Saturday, August 14, 2010

Because I Care

Here it is, Saturday, and time for another weekly UDI sketch challenge. This is challenge #96. Kudos to Carol, our sketch team leader, for all of her hard work! Here is the challenge sketch for the week.

This week I used a Level One hostess set from the 2010-2011 catalog. Stampin' Up! gave all of their demonstrators this set when we placed our catalog pre-orders in June. It was a thank you gift to us for our patience during the color renovation. (SU! is really good to us!) Anyway, this is the first time I have used this stamp set, and I just love it. I have four huge hydrangea bushes in my yard, and when they are blooming, I always have a bouquet of hydrangeas in the kitchen. This card is almost identical to the coloring of my bushes.

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Because I Care
Paper: Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White
Ink: Bashful Blue
Markers: Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Certainly Celery

I used the thumping technique I saw demonstrated at convention to add the dark accents to the hydrangea blossom, and the leaves were done with marker as well. The background of the card is the "smooshing" technique I mentioned in a previous post. Here is a detail of the hydrangea.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! And a special thanks to those of you who take the time to leave a comment. It is always such an encouragement to me. Now you should head over to Becky's blog to see what she came up with this week.



  1. wow! these colors are beautiful! i love that hydrangea. beautiful card barbara. xox

  2. Beautiful! I'll have to take a look at that background technique; love the "texture" it gives.

  3. This is sooooo pretty!!!! I love your background too!

  4. This is very pretty! Love the thumping!!

  5. Very pretty!!! Love that background too!!

  6. Beautiful card - the hydrangea looks very real!

  7. Gorgeous! Love that technique on the flower and that added row of flowers at the top.