Thursday, March 3, 2016


Hello everyone! Here is my take on this weeks Freshly Made Sketch, which I'm pairing with two other challenges out there too. I know the hydrangea is a bit large for the sketch, but I decided to go for it anyway.

Stamp and die are new from Ellen Hutson called Mondo Hydrangea. I used shaded lilac distress ink direct to paper. Then stamped the flower with Versamark and heat embossed using white embossing power. Then I took a round paint brush and lightened some of the petals by adding water. Thanks to Jennifer McGuire for the technique.

Added some yellow liquid pearls for the centers. Leaves are die cut out of green cardstock and glued around the hydrangea. Grosgrain ribbon is from my stash that I've had like forever.

Hugs sentiment is new and from Wplus9. I stamped it versafine then heat embossed with clear before running it through the dot embossing folder from We R memory keepers, giving it a subtle texture. 

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge is touchy feely (add texture) and Darnell is having another NBUS challenge.

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Natalie said...

This is so pretty! I did the same technique on my card I posted this week! (ha- great creative minds think alike!) Beautiful card, Laurie!

Barb said...

Lovely Laurie, just love hydrangeas as stamps and for real.

Glittered Paws said...

Very pretty - I did this technique that Jennifer did too. Loved the outcome.

scrAPpamondo said...

Really lovely flowers and beautiful design!

Cindy Hall said...

This is beautiful, Laurie! That hydrangea is stunning. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Kim S said...

Beautifully done - I love your technique of removing some color - it gives it wonderful dimension! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW that is such an elegant creation...fabulous coloring
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Darnell J Knauss said...

I think this is a balanced and perfect composition, Laurie! Of course, I love that hydrangea and how you used that e/f to add even more interest!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #6!! Hugs, Darnell