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Thursday, July 28, 2016

HYDRANGEA PETALS

I just realized today that if I wanted a go at Ellen Hutson's Pin-Sights challenge, I'd better get creating!!  This morning I had been playing with some watercolor backgrounds - combined a bit red and yellow with a lot of water on cold press paper to make three soft colors.  Than came the real challenge - what to do with it????


Since I wanted the background to show, I decided on the small petals from the EH mondo hydrangea - stamped with Versamark and embossed with HA gold.  The leaves and scrolls are from Altenew's peony scrolls.  Stamped the sentiment on a strip I had cut off from the side.   Added the stripe washi tape on the edge and popped up the main part, added sequins on the petals and done.

Thanks for visiting today and always love to read your comments.  Tomorrow is wash and pack the suitcase for the trip up north.  See you in a few weeks.

14 comments:

  1. I'll be shocked if you aren't chosen, Betty--stunning work as always! Have a great trip!

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  2. Good luck Betty. It is a beautiful card. Love the soft background.

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  3. Thanks for the reminder about the Pin-Sights Challenge, Betty-- I like playing along with that one, too!
    Your card is gorgeous -- I love how you used the lone petals from the set!

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  4. Hello Betty,
    what a beautiful and delicate card. I love watercolor background. I envy stamps set Hydrangea EH. I did not buy it: '- ((
    already I can not wait for your return. Sure you me, you will not liked for it but come back quickly and happily.
    Hugs,
    BożenA

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  5. This is so darned pretty Betty. Lovely combination of stamp sets.

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  6. Beautiful Betty, and great mix of elements form different companies! Best of British :-P Not that you need it - this has "winner" all over it. have a great holiday :-)

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  7. Gorgeous soft colours for the background Betty. Lovely design with the touches of gold and the white blooms. Have a wonderful trip! xx

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  8. Beautiful and I like when artists use stamps from different sets.

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  9. Just love your gold embossed flowers. Betty! So great with that gorgeous background!!

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  10. Your white flowers are so elegant, and they make your stunning background really shine. WOW!!! I am impressed to see you combine Julie Ebersole's fantastic hydrangea (just purchased it and the matching dies) along with an Altenew set--how very effective and beautiful, really chic!!! SO impressive! I can only imagine how beautiful this is in person!

    Best wishes,

    Joanne

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  11. Your watercolored background is so beautiful, Betty! I also love how you used gold embossing for your flowers and leaves, too...so elegant!

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  12. PS: Hope you had a safe trip, and that your time at the lake is wonderful!!!

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  13. Lovely...wonderful creative extensions!

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  14. This is gorgeous! I adore the color scheme and how you loosley watercolored the background! Fantastic!

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