Tuesday, June 19, 2012

PDCC#136 - Hydrangea

Good Morning!!!  I have two posts for today!  First up is for The Play Date Cafe Challenge# 136.
This is a color challenge and I came as close as I could using my stash!!

I finally ordered some Penny Black stamps and they came in - so I had to put them to use right away!  I decided to start with the background stamp and embossed it in white on watercolor paper.  Then I took three colors of Distress Inks and painted in the background.  I was 'roughly' following a SCS sketch challenge, but I strayed away from it - so I ended up stamping a PB Hydrangea on watercolor paper and used my Distress Inks again to color in.


I embossed the card front with a PTI impression plate and because it didn't come out that great - I added white dots to highlight it a bit more.  I added some ribbon and decided to leave the sentiment off for now.  One reason is, I wasn't sure where I wanted to put it!!!

Here are the colors of the challenge:

My hydrangeas at home are blooming SO NICELY!  Here's a picture with my handsome model, Buddy!


Stay tuned for my next post!!

Thanks for your visit!

5 comments:

jimlynn said...

Beautiful! Love the graduated colors on here and that very pretty image!
Also love your REAL ones - and of course Buddy too!
Lynn

Donna Bowman said...

Beautiful card! Love the white embossing and the pretty background! Thanks for playing this week at The Play Date Cafe.

Jinny Newlin said...

Absolutely stunning, Maria! LOVE that gradient effect with your inks! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Ruby said...

What a lovely take on our colour story, I haven't used distressed inks like this for a while, what a wonderful effect you've created. Really lovely. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us over at The Play Date Cafe this week!

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow! Gorgeous! Beautiful flower and really beautiful watercolored background!

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