15 August 2017

Ellen Hutson | Guest Designer Tutorial + GIVEAWAY

Hi everyone! I’am so excited to guest for the Ellen Hutson August 2017 Newsletter and to join The CLASSroom with a project featuring rainbow colors (my favorite color combination ever)! For my project, I used the newest Essentials by Ellen collection. I decided to showcase the Plant Lady and the Plant Ladies Say stamp sets by Brandi Kincaid! Here is a sneak peek of my project:




To see the whole card and read the step-by-step instructions, please head over to The CLASSroom.


***GIVEAWAY ALTERT***

I also have a fabulous GIVEAWAY (sponsored by Ellen Hutson LLC) for you! One lucky reader who leaves a comment on my blog will win a $50 gift certificate to use at the Ellen Hutson store. Isn’t that fun?




All you have to do is to visit The CLASSroom and then come back here to tell me what do you think about the sentiment I used for my project! Leave a comment before 11:59 pm EST on Wednesday, August 23rd. I’ll announce the winner soon after!

That’s all for me today! Thanks for visiting my blog and happy crafting…


Francine

79 comments:

Milka Gubo said...

Congratulations on your GDT position over at EH. Well deserved. :o) Love your card shared today and your tutorial. Sentiment... Love it!!! I totally agree with it. :o) Thank you for inspiration, tutorial and opportunity to win amazing prize. Big hugs!! ♥

Anita in France said...

Elle est tellement mignonne, Francine ... j'adore le détail de son tablier en couleurs arc en ciel ... et 'le jardinage est moins cher que la thérapie' ... tee hee ... comment c'est vrai! Félicitations pour etre Invitée Créative chez Ellen! Anita :)

Rhodé said...

You have made a beautiful card! Nice that you have completely described how you made the card. I'm learning something about that. And the text you've chosen is masterful: it would be perfect for my sister. She has her own vegetable garden and it's really therapeutic for her!

Maaike Uijthoven said...

fabulous card as always. I love this series from Ellen Hutson as I;m a crafter and I am a veggie gardener and I even have an apron like the stamp for my tools! So me ;-) Now if she releases a cat lady stamp then I'm completely covered haha. Congrats of being the guestdesigner

Anja said...

Huge congrats on your well-deserved GD spot. Your card is awesome! Love the rainbow apron ;-) And I think crafting, way more than gardening, is my therapy!

Jacqueline Valade said...

Gardening would make me need therapy. LOL The only green thumb I have is when it's covered in ink! I've long admired your work Francine. Always a joy to see.

Dotty Jo x said...

Well done you! Off to take a look... Jo x

Paula Fuller said...

I agree with the sentiment, based on experience. Just being outside in the fresh air can lift your spirits, and there is nothing more wonderful than a basket full of home grown vegetables.
Your card is fabulous! A mini-masterpiece.

Dee Ann Matthews said...

I agree that gardening is good therapy- so is stamping!

Christine Dol said...

Congratulations Francine on your guest design position! You so deserve it! Anytime I can't get my mojo going I find myself going thru your blog and I am back ready to go! I love your card today. You always do wonderful things with a stamp that make us all go ahhhhh!!!!

Joanne G said...

I just Love your card, blog and talent!! Thank you sooo much for your wonderful inspiration! Cutest ever!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Congratulations on Guest feature :) I loved the card with garden lady and the tips your share and yes the sentiment is absolutely true..i can tell as we have small garden around our house ;)

~amy~ said...

I love your card and such a fun sentiment!!

Cheryl B. said...

Gardening may be cheaper than therapy but I'm not sure if stamping is! I know of at least 2 people who were advised to garden as therapy. Now they are fixated on gardening!

Teresa Doyle said...

Francine, your card is beautifully done. I love the attention to detail that you put into your cards. Paper piecing is one of my fav. things to do whenever possible as it adds something"un-expected" to a card. Your Distress blending is perfect for this background and really showcases the Plant Lady.
Thanks so much for sharing this card, you have inspired me to do a rainbow card, which I haven't done in a while;)
Also, thanks for the chance to win.

Erica said...

I love the attention to detail and that I'm not the only one that fussy cuts. <3

Teresa Doyle said...

Sorry, I forgot to leave a comment on the sentiment: I ♥ it and truer words were never spoken...LOL

Melissa said...

Beautiful work! So happy to have discovered your blog 😊

Ann English said...

