Azalea paper

My azaleas are past their best - the blooms are starting to fall off, and then I remembered that there was something that I wanted to do with those blooms.  I gathered a few handfuls and smashed the blossoms between two sheets of white cardstock in my Big Shot, and got some very interesting paper.  As soon as it was dry, I set to work putting some on a card.
I thought that the sentiment might be good for Mother's Day - good for a lot of things, I suppose.  The sentiment is from the all for love stamp set by a•muse studio, and the sketch is this week's challenge.


Juliet Arrighi


Myrna said...

I am so glad you remembered what you wanted to do with your past their prime fushias. This is fabulous background paper and I like the sentiment.
Whenever I try mashing it looks horrible. Yours has such delicate color and a lovely definition of the flower.

catherine said...

Lovely card Juliet and thanks for joining us over at Sweet Stampin this week
x catherine

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- this is amazing! I have never had much success with smashing blossoms- your technique turned out beautifully!

Dewi Lestari said...

Amazing project! Thanks for joining at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges: Mother's Day

Sue Nicholson said...

Lovely beautiful card, thanks for joining us at CC&CC, good luck cheers Sue N x

Dawn said...

Juliet, this is fantastic! Thanks for playing at Crafting For All Seasons this time!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Suzette said...

Such a lovely card and loving the colour too. Thanks ever so much for joining us at Totall PaperCrafts this week.


Debs said...

Fabulous card - the background technique is amazing.
Love the colour.
Thanks for playing along at TPC this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Natali said...

Great idea!! Lovely card in purple.
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Clean and Simple” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.