Cool blue hues

It’s the last week of the school holidays, so I am making hay while the sun shines, and ‘singing the blues’ at MUSE with the ever effervescent Michele!

Loved this card!  Those Scandinavian Flowers are now on my wish list. Thanks Michele, because that list was looking a little scant!  😉

So, here is my bluesy attempt:


And another view:


I loved Michele’s wavy grass, with the flower heads dancing in the imaginary ‘breeze’. Loved those blue hues too. I wanted to capture that feeling with my card.

So, there is a bit of a paper tole feel with my card. Before I knew what I was doing, I had fussy cut 7 flower heads, yes 7, to give my card a little more dimension. These were popped up using dimensionals. I had used a die to create the grass! I had a blue frame around my entire image. I had created layers!

Prior to that, however, I splashed a bit of blue water colour on the base card. I stamped my image on the base card, and then twice more on some scrap for use as my ‘pop up blooms’ All of these flowers were washed in pale blue tones, and three centres embellished with blackened rhinestones. I added Wink of Stella to the flowers also, although not really visible in these pictures.

Michele – thanks so much for the inspiration! It’s been a pleasure – as always.

I am linking to the following Challenges also:

Curtain Call-Bouquet

Virginia’s View Challenge#14:

Thanks so much for visiting!

Materials used:

  • Cardstock: Whisper White; Night of Navy; Marina Mist (Stampin’ Up!)
  • Stamp: Peaceful Petals (Stampin’ Up!)
  • Ink: Night of Navy; Coastal Cabana; Bashful Blue (Stampin’ Up)
  • Die: Fresh Grass (Clearly Besotted)
  • Other: Black sharpie; Rhinestones (Poppy Craft); Dimensionals (Stampin’ Up!)



10 thoughts on “Cool blue hues

  1. Hazel!! All those fussy-cut blooms really paid off, by the way… love your grasses and the subtle water-color wash. Very, very cool … every little touch. Oh so happy this morning to see your card at Muse – always a pleasure playing cards with you …
    =] Michele

  2. Wow, Hazel, this is a real beauty! Love the layers (you’re a fussy cutting girl after my own heart!) and that subtle touch of blue in the background. Also effervescent is the perfect word for the lovely Michele. AND whenever I visit her blog I end up with a new list to add to my wish list! 🙂

  3. Hola Hazel, what simply and beautiful card, i like the dimension of your flowers and the soft blue watercolour, very spring-like and fresh look.
    A warm hug from Palma

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