Monday 16 April 2018

Ellen Hutson March Pinsights Challenge - Entry #2

Yep, I'm back again with another entry for the Ellen Hutson Pin Sights Challenge, how could I not when they have a mood board like this:

If you haven't guessed by now, I love creating cards with a rainbow colour scheme. I don't know what it is about all those colours together, they just make me so happy and I can't help but smile. Funny though how my favourite colour at the moment is grey but that's me, I'm a bit odd......

For this card I decided that my Ellen Hutson - Leading Ladies 'Plant Lady' needed to be included in a rainbow design as she always deserves to smile:

I don't get to use grey very often on my cards but I thought grey and black would be a great way to make the rainbow colours pop even more off the card as they didn't need to compete with any other colours.

I stamped the 'Plant Lady' and the flower from Ellen Hutson 'Rustic Botanicals' in black on some white CS. I coloured them with my pencils, giving her a grey jumpsuit and solid black boots, apron and hat (with a rainbow ribbon). I die-cut her with the matching die and fussy cut the flower, which was then adhered over her apron.

Using my MFT Stamps 'Radiating Rays' stencil and a mini-blending tool, I coloured the card front using Mama Elephant 'Smoke' pigment ink. The lovely lady was then popped up on foam tape.

I needed a small circle die for the sentiment but my circle set didn't go small enough. So I hunted thru my dies and found the right sized circle. It was left over from die-cutting some white CS with my Waffle Flower 'Doily Square Die'. I needed it to be black so I coloured it with a black marker from my Altenew Markers Set A. I heat embossed the sentiment (also from the 'Plant Lady' stamp set) in white and put it on foam tape, along with some clear sequins for a bit of shine.

I'm also going to link this to the Scrapbook Boutique April Challenge which has the most amazing mood board too:

I'm off to get dinner ready. Its the start of the school holidays today for two weeks. Luckily it rained really hard overnight and this morning, so I didn't have to go to work. So have been hanging out with the kids, jumping on the trampoline, walking the dog, doing housework and finishing off this and another card. Back to work tomorrow......

Take care


  1. Love this happy card. The rays just top it off I think.

  2. My guess is that rainbows make you happy because you're sunshine personified. Love the way you popped that rainbow against the gray rays. Dressing your lady in gray just made the rainbow more vibrant.

  3. What a wonderful card Shona - love that you have let the rainbow of colours shine and kept the background neutral.

  4. A great second entry into our challenge at Scrapbook Boutique Shona! The grey background suits the colourful chives - and our mood board!

  5. Those rainbows definitely pop over the grey! Sweet card!
    Louise xo

  6. hehe You are on a roll!!! I reckon your cards for the moodboard are brilliant!

  7. Absolutely the perfect stamp set for you GF! Love it!