It’s new release day – with a HOP this time! Ellen doesn’t often do them for her own releases so I’m excited to see what everyone has to share; especially others who used the Subbing In set, my fave in this release!

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When watercoloring a background for a card like this, it’s helpful to tilt it at an angle to keep the paint moving – and I turned it upside down so the heavier, darker color is at the bottom of the water.

I loved having the lil critters driving the submarine! Those eyeballs make me GRIN! And can you believe this card was painted with just 3 colors?

I made a few samples of the other sets for Ellen’s shop…first, Good Egg with a little Copic and white pencil on a simple popped Desert Storm cardstock panel:

The Porthole die was crying out for a bunch of jellyfish and octopi swimming outside! Lots of layers of color plus bubbles with white pen highlights.

Life’s a picnic….I piled the basket full of goodies, and added a little pattern from an older stamp set to the left side of the card!

Cooking lady – she’s colored in Copics, and has a whole set of shelves behind her that were stamped in light ink and shaded just slightly with W markers to match the ink color.


We’ve got super fun prizes!!! One random & lucky commenter will win $25 to the EH shop and one will win the whole July Essentials by Ellen release!!! To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop! Comment before Thursday, July 18th at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be notified by email.