Oh sweet memories... I can smell those roses! So when Nancy McKinney illustrated these beautiful hydrangeas for the new Forever in Bloom stamp set, I was instantly in love! We have a wedding and several anniversaries this summer so I decided to make a set of cards:
And I recorded a short video to show how I used the new Tim Holtz Distress Markers to create a watercolor hydrangea bouquet:
I thought it might be helpful to have a list of the marker combinations (from light to dark) for each of the colored bouquets...
I tried my very best to channel my inner 'Melissa Sauls' with these cards. What's my inner 'Melissa Sauls'? Well, it's that teeny tiny voice inside me that urges me to try something a little more shabby/vintage/pastel... something that comes so effortlessly to Baker's Dozen member Melissa Sauls!
I had lots of fun piecing together the patterns from the My Mind's Eye Be Happy collection. I also cut out the blooms and leaves with the coordinating Hydrangea Blooms dies. Other items used on these cards: Majestic Border Die, Medium Scallop Border Die, Gray Doodle Twine. All stamps and sentiments are from the Forever in Bloom set. Here's a closeup on a couple of the stamped hydrangea blooms:
After I misted and stamped the bouquet onto watercolor paper I went back with the fine tip of the darkest color to add a few highlights and really make each petal pop.
That's it for my sneak peek today, but our fabulous design team has even more goodies to share including the latest bouquet in our petite series of floral arrangements. Hop along and check 'em out!
June Release At a Glance
- We have sneak peeks to share Monday through Wednesday. All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, June 7th at 8 am PST. You'll find it all in the Fresh out of the Oven Department at the Taylored Expressions Store.
- Join us as a fan on Facebook for an early peek at the stamp sets, as well as a SPECIAL Facebook GIVEAWAY, on Wednesday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST.