Saturday, August 2, 2014

What flower are you? Hydrangea?

I have many friends whose favorite flower is the hydrangea.  Somewhere online there are quizzes that tell you what flower you are based on your answers.  Your personality is revealed by how you react to situations presented. Then they tell you what flower you are based on those personality traits. 

 I love daisies best, but hydrangeas can be pink or shades of blue and lavender depending on the soil content and that they make such a statement when bunched in a large vase.  So today, I chose a set called Hydrangea and a sentiment from the Tiger Lily set for my Speedy Fox and Friends card.  The theme is "stamped background."  This set comes with some smaller hydrangea flowers that I stamped onto an acrylic-block-with-ink background we tried a few weeks ago.  It was so much fun, I had to use it again for this card.  

This is the first time I have used this set and I love it.  The main image is popped up and embossed in blue EP,  and colored with Twinkling H20's and chalked in the centers, with a blue embossed sentiment so that this card really shines.



My hydrangea bushes will not bloom this year but we are just happy they survived the last winter.  This stamp set will have to take the place of those huge blooms I usually put into a vase to enjoy.   
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18 comments:

Stampsnob said...

Beautiful card and I enjoyed the write up...Lis

Angie said...

Kren, first WELCOME to Speedy Fox Challenge!!!! So fun to have you design with us! I love your BG! I thought of using this set! You did a fabulous job with it!!! Gorgeous!

Robin Clendenning said...

Love your bg! Great watercolor look and the sprinkling of Hydrangea petals is such a great idea!
Beautiful!!

wannabcre8tive said...

A gorgeous card, Kren.

Kathy Bradley said...

Kren,
Wow - beautiful and elegant and your BG is very pretty!!!

NanaConnie said...

I'm traveling again this week so my visits may be spotty for several days but I had to find a minute to tell you how much I love this card! Gorgeous background and I'm loving the dimension on the main flower. I, too, am a hydrangea lover and miss my really huge bush left behind at my previous home. :-(

Leeann said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Kren!

Kandy's Krafts said...

Gorgeous card, I love hydrangeas. Thank you for sharing at Crafting at the Weekend.

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes” challenge & good luck in the draw…
Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

~ginny said...

Great background Wren! I do really like that stamp on the inked background using the acrylic block technique... beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your project & creativity at our house!
Challenge #83- ATG / optional theme of “Friendship Day”
~ginny, DT for 613 Ave Create
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Tamie said...

Loving your soft color palette and the clean and simple design of your card. Sure glad that it survived the winter. Thank you for sharing your awesome creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes Challenge!!

Tamie 4CC DT

Paper Panda said...

Very pretty, and lovely colours. Thanks for sharing with us as Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge.
Mandy x (PPCC DT)

Paper Panda said...

Very pretty, and lovely colours. Thanks for sharing with us as Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge.
Mandy x (PPCC DT)

Teresa Kline said...

wow, stunning flower....FAB! So glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

Caz s said...

This is lovely..Thank you for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty .And good luck.

Caz x PPC DT

Sue said...

This is gorgeous. I love the image and beautiful stamped background.
Thank you for taking part in A Gem of a Challenge.
Sue xx

MC said...

This is so lovely! I love the colours and the background. Very fitting! Thanks for playing this challenge at Aud Sentiments! Love MC x

Eithne said...

Lovely card, I didn't know the hydrangeas colour depends on their soil! Thanks for that :) Thanks also for joining us this month over at Craft for the Craic.
Eithne :)