Monday, June 22, 2009

In Full Bloom!

Hydrangeas are really one of my favorite flowers, and they are in full bloom here in Northern Virginia right now. While I live in a home that is new, I'm surrounded by older homes that have the most beautiful old gardens, and there are so many HUGE hydrangea bushes around that I'm just happy as a clam. If there's one thing about living here, it seems like one of my favorite trees or shrubs is always just about to bloom.

I used Lockhart's Hydrangea for my focal point on this image. This is definitely a great stamp to practice your colored pencil skills on, and I think you will be very happy with your results! This card layout is based on Sketch #100 from the Card Positioning Systems blog; it is a great resource for different sketches.

As always, you can click on the picture for a more detailed look. This image was colored only with a blender pencil, and not even that much, to be truthful. Hopefully it inspires you to grab your pencils and color an image or two today!

Be well,

Lockhart Stamp Company
Cardstock: (Vintage Cream, Spring Rain, Stamper's Select)
Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: (Girl Friday)Cosmo Cricket
Buttons, twine:
Papertrey Ink


snarflemarfle said...

I love this stamp! I love to watercolor it using my SU! inks on watercolor paper. I don't think I'm that good at coloring, but I surprise myself sometimes!

Beautiful card!

Eileen Hull said...

Hi Jenn- how did the class go at the GASC? I bought too much stuff! But so much fun :-)