Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Essentials by Ellen Calling All Artists Pin-Sights Challenge

Today, I have a card to share for a challenge posted
Pin-Sights Challenge and I would love to apply to do this!

with a sentiment from Mama Elephant to make my card. 

I started by stamping the hydrangea six times onto my watercolour paper.
Okay, well, three times -- times two.
I stamped in a colour and then, using my MISTI, I stamped again overtop in versamark
so I could heat emboss them in clear.
I used my Zigs to colour them ink. 
For the bottom flowers, I just used one colour (Wine Red) for the petals and used
my water brush to push the colour around.

For the other two flowers, I used a combination of two colours to get the 
desired effect and finished colour. 
For the yellow, I used Yellow and Light Carmine.
For the peach, I used Orange and Light Carmine.
This was new for me to combine colours like this -- but I'm quite
pleased with how they turned out!

I stamped the sentiment (from Mama Elephant's Smitten)
and trimmed my watercolour panel.
I finished it off with a strip of black cardstock along the side.

Thanks for looking!


Karen B. said...

It is a beautiful color combination!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Gorgeous colours, Leigh and I love the arrangement!

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, what a neat technique, Leigh! Love the colors you used for the hydranges! So unique and fun!

!neke said...

Great technique with great results !

Ineke X

Patti said...

BEAUTIFUL! Leigh they would be blessed to have you!!


Celeste Goff said...

What a stunning card Leigh! I love the colors!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Gorgeous colors! I think you need to collect a collage of all your cards made with this beautiful stamp so we can compare at once all the various looks! It looks like a wonderful stamp to play with! Best of luck!

Betty Keefe said...

lovely card Leigh - looks like a winner to me!

Diane Jaquay said...

I love that you used various colors for your hydrangeas, such a pretty card, Leigh! Good luck with the challenge!

Lisa said...

Oh Leigh, this is just beautiful!! Love the colors on your pretty hydrangeas and that cute sentiment!

Tracey McNeely said...

Leigh I think this is a fantastic card for the guest artist challenge!! The gold embossing and beautiful watercolouring--swoon!

Anita in France said...

Beautiful, Leigh ... those colours are so gorgeous .. they really pop against the white! Anita :)

Miriam Prantner said...

So sweet! I love the colors and the sentiment fits perfectly!

Greta said...

Just stunning, Leigh!

Martha said...

Leigh, this is simply beautiful.
I love the pretty colors.

Laurel Beard said...

OH OH! Watercolored hydrangeas! Doesn't get much better than that!!! :)