Monday, March 13, 2017

Stone Wall Stencil (Part 2) and Winner Announcment

Hello friends!
 I am here to announce the $30 Gift Card giveaway from the Altenew March Release Blog hop.
I want to thank you for leaving very kind and encouraging comments and that you enjoy seeing my Altenew creations. Please see at the end of this post for the lucky winner!

It is also my part 2 in sharing the Stone Wall Stencil project.
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I chose a subtle color combo for the Garden Hydrangea as it will compliment the stone wall and sentiment.
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The hydrangea was stamped and colored with Altenew Artist Markers (set A).
I used the two shades of green to color the hydrangea. It was really easy to do.  I decided to color the hydrangea in green because my hydrangea would turn to green once the summer comes to an end. Here is an article about green hydrangea if you are not familiar with this topic.
There is a cause of green hydrangea blooms. It’s Mother Nature herself with a little help from the French gardeners who hybridized the original hydrangeas from China. You see, those colorful flowers aren’t petals at all. They’re sepals, the part of the flower that protects the flower bud. Why do hydrangeas bloom green? Because that’s the natural color of the sepals. As the sepals age, the pink, blue or white pigments overpower the green so colored hydrangea blossoms often fade to green over time.

Read more at Gardening Know How: Hydrangea With Green Flowers – Cause Of Green Hydrangea Blooms https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/hydrangea/green-hydrangea-blooms.htm
Causes of Green Hydrangea Blooms There is a cause of green hydrangea blooms. It’s Mother Nature herself with a little help from the French gardeners who hybridized the original hydrangeas from China. You see, those colorful flowers aren’t petals at all. They’re sepals, the part of the flower that protects the flower bud. Why do hydrangeas bloom green? Because that’s the natural color of the sepals. As the sepals age, the pink, blue or white pigments overpower the green so colored hydrangea blossoms often fade to green over time.

Read more at Gardening Know How: Hydrangea With Green Flowers – Cause Of Green Hydrangea Blooms https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/hydrangea/green-hydrangea-blooms.htm
Causes of Green Hydrangea Blooms There is a cause of green hydrangea blooms. It’s Mother Nature herself with a little help from the French gardeners who hybridized the original hydrangeas from China. You see, those colorful flowers aren’t petals at all. They’re sepals, the part of the flower that protects the flower bud. Why do hydrangeas bloom green? Because that’s the natural color of the sepals. As the sepals age, the pink, blue or white pigments overpower the green so colored hydrangea blossoms often fade to green over time.

Read more at Gardening Know How: Hydrangea With Green Flowers – Cause Of Green Hydrangea Blooms https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/hydrangea/green-hydrangea-blooms.htm
Causes of Green Hydrangea Blooms There is a cause of green hydrangea blooms. It’s Mother Nature herself with a little help from the French gardeners who hybridized the original hydrangeas from China. You see, those colorful flowers aren’t petals at all. They’re sepals, the part of the flower that protects the flower bud. Why do hydrangeas bloom green? Because that’s the natural color of the sepals. As the sepals age, the pink, blue or white pigments overpower the green so colored hydrangea blossoms often fade to green over time.

Read more at Gardening Know How: Hydrangea With Green Flowers – Cause Of Green Hydrangea Blooms https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/hydrangea/green-hydrangea-blooms.htm

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 Since the stone wall and hydrangea already have textured look, I only need to add some tiny droplets with white Pico Embellisher.  You can substitute it with white Nuvo Crystal Droplets if you do not have Pico Embellisher. Did you know that Simon Says Stamp now carries Altenew Thank you Card Kit now? Very cool!
Last but certainly not the least, the winner of  the Altenew March Release Blog hop is.....

Random.org picked
#60 StampinLouie "Virginia your cards are amazing. I love the card with the large floral stencil behind the die cut flowers". (March 9, 6:26pm)

Congratulations! Please e-mail me at becr8ive2@gmail.com for the prize detail. If this is not claimed by March 20th, another winner will be selected.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

21 comments:

Karen L K said...

Very nice card! I like that background & would not have thought putting those together. They look great.

Brandi R said...

Fantastic card! I'm thinking I need that stencil! Thanks for being my enabler :-D

Dawn Turley said...

stunning Virginia. That stencil is awesome

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW Virginia, your card is just stunning, I am loving the stone wall stencil.
Congratulations to your winner!

Sharon Jones said...

I ordered the stencil yesterday, because I loved that card you made...now, wow, you've done it again! This is gorgeous, V!

Saila said...

Lovely cards!

Harriet said...

Stunning. Your color is excellent, picot dots are just perfect. This background is excellent.

alexandra s.m. said...

Beautiful card Virginia!
That background is the perfect contrast for these flowers!
xx

Karen B. said...

Great combo of products!

conil said...

Congratulations to StampinLouie. Hope she enjoys her prize. The 2nd in your stone wall series is spectacular...love that gorgeous green against the mottled grey wall. It's unique and very lovely.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Wow - just love what you're doing with that stencil, Virginia! It looks gorgeous behind your stunning hydrangea!! Congrats to your Altenew winner too!

Shelly said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! Your stenciled background is perfect!

Linda Wilkinson said...

Love your card and that wall is amazing ♥

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous!!!

Lisa Elton said...

Wow Virginia, this is beautiful!! LOVE the color of your hydrangea!!

Nora N. said...

This is fabulous!! Love the gray and that green hydrangea looks fabulous!!!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the stone wall and the hydrangea! And congrats to your winner!

Tracy Freeman said...

Oh my this is lovely, I LOVE the stone wall stencil and the green just pops !
Sending hugs my lovely x

Greta said...

Beautiful, unique card, Virginia! I really need to make use of my stencils--lots in my stash & seldom used, but plan to change that with inspiration like yours!

Mary-Anne V said...

Very pretty look achieved with the stencil and choice of flower colour.

Sue LD said...

Love the stenciled background.