Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Share the Love Week Featuring Essentials by Ellen | Day 3

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Don't miss Share the Love Week Featuring Essentials by Ellen | Day 1 (Floral Challenge)...CLICK HERE!
Don't miss Share the Love Week Featuring Essentials by Ellen | Day 2 (Sentimental Challenge)...CLICK HERE!
Don't miss Share the Love Week Featuring Essentials by Ellen | Day 3 (Background Building Challenge)...continue reading!
Don't miss Share the Love Week Featuring Essentials by Ellen | Day 4 (Transparent Challenge)...CLICK HERE!
Don't miss Share the Love Week Featuring Essentials by Ellen | Day 5...CLICK HERE! (goes live Friday, June 24, 2016 at 7:00 a.m. CST)

We are halfway through our Share the Love Week featuring Essentials by Ellen by Ellen Hutson LLC, but we have so much more inspiration, challenges and prizes awaiting you!

Ellen Hutson LLC is renown for their excellent customer service and generous support of the crafting community.  The Ellen and her team at Ellen Hutson LLC were so enthusiastic when I approached them about featuring Essentials by Ellen for our Share the Love Week and joined in wholeheartedly with delightful inspiration with their take on each challenge on the CLASSroom.  They are even offering gift certificates and a special shopping discount so be sure to visit the CLASSroom all week long!  We are honored to have our stamps in their store and to ink up their products! :-)

Today our challenge is BACKGROUND BUILDING!  Use products to build a background.

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I must admit stamping backgrounds is a particular favorite and I can go a bit wild like I did for today's card. :-)

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Using In Bloom: Lola's Bouquet with Joni Andaya I stamped and I stamped and I stamped some more on a sheet of watercolor paper using Distress Inks.  Because the background was so busy I decided to add a layer of vellum cut using the largest panel from Essentials: Audrey Cutaways.  On pink cardstock I stamped the words "have a" "wedding day" using The Big, the Bold and Extras and The Big, the Bold and Fun in Versamark and heat embossed it in white.  I cut Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Brushstroke Wonderful by Julie Ebersole in white cardstock.  I added the sentiments to the vellum panel.  I hid the adhesive to attach the vellum to the background panel behind the cardstock rectangles.

Now for the brilliant projects showcasing background building by Lydia and Mayuri of the Talent!  We hope we inspire you to create some Ellen Hutson + Winnie & Walter projects building backgrounds!

The Talent

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To see more from Lydia CLICK HERE.

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To see more from Mayuri CLICK HERE.

the CLASSroom (Ellen Hutson LLC)

Please CLICK HERE to see what awesomeness Heather Campbell has to share with you at The CLASSroom!  I believe there are more surprises there too.

>>>PRIZES<<<

Want to win Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Totally Awesome and Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Brushstroke Wonderful by Julie Ebersole generously donated by Ellen Hutson?  Comment once on this post by Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 11:55 p.m. CST.  Two (2) comments will be randomly chosen from all the posts for Share the Love Week featuring Essentials by Ellen from Ellen Hutson LLC.

Want to win a $25.00 gift certificate to Ellen Hutson LLC AND $25 credit to the w&w shop?

Here's how to enter to win:
  1. You can create a new background building project using Essentials by Ellen product(s) + at least one (1) w&w product (this can include stamps, cutaways, creative screenings, cut files, digital products and/or one of our freebies found on our website or for our Facebook fans) and add it to the Link-up tool found below. You may enter as many times as you wish while the challenge remains open.
  2. We will randomly pick a winner from the challenge entries that are entered by Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 11:55 p.m. CST.


59 comments:

  1. Love that first card. Tried to pin but I couldn't.

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  2. Gorgeous cards and gorgeous backgrounds! So much wonderful inspiration this week!

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  3. These cards are STUNNING!! I love each and every one of them!!

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  4. Very pretty! Love making Backgrounds :D

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  5. Wild, wonderful, colorful and fun! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  6. Wow these are seriously gorgeous!

