Thursday, April 28, 2011
They had beautiful pots of hydrangeas lining the vestibule at the church for their wedding service. Beautiful, full purplish bluish blooms standing tall. I was so dang excited when I was told to take one home with me. The husband wrapped a blanket around the delicate stems so the rough bumps during the long trek home wouldn't disturb the beautiful blooms. Then, I planted it in the ground. Sigh. I shall not tell what transpired over the next couple of months. Let me just say that I do not have a green thumb.
Mandy decided that this will be Limelight's last sketch challenge as her family has grown by one cute little boy and time to create has dwindled. Will you join me in playing along (use your favorite flower stamp!) and wish Mandy and her family well? Thanks, Mandy, for the opportunity! Up for grabs is a Basic Grey Accessories Prize Pack! Upload your creation here for a chance to win.
I once again took some creative liberties with the sketch. Truth be told, circles are intimidating to me. I used, rather, the shape of TiffanyDoodle's digital Hydrangea Stamp as the circle and created the division shown in the sketch by debossing only a portion of the white background. The hydrangea flower, leaves and white panel were layered and then glued to a light blue card base. For the flower, I printed in black ink the whole image then "smooshed" the petals into a blue/purple watered down ink mixture, let it dry and did the same to the leaves. I then cut the image apart and reassembled in layers to create some depth. The sentiment is handwritten.
So please join in on the last sketch challenge over at Limelight Papercrafts, and be sure to check out the amazing deals still left in the store.
Cardstock: (White) Office Max, (Teal) The Paper Company
Stamps, digital: (Hydrangea) TiffanyDoodles
Ink: (Peeled Paint and Broken China Distress) Ranger, (Perfect Plum Pigment) SU
Tools: (Swiss Dots Embossing Folder) ProvoCraft, (Black Pen) Pilot