Monday, March 30, 2015

Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge

I'm joining Ellen Hutson's Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge just under the wire.
This week, the challenge is based on this photo for inspiration.

Here's my card. I was inspired by the black stripes and all that gold.

The stripes were made with My Favorite Things Striped Background,
inked with Black Soot Distress Ink and sprayed with water, then stamped on
watercolor card stock. 

The gold blooms and leaves were die cut from gold foil card stock, adhered to vellum
and trimmed out. I gold embossed the sentiment on a vellum banner and
finished off the card with a few gold sequins.

Thanks so much for visiting today!


  1. Oh Donna!!!! This is too fantastic for any words I could throw together to form a coherent duly flattering sentence... yes, I'm that speechless friend who can't stop gushing!!! GORGEOUS!
    =] Michele

  2. Pretty black and gold combo, Donna. I love the black Distress ink stripes in the background. You do so many gorgeous things with Distress inks.

  3. I love it my Friend!
    You've really managed to capture the essence of the creative prompt!
    Thank You~

  4. This is "swoon" worthy, for sure. Love every single detail!

  5. Donna, your card is a marvelous, lovely translation of the photo inspiration! The water-coloured stripes, paired with the gold flowers and sentiment, makes for 'stunning'! Love this!!
    Hugs~c (note coming soon...running around here, there and everywhere with my mom...)

  6. Very classy, Donna!

  7. So pretty, love what you've done!

  8. Awesome card. Love the uneven look of the striped background with the gold and vellum. Really dramatic and elegant.