Saturday, April 24, 2010

Hydrangeas and the Color Purple

Well, I've attempted to make another card. (Can you tell I'm in a "purple" mood?) I've always loved the card challenge blogs, but was too chicken to submit anything. I'm biting the bullet this time and I'm actually going to submit this card for the Week #6 "Sketch This" challenge at The Shabby Tea Room.
I love the look of watercoloring although I have no clue about how to do it correctly. You know all the shading and stuff, but I love to play around with it anyway. I like the softness of the images.
I stamped the image in Stazon on some watercolor paper and painted it. There are some teeny tiny purple acrylic bling in the centers of all the flowers. I used a piece of DCWV card stock for the base. I found the DCWV Luxury Stack on clearance at Michaels (LOVE this paper) and used some of a piece of the beautiful soft blue damask patterned paper for the side pieces which I used a Martha Stewart punch on. I used some more purple bling for the flower centers in the punch. Some ribbon, Prima roses, and a Nestabilities die cut sentiment finish it off.
Hope you like it.


  1. beautiful tracy! i love those border punches, i need to get some! hehe. thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day! *hugs* steph :)

  2. This is absolutely beautiful, Tracy! I'm honored that you choose The Shabby Tea Room for your first card submission!!!! Great job with the sketch challenge - the hydrangia is my favorite flower! So glad you could join us this week and hope you can come back again on Monday to give our next challenge a try too :)

  3. It's really pretty that purple! And that bow...fantastic!!
    You should not be afraid to enter your cards, you are great!!

  4. Oh WOW! I love this, it is really really pretty, love the bow and the watercoloured flowers :-)

  5. Aww, I'm so glad you played along with us this week! Your card is fabulous! Just fabulous! You need to play every week.
    Love your coloring here, and the touches of bling are just perfect.

  6. Wowzers! Great job with that coloring! Please continue to play along with us at The Shabby Tea Room! You are very talented! Great job! :)

  7. Whoo Hoo Tracy !! Congrats on your HM - you did such a beautiful job on this !! Don't I just love those colors. So dainty and such a light touch...

  8. Увас шикарные работы .


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