Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Cobb Island

Late June Hubs and I went on a day trip. We often do this, drive somewhere unknown and find a lunch spot eat and walk about a bit. It doesn't take much to entertain me.  I have wonderful pictures I will be putting in my scrapbook.

This trip also gave me inspiration for a set of note cards.  The island is/was full of lush huge hydrangea bushes.  The colors varied from a deep raspberry, to pink, to lavender, and the most gorgeous teal blue.

I thought I had a good shot of the raspberry colored blooms, but sadly not.  However, look at this lushness:

I have three cards to share with you, one from a Hero Arts Stamp (purple) one from a Penny Black Stamp (pink) and one using a vinyl sticker (blue/teal).

I used metallic gelato's to color this one because the stamp had a lot of details and I felt I could wash the color over the image and not lose the look of the stamp. I like the softly fuzzed look.

I used inktense pencils on this one, trying to get that rich raspberry color I remembered, but it didn't quite make the shade.  It is difficult to tell, but this one was sprayed with Radiant Rain Shimmer Mist in Ice Glaze. It softly shimmers in person.

I used glossy paper under the sticker for this one, and Spectrum Noir markers to color inside the sticker. The centers are liquid pearls. This is by far my favorite of the three. It really brings me back to those lush bushes on Cobb Island, and I love the look of this one. Up close the petals and leaves have a little streaky-ness, and it makes the image look a bit like stained glass.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look. 

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joy said...

LOVE hydrangeas and the photos you took are so beautiful! Your cards are equally lovely, I like the last one best, too!

Lin said...

I do so love these beautiful flowers, Cat, and you've captured them beautifully in your cards! Well done! Who makes that beautiful filigree frame you used on your last card?

MS said...

Oh my! That must have been so peaceful & gorgeous! I love purple anything and flowers are just awesome :) I love how you took inspiration from your photos & made that gorgeous note card set.

sheza said...

Beautiful pictures and cards!

Kristi said...

Gorgeous! I love how you were inspired by your vacation pictures. Those hydrangeas are too gorgeous!