Monday, January 3, 2011

Sweet Sunday sketch challenge 98

Yes...I'm using the hydrangea stamp AGAIN  : )   Once I started using this stamp, I just don't want to put it down!

It's been quite a while since I've played along in Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.  This one is SSSC98.  I really like this week's sketch, so I thought I'd give it a try.

Here is Karen's sketch.

And here is my take on the sketch.

I used a technique on the vellum (on which my hydrangea is stamped) that I used, just a few days ago for another challenge card.  See THIS POST.  In the 2 angles photos, I tried to capture the raised areas of the flowers.  But, I'm not sure you can see it.  I can certainly feel the embossing IRL.  If you follow the link, you'll see an explanation of how I dry embossed...using a stylus...on the reverse side of the vellum.  But, this time I took it a step further.  I wondered what the image would look like if I colored the bloom, on the reverse side, with Stampin' Up markers.  SO...I gave it a try this morning.  I found that I had the best results if I stayed with lighter colors.  For this card I used bashful blue and almost amethyst for the bloom, and mellow moss and old olive for the leaves and stem.  I'm very pleased with the results!
What do you think???

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My recipe:
CS: bashful blue, always artichoke, whisper white (SU)
DSP: all are from the sweet pea collection (SU)
Stamps: because I care (SU)
Ink: bashful blue, always artichoke, old olive (SU), Staz On
Other: white vellum (The Paper Studio), ribbon from my stash, border punch (MS), round and scallop dies (Spellbinders)


  1. That stamp is very pretty...I can see why you want to use it so much! Your card is beautiful! Great job with the sketch! ♥♥♥

  2. This card is amazing!! I love that stamp and you've done the most wonderful job in colouring it!!!!! SOOOO pretty!!!
    Smiles Sharnee :)


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