Monday, June 06, 2016

Pink Hydrangea


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)

Challenges:
STAMPlorations June CAS Challenges - optional twist: Blue
ATS&M #196 - Anything Goes
ATCAS #89 - Petals
STAMPlorations Never-Ending Anything Goes

34 comments:

MaryH said...

You amaze me at how you come up with all the splendid designs you create. Love the Platinum embossing on this one, and the background is perfect. You're right...it does have a bokeh look about it, and so pretty with the pink petals. I think the Platinum gives a warmer look than just silvered. So gorgeous, and big congratulations on the new family member. TFS & Hugs.

Lee-Anne said...

Congrats on the arrival of Parker (awesome name by the way)! I love those hydrangeas...especially in the pink. They look lovely against your beautiful background, Loll!

Brenda said...

Awwww, congrats on your newest little grand bundle of joy!!! I love his name too! Love the beautiful card Loll, that hydrangea is calling my name! I so want that stamp. lol You have colored it so pretty, and I am totally smitten with your background as well. It does look like a bokeh look to it and I thought it was in fact a bokeh background. Hugs, Brenda

Donna said...

Such a pretty card, Loll. Pink and perfect :)

Shery said...

Congratulations on your new grandson, Loll!!! Babies are such wonderful gifts. And your card has me in awe -- LOVE those embossed hydrangeas and the background is amazing with the bokeh look!

Linda said...

First of all congrats on your new baby grandson. So nice to have a baby around. Secondly, your card is just stunning. Love the background, the pearls in the center and the sponging. Just gorgeous....

Jeanne H said...

Happiest congratulations on the arrival of the new baby grandson. Am jealous - my grandkids are all teenagers as of this Wednesday! Love your pink hydrangeas card. :-)

Bonnie said...

This is the prettiest hydrangea! How nice that Betty sent you some images to work with! Love the bokeh background and the way the hydrangea is laying over the aperture! Congratulations again on that sweet baby!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Wow! What a great idea for a rich bouquet !! Flowers until the pour out of the card. Great coloring of flowers, I love this card. Heh, I can not take my eyes off this image!
hugs,
BozenA

Mrs A. said...

This is so pretty . The colours are gorgeous. Hugs Mrs A.

Laurie Unger said...

Gorgeous! Need to check out that color of embossing powder...looks awesome with the pink.

Lilian YF said...

Beautiful card!!! and congratulations!!!
Thank you for joining us at ATSM!
Lilian
The Leaf Studio

Colleen said...

STUNNING, Loll!! Oh my, love this embossed flower and then sponged on those soft colors...perfect! CONGRATULATIONS on a new addition to your family! Another baby boy, how wonderful for you and your family!

Gramma Sarah said...

Oh my. Hydrangeas are a favorite of mine and your pink ones are awesome. Love the layering. Congratulations on your new grandson. Wishing all the family the best.

Shirl said...

So awesome. I bet you're pleased with how this turned out! I love it.

Shirl

nancy littrell said...

What a beautiful gift of heat embossed hydrangea and extra petals. You certainly worked your artistic magic Loll with your gorgeous CAS design. I love the faux ghosting circles that show up in the background. Really stunning card my friend. Hugs, nancy

Nancy Stislow said...

WOW! This one got my attention! What gorgeous shading and the fussy cut extra blossoms look fabulous Loll! What a lovely gift from a friend! This image just popped when I pulled it up! LOVE this one!

Betty Keefe said...

love seeing this gorgeous card that you created with the blooms i sent you - and congrats on the new member of the family - are pictures coming soon??

Bobby said...

The coloring is gorgeous and the extra petals add so much dimension, Loll. Or should I say Nana. Congrats on the new little one.

Susanne Vargas said...

Congratulations on your new grandson! He picked a great day to be born ;)
Your card is really pretty and soft looking!

Craft-E-Place said...

Stunning card, beautiful colour fabulous dimension.
Congrats on arrival of your new grandson!
Elaine

Julie B said...

Congratulations Grandma, and a fab card. Love how the florets peek out from the frame. :)

papierelle said...

A beautiful card. Hydrangeas are my favorite flowers. I have many in my garden in different colors.
Also from me very happy wishes to the grandchild.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Swooning yet again Loll - simply CASTASTIC and awesome. I really think I have a depleted stash of floral images now and I can't believe I've said that. Your Hydrangeas are spectacular. Thanks for joining us and playing at ATCAS this week. Sarah x

Jeanne said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Loll! So soft and pretty. I really like the dots in the background, too. Such a pretty effect. Congratulations on becoming a grandma again. So fun!

Toni said...

it does indeed look like bokeh--brilliant card!

toni

Aileen Ryan said...

Wonderful car Loll, love the pink colour you chose and the little dots in each little flower head, perfection.

Rufus said...

Gorgeous card! Congrats on the newest addition to the family!!!

maria f. said...

Oh my goodness - congratulations Nana! So happy for you! And now, back to our regular programming... this card is amazingly beautiful. Your colors. Your coloring. Delicious. And that bit of sky blue BG peeking out of the frame is just as enticing as the lovely bloom itself. I really love this card, Loll. I mean, Nana.

Barb Ghig said...

CONGRATS to you, Nana! There's nothing like a brand new grandbaby to make your heart smile :)

Such a beautiful card, Loll! I really love how you colored your bouquet of flowers...the perfect shade of pink with Liquid Platinum EP, and your Bokeh background is so pretty!

Barb Ghig said...

I was so excited about your new grandson...I forgot to say ~ Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATCAS and ATSM!

Ceal said...

Love the pink Hydrangeas, Loll. Beautiful card, thanks for sharing with us at ATCAS!

Anita in France said...

So gorgeous, Loll ... delicate, dimensional and simply lovely! Many congratulations on the arrival of Parker! Hugs, Anita :)

Jaydee said...

Loll, I love that silver embossed image with that gorgeous soft pink. Now... congratulations on Parker's arrival. How absolutely wonderful. Thanks for taking the time to play along with us at ATCAS in the midst of all that excitement.
Hugs
Jaydee