Friday, July 28, 2017

Swirly Birthday


 I came across this monthly inspirational challenge based
 on a Pinterest-inspired photo that is located 

A random challenge participant will receive a
 $50 gift certificate 
to the Ellen Hutson store.  
To be eligible for a shot at the prize, 
you MUST use Essentials by Ellen products 
and the photo badge as inspiration. 
and here's the inspiration board:
I loved the colors and for some reason it all registered as swirls of color.

So here's what I came up with:
I hand cut a swirl design stencil from acrylic 
and then used distress inks in all the pretty colors to sponge in the swirls.

I used the Essentials by Ellen stamp set called All Inside by Julie.
  Colored the bear with Copics 
(E50,E53, E55, R20)
Tucked in a party hat...I just love the way he can hold things!

The cute speech bubble is from Lawn Fawn-chit chat

Thanks for stopping by. 

'till next time,


  1. Amazing! Great colors, a fantastic swirl background and a super cute bear. :)
    I like your card, Doni.

  2. That delicious background puts me in mind of ice cream fruit swirls, Doni ... it's fabulous ... and such a great backdrop for that adorable bear! Your colouring is brilliant ... you've made him look all hugable and furry! Thanks so much for coming by, and for your sweet words! Anita :)

  3. So cute Doni, a brilliant take on the inspiration. Also wanted to stop in and leave you with a big hug!