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Macaron Note Card – Essentials by Ellen August 2015 Pin-Sights Challenge


e by e aug 2015 pinsights macarons

This month’s Essentials by Ellen August Pin-Sights Challenge was a challenge for me. I could not see past the fact that I did not own the perfect green anything to match the inspiration.

Here is the inspiration board:

e by e aug 2015 pinsights challenge

Saturday evening, I looked at the cards that others had posted for the challenge. Sigh…what could I add to that collection? Would it be unique enough to not look copied?

I decided to use the bottom half of the cake from the Wish Big set, flipped over and colored brightly (Distress Ink and aquabrush) like a macaron. Who cares if my green isn’t exact?

I watercolored a bit of a background (Distress Ink and an aquabrush), and flicked on some gray ink (Julie Ebersole demonstrated here – she used paint, I used diluted ink). My gray splotches are a bit larger than I wanted (I didn’t practice first – in a hurry!), but I can live with that. I masked the “cake!” out of the sentiment, and wrote in “macarons” with a Copic Multiliner .

It could be a birthday card…or maybe not.

I think I am sending it to Offspring3 just for fun.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Copic Multiliner, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Hickory Smoke, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass, Twisted Citron, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Essentials by Ellen, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

4 thoughts on “Macaron Note Card – Essentials by Ellen August 2015 Pin-Sights Challenge

  1. It’s hard when something stumps you, but you’ve recovered beautifully with this CAS (and yummy-looking!) card! And I love how you’ve customized your sentiment!

  2. I love your take on the inspiration photo… it is absolutely BRILLIANT!!