Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Vintage Hydrangeas

A few weeks back when some of my stamping buds and I got together, I brought some paper, some Copics, black ink and about 20 stamps. I must have been on the same wavelength as the ladies I was with because -- that's what we all did!

All of us agreed that it would rock if we could just take a few afternoons to do nothing but color! Wouldn't it be great to build up a stash of colored images and then - when the mood hits to make a card - you have images ready to go!

It turns out, I talked more than I colored and so in one weekend - I only colored four - yes four images! And, this card below was crafted thanks to one of them!

I absolutely love this from Hydrangea Ribbon from Impression Obsession. Actually, FYI, if you go to the Impression Obsession site and put hydrangea in the search box, you'll find a ton of images that coordinate with this beautiful stamp! I realized in my own search.... I need to do some shopping... SOON! :-)

Moving on! I stamped the ribbon using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored it up using Copic Markers. I used the Hydrangea and Spring Greens collections from Flourishes for the flower and the Flesh Tones collection for the actual ribbon. I wanted it to look like a piece of antique satin.

Here's a close up.... To put the card together, I just used two different types of decorative paper. The top is from SU. I also ran it through my Wizard with a Textile Texture Cuttlebug Embossing folder and then antiqued it with Tea Dye Distress Ink from Ranger. The bottom decorative paper is from a jumbo pad from K & Company. Add some mini champagne pearls to the center of your flowers and do a little paper piercing on the bottom decorative paper and..... done!

Thanks so much for dropping by my place! I have a lot of works in progress so... I'll be back soon with more!

Hope your week is off to a great start!


Anonymous said...

OOooooooooLa La! Laviley! Such delicate coloring for a weekend's intense visiting. Way to go, girl!
Subtle paperpiercing detailed in your written description made me go back for a second gaze. You see how late/early it is! Well, very much worth the second gaze. Getting ready to meet youngest son at the airport so am tracking the flight path by computer...hovering mother! Just so thankful for this mission, international culture and witness experience. Prayers of Praise! Keep Looking UP!

Janine said...

I am back from the wedding... Had an awesome time. The weather was fabulous... NO RAIN thankfully.
Everything was amazing...
And so is this card... I love how you put the image together with the rest of the card.
I have yet to color mine but might just get it done this week!!
Talk soon.


denise g said...

Pretty, pretty card! Not sure what I love best about this one. Those champange pearls, the embossed paper, the ribbon looking like antique satin or that beautifully colored hydrangea. You can do vintage as well as you can do bright and bling-y. And versatility is always a good thing.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

OMG ... this is awesome!! You know how much I LOVE vintage so this is right up my alley!! LOVE this ribbon & hydrangea stamps ... looks like I need to jump over and make a few purchases myself, LOL! (Ouch ... you are twisting my arm ... yea right!)
So creative and sweet! Well done my friend!!

Amy Sheffer said...

Gorgeous, Julie! Love the vintage look. The sprig of hydrangea is beautiful, and I especially love the CB'd and sponged top background!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Really pretty card, Julie. Love that stamped image, your coloring and the embossing on the patterned paper. So many nice details!

The Rubber Maid said...

Beautiful. Love the ribbon flower, simply elegant. Mom

Connie said...

This is just so beautiful, Julie! I LOVE the vintage feel to this card, and that image is amazing! Love your coloring!!

mochamama said...

Oh my gosh Julie this is beautiful! What an unusual stamp, I love it!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Julie, the title grabbed my attention and my jaw dropped when I saw your card!!! BEAUTIFUL!!! Wonderful design and coloring!!!

Nena said...

Wonderful card!!! I think this stamp
would be an excellent addition to
my collection:-) I would love it if
you shared your Copic colors when
you used them. Your coloring is
VERY well done!!

Diane said...

Another beauty from Julie!!! Love those champagne pearls girl!!!
Fabulous card!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

LOVIN this! Oh that is so cool.. it really does look like ribbon. Fantastic shading!

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

What a beautiful card! I love how you colored that floral ribbon and with the CB...fabulous!