Thursday, July 22, 2010

PaperPlay Challenge, week 29

When I saw that the PaperPlay Challenge was to use blue, cream and any other color of choice, I HAD to play, as blue is my favorite color.  I chose my favorite Hydrangea, stamping it twice, once on the blue cardstock that the card is based on, and once on watercolor paper, then coloring in the leaves and stems.  Then I glued the blue flowerhead to the stem.


I also stamped a beautiful lace background in French blue on my cream die-cut label, and added a dotted blue ribbon, a bit of lace, some pearls and the sentiment on some little tags.  And I dry-embossed the card base with a little pattern of flowers to mimic the individual blooms on a hydrangea head. 


Supplies: Hero Arts K5376 Hydrangea, S5341 Lace Background, Flourishes Violet clear set for sentiment, blue and cream cardstocks, watercolor paper, Prismacolor watercolor pencils, Versafine onyx black ink, ColorBox French blue chalk ink, dotted blue grosgrain ribbon, blue pearls, lace, tiny die-cut labels in pale blue, Sizzix Flowers embossing folder

15 comments:

  1. Hi, Lin! I just ordered the Hydrangea stamp and can't wait for it to arrive. However, it will be hard to do it justice after seeing this gorgeous card you made! Sooooo pretty! :-)

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  2. Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous, Lin!

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  3. Awesome work Lin. The whole thing just came together perfectly.

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  4. Beautiful background in lace! Love the Hydrangea and the little tags hanging off your ribbon. Lovely.

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  5. beautiful beautiful card lin....and I love that lace background...hugs kath xxx

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  6. Sooo pretty Lin!! :) :) :) :) :)

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  7. Lin, this is just STUNNING. Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay again this week.

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  8. This is just a gorgeous, elegant card. I love the stamped background and the way you have 3D'd the flower.
    Caroline xxx

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  9. What a beauty Lin - just LOVE how you did the lace underlay - beautiful!!

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  10. This is so "Lin"! It's like they did a challenge just for you! Love how you did the flower in 2 parts, it looks really pretty! Gorgeous card!
    blessings!

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  11. Gorgeous card Lin! As always, wonderful colouring of the hydrangea!I love your embellishing with the lace, ribbon and pearls and the lace makes such a pretty background! I'm delighted that you are playing along with us again on PaperPlay this week!

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  12. What a beautiful card Lin! Perfectly lovely colouring and just love those little tags that finish everything off. Just gorgeous!

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  13. this is so sweet! love the lace detail!

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  14. This card is just beautiful. Hydrangers are one of my favourite flowers. Thanks for joining us at paperplay this week.
    Alicia xx

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  15. Lin your card is beautiful, so pretty, love the Hydrangea stamp you've used.
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Play
    hugs Mandy xx

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