Sunday, September 21, 2014

Hydrangea Thank You

The current MFPSpeedyTV Inspiration Challenge for the next two weeks is all about the wonderful colors and landscape of Ruby Falls. I visited Ruby Falls for the first time this year and it was AMAZING! Here are the inspiration pictures:



Aren't they beautiful? Here is my card inspired by the first picture:


I used the MFP Hydrangea Set to make this card and my papers are from SU!, The Paper Studio, and Hampton Art. To color my individual flowers, I smeared a piece of aluminum foil with various shades of SU! and Tim Holtz Distress Inks which I sprayed with water. I then took each flower and pulled it through the colors. I let the flowers almost dry, and then I cut around each bloom part of the way to the middle to shape inward. I let them dry all the way and then I layered them on a circle cut with a Spellbinders Circle die. Lastly, I took some Stickles and put a little in the middle of each bloom and around the edges. The card is so sparkly and has so much dimension. I can't wait to use it!

Hope you are having a good week and that you have a chance to play in this challenge which will run for 2 weeks and has a wonderfully fun prize. You do not have to use an MFP image although we would love it if you did.

Hugz!

15 comments:

  1. The inspiration photos are amazing & your card is a beautiful take on the 1st picture! I love that little pop of blue and pink that dresses up the pretty flowers beautifully! Gorgeous card!

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  2. Gorgeous work! Love how you got the colour on to those fab flowers - beautiful 3d card :)

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  3. Wow! This is a stunning Card Nancy, I love the dimension and pretty sparkle - absolutely beautiful.
    Pauline
    x

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  4. Wow, Nancy - your card is just gorgeous and elegant and the blooms are so pretty. Your technique on your card turned out perfectly - wow - again!

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  5. Beautiful card and gorgeous hydrangea, love the spot of blue!

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  6. OMG...that card is amazing! I absolutely love the amount of dimension for the flowers. Perfect inspiration card!

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  7. Gorgeous card, Nancy and the picture are magnificent! Love the layers and pretty colors.

    Hugs
    Sue

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  8. wowow WOW! Nancy, this is a gorgeous card, and I can definitely see the inspiration behind it. I would not know how to prettily arrange the hydrangea flowers the way you did - they look fabulous and so life-like in color, as though they have been dried. I especially like the maroon flourish in the background. BTW, the antique tractor in your profile is something my husband would covet LOL - he has an old red refurbished farmall cub, and another antique Ford 5000 which is not as "prettily" refurbished. Both get a workout regularly. I'd need to mope up his drool over your antique! hugs, de

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  9. Such an amazing creation!! Love the beautiful dimensional flower!! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
    My Blog: Stamp Smiles

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  10. Beautiful flowr - love the depth you added1

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  11. Stunning photos and stunning cards, Nancy, here and on your previous posts! I love your style of adding so much dimension with your 3D creations!! You do such beautiful works of art!! Hugs, Darnell

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  12. Your card is beautiful, Nancy. I love how you did it. I am so amazed when I hear your talented techniques.

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  13. I just love vintage and your card certainly has that look and feel. Nice. - Jim

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  14. Gorgoeus!! Love the individual colors of each bloom. Well worth al the extra fussy cutting.

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