Saturday 2 June 2018

Ellen Hutson May Pin Sights Challenge

Hopefully you've all arrived at the weekend and have lots of craft time booked in!! I was planning on making some cards today but Phoebe has been extremely sick with a migraine and a trip to the doctor, so everything didn't go to plan. She is a lot better now after getting some injections and I might have time now to work on a few designs....

During this past week I managed to do some colouring with my pencils, using some of my new stamp sets. One of them is the Ellen Hutson 'Hot Mess Lady' who has the exact same hairstyle as me. I wanted to create a card with her, using the colours from this months Ellen Hutson Pin Sights  challenge.

Its funny but the hardest thing I found with making this card was choosing the patterned paper in the background!! I don't use patterned paper very often and get all nervous about it matching my design etc. It really stresses me out for some reason!!

I stamped the 'Hot Mess Lady' on some white CS, coloured with pencils and die-cut using the matching dies. One of the other matching dies cuts out a calendar image. I decided it would be cool to just die-cut the shape and turn them into 'post-it notes' with all the jobs listed on them.

 After cutting them out I gave them a light watercolour wash using Distress Inks 'Mustard Seed', 'Abandoned Coral' and Wilted Violet'. I have some Hero Arts stamp sets that are from a Kit I won a few years ago which had a 'planning' theme. I stamped different ones on the notes in black.

Leaving the background white was a bit too blah, so I found this paper from Amy Tangerine 'Better Together' and adhered to the card front. Using double-sided tape I added my 'Lady', along with all her notes. The sentiment (from the same Ellen Hutson stamp set) was heat embossed on a circle of black CS and popped on foam tape. And of course I had to add some sequins from Neat and Tangled.

I'm also going to link this to the Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge where their theme is 'Anything Goes'. This is my fifth and final entry.

I need to go and check that my electric blanket is on. We've been having such cold nights lately, thank goodness we all have heaters in our rooms and a good log fire for the rest of the house. Its supposed to rain tomorrow until Wednesday so looks like there might just be a bit of card making going on if I'm lucky.......

Take care




  1. I think you picked the perfect PP. Reminiscent of jeans which seem fitting for Ms Messy Bun. Love this card, Shona. Hope your weekend's gotten better.

  2. I just love this card. It is so notes all over the place, hair looking like the rearend of an orangutan, expression on my face that says, "Why did I walk into this room?". You have really nailed it.

  3. Beautiful take on the inspiration board, Shona. Love the soft colors of sticky memos. Such a fun design and pretty card! Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!