Oh, my goodness...I LOVE your work! Your coloring is just gorgeous. I'm such a Coptic lover. Recently, I got the new Distress Oxides and am always looking for ways to use them with my Copics. This is gorgeous. Now, I've got to have the stamp lady...sigh! Oh, and I am a fussy cutter as well.

Jayell said...

Great card and beautiful colouring as always. I think that sentiment is definitely true even though I'm not much of a gardener myself!

Lana said...

Congrats on being a guest designer! You deserve it! I love your work. I can tell from the peek that this card is adorable! Love the colors!

Karen D. said...

Your work is just so wonderful everytime. I stare at amazement and the way you blend and add colour. Clever idea to add the rainbow stripes.
and Yes, gardening is cheaper then therapy...plus you get to look out over it and enjoy it everyday. It keeps the hands, body and mind busy.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Fabulous coloring and design. Not only is gardening cheaper than therapy, so is crafting, lol. Love the sentiment and the fabulous card.

Janet Labadie said...

I absolutely love Ellen Hutson products. I am currently playing with the Mermaid Tail. So many cute ideas.....so little time!!!

Audrey Wu said...

Love the way you blended the background with the colourful rainbow apron. I also like fussy cutting on the focal image it really shows the detail cares you put into the card along with a cute sentiment, so fun!

Lagene said...

Francine, this is AWESOME! Beautifully colored, and Congrats on being a Guest Designer at EH! I love your sentiment, I definitely agree , gardening and weed pulling help me ZONE out of the problems bombarding.

Tammy B said...

Love your card! And love the sentiment. If I had a rainbow apron, I would definitely be happier while gardening! 😉

Linda Carson said...

Your card just makes me smile! This girl is so cute in her rainbow apron and classy gardening boots! Gardening is the perfect therapy! Beautifully done!

Lori said...

It's a very true sentiment! I love how you added stripes to her apron, very nice!

Heidi S. said...

I think I'd have to be a better gardener, all it does is stress me out. The card is still adorable.

Scrapperdipper said...

I just love everything that you make! Thanks for providing your readers with such great inspiration 😍

Rosali said...

Aw, Francine, wie toll, dich bei EH zu sehen!! Glückwunsch! Und deine Karte ist wie immer der Wahnsinn! Deine Colorationen sind einfach genial! Das Sentiment geällt mir auch super - genauso ist es auch mit dem Basteln oder? :-D

I Card Everyone said...

Every single detail of this card is perfection ... those boots! the trowel... that darling rainbow-colored apron... she might jump right off of my monitor if I ogle it long enough!
So fantastic, Francine!
=]

Sunny Qi said...

Congrats! You made beautiful cards.

Kari V. said...

I absolutely LOVE your card! Brilliant to make a rainbow apron...I need to try this. And gardening is great therapy...pull those weeds!! Lol. Thanks for all your great inspiration. So awesome.

Leash said...

Hi Francine. Felicitations pour ... wait... I have no idea what 'designer'is in French. Anyway, congrats for new position at EH. I love this new stamp and the craft lady.
Your colouring always makes the stamps look fabulous.
Xoxo leash

Nancy Lynn said...

Once again Francine your creative skills truly amaze me. Gorgeous colors and stunning blending with your Copics! Perfect punny sentiment as well (although I no longer can garden so I'd say "Crafting is cheaper than therapy" LOL). I have to admit though, I really miss your YT videos (I'm a visual learner). Thanks for sharing Francine

foleysfriend said...

This is so incredibly cute; thank you for the instructions on how to create such a masterpiece over at Ellen Hutson.

Jean Chaney said...

Such a cute stamp and I love how you colored her. That sentiment is a hoot. I feel the same way about coloring :)

Maureen Chandler said...

Thanks so much for your very cute card - love the rainbow stripes and the clever way you added them! The saying is perfect and so true!!!

Romina said...

Thanks for sharing. Just to know about the classroom! The sentiment is amazing! I really love it

Sue McRae said...

Saw your cute card over at Ellen Hutson. Love the tips on making the rainbow apron!

Patricia Rey said...

Amazing card and coloring love it. And the sentiment is so cool.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Congrats on Guest feature!!!
I love your adorable pretty girl!!!
Lovely card!!!

Helen L said...

Love your card: your coloring is exceptional!! And the sentiment? WEll, gardening is cheaper than therapy, but I prefer Stamping!! :-) Great release!!

Pat McCleary said...

Tres magnifique! Your plant lady's apron is perfect.

Tracy A said...

Lovely card. The coloring is wonderful, especially the rainbow apron. I love the sentiment. I think I might need to do some gardening. 😉

clavell said...

