Saturday, March 19, 2011

Erin go Braugh???????

Naw!!!!!  

LOL!!

Are you wondering where this is going?  You probably should be....hehehe!!
This week's challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary is a theme challenge.....to go green.  There are many ways to interpret "go green," and it was a a challenge posted on St. Patty's day.......But - I didn't go the St. Patty's day route - since it is the 19th of March.....lol

I went with the obvious - green.  When I checked out this week's challenge - I immediately thought to use the hostess level one, "Because I Care."  I absolutely love hydrangeas.  And I think the white ones that have a tinge of green are so delicate looking....so what did I pair it with in color????  BLACK!  Do  you think I pulled it off?????

The designer series paper is from greenhouse gala - ironic to use "green"house paper on a "green" themed floral card.....get it greenhouse-flower......"green"house-go "green".  I am pulling at strings here people......lol!  And I just had to add a cluster of buttons....i {luv} the new buttons Stampin' Up! has brought out this year - sooooo pretty.  I colored the flowers with a blender pen and ink refills.  I also stamped the single flower stamp several times and colored them as well.  I cut them all out....can  you see the dimension here????

Some of the single blooms were adhered straight onto the cluster flower....and some were adhered with stampin dimensionals to give a third layer of blooming goodness.  The flower cluster as well as the single flowers were stamped onto watercolor paper with black staz on ink.

And......I couldn't leave the inside just plain old olive.......

I would love to know what you think about this goodness......did I pull off an delicate flowery Easter card with black accents?

7 comments:

Debbie Henderson said...

Wonderful job with one of my favorite stamp sets! You've done a great job with the coloring! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie & Mary!

Deb said...

This is beautiful! You really know how to make it look like a real hydrangea with the color and dimension! And I think the black just makes it all "pop"! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Connie Babbert said...

Oh, love this hydrangea done in green!!! It looks so real! Great job with the Create with Connie and Mary green challenge...thanks for playing along this week!

Lisa said...

Just beautiful! So pretty! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge!

Mary Brown said...

What a BEAUTIFUL interpretation of the challenge! I love this flower in green! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Carrie Gaskin said...

This is just beautiful! Your colouring is just perfect and black and green are one of my fave colour combos. THanks for playing at CCMC this week.

~Erica~ said...

I adore this stamp and I adore how you used it for this challenge! Thanks so much for playing at CCMC!