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  7. Wow, three totally different but equally wonderful cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. Such beautiful backgrounds, each so gorgeous ... I'm especially taken with Shay's vellum overlay ... such a lovely soft look! Anita :)

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  9. Gorgeous card! I love the soft effect the vellum gives! Beautiful cards from Lydia and Mayuri too!

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  10. Beautiful cards! Love the backgrounds!! I love creating my own backgrounds!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  11. WOW gorgeous cards with those backgrounds. Super amazing inspirations for today's challenge for sure. THANK YOU so much!

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  12. Wow! These are GORGEOUS! Loving the inspiration this week ♥

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  13. You guys are blowing me away this week! Such amazing cards!!!

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  14. Oh, such beautiful and colorful examples! So stunning!

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  15. Very fabulous background and cards. Love them all

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  16. 3 terrific cards! You guys are so inspiring!

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  17. Beautiful backgrounds, I especially love those triangles!

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  18. Wow--what a wonderful background. so pretty with the vellum.

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  19. Great designs and
    beautiful cards!
    Carla from Utah

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  20. Fun mix of totally different background ideas!

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  21. What beautiful inspiration, ladies!

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  22. Love the flower background with the vellum softening it, the white space in Lydia's card which makes the flowers stand out beautifully and the fabulous triangles! Heather's card is very sweet!

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  23. Love these backgrounds, and the vellum overlay is so pretty too! Loving the brushed strokes word dies.

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  24. Absolutely gorgeous cards.. Love ech and everyone of them.what an inspiration 💜

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  25. Love these gorgeous backgrounds!!! I don't have any Essentials by Ellen products, so sadly cannot enter your fabulous challenges this week. :( Thanks for the chance to win in the comment contest, though.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  26. Three very gorgeous cards! The soft scalloped vellum on the first card is such a pretty look & those flowers in Lydia's card are such gorgeous colours. The multi coloured triangles are a fabulous backdrop to the bold black sentiment. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  27. So hard not joining in the challenges!!! Beautiful cards and your background Shay is gorgeous!!

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  28. BEAUTIFUL cards!!!
    LOVE the inky backgrounds and delightful colours!!!
    THANK YOU for the INSPIRATION :)

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  29. Shay you and the girls are doing wonders with the combo of products! I'm jumping in today!!
    =]

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  30. What a fabulous array of background building showcases; colourful florals and jaunty triangles! Inspired and inspiring!
    ~c

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  31. What exceptionally beautiful projects today!!!

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  32. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!!

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  33. What wonderful backgrounds on each of these cards. Many great ideas.

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  34. Beautiful backgrounds. If I was this good, I would never have to buy patterned paper again. Love'm!

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  35. These backgrounds are beautiful. Love the colorful triangle card.

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  36. Stunning backgrounds on ALL of these lovely and truly gorgeous cards!!

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  37. Beautiful background cards made!! Great job!!!

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  38. Such a wonderful technique you picked for today-so many possibilities with background building!

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  39. Really fun challenge! Great ideas!

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  40. Love this background challenge as I can always use a push to create a unique bbackground for a card. Beautiful inspiration pieces too!

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  41. Lovely background with lovely cards. Thanks for sharing this pretty cards.

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  42. love the colorful and geometric card

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  43. Oh my goodness! Every single one is beautiful and every single one is what I aspire to create. Thank you so much for these awesome inspirations Karen x

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  44. Creating our own backgrounds is fun and trendy, the best part is that one can use a variety of goodies and mediums :). Thank you for sharing your beauties!

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  45. What a fun challenge! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  46. Another cool challenge. Fabulous inspiration from the DT - all so different.

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  47. Wow, such gorgeous cards! Love all the backgrounds.

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  48. What an a beautiful creations. Thanks for sharing.

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  49. Amazing work! Love all the creative background ideas.

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  50. Wow! All the backgrounds are amazing! Love the intense colors!

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  51. Love the explosion of color in today's designs. Building backgrounds is a challenging technique for me. Lots of inspiration to use here. Cheers!

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