“Art is not so much expressing oneself, as it is discovering oneself.” - Anawanitia

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Sweet Shop Sketch with a Spin Challenge - SSS44

THINK SPRING! The theme that goes with this challenge is FLOWERS. I love the sweet perfume, and vibrant blue of Hydrangeas. So for this card, I just had to make hydrangeas.

One of the things I really like to do, is to create my own embellishments. Again, I used a paper flower making technique I learned from a talented lady I met in a scrapbooking/stamping shop in Williamsburg. I made all of the tiny blue flowers that comprise each hydrangea bloom, as well as their leaves. I really love this technique! Can't you just smell the lovely hydrangeas?

Creative Ingredients:
Paper: K & Company, Stampin' Up! Sahara Sand, Blue, Black, White, Green Cardstock.
Ink: Ranger Distressing Ink - Antique Linen, VersaMark & Clear embossing powder, Colorbox - Primary, Stampin' Up Sahara Sand, Kiwi Kiss.
Stamps: Stampin' Up! Whimsical Wishes.
Tools: Spellbinders Renaissance Hearts, Punch Bunch Flowers, Leaf.
Embellishments: Stickles Glitter - Yellow.


  1. Oh My Goodness! I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your hydrangas!! Just perfect for the Sweet Stop challenge! Thanks for playing along with our challenge this week!

  2. Oh wow that is more than a card..it's a work of art..absolutely stunning!!!!

    Kerry x

  3. I love this card and would love to know how you made the hydrangea bloom!! Please share!

    Ellen Sutton

  4. Oh my goodness those flowers are amazing! Such beautiful detail to them! How did you make them? They really are stunning! Awesome job and thanks for playing along with the Sweet Stop!


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