Thursday, July 24, 2014

Another hollyhock!

Just playing around today.  I saw this card by Laura Jane on Pinterest, and it inspired me to try my hand at paper-piecing a hollyhock.  Love your card, Laura Jane, thanks for the inspiration!


Hollyhocks


My version uses Simon's Favorite Flowers, along with some paper scraps from Lawn Fawn and Basic Grey.  I stamped the flowers and leaves and white embossed them, then cut them out.  My stem is just a strip of green paper, and I arranged my flowers and leaves along it, popping up a couple of the flowers and adding  some squiggles from the stamp set.  I just got this Technique Tuesday hugs die, and this one was sitting on my desk, so that got added, and then I stamped this old Hero Arts butterfly twice, on Audrey blue and print papers, and layered them for some more dimension.  

9 comments:

  1. Love this Lin, so whimsical and sweet!

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  2. Saw your card on Pinterest...OMG...so lovely!!! I will be CASing this one. :)

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  3. What a fun idea! Your hollyhocks look beautiful, Lin! It goes without saying that I adore the pink and green combo! ♥

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  4. This is such a pretty and creative card, Lin! I love the colours and the way you made your hollyhock - wonderful design and mix of images!

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  5. One can never have TOO many Hollyhocks...I only had ONE return this year along side the barn:((
    You are such a dear for mentioning my card as inspiration:)
    Thanks!
    Your vellum blooms are LOVELY!

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  6. What a clever way to do hollyhocks! I love it!

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  7. Love how you used this set! Wonderful colors and the hollyhocks are beautiful!

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