Your coloring is always wonderful and you keep the cards CAS, too! I love your work! Gardening is cheaper than therapy is perfect! :D

stamper101 said...

Your coloring is awesome! And the sentiment is priceless!

Ruth said...

Love your cute card! Thank you for listing the COPIC rainbow colors. That is very helpful.

Carol H. said...

Your coloring is awesome and I love the rainbow apron!! Such a beautiful card!!

Pat Hoban said...

A wonderful card! I love the Plant Lady & really appreciate the tutorial. The sentiment you chose is perfect! My sister is a Master Gardener & this sentiment would suit her to a tee. Thanks for sharing.

Purple Princess said...

Great card and very true sentiment. There is definitely something about digging in the dirt that is therapeutic.

stu said...

Big congrats, but have to admit I'm no gardener!! Hehe!!

stu said...

Big congrats but have to admit I'm no gardener!!!! 🌼🌻

Tracie said...

Loved your card and the sentiment is spot on. So true.

Wilma Z said...

Love your card and her awesome apron!!! Regarding the sentiment, it's true, and although gardening is cheaper I prefer card making, lol!

Jodi C. said...

Wow!! 💜💛❤️ Your project! Thank you for the great tutorial, I will definitely try a copic rainbow soon 😊🌈! I love the comment you used and I believe it is true, when I had my flower garden it wasn't very expensive........as compared to say..... stamping or Art😊. Thanks for sharing.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Your coloring isamazing! That sentiment is pretty perfect with your image too ☺

Susi K. said...

I'm seeing this adorable image pop up everywhere! Beautifully coloured, Francine. I love the rainbow apron and the daisy gardening boots, as well as the sponged BG. Thanks for sharing how you put this card together on The Classroom blog

Judy B said...

Very sweet card Francine. Your coloring is wonderful as usual. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Sue LD said...

Cute and colorful with the rainbow apron.
Love the sentiment. Gardening is a special quiet time for me.
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Barb Ghig said...

Congrats on your well-deserved Guest Designer spot, Francine! Your card is absolutely lovely and your coloring is amazing! Thanks so much for the step-by-step tutorial...I'm looking forward to having a play with my Copic markers!

shona.chambers@orcon.net.nz said...

I garden for a living, so have totally fallen in love with this new EH release and have decided I definitely need a rainbow apron now!!!!!

Barbara said...

This is so cute and colorful and the sentiment is perfectly true.

Zelda C said...

What a fabulous card! Your coloring is amazing - love how you did the apron with the added lines and rainbow colors. Love the sentiment - perfect for your card! Thanks for the detailed tutorial.

julcos said...

Love gardening and I think it's a blessing to have this opportunity! Love your card and the colours!

Anna said...

Congrats on your Guest DT!! Who-hoo! I really love the card you've made! Absolutely creative! What about the sentiment ... I totally agree with it, though I'm not too into gardening. Thanks for a chance to win!

Susan Eliot said...

Absolutely beautiful card! And thank you so much for the details on how you created it. As for the sentiment - I love it - pulling weeds really can get your aggressions out, LOL!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Congratulations!!! Your coloring is incredible! And I love the rainbow on her apron, so clever!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful card, I love the rainbow apron on the plant lady!

jamie vanskiver said...

Oh the sentiment is so fun! I love to garden and it is very therapeutic! Your coloring is always fantastic! tfs

Denise Bryant said...

Such a delightful card with awesome coloring! Love it!

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Sweet Card you created!! How FUN to Draw your own Rainbow Apron!! =) THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Super cute card!!! I have to disagree with the sentiment though. My gardening is crazy expensive, but I think that's because I buy plants, put them in the ground, forget to water them, accidentally kill them, pull them up, buy new plants, swear to water them, forget again, start over. Therapy would be cheaper AND less work! LOL

ciny m said...

SUCH BEAUTIFUL COLORING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I especially LOVE your beautifully blended, subtly colored background!!!!!!!!!!! NICE WORK!

Katherine K :) said...

I just read the blog post at Ellen Hutson! Beautiful coloring -- absolutely love the rainbow on her tool belt!!!

VEANA R. said...

Thanks Francine 💛💚💙 to share with us all your knowledge about coloring. I am a beginner and love all your works!
And this one take my heart, beacuse I love gardening. When don't have an inspiration I jump into my garden of flowers and there it is 🌼🌺🌻🌸

Congrats for your guess DT.
Love & hugs

Sabrina said...

Absolutely adorable card and I love the sentiment!! I really love how you colored her apron!!

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