Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Color Inspiration 3 - Purple Hydrangea

The Reader's Choice Color Inspiration #3 challenge is posted at .  The colors this week ironically focus again on purples.  I say "ironically" because this is just when Stampin' Up! is pulling every lavendar and medium purple shade from their line-up.  Lots of people are purple people.  Many little girls, including our Nai Nai, love purple! 

So for now, we can celebrate it!  My blue hydrangeas are in full bloom so this seemed like a good stamp to go with.

Project Notes:
  • I used markers to color the top half of this stamp in darker purple and the bottom in Old Olive.  Then I filled in the blanks with Pale Plum marker and watercolor pencil and Certainly Celery watercolor crayon on the leaves.  This was the first rubber stamp I ever bought and having markers and watercolor crayons have given it new life and added dimension.

  • Just the top half of the stamp created my tone-on-tone pale plum paper.  I stamped in Versamark and embossed with clear powder.

  • I always put a glue dot or two behind my bows so they don't come untied.

Thanks for stopping by!

Ingredients:  Stamps:  Hydrangea by Anna Griffin for All Night Media; greeting from Mailbox Greetings by PTI
Ink:  Choc Chip, Old Olive, Pale Plum and Perfect Plum markers
Cardstock:  Choc Chip, Pale Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla
Ribbon:  Old Olive Taffeta by SU!


  1. Beautiful! I love hydrangeas. Love the embossed flowers on the purple cardstock!

  2. I love love this card. Great job. Embossing makes the card extra special.

  3. Gorgeous-all the detail is amazing.

  4. lisa the coloring on this hydrangea is beautiful-I used the watercolor crayons at our stamp club recently-love the look they give

  5. This is breath-taking, Lisa... an absolutely gorgeous card.


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