The October, 2016 Ellen Hutson Mix It Up Challenge requires the use of any Pinkfresh Studio product with any Essentials by Ellen product.
I LOVE Pinkfresh patterned papers. Pinkfresh’s style is very modern, whimsical and graphic. Their latest patterned paper release, Indigo Hills is a great example of this.
I chose a piece of Pinkfresh’s 6×6 patterned paper that had graphic flowers along the bottom of the paper and paired it with Essentials by Ellen’s some flower dies from the Wild Garden die set. Several flowers were die-cut from the set and were added to the Pinkfresh patterned paper to further emphasize the graphic flowers on the paper. I used 2 different flower dies from the Wild Garden. For added dimension, I cut each flower three times using WPlus9’s Coal Mine cardstock (a charcoal-color) and adhered the three pieces on top of each other to create thicker, chipboard-like flowers.
Since the patterned paper was 6-inches square, I trimmed it down to a 5-inch square. I stamped a sentiment from the Essentials by Ellen sentiment set, Lovely, in the upper right of the square. I then arranged the chipboard flowers onto the card front to fill in the open areas and balance the pattern. I used a glue pen to adhere the flowers. Pretty Pink Posh sequins in Charcoal (4mm and 6mm) were added as well.
I then cut a piece of the same WPlus9 charcoal cardstock to make a top-folding, 5.5-inch square card base. The card front was adhered to the base.
Overall, I really liked the end result. The results looked cohesive. The two different brands and the patterns and elements I chose were very complementary. I loved the use of charcoal and grays in this project.
Supplies used in making this project:
Stamps: Essentials by Ellen: Lovely (for the sentiment).
Dies: Essentials by Ellen: Wild Garden die set
• Pinkfresh Studio: Indigo Hills patterned paper collection
• WPlus9: Coal Mine (charcoal) 100# cardstock – for card base and die-cut flowers
Inks: Tsukineko VersaColor pigment ink in Charcoal.
Other: Pretty Pink Posh Sequins: Charcoal (4mm and 6mm); Zig 2-way Glue Pen.