Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The Flower Challenge #60 Reminder

Hi everyone.  A reminder card about this month's The Flower Challenge #60 - Colour Turquoise.  
I do love hydrangeas (Best Thoughts stamp set - SU! - retired) and they look amazing in turquoise.  Watercoloured using Bermuda Bay (SU!) ink ... just the one colour, using a second layer to add more depth of colour for shading.  Fussy-cut the two hydrangeas and popped them up over top of a white woodgrain background (gift from a friend).  Added little white dots to the flower stamens using my white Posca pen and finished by adding a pre-printed sentiment strip (Reverse Happy Sentiment Strips - CZ Designs).
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Stamps:  Best Thoughts, Birthday Blooms (both retired - Stampin' Up!)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White Woodgrain paper (gift from a friend)
Ink:   Black (Memento); Bermuda Bay (SU!); Distress Inks:  Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:   Clear embossing powder, heat tool, waterbrush (Sadoku); White Posca pen, All Thngs Happy Sentiment Strip (Simon Says Stamp)

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13 comments:

Leslie Miller said...

This color blend is an absolute favorite. A beautiful card with the lovely hydrangeas on wood grain card base. The world needs more turquoise flowers!

clelie said...

Beautiful card! Wonderful job of fussy-cutting! ☺ Perfect! I love the colours you used, Loll. Gorgeous, as usual!♥ TFS

Susan said...

Wonderful turquoise hydrangeas! They look great against the woodgrain background.

Priscilla said...

Beautiful hydrangeas! Love that color!

I Card Everyone said...

Loll this is so pretty - I'd be happy to see my Hydrangeas BLOOM in any color at all! Even turquoise!
=]

Bobby said...

The watercoloring is wonderful, Loll, and those white stamen really pop.

Mac Mable said...

The hydrangeas sure do look amazing in the turquoise Loll and this is one very beautiful card x.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

So very lovely Loll.
Faith x

Bonnie said...

These hydrangeas are a perfect choice for this color, Lolly! What a beautiful card, my friend!

Barb Ghig said...

Your hydrangeas are so pretty, Loll! I love how you layered your watercoloring and that you chose turquoise for your color palette! Great contrast to add the woodgrain panel for the background, too...Another lovely card, my friend! xx

Ros Crawford said...

My hydrangeas have now all finished so it's a delight to see your beauty...Gorgeous colouring!

Aileen said...

Another beautiful creation, don't you just love this colour. I love this stamp too and I'm devastated it's no longer available, I also just love hydrangeas xx Aileen

Papercraft Boutique said...

These hydrangeas do look amazing in turquoise, Loll! The shading of the flowers and leaves are just beautiful! I never thought of Bermuda Bay showing these beautiful tones. Great job of fussy-cutting. The white dots are really effective in brightening the flowers. Another gorgeous turquoise flower card, my friend!
Hideko xx