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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

EASTER HYDRANGEA

A new challenge blew in with the March winds yesterday (at least that's the kind of weather we had in Nebraska!) - it was started by two wonderful cardmakers/bloggers, Bonnie Klass and Loll Thompson and it's called CAS MIX UP.  Their first challenge is use stamping, watercolouring and your own choice of a technique.


The hydrangea was stamped with Versamark and white embossed.  Then I colored the flower and leaf with Zig clean brush markers (lt. carmine, tea rose, mid- green) and used a wet brush to blend the colors.  The background piece was made with the embossing folder technique in seedless preserves and a bit of water and then die cut.  The sentiment was also stamped with Versamark and silver embossed.  Finally added a little bling with clear sequins. 

I am also entering this in the LOVE challenge "Bring the Spring Bling".  

Thanks for visiting today and your kind comments.

21 comments:

  1. Such a gorgeous hydrangea, Betty - just love the colors and the dimension you added!!

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  2. My goodness, Betty! You have done such a wonderful job of CAS Mixed Media! Love the awesome job of watercoloring this gorgeous hydrangea and the soft embossing folder stamping in the background! Add an embossed sentiment and sequins and it's extra special! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  3. WOW ... that is one gorgeous hydrangea! Love mix of colours (orange and pink is my favourite colour combo). Popping up some of the blossoms really give this a lot of depth. Great background with the embossing folder stamping. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  4. Beautiful, Betty, love the peach! I spy another hydrangea that's likely to be a favorite!

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  5. love the colours of the hydranger such a yummy peach colour.

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  6. Love the blend you have got on this beautiful hydrangea, Betty! The colours are lovely and you have created such depth with the layering. I shall go and check up Loll and Bonnie's challenge :)

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  7. It's so beautiful, Betty... and I like your colouring of this lovely hydrangea

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  8. This is such a beautiful card, my favourite colours and style of painting and your layout A+

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  9. Stunning Betty! Two fun techniques as well as your stamping add up to one fabulous card! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx
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  10. Gorgeous card! Your water coloring of the hydrangea is so beautiful! Sue N

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  11. Really gorgeous card, Betty! I love the soft pink buds on your hydrangea, and your background is stunning! You nailed it, my friend!

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  12. Stunning card Betty, the hydrangea is so perfect for watercolors. I have that stamp in my bin to be used. Soon I hope.

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  13. Yikes! This is gorgeous - the colours are fantastic, and love the subtle background :-)

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  14. I love hydrangeas and you did a marvellous job in creating this gorgeous card.

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  15. Betty this is a beauty! I love oranges and pinks together. (Thanks for all the heads up on the different challenges)

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  16. You have so many pretty cards, I have been looking through your blog, about to become a follower. But this one just catches my attention every time I look at it. I have seen it in a challenge or two and just love the colours you used . Yummo

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  17. Congratulations on your win at CAS Mix Up...your CARD is STUNNING!! Just really
    beautiful!!

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  18. Many CONGRATULATIONS, on a well deserved win for this stunner Betty! Hazel xx
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  19. I adore this, Betty! I have this gorgeous die and stamp and can't wait to CASE you! Congratulations on the well-deserved WIN from CAS Mix-Up!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

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