Hydrangea Haven Lilacs For CCS422

by Joanne James1. June 2021 12:00

It's Tuesday and time for a new challenge over at CAS Colours & Sketches. Shannon is hosting this month and our first challenge is a colour challenge: 

     

For my card today I decided these colours would be perfect to re-create those beautiful lilacs in the Inspired By challenge photo ... but I have no lilac stamps! So what to do? I decided to get creative - take a look:

 

Here's the low-down on today's card:

When Is A Hydrangea Not A Hydrangea? - When it's a lilac, of course! I decided that the die with the row of four-petal flowers in the Hydrangea Dies set would be perfect to create some lilac blossom too. I diecut a whole bunch of them in Fresh Freesia cardstock and added a little Fresh Freesia ink to the edges of some with a sponge dauber and added some Gorgeous Grape ink to others, along with a dot in the centre of each. 

A Stem Trick - The main thing that distinguishes a lilac blossom is its triangular shape. In order to get the shape I wanted, I used the berry die from the Poinsettia dies set and stuck two together to create a triangle shape, then added my petals to the berries. I love the way there is a hint of green peeking through between the petals, as it would with an actual lilac blossom in real life. I added a couple of Pierced Blooms leaves for some added extra greenery.

A Foray Into Stencils - I've seen so many wonderful examples of stencilling on cards recently I decided to dig out mine that I haven't used for ages and used an old one to create a background that mimics the shape of the Inspired By sketch to add some pale green dots, fading out from the bottom corner of my card. I finished with a sentiment from the Hydrangea Haven stamp set in Gorgeous Grape. Check out the detail on those blossoms - so pretty!

So what do you think? Did my hydrangea turned lilac tick the creative box? Do you ever look at your dies and see a different purpose for them?

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:

 

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

As a reminder, for our colour challenges, you must use all of the stated challenge colours. You may also use neutral colours; however, the challenge colours should be the most noticeable ones featured on your card. We use Stampin' Up! color names for reference, but you are welcome to use any other companies' products as long as you match the challenge colours as closely as possible.

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

Edited to add: I was the winner over at Inspired By with this card!

Sandi

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (7) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
6/1/2021 12:34:17 PM #

Joanne, this is so pretty!  What a gorgeous way to use these colors!  That sentiment is perfect too!

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Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
6/1/2021 7:49:56 PM #

Brilliant - that's so clever!

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Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
6/2/2021 7:40:39 AM #

What a clever way to make the most of your dies! And it's such a lovely layout too!

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Lisa Elton
Lisa EltonUnited States
6/4/2021 1:21:12 PM #

Oh my goodness, how sweet! Love the lilacs you've created and soft polka dots in the background. Two of my favorite things! Thanks for joining us at IB!

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JulieP
JuliePUnited States
6/4/2021 3:01:58 PM #

Very beautiful and very creative!  Love the touch of dimension.

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danni reid
danni reidUnited States
6/6/2021 3:33:03 AM #

This is such a beautiful card, love your clever Lilacs combined with the polka dots, so inspiring!  Thank you for inspiring us this week @ IB!

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Shannon Lorenz-Hatch
Shannon Lorenz-HatchUnited States
6/7/2021 3:18:11 PM #

Very beautiful and very inspired by the additional challenge! Well done, absolutely gorgeous!

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