Essentials by Ellen, Watercolour technique

Sparkle & Shine!

Hello folks,

After more than a week, I finally was able to spend some time in my craft room. Obviously lacking in creativity, I wanted to try a challenge to bring back my mojo. That is when I saw the new Pin – Sights Challenge at Ellen Hutson. I decided to play the challenge because I found it challenging with my lack of creativity.

It is a mood board challenge.


Love the colour combination. But I did not have any bronze paper or embellishments. After searching through my stash, I found bronze Zing sparkly embossing powder. Hooray! I can use it to emboss or make my own embellishements. I decided to emboss the sentiments on vellum cardstock using the Bronze Sparkly embossing powder.

Here is my finished card.

Sparkle & Shine
For the background, I did layered colour wash of Picked Raspberry and Mowed Lawn distress inks. Then stamped with images from the Bokeh Dots stamp set from Essentials By Ellen in charcoal ink by Hero Arts.
Sparkle & Shine flat
The sentiment is from Hello Gorgeous stamp set also from Essentials by Ellen which I have arranged and bronze heat embossed on vellum cardstock. I trimmed the vellum cardstock, layered with white cardstock and added a tiny peg which I coloured with Charcoal ink.

Sparkle & Shine closeup
Now, I should says after making this card, I did have a few more ideas popping in my head. That is exactly what I wanted. Creativity to start flowing. Such a thrill to have mojo back and thank you to the gorgeous mood board from Ellen Hutson and Laurel. If time permits I will put some of the ideas into paper and share it.

Thanks for stopping by!

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