Monday, August 04, 2014

Pink Hibiscus


Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a card I made as a sample for one of the challenges at SCS - Dare to Get Dirty 2014.  It's the annual challenges for Fan Club members (paid subscription) at SCS ... a week-long event with about 40 challenges in all and lots of prizes.

My friend Vicki (All I Do Is Stamp) is running one of the challenges and she asked me to make a sample card.  Thanks Vicki for thinking of me!

I was inspired by this photo ...


Don't you just love the colors??!!

I cut out two layers of my hibiscus die from whisper white card stock.  I sponged pink in the center and dark yellow on the outer edges.

I used one layer as my base.  With the second layer, I cut the petals apart, shaped them with my stylus and mat, and added veining with a white gel pen.  I then glued the inside tip of the each petal flush with the base flower, and added a rolled up glue dot to the outside tip of each petal, creating dimension.  I added a few sponged leaves and mounted everything on a strip of designer paper.







Stamps:  A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Whisper White and Pear Pizzazz DSP (SU!)
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry (SU!)
Accessories & tools:  Hibiscus Flower die (Memory Box), Tender Leaves die (Memory Box), sponges, white gel pen, stylus and mat




24 comments:

Darlene Gabriel said...

Wow, what a gorgeous CAS card and a gorgeous Hibiscus you've created. Wonderful colours.
Yes I do love the colours and inspiration photo too;)

Bonnie said...

This is GORGEOUS, Loll! Love how you made the flower come alive with the dimension and what beautiful colors!

MaryH said...

Oh my, simply wonderful. Looks like what we grew in Fla. I'm always excited when I see you use a die that I own, as I want to rush to try to make one just like it! Love the brilliant colors and thanks for explaining about using the glue dot to add extra dimension. Love it! TFS & Hugs

Vicki Dutcher said...

And didn't you steal the show with this stunning card! I knew you would do an excellent job and you SURE DID! Thanks so much! :)

Bobby said...

Your hibiscus is absolutely gorgeous. I love the dimension you created.

Sandy said...

Very pretty!
Sandy xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your simple sample card is extraordinary, Lolly, and has an incredible impact! It's as pretty as Mother Nature's own!! Hugs, Darnell

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful Loll! You captured such organic colours, stunning!

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous hibiscus Loll. I love your colors and how you added the white gel pen veins and the glue dots for dimension. You always think of the perfect little touches on your gorgeous CAS cards. TFS my friend.

Lee-Anne said...

Stunning colors...love that hibiscus, Loll! You've outdone yourself gf!

Susan said...

Beautiful, Loll - a perfect card for Vicki's DTGT challenge!

Neets B said...

Wow! That is all! xx

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Beautifully elegant!! Great pop of colour too! You know how to make a statement, Loll! ;)
Xx

Julie Beech said...

A wonderful hibiscus, Loll and classy as ever. Love how you created such dimension in what is a very simple design, brill. :)

Viv's Visuals said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

Benzi said...

Loll, your hibiscus is gorgeous and so is your card. I've recently gotten into the Susan Tierney-Cockburn flower dies and just love making them. I have a peony to post.

cm said...

How realistic is this hibiscus, Loll! Absolutely gorgeous! WOW! I need to do some Memory Box shopping!
Hugs~c

Karen B said...

What a gorgeous hibiscus Loll - those colours are amazing........maybe not something you would wear but fabulous on the flower.

Karen x

Brenda said...

I do love these colors Loll and I do love this card! Your hibiscus is simply gorgeous! Hugs, Brenda

Pat Jandacek said...

You certainly did the inspiration proud! Both are gorgeous!

Deepti said...

Oh my goodness :) you recreated that hibiscus, such a beauty :) Love ur creations !

Stamps and Paper said...

Wow Lol your colouring on your Hibiscus is amazing.....a stunning card

Anne

Kylie said...

The colours are amazing! LOVE that Hibiscus. Reminds me of Hawaii although we have them here in the backyard ;)

Pamellia Johnson said...

Another stunner! Your flower is coloured perfectly!! I just love the colours and that green strip really makes the flower pop off the page! :)