Ellen Hutson Guest Designer: March Pin-Sights Challenge (+ Giveaway/Sale)

Hello, dear friends! I’m honored to be a guest designer for the Essentials by Ellen March Pin-Sights Challenge! Read through the end for an awesome sale on inks!


🙂 The Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights challenge is a monthly inspirational challenge based on a Color Trend Inspirational photo that is located on the CLASSroom blog. A random challenge participant will receive a $50 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson store.


To be eligible, you MUST use Essentials by Ellen products and the photo badge as inspiration. There will be an inlinkz on the challenge post where you can submit your entries. You can find more details on the CLASSroom Blog.


Here’s the Pinterest Inspired photo for this challenge 🙂

How GORGEOUS is that palette?? This means my card had to use vivid, bright, bold colors. 🙂


Here’s a look at what I created. When I first saw the colors of the mood board, I thought “alcohol inks.” They would be easy for a bold background. I started with Yupo paper and added each color, letting one dry before adding another (all linked below). Because I wanted to add the Celebration Lady, I didn’t want to cover the entire background. I also wanted to leave room for the sentiment.



For the lady, I stamped her in Hero Arts Intense Black Ink and colored with Copic markers. I fussy cut her and the little party streamer and set it aside. Once the alcohol ink background was dry, I stamped the sentiment with VersaMark and heat embossed in gold.



I taped the background to my white cardbase. Finally, I mounted the lady with her streamer with foam tape. I added some glossy accents to her shoes, eyes, necklace and the streamer. I love how it turned out.


I hope you were inspired and will play along with us this month for your chance to win a prize to the Ellen Hutson store!


Ellen Hutson is having a sale now! Save 20% on inks and reinkers – March 15-17 – with code inky18!

Thank you for visiting! ♡


Below are the links to products I have used. Affiliate links used where applicable. In plain terms, this means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. You can click on the logo to shop at your favorite stores. Products marked with an asterisk (*) were generously sent to me to use. If new products are not listed yet, they will be added later.


  1. LauraJane

    March 17, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    Your leading lady looks lovely on the alcohol inks background!

  2. Karen @ MisplacedMojo.com

    March 17, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    Love how bold your background came out! And kinda glad you didn’t go for the obvious rainbow, as I’m sure we’ll see plenty of those from other designers.

  3. mjmarmo

    March 15, 2018 at 8:34 am

    That background is stunning! And an adorable girl!

  4. memalagene

    March 15, 2018 at 7:48 am

    Awesome! I love your alcohol ink background!

  5. Shona Chambers

    March 15, 2018 at 3:48 am

    Wow Ruby, that background is absolute heavenly!! I’ve gotta get myself some alcohol inks so I can create amazing projects like this!

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