I'm very happy to be participating in the July Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge! The Pin-Sights challenge is a monthly challenge at Ellen Hutson based on a Pinterest-inspired photo. Laurel really hit it out of the park with this month's inspiration pin! You can see it over in The Classroom [Go check it out, but please come back! :)]
Here's how I was inspired:
My focus was the Twelve Days stamps set, but I used a total of five Essentials by Ellen stamp sets. :) All of the background squares are stamped or masked:
The top left was blended over the All Lined Up stencil. For the top right, I stamped the stars from the Cozy Christmas set, and the bottom right was stamped using the Bokeh Dots. I clear embossed the flowers from the Bold Blooms set and then blended the ink over the embossing. To get whiter blooms, I ironed off the embossing powder. It was the first time doing this technique, and it worked like a charm! My iron will finally get used for something. ;)
I hand-cut the squares and wonky-stitched around them. To emphasize the drums, I added a piece of vellum:
The cool drums are from the 12 Days set. I masked the number, Copic-colored the drums, and die-cut a star from the Home and Hearth dies for the the bass drum. The sentiment is from the 12 Days Companion Greetings. Here's one more close-up:
Want to play along? You can link up your projects over at The Classroom. Want to see what one random participant will win?
Yep, super awesome! I hope you have a chance to play along!
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!