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Sunday, April 10, 2016

mondo hydrangea...

Hey friends!!  Well... the weekend is coming to an end and so is my boys' spring break.  My little guy is pretty bummed that he has to go back to school, but I know he will be happy when he remembers that on Friday he gets to go on a field trip to NW Trek!  I had some time and wanted to get something made using the current color combo from ColourQ before the challenge closed.  When I saw what the new Essentials by Ellen Mix it Up challenge was I knew just what I wanted to do.  Recently I was finally able to get my hands on the gorgeous Essentials by Ellen Mondo Hydrangea stamp set and I just had to ink it up for this challenge.  This month's Mix it Up challenge is to combine Essentials by Ellen products with products from Taylored Expressions.   Taylored Expressions used to have a stamp of the month club and the set I used called Make it Memorable was the March 2013 stamp of the month.  You could also get the matching dies and I used those as well.  I stamped the Mondo Hydrangea using VersaMark watermark ink on Ranger watercolor paper, applied black embossing powder and then heat set.  Followed the same procedure with the leaf.   Once that was done I taped the panel to my little wood cutting board and then did some very simple watercoloring using two of the colors.  The butterfly was stamped in the Pumpkin Pie ink and then die cut.   The layout is based on the current sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and boy did Karren provide a tricky one!  I had a bit of a challenge when it came to adding the angled piece, but I think it came out fine in the end.  A strip of black cardstock on the opposite end balanced everything out nicely.  Before adding my butterfly I adhered some clear rhinestones to the body.  I didn't have enamel dots in the dark orange so I colored a couple of rhinestone with a dark orange Copic as a finishing touch to the sentiment label.  I 'm going to post this to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.  The SSS Wednesday challenge is celebrating its 7th birthday so I know there are a ton of cards, but with the chance to win one of 7 gift certificates I just couldn't pass it up.  Also posting this to Creative with Stamps challenge #1 - butterfly.  If you haven't checked out this new challenge, you really should!
 




Thanks for stopping by today...

22 comments:

Lisa said...

Wonderful job with the sketch and colors Rosemary, this is BEAUTIFUL! Thanks so much for joining us at ColourQ!

Jean said...

This is fantastic. Love the product choices, love the colors, ...!!

Greta said...

I admire that hydrangea every time I see it! Gorgeous card, Rosemary!

Karren said...

Beautiful card, despite that tricky sketch :) I don't know why I put angled panels on the sketch, when I don't even like angled panels! Loving that big flower though! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Janis said...

Great job combining the colors, themes, and sketch of the challenges. This turned out just lovely. Saw you on the CWS blog.
<3 J

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Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Well done!!!!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Rosemary, so appreciate you using the correct color combo! As always thanks for playing with us at the colourQ.

Petra Swart said...

Love that gorgeous hydrangea you coloured so beautifully, Rosemary!!!! I really like the angled panel in the orange and the black strip on the opposite side!!! Such a lovely card!!!
Hugz

Kara Lynne said...

What beautiful use of those colors! Your hydrangea is gorgeous!

Lin said...

Wonderful coloring, Rosemary! Love the way you framed up the stamped panel with the colors, too! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful take on the colors Rosy! Thanks for playing!

Kim S said...

Beatifully colored hydrangea - it's absolutely stunning - and works so perfectly on the large panel of the sketch! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Dotty Jo x said...

This is a real beauty, Rosemary! I love your bold colours and beautiful choice of images. Thanks so much for playing along at CWS for our butterfly challenge, Jo x

Monika Reeck said...

the coloring of the flower is ADORABLE Rosie
woooowww and the use of the color combo is Perfecto
you always made winner card sweety
if I join the challenge and you are there
i will konw who is the winner card
its yours
yours always full of color and power Rosie..
I am happy to know you from HA flickr (do you still remember me?)
you are a talented lady
Many thanks for joining at our first challenge at Creative With Stamps
hugs
Monika

Eunice Beckmann said...

Wow, the card is amazing - great coloring!
Thank you to promote our brand new challengeblog and that you join with this beautiful card :)
Eunice (DT)

Helen F. said...

Lovely Hydrangea flower image and pretty colors combined here, Rosemary. Thanks so much for playing along with "Creative With Stamps" Butterfly Challenge :-)

Anita in France said...

What gorgeous watercolouring, Rosemary ... fabulous hydrangea ... love how the flash of angled colour matches that visiting little butterfly! Hugs, Anita :)

Nicole Diedrichs said...

I saw your card over at the CWS challenge and wanted to stop by to let you know, that I really like it a lot. It "sprung" up to me because of the lovely colours and I love the glossy shine on the flower. The hydrangea looks so real! Creative regards from stempelfrida
http://stempelfrida.blogspot.de

Olga Jewell said...

Gorgeous!!

Lilian YF said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the coloring and the color combo!
Thank you for joining us at Creative With Stamps!
Lilian
The Leaf Studio

Martha said...

WOW, Rosemary, this is simply beautiful. I love how beautifully you colored the hydrangea. You used the sketch & colors SO beautifully.

Have a lovely day.

Greta said...

Hurrah--you won at CQ--not that it's any surprise! Gorgeous work, my friend!