07 October 2013

The Shabby Tearoom Challenge #187 - Sketch This

Well this was a lovely honor. Debbie from The Shabby Tearoom emailed to ask if I would like to be guest designer for this challenge # 187.  When she emailed the inspiration image through I was rather surprised to see a sketch!
So.....I can use any colour combination, and any theme I want. Hmmmmm??
I don't know if it happens this way for everyone, but most often, when I first see an image, a hint of an idea will pop into my head. Nine times out of ten, I stick with that thought. This time.....hydrangeas, script and duck egg blue. Go figure!

Here is the card in very soft colours.

I stamped the Hydrangea on to ledger paper and cut it out. The only place the ledger paper shows is in the two red lines through the leaves. A little odd perhaps but it seemed like a good idea at the time. The hydrangea looked rather flat (literally) on the card, so I restamped it several times, cut out and coloured each of the wee flowers, then 'popped' them up on the background using a tiny dab of glue in the middle of the flower. I finished them by dropping a wheeny bit of Stickles in the centre of each flower.

Stamps: Hero Arts sentiment,  Penny Black hydrangea stamp.
Ink: Versamark black, pastels to colour the leaves and flowers. distress ink for the edges
Paper: Neenah White, PTI rustic white, Bazzill soft blue, MME Ledger paper and blue and White gingham
Dies: PTI Mat Stack 5, Cropadile 1/2" corner rounder, Hero Arts Frame cuts for the wee banner
Extras: Seam binding, twine, buttons, pearls, paper flowers, braid

Well there it is. Thank you Debbie for inviting me to join your very talented team this week. A huge thrill.
Happy creating to all. I am really looking forward to seeing what you come up with.


Lesley said...

My goodness, you made my sketch look amazing, Karen!!! So excited to be designing with you this month at the SBTR! Your card is gorgeous!

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful hydrangea, Karen! This card is so feminine and beautiful!