Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Ellen Hutson LLC's 11th Anniversary Blog Hop


I'm excited and honored to be part of Ellen Hutson's 11th Anniversary Blog Hop!



You should have arrived here from my creative friend Ardyth's blog. If not,
here is the line up of blogs for Day 2 and be sure to start at Carissa's blog because
you won't want to miss an ounce of inspiration! And don't forget to leave comments
along the way because there are prizes galore!

Carissa Wiley
Michele Ferguson
Chari Moss
Ardyth Percy-Robb
Donna Mikasa
 
The theme is "My Favorite Essentials By Ellen" product. Going through my Flickr 
photostream, it was pretty clear that I often reached for the Mondo Hydrangea,
with the Mondo Peony coming in a close second.


I love all of Julie's Mondo blooms, but the Hydrangea, for me, is the "funnest" to color
and can be quite forgiving.

I've always wanted to gold emboss the hydrangea and color it afterwards, so that's
what I did for my card. The hydrangea was gold embossed three times on watercolor
card stock. I used Distress inks and ink daubers to color in each bloom with a
different color.


I went over each bloom with more Distress inks, let them dry, then spattered
water over the piece. I filled in the area around each flower with Peeled Paint
Distress ink, and blended with water up to the edge of each bloom. After the
 entire piece was dried, I trimmed it and adhered it to a black card base
and finished off the card with the die cut Hello.

I'm the last stop on today's hop. Get ready for more inspiration tomorrow on
Day 3 of the Anniversary Hop! And leave comments every day on all designers'
blogs, and link up YOUR favorite Essentials by Ellen product here for a chance
to win a $50 Ellen Hutson LLC gift voucher!


120 comments:

  1. I always forget to use my beautiful Mondo Hydrangea! These are beautiful cards !

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  2. Those are beautiful, I love the colors on those flowers.

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  3. You create the most dreamy, artsy cards with the mondo hydrangea stamp and this one...oh my! The gold embossing, the lovely colours...stunning, Virginia! Thank you for brightening this cold Alberta day!
    Hugs~carol

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  4. Lovely. Every single one of them. Beautiful work.

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  5. Very pretty Hydrangeas!! Flower images are my favorite so this was beautiful to see and brightened my cold, dark morning here.

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  6. The mondo hydrangea is definitely one of my faves too!

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  7. I love the four cards featuring one bloom...would make a great set.

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  8. It was the next 'favorite' on my very long list, Donna... you do Hydrangea so beautifully EVERY time! xx
    =]

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  9. That set has been featured so many times and always produces beautiful projects. It is one of my favorites too. Love the gold embossing!

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  10. That is one of my favorite stamps too. Beautiful cards.

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  11. What a stunning card! So pretty with gold embossing, as it mimics the look of the hydrangeas as they fade.

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  12. OOh! Definitely one of my favorite stamp sets too. Great card!

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  13. Beautiful cards! That hydrangea is gorgeous!

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  14. Holy hydrangea...such a fabulous array of gorgeous cards. Breathtaking.

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  15. This is one of my favorite stamps. I just love all of the Mondo flower sets. You choose the most beautiful color combinations.

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  16. The hydrangeas are beautiful.
    Love how some of the petals
    are popped off the rest of the
    flower.
    thanks for sharing.

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  17. Oh yes, how beautiful! Love it embossed and gold...so elegant. Your color choices are perfect.

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  18. Now that is a new to me technique Donna! Watercolouring with DI and daubbers! Gorgeous card, I love the colour and the gold is so elegant!

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  19. Love these. This is probably my favorite stamp set from Ellen Hutson!

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  20. Beautiful. You out did yourself. Love the embossing, colors and background colors. PERFECT!

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  21. Gorgeous use of color on all your flowers, these blooms really do lend themselves to some great techniques!

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  22. All your cards are beautiful, but I love the gold embossing. You always inspire me.

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  23. I love hydrangeas too. The Mondo by Julie is so dramatic for a card front. The gold embossing is stunning.

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  24. You are so amazing with your use of color! Love the Hydrangeas too!

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  25. Oh my goodness, how beautiful, love all the vibrant colors

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  26. Love these flower sets and the beautiful coloring on the cards! TFS!

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  27. YES, the Hydrangea is a favorite of mine also. Your coloring is grand for those great mounds of petals!
    Lu C

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  28. Lovely coloring on these pretty flowers! The gold is perfect with them.

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  29. You rock the hydrangea ... that is all.

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  30. Fun to see all the different ways you've used this set! Great cards!

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  31. Beautiful! I just love the hydrangea, too!

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  32. Love your cards of hydrangeas. Just beautiful!!

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  33. Beautiful cards! Hydrangeas are my favorite!

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  34. These cards are stunning!! Such bright colors!

