Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Hydrangea Inspired

I decided to make another card for the current Hero Arts contest.  First there was an ATC:

I dug in my basket of scraps and found that background paper which I adhered to the blank ATC. I then did some stamping using the lovely Hydrangea stamp from HA, a sweet butterfly from Antique Engravings and the little fern stamp is also from a Hero Arts clear set which unfortunately has no label on the plastic cover and I cannot find it on their site either.  If anyone knows that set please let me know, it's filled with leaves.

I rounded the corners and really did not want to add a sentiment to it.  But, I always use a sentiment, SO, I decided to use it and make a card with it, which is a first for me:

I first stamped the Hydrangea repeatedly, in a very light pink ink from Close to My Heart, all over the white notecard and then mounted the ATC with foam adhesive onto another scrap from my basket and finally adhered that to my card.  Now I had a place for my sentiment!

If you don't hear from me tomorrow it's because I have literally melted away!  It's been incessant 100F here with high humidity!  The minute you move you start perspiring!  It's unbearable!  There is supposed to be a cold front somewhere nearby...please...please cold front....move a little faster!

Wishing you all a wonderful day!


paula laird said...

Hi Brenda, I am in love with your ATC/Card. It's stunning. Those colours are perfect together as are the stamps. I think the Hero Arts set you are after is CL298 Scattered Leaves. Do some of the larger leaves have dots, text & lines? Just from looking at your ATC I think this is the set. Hope that helps.

PS I did an ATC so thanks for the inspiration.

joy said...

I love the ATC as is but it sure does look pretty as the focal point on your card, Brenda!

100 degrees is way too hot for me! Stay hydrated and please don't go out running in weather like that!

Pam W Merwin said...

I just love how you layered the ATC on the card! The colors are so beautiful and soft. Beautiful card!

Lisa said...

Love love the way your turned your ATC into this pretty card Brenda!!
We actually have a warm fron coming! 58 in January here in way!!!

Barb said...

That ATC is absolute gorgeous and it looks wonderful added to your fabulous card!

Sure hope the weather gets cooler for you soon, Bren! Hugs!

Maureen Morton said...

I wish I was too warm, Brenda! You did a great job transforming this lovely ATC into a card (I never knew what to really do with ATC's). Love that hydrangea, too. So sweet.

Robin K. said...

What a beautiful creation Brenda! I loooove how you stamped the base card with the hydrangea image! Wish I could send some of our cold and snow to you:). Hang in there!!

Dawn Turley said...

Your ATC is delightful and it looks awesome on the card. Great idea to do that. Poor you, that's some hot weather. We don't get that hot here, but today was rather warm ( around 24degrees C ~75.5F ) when I went for my walk on the beach at lunchtime. Luckily the humidity isn't that high today. Just take it easy and stay in the air conditioning.

Jacqueline said...

Got reminded to come back today as my DH told me there was a card from you in the mail - soooooo hope your new address is on the envelope!
I pinned this beautiful card and forgot to leave a comment - just stunning, full stop!

alexandra s.m. said...

It's absolutely gorgeous Brenda!!
and thank you for your heartfelt comments on my blog.
Don't feel sad about not doing a PL, you are such a sweet and caring me if you need any help in the PL department or if i can be of any help ;-))


Rosemary said...

beautiful card, brenda! love the soft subtle stamping!!

Martha said...

OH MY, this is a real BEAUTY, Brenda! Your stamping, inking, and design are perfect! This is a BEAUTIFUL work-of-art! I love it!


Michelle said...

Stay hydrated!!!
This card is so completely stunning! Your stamping is amazing!! Lovely hues!