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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Hydrangeas and Dogwoods

Today's post is a combination of two challenges, inspiration from Jacqueline, and some scraps that have been in my inked backgrounds.  Jacqueline and her beautiful creations is the inspiration for my cards today.   Embellish Magazine Color Trends Challenge is to use music and a set of colors and Hero Arts monthly challenge includes using layering of your stamps.



Here is the inspiration photo from Embellish Magazine with the colors: 
The stamps are from Hero Arts and Inkadinkado. The backgrounds were pieces I had created awhile ago for other projects and leftover. They are inked from dye inks and water. 

I will be back tonight to post up my CR84FN card later! Have a wonderful day! 

Suzz

17 comments:

judith@poppy cottage said...

These are beautiful cards, and what lovely colours. I have an ideas book, and this combination is going in there for future use. I note down colour combos that I like, and when I'm in a dry spell, look through for inspiration. I love the music backgrounds with your lovely flowers too, Judith xx

Barb said...

Such pretty cards today, Suzz! Makes me want to get these two stamps out and play! Love your beautiful shading on both!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful use of the colors and layering of your stamps! My favorite is the circle design!

Jacqueline said...

Love seeing you use the Hydrangea stamp Sue - just stunning! You inspire me too :)) The sentiment is precious.
Both your cards are gorgeous, full of hope for Spring, flowers and butterflies!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wow! These are both gorgeous, Sue! Love the sweet gems on the hydrangeas and your dogwoods just pop off the screen!

Heather Jensen said...

Oh, Suzanne! I love them both. The botanical collage is one of my favorite styles, and you do it so well. :)
Hugs~

Virginia L. said...

Love your insterpretation of the colors! Both are stunning! Love the shading and subtle hues!

Carol Q said...

such beautifully coloured pieces Suzz. love that butterfly and I could definitely eat those cakes lol

Sanne said...

2 amazing cards Sue - love everything about them!

Sarah said...

Beautiful! Great details!

Shannon White said...

Wow! What beautiful cards. I love the colors. 8-)

Dawn said...

these are so pretty Suzz... I love Jacqueline's work and her inspiration has really worked for you...

Lin said...

Magical combination of stamps, Sue! LOOOOOVE them both, 3 of my fave stamps!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

2 great cards in this post Suzz, luv them both and great layouts too

Alice Wertz said...

love love how you used those colors, Sue! beautiful designs. lovely cards!

craftimamma said...

What a gorgeous colour combination Sue and as always your interpretation has produced two stunning cards. I think the second one just pips it as my favourite because I love those Dogwood flowers. I love the way you've done the backgrounds on this one too.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Cristina said...

Beautiful! I love your soft take on the colors. Thanks so much for joining us at Embellish!