Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines - Eclectic Floral

We're all back from the Stampin' Up Convention that was held last week in Salt Lake City, Utah.  What a nice time, getting together with friends you don't see often, and learning all the new techniques, etc.  And of course, what would convention be without prize patrol?  Oh la la.  I didn't win this year, but we all came home with goodies, that's for sure.

We also got a sneak peek at the holiday catalog.  What a treat that was, and we even got to take one home with us.  Don't fret ... you'll be able to order in about a month or so.  You won't be disappointed.

This week's blog hop uses the following colors:

And here is the inspirational photograph we used to create our masterpieces this week

I struggled a little, trying to come up with something fun, and then I managed to create something using all the colors in the pallet.  I love the bubbles above, and maybe someday, I'll come up with something that mirrors them.

If you've arrived here from Carol's blog, that's perfect.  After stopping here, jump on over to Joni's blog and see what she created for you.  It's always fun seeing what everyone comes up with, and what they see when they look at the photograph.

Here is my entry this week:

Paper:  baked brown sugar, whisper white, tempting turquoise, melon mambo
Ink:  melon mambo, tempting turquoise, pistachio pudding, baked brown sugar, pear pizzazz, smoky slate
Stamp Sets:  good greetings (hostess), gorgeous grunge, kinda eclectic, beautiful bunch
Accessories:  pansy punch, petite petals punch, itty bitty accents punch, corner rounder, scallop border punch, hot glue, blendabilities, basic pearls

We learned a new technique at convention, and I tried it on this card.  On a silicone mat, select a blendabilities color and color a spot on the silicone mat.  Then add a drop of hot glue on top of it and it will take on the color of the blendabilities.  I put the hot glue dots on the centers of the larger flowers.  You may not be able to see them all very clearly, but the pink center on the blue/pistachio pudding flower is a good view.  Cool, isn't it?  You'll have to try it.

Well, until tomorrow, stay cool and hope to see you back!  


  1. This is beautiful, Helen! I always seem to go with florals, too. Love the design, it's different from the ordinary. Hugs. Wish I could meet you all at convention, but it's not possible for me. :(

  2. Wow! Love these beautiful, bright flowers. The hot glue/Blendabilities technique sounds like fun. I will have to try it. Glad you had a great time at Convention. I missed it this year, but possibly next year.