Jan 5, 2018

Ellen Hutson Mix It Up Challenge: A Happy Accident

My original plan was to place the beautiful Concord & 9th Floral & Flutter butterfly right on the watercolored portion of the card. However, when I used the white panel with the die cut space to help me figure out where to place the butterfly, I decided to keep the panel -- trimming it as shown. Gold embossed the sentiment from Essentials by Ellen Hello Gorgeous, speckled some gold acrylic paint, and adhered a few sequins.

This card is for the Ellen Hutson January Mix It Up Challenge. The requirement is to use anything from Concord & 9th and the Essentials by Ellen line. Done!

MOOD WHEN DONE = Happy! Mike is off from work today and we are debating whether to walk 6 minutes in the bitter cold and wind to see a movie this afternoon. Brrr....


  1. Happy accident indeed, it looks great! I love those angled layouts.
    Wishing you good health for this year, and as few complications (preferably none) as possible!

  2. Beautiful. Some the simplicity yet a lot of interest for the eye. Nice work!

  3. So pretty! Turned out fabulous!

  4. wonderful card, Joan - love the design and great idea to use the watercolour piece in that way

  5. You ended up with a better design and a very creative one at that! Pretty watercolor background and so nicely coordinated with the envelope. I hope your weather warms up soon. Been watching it on the news. Brrrr!


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