Sunday, 25 February 2018

Ellen Hutson & Catherine Pooler Designs Blog Hop


I'm so excited to be part of a blog hop celebrating the fact that two of my favourites (Ellen Hutson and Catherine Pooler) have gotten together! That's right, you can now get all of Catherine's inks and the Zen Garden stamps and dies at Ellen Hutson! (full list of blogs is below).



I created 3 mostly-white cards. The first one combines this solid flower from Love Grows with my favourite Party Collection colour combination. I admit that the Party Collection is my first love, although the muted colours of the Spa collection are gorgeous as well,as my next  cards show.

My next card uses just a portion of the Split Chevron Stencil. I masked it off and blended a partial rainbow, then moved the stencil to fill in the 'blank' spots and blended another partial rainbow, starting at a different colour. I inlaide the thanks die and cut the edge of the panel on the same angle, before smearing Stickles on it for some sparkle. Here's a quick video of how I did it:




Finally, I used the stencil again with Juniper Mist and Stone Blue, varying my pressure to get different shades. When I lifted the stencil, I misted the panel with water. I love that it looks like a forest in a snowstorm (it does to me, anyway! LOL!) Once it was all dry, I stamped this encouraging sentiment from Faithful Flutterings in Midnight. I edged the panel with Stickles and popped it up on a white card base.

Here's the blog hop list:



29 comments:

Catherine Pooler said...

These are gorgeous, Ardyth!!!

Sharon Salerno said...

Awesome cards! Love watching your videos!

Ellen C said...

Gorgeous cards.

Pat S said...

What a nice bright chevron design. I enjoyed the video. Thanks for sharing.

~amy~ said...

How awesome, love all of your cards Ardyth. Your last one is amazing, love seeing the ink spritz'd with water.

Sabrina said...

LOve your cards and I love that stencil!!!

Scrapthat said...

Gorgeous cards Ardyth! thanks so much for sharing :D

Michelle H said...

I’m a big CP fan too. Love her inks. Your designs are stunning. And I could definitely see the winter forest in your last card, lol.

Lori said...

They are all so pretty!

Lindar C said...

Beautiful cards. I have been using stencils more lately.

Barbara said...

These are lovely. Love the simplicity of the card design that shows of the beautiful images.

Celeste Goff said...

Such beautiful cards! I especially love that last one in blue...stunning!

Lisa K said...

Such pretty cards! Love the video and the card you created.

Shelly said...

These are awesome, Ardyth!

Amanda Rhodes said...

Beautiful cards!

Anonymous said...

Wow, that is beautiful. I just got my first two Pooler ink pads! Love them.

lostinpaper said...

These are all so amazing Ardyth!

Lindsey said...

Wow, wow, wow! Three beautiful cards. (That stencil, properly masked, will also make great tire treads should you ever need them...)

J Sirak said...

Love your cards. I am inspired! I was hoping someone would do with video with the chevron... can’t wait to watch !
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Glenda Lee Nutting said...

Such a great way to use this stencil. Love it!

Tracey Magner said...

Awesome cards,love them. This looks like a real cool release.

Ingrid said...

Love them!!! Especially the last one - I'm a sucker for blue. ;)

Mrsfish02 said...

These are beyond beautiful. I love how vivid the ink colors are. I need to get some of these. Nicely done.

Jeanne Beam said...

Such pretty cards. Thanks for sharing...

Susan N said...

Beautifully done! I'm going to have to have these inks!

Jennifer said...

These are super cool!!!!

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

All 3 cards are great, but I love, love. love the 3rd one with the stencil so much!!! The colors you used are gorgeous and the final result reminds me of luxury patterned linens, though I see your forest in a snowstorm too! I'm so excited because I won 2 CP inks in the Save the Crafty You-Tuber hop and can't wait to try them. I haven't heard whether I get to pick the colors or if they randomly ship them out, but I'm hoping the go together well so I can try something like this!!!

donna mikasa said...

Beautiful cards, Ardyth! I'm loving all of that color!

Katya @ Archie & Ink said...

Fabulous cards! Just love the colours and the textures.