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Color Burst Peony: Pin-Sights Challenge

A beautiful peony bursting with color! That’s what I have to share with you today. I am playing along with the current Pin-Sights Challenge where I have  chosen a gorgeous inspirational photo for you to be inspired by (attached at the end of this post). Aqua! It’s my favorite color! And peonies are gorgeous! In Florida, I never could grow any. But now that I am in Connecticut for a few years, maybe I can!

I began by stamping the gorgeous images from the  Mondo Peony stamp set with Versafine Smokey Gray pigment ink onto some watercolored cardstock, heat set with clear embossing powder and then die cut it with the coordinating Mondo Peony die.  Now its time to add some color! The Turquoise Color Burst came to save the day. (To see other projects using Color Bursts, click HERE and to see VIDEOS using the Color Burst, click HERE). I applied a wash of water to the floral first and then lightly tapped on some of the Turquoise Color Burst – LIGHTLY! I dubbed these color bursts the powder with power, lol! A little is all you need! Allow the water to move around and move the color burst powder around and watch the magic happen. I did the same thing with the leaves using the Lime Green Color Burst.

Let’s talk about the background real quick. I adore the Barnwood Background from Concord & 9th! I stamped the image in Versamark ink and then stamped it onto some watercolored cardstock.  I had some left over turquoise color on my craft mat so I grabbed a paint brush and painted it on. Once the panel was dry, I grabbed  one of my favorite border die cuts and ran it thru my die cutting machine. Then I popped up the peony with some double sided foam tape and added a sentiment.

As I mentioned, I am playing along with the current Pin-Sights Challenge! Play along with us and you could win a $50 shopping spree to the Ellen Hutson store!! Here is a look at the inspirational photo I have chosen for this challenge!

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  1. This is such a beautiful card Laurel. What amazing products!

  2. what a beautiful flower! LOVE the blue! TFS!

  3. Tara Prince says:

    love love love that flower!!

  4. Jan stamps says:

    Love your journey with color bursts. You are one talented lady!!

  5. Maggie B says:

    Hi Laurel ~ LOVE this Color Burst peony. We just redid our main bathroom in turquoise, gray and white and this CB flower would be a perfect fit. I just may have to whip one up! Thanks for the inspiration! ~HUGS~

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