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  35. So great to see you on the EH's 11th Anniversary blog hop, Donna! I remember those beautiful cards and today's card is stunning! The colors are so rich and the hydrangea outlined with gold heat-embossing looks like a Kimono pattern. Hideko

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  36. Every one of your cards with this stamp is gorgeous!

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  37. Ohhh! The hydrangea, one of my favorite flowers. And beautiful cards, with more ideas for my use of this stamp.

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  38. It does look like you create with that stamp set a lot.

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  39. Pretty cards! I lov ethe hello one the best!

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  40. Wow! Wow! Wow! Awesome cards and colouring!!! They're really fabulous!!!

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  41. The Mondo Hydrangea is one of my favorites also. Love the gold embossing & beautiful coloring.

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  42. These hydrangeas are gorgeous! I love how different each one looks with each different color! Very pretty!

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  43. These florals are so elegant and classy. The gold embossing fits perfectly.

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  44. It's one of my favorites too! Love your techniques!

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  45. Quite a process and the results are outstanding! ...gorgeous! Thank you.

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  46. I love blog hops b/c they inspire me to create. Thank you to all of the talented artists for sharing their beautiful creations.

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  47. Love all the different color variations! Gorgeous cards! I am partial to the hydrangea set too!

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  48. Lovely in gold. Makes those colors shine.

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  49. I just live this hydrangea set! Beautiful cards!!! Thanks for inspiring!

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  50. Very pretty card! I love hydrangeas <3

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  51. Stunning watercoloring. Lovely card which anyone would love to receive.

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  52. Beautiful card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  53. Gorgeous! I needed some color, the weather has been pretty grey lately!

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  54. This is my favorite essentials by ellen set. I love the hydrangea!

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  55. Love all the ways you colored the hydrangea!

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  56. Lovely cards Donna. that hydrangea image is so pretty! Love the coloring of the last card.

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  57. Truly a beautiful stamp & you did justice to it each time. These are lovely.

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  58. These are absolutely gorgeous. I love the Mondo Hydrangea stamp.

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  59. Beautiful hydrangeas and I love the gold embossing.

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  60. I love love love this stamp and your cards are stunning!!

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  61. Such beautiful cards and colors!!

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  62. These are all gorgeous! Beautiful coloring and choice of colors. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  63. Love the fabulous color you got. The flowers look great in gold.

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  64. One of my favourites too, Donna ... lovely to see a review ... and fabulous to see your new take with that lovely hydrangea ... a gorgeous trio of bold blooms! Anita :)

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  65. Your card is beautiful, and that Mondo Hydrangea stamp is one of my favorites, too. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  66. Woowww! Fabulous creations!! Love each one of them <3

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  67. Now I have to get out that stamp! Very pretty.

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  68. Stunning cards--love those flowers, Donna!

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  69. Yea! I just got this image; and was debating between this and the peony also. I love the ways you colored it!

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  70. All your floral cards are gorgeous.

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  71. So many gorgeous hydrangea cards! I especially love the colors of the hugs and the petals floating away, too!

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  72. Beautiful hydrangea cards, LOVE the gold embossing!

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  73. Gorgeous, colorful hydrangea's...... sweet cards!

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  74. Hydrangeas are beautiful flowers, and they really make things pop on these cards! Love these.

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  75. You have made so many pretty cards with the hydrangea!

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  76. Pretty! I like the different colors...and the other cards you highlighted are beautiful!

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  77. Gorgeous cards! The hydrangea is really beautiful! Love your new card!

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  78. All these cards are pretty .. so talented

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  79. The painted background really adds dimension, pushing the flowers forward on the card.

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  80. Yes, the hydrangea set is one of my favorites, too! I love all the ways you have colored it!!

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  81. The Hydrangea is such a pretty stamp and I love how you showcased it with the gold embossing and the lovely colors!

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  82. I think I am a sucker for flowers. Love this hydrangea.. Simply lovely with all the different colors.. Beautiful

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  83. Your floral cards are absolutely gorgeous! thank you!

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  84. Lovely card, Donna! I love the colors you used with the gold embossing powder.

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  85. OMG!! Love all the beautiful softly colored hydrangeas!! I have a beautiful bluish/purple hydrangea in my garden..the flowers are just stunning...just like on your cards!!

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  86. Huge wow ! This card, its colours, the flower takes my breathe away, so fantastic wow, love it x

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  87. This really is a beautiful stampset; and you turned it out into a great card !

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  88. Awesome colors... thanks for sharing...

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  89. I love the "loose" look of your ink blending/watercoloring! :) ~ Andrea

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  90. Beautiful cards and I love all the hydrangeas.So pretty!

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  91. Such SWEET Cards!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  92. Hydrangeas--Yay. These cards are so lovely...and I love these flowers. tfs

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  93. Love those beautiful flowers especially with the gold embossing

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  94. I can see why the Mondo Hydrangea is your favorite. The cards you create with it are beautiful.

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  95. These are gorgeous! Love all of the various colors you've used!

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