner! Happy packing! Hugs, Anita :)

Marybeth said...

Gorgeous card Tracey! I love that show too ! Amazing sunsets ,thanks for sharing

Ardyth said...

Love the beautiful effect of the smooshing - have to try that! Gorgeous sunsets, too! (but I doubt you'll get one tonight! Where did all this rain come from? lol!)

Bobby said...

You almost did recreate one of those sunsets in your gorgeous magnolia, Tracey. I recently cleaned out my mother's china cabinet and sideboard and wondered where everything came from - some old, old things I had never seen before.

Maria said...

Wow! Fabulous color on your flower embossed in gold...so pretty! And, lovely photos of the sunsets! Thank you for sharing!:-)

KayM said...

Your card is SO pretty Tracey and I love it, but more so for the fact that it's for your daughter and she is your person. I feel the same way about mine :) The sunset photos are gorgeous!

Joyce said...

So creative and such a pretty way to add color to your card. I cannot imagine packing up an entire house. I guess I am lucky that we have never moved. So glad that you decided to take a break and get crafty. Your sunset pictures are gorgeous, and I look forward to seeing how you capture them in one of your future cards.

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!

Jen Mitchell said...

Oh, I love the way you've colored those flowers Tracey! The gold embossing is such an elegant way to outline them too!

Rose said...

Such beautiful colours! Love the elegant gold outline, very pretty card. Stunning sunset!

laughadaisy said...

I'd say you captured those sunsets beautifully! Love the sunset pics, Love your card. I've been avoiding that smoosh technique, but you've put me over the edge - I have to try it now. Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration! ;-) (Good luck with the packing...)

Lindsey said...

I don't think I can even express how much I love this card! I usually think of ink smooshing as subtle and pale, so I love the intense colours! Must try. Absolutely gorgeous card. And the sunsets are pretty nice too. Wait till you see the Muskoka ones, though! :D

Shannon McComb said...

This is simply gorgeous!! LOVE the colors in the flower with the gold embossing!

Kim Heggins said...

This is as gorgeous as they come...love your card, it is just as beautiful as that sunset! And I love that you made this for Brooklyn, she is an amazing young lady. Now I can't wait to give your technique a try! Thank you for the incredible inspiration.

~amy~ said...

Really love how you've incorporated the colors!

Lisa said...

A...MAY...ZING!!! Beautifully done Tracey!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

this is gorgeous beyond words my friend! Thank you for the sweet birthday wishes!

laurie said...

Beautiful card and a great sentiment!

Happy Dance said...

Amazing dimensional flower, Tracey. The 'smooshing' technique for this is stunning. That soft yellow color against the bolder colors is fantastic. Love the gold embossing too. I'm guessing that Miss Brooklyn is going to love this card, and that she'll treasure it always. I can't wait to see how you incorporate those sunsets into your cards. Hope the packing is going well. Bev

Ruby N said...

Very beautiful card! :)

Deepti said...

Jaw dropping beauty!

Sharron said...

Gorgeous card--LOVE the colors with the gold! TFS your awesome sunset photos too! The colors in the second picture are especially stunning!

Dee Miranda said...

Wow!! Those colors are just absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Very lovely!
-Dee

Jinny Newlin said...

This is BEAUTIFUL, girl! Love the bold, rich color! Your daughter will love it ;).