July Color Trend Challenge: Quietude

19th Jul 2018

Join our Pantone Color Trend cardmaking challenge for a chance to win $50 to the Ellen Hutson store!

Pantone's current color palette is Quietude and the inspiration behind this month's challenge!!

Please join us in congratulating Adelina! She was randomly selected to receive the $50 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson Store from our last Color Trend Challenge! Congratulations! Please email me at laurelbeard at me dot com to claim your prize!  On to today's challenge! Inspired by the Pantone's Quietude Color Palette!

Color Trend July Quietude

What are you in inspired by in this photo? The colors? The patterns? The images? Whatever speaks to you in this photo is what we want you to be inspired by!

We have some amazing inspiration for you all today based on this inspirational photo! Click on each of the designer's names for complete project instructions! All supplies used are listed at the end of this post, along with the Challenge Link up so you can play along!  


Ericka Strange

Pantone Color Trend Quietude card example 2

Donna Mikasa


IMG_3592wtmkLaurel Beard


How amazing are these projects? I love the different interpretations taken from the inspiration photo! Each project is a work of art!  PIN AWAY as they are definitely pin worthy! Thank you ladies so much for joining us today!


  • To participate, simply use any Essentials by Ellen product and create a project based on the above inspirational photo. You are not limited to just creating handmade cards. You can create altered art, mixed media, art journaling pages, home decor, scrapbooking layouts, etc... Whatever your heart desires is what we want to see!
  • We will select one participant randomly to receive a $50 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson store!
  • You have until August 14th to link up your projects below. That's right! You have a whole month to play along!!!!! The randomly selected participant will that receive the $50 gift certificate will be announced here on our blog on August 16th.
  • To enter, please add your projects to the Inlinkz link up at the end of this post.

Erika's Supplies:

Essentials By Ellen Clear Stamps, Mondo Sakura by Julie Ebersole

Essentials By Ellen Designer Dies, Mondo Sakura by Julie Ebersole

ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Marker 202, Peach Pink

ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Marker 041, Light Green

Brutus Monroe Embossing Powder, Pink Champagne

Strathmore Bristol Pad 9x12

Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Seedless Preserves

Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Tattered Rose

Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Victorian Velvet

Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Worn Lipstick

Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Salty Ocean

Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Walnut Stain

COPIC Sketch Marker V12, Pale Lilac

COPIC Sketch Marker V15, Mallow

COPIC Sketch Marker V17, Amethyst

COPIC Sketch Marker RV32, Shadow Pink

COPIC Sketch Marker RV34, Dark Pink

Laurel's Supplies:

Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Mondo Hydrangea by Julie Ebersole

Essentials By Ellen Clear Stamps, Pure Magic By Julie Ebersole

Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Wilted Violet

Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Aged Mahogany

Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Fossilized Amber

Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Worn Lipstick

VersaMark Ink Pad

Brutus Monroe Ultra Fine Embossing Powder, Alabaster

Ranger Ink Blending Tool, 1 Inch Round

An InLinkz Link-up