Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Hydrangea - Again!

We are still following the sketch this month at House of Cards and this week the style is CLASSIC and ELEGANT.  I've used my favourite hydrangea stamp (well one of them anyway) and this time stamped and embossed in white on white, coloured with distress marker pens. The actual layout was fairly straightforward following the sketch but it took me a bit of time to sort out toning pieces of card and paper from my scraps boxes which don't seem to have diminished much despite my efforts to use them up.

Flower and butterfly stamps - Stampin' Up
Spellbinder dies
Various SU punches
Background paper - Tim Holtz vintage shabby


  1. I love hydrangeas so not surprised to see you do too!
    The colours are lovely here & definitely in the classy category. I particularly like your addition of those butterflies either side of the image panel & the lovely shaping of the latter with the die-cutting.
    Paula (PEP)

  2. This is gorgeous Val, A beautifully elegant card. I love the die cut panel, and the border in the middle with the butterflies.

    Sue x

  3. This is a delightful card it's very elegant

  4. LOVE that hydrangea--they are such elegant flowers! LOVE the beautiful colors you used, too! Thanks for joining us at HOC--I always love seeing your creations! :) Mynn xx

  5. Once again your sense of colour is immaculate Val and such a beautifully balanced card. I love the border with the butterflies (ah, I see Sue and I are in complete agreement, lol).

    Lesley Xx

  6. This is gorgeous Val. Love your choice of colours and love that stamp as well! That's a very pretty Spellbinder die, not one I recognise though. I think scrap boxes are a bit like coat hangers - they multiply when you're not looking! lol

    Karen x

  7. How really beautiful! I know what you mean with the never-ending pile of scraps... They never get used up! Your color tones are very pretty. Thanks for joining us again at HOC!

  8. Lovely diecut that accents the Hydrangea. I love your soft choice of colors. You have some lovely scraps to play with. Thanks for joining us at House of Cards.

  9. I can only reiterate what's been said beautiful. Thanx for joining us at House of Cards, good luck!

  10. Such a pretty card and a lovely hydrangea Val! Great colours and I love that elegant die cut! Thanks so much for playing along with us at HOC, please come back soon! Ruth x

  11. This is so pretty Val. Another great entry for HOC challenge. I need to know what those Spellbinders dies are though - I think I need them! LOL! Thanks for joining in the challenge at House of Cards this week!

    Hugs, Vannessa
    HOC DT

  12. Another wonderful interpretation of our sketch at House of Cards challenge.
    Love that Hydrangea stamp . . . very elegant.
    Thanks for sharing this with us this week and good luck in the draw.

    Warmest wishes, Julie Ann
    (Cute and Fun DT, HOC)

  13. This is a beautiful card Val. So very elegant. I love that center die cut. Thanks for playing along with us at HOC in our Classic and Elegant Sketch challenge. Hugs, Gale DT