Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Be Always Blooming

This is my card for the post at "Classy Cards 'n Such" challenge
I would LOVE for you to join in the challenge this week...
there is a wonderful prize of a set of H2Os....

Hello "Classy" friends, Diane here with you today on the Classy Cards 'n Such blog.
This week our challenge is "Twinkling H2os".....
I have a gorgeous card to share with you using the Twinkling H2os....

If you are not familiar with H2os, they come completely dry....
in fact when I purchased my first set, I thought "oh no, these are all dried up" LOL..
but, they are supposed to be dry, you simply "spritz" them with water and
they "come alive"!!  When you are done using them, just leave the lids off
and let them dry up before putting the lids back on.

For my card I used two pieces of scrap white card stock and simply started
"painting" the colors on, just in a back and forth motion, starting with the lightest color
and adding the darker colors on top, giving a contrast of color..
The colors I used came from the sets

After I let the papers dry, I used Impression Obsession Hydrangea die to cut 
my flowers and leaves.  I cut 9 sets of flowers, the die cuts 8 flowers at a time..
I then conditioned them using the Paper Blossom tool kit 
 Using Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive, I first glued all the larger flowers,
 then filled in with the smaller flowers.

The background die cut is a Spellbinders "Exquisite Circles"

The colors from the Twinkling H2o sets are as follows.
Think Pink:   Luv-u-pink, Lucky Apple
Springtime:  Chiffon Pink, Plum Blossom
Holiday Sparkle:  Emerald
Autumn Brilliance:  Spanish Moss

Thank you for joining me today...I hope you will join us in the challenge this week!!!

Entering the following challenges:

Impression Obsession "Happy Birthday"
Craft-Dee BowZ....anything goes with a handmade bow
Crafting From The Heart....anything goes use flowers
Scribble and Scrap....anything goes


Crafty Judith said...

this is gorgeou hun love it - thank you for sharing it with us at CFTH - have a great day - Judith DT member x

Sherrie K. said...

Wow!!! This is so gorgeous! I love the beautiful flowers and your bow is fantastic! So pretty Diane!
Sherrie K

Donna Maligno said...

Totally elegant and so spring like! Thanks for submitting this for all to see on the Craft-Dee BowZ February challenge!

Darlene said...

Just gorgeous my friend! Although it was a lot of work I'm sure ... it is stunning! Great job as always and awesome inspiration! WOW!

Joan Fricker said...

Diane, absolutely gorgeous. Your flower is stunning. Great job!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Whoa! This is GORGEOUS! I'm a hydrangea-lover so this really appeals to me. :)

PoppyK said...

I love this project. Thank you for taking part in the Scribble & Scrap Challenge xx Have a great day and Keeeeeeeeeep Crafting. Katie DT xx

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Lisa said...

Wow, this is gorgeous, Diane!! The flowers look amazing!! I love the colors!! You've made me want to run to my craft room and pull out my Twinkling H2O's and play with them!! Love, love this my friend!! Have a great day :)

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Kandy's Krafts said...

Beautiful card and your flower is stunning. Thank you for sharing at CFTH challenge.

Blueboreale (Aurore) said...

Cette carte est superbe !!!
Merci pour ta participation à crafting from the heart challenge

Susan Hogan said...

All that work and such a wonderful outcome! This looks stunning.

Jeanne Streiff said...

Love that die! Beautiful! Thanks for playing the IO Challenge!

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG OMG OMG!! Just SO BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE THIS and wish I had the patients to create a flower like that!! Well done and so worth all of the Wrok!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

Ros Crawford said...

Absolutely stunning Diane ... Right down to that sweet gingham bow ... Beautiful!

maria f. said...

Be still my heart. I did not know that this die existed (that was probably a good thing) and then you go and create this wonderful bloom with it. Those colors are just amazing!

Leslie Miller said...

Goodness, you are getting very sophisticated with your flowers. This is gorgeous! I don't know what made me think that Twinks were being discontinued. I have a lot of them but never think to use them. You made beautiful use of them here!

verybellemakes said...

Stunning card - so fresh and crisp! Thanks for joining the Crafting From The Heart Challenge, hope to see you again soon.

Victoria DT

Shirley said...

Gorgeous use of the IO die, Bowz, and the twinks too! A really lovely card, Diane!

Gretchen Wilson said...

Beautiful card Diane, I love Hydrangeas anyway I can get them and this is gorgeous.


Alyx said...

So beautiful. Love the attention to detail. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck. xx