Friday, July 17, 2015

Blooming Hollyhocks

The hollyhocks in our yard are fading fast, especially with the temperatures nudging up near 100 day after day.  My hollyhock stamp from Serendipity Stamps, however, keeps on blooming.
I didn't mean to mess with cards today.  I meant to get back to work on a dress for my mother.  But I couldn't resist making these cards for her to use instead.

I used my watercolor pencils directly on the hollyhock stamp for both of these cards, using greys (with a touch of black here and there) on the first and pinks on the second.

Other supplies:  pre-folded watercolor card from Strathmore: Stitched Banner Duo die set and pink sequins from Pretty Pink Posh;  Cherish Yesterday stamp set from Hero Arts

I'm entering these cards in the Serendipity Stamps Challenge #45, Monochrome

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Stunning cards wow ! You made me laugh ,I often get sidetracked into the craft room too....there goes the day:) Thanks for playing in the Serendipity Stamps Challenge again ,love your work!

  2. The watercolor hollyhocks look so vintage, and then you gave us a very modern interpretation in bright pinks and clever stamping! Wonderful post!

  3. Love these! My fav is the vintage one using grays- just so different and classic!! Thxs for joining us at SSCB!!

  4. Lovely use of the hollyhock stamp Sarah! Love both the grey and the pink! I'm a third sister as well. Two sisters above me and three below me.

  5. Lovely cards with the hollyhocks... I especially like the grey one... An unexpected color for the floral and so soft looking!


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