Hi everyone. Today I'm playing with a beautiful image I received from my friend Betty. She sent me a few heat embossed hydrangeas to play with. Thanks again Betty! This one has liquid platinum embossing (I do LOVE this colour of embossing powder by Ranger). I sponged on some ink using small daubers and then fussy cut. There were a couple of "extra" blooms that Betty sent, so I sponged and fussy cut them as well and popped them up in the middle of the flower for more dimension. I used a pearl pen to add dots to the middle of each blossom.
The background is done with a stencil monoprint of a circle stencil of different sized dots. This is such a cool stencil from ARTplorations / STAMPlorations. Because you can only see it peaking through the outside edges of the hydrangea, I thought it had a bokeh look.
I'm entering this card in a few challenges. STAMPlorations June CAS - Anything Goes (with an optional twist: blue) --- I added the twist. :) ATS&M #196 - Anything Goes and ATCAS #89 - Code word: Petals
Edited to add: Since I used a STAMPlorations stencil for my background (Bubble Dance), I'm entering this into the Never-Ending Anything Goes at STAMPlorations (you must use one of their stamps or stencils on your project).
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I have exciting news ... we have an addition to our family. A new grandson arrived on Wednesday, June 1st. Parker Brenton weighed in at 8 lbs. 1 oz. ... a beautiful, healthy, baby brother for Cooper. :) Nana (that's me) and Grampa got to meet and hold him a couple of days ago. He is so sweet!! :)
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Mondo Hydrangea (Ellen Hutson), Sentiment - Painted Butterflies (Altenew)
Paper: White card base and flower (110 lb. card stock); Stenciled monoprint background (140 lb. Mixed Media paper from Strathmore)
Ink: Regal rose (SU!); Distress Inks: Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers (Tim Holtz); Versamark
Accessories & Tools: Liquid Platinum embossing powder (Ranger), Ice White Pearl Pen (Viva Decor), Square Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Bubble Dance stencil (STAMPlorations)
STAMPlorations June CAS Challenges - optional twist: Blue
ATS&M #196 - Anything Goes
ATCAS #89 - Petals
STAMPlorations Never-Ending Anything Goes