Monday, July 16, 2012

Hooked on Hexagons--Again!

As you may know, the last little while I was fascinated with hexagons. Well, that bug is back again! Thanks to the latest Hooked on Hexagon Challenge over Moxie Fab World, I have even more reasons to play with my new Honeycomb background stamp from Market Street. Here I paired it up with one of my latest favorite wooden stamp called Pom Pom Flower.
Here is the result. 
THANK YOU
I started with the embossing (Yellow Mustard from Zing! ) over water color paper. Then I colored the honeycomb with distress inks and water mixtures. Since it is water-based, the colors are easier to apply and control with a small paint brush. The flower was colored with copics and finished off with distress inks. I purposely left some white in the flower as they show more contrast with the background.
For the background, I went from the darkest (Vintage Photo) to the lightest (Squeeze Lemonade). I am entering this card for Thank You card challenge (details here) as well.
 Thank you so much for stopping by! 

52 comments:

Laura B. said...

Gorgeous color! Love the zing embossing!

Sheila H said...

Striking color combo, Virginia! You always amaze me with your creativity.

Gayatri Murali said...

Oh Wow! I love the hexago background and the big flower so pretty. Love it. Great card, Virginia!

Barb said...

The perfect pair of stamps, and I adore these colors too! Fab card, V! :)

kath said...

wowzers virginia...this is gorgeous...that flower doesn't half pop on your beautiful background...hugs kath xxx

Vic Lau said...

I love your play with all the colours. Beautiful.

Isha said...

Gorgeous card Virginia. Lovely colors too.

Dawn said...

What a delightful card Virginia. Love the colours. Your flower really pops on the yellows

Lynn said...

Oh my...this is gorgeous...love the inked background Virginia!

lenny said...

This is really beautiful!!
Love the background!!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love this card Virginia!

~amy~ said...

such a wonderful/colorful card...the colors are so very rich and striking!

Kara Lynne said...

Gorgeous contrast between the flower and the background hexagons! I love all the depth of color!

onecraftymama said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Virginia! Love the contrast between the yellow & pink, and the simple flower centre really pops :)

shirley-bee said...

Another great card, Virginia! I love the graded background, with the lightest part behind the flower to illuminate it.

kerenbaker said...

Great card- you've made that flower pop to life! Love what you've done with the graduating ink and oh, I love those hexagons!!

Lin said...

Beautiful design and execution, my friend!! Love it from top to bottom!

Sue McRae said...

Love the colours on your card Virginia!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful and vibrant card Virginia!

BabyBokChoy said...

awesome awesome hex background!!!

Angi said...

Love that background. Gorgeous!

Trinh said...

Stunning colors! love how the honeycomb looks embossed in yellow.

alexandra s.m. said...

It is so so beautiful Virginia!
I love it!!
I want to make one like that too now ;-)

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Beautiful card, I love the color and texture!!

donna mikasa said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your background, V! The inking and shading is gorgeous and serves as the perfect backdrop for your bloom! Perfect!!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so cool!!!

Marlena M. said...

The vibrancy is stunning. Beautiful work Virginia!

Mirta Sanchez said...

O very very nice! I love the hexagons too which I always think of as honeycomb! I'm playing in this challenge too!

Linda Beeson said...

Wow on the colors!!! LOVING that great background.

CinnamonSally said...

Beautiful card Virginia!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is beautiful!!! Love the embossing and the pop of that flower!

Monika Reeck said...

Love this Hexagon too Virginia and the embossing behind the flower really lovely...the flower I agree POP on your card...really cheerfull card....I wish I get this one on my Post Box :) ...the one who get this card must be happy Virginia...Ich Liebe die Karte von Dir diese seeehr Fab :)

Nona said...

Oh goodness, stunning card, Virginia! Beautiful distressing on the background and gorgeous color choice of colors. I am really diggin' that hexagon bg :)

Lalo said...

The background on this card is crazy beautiful!!!

Anita Rex said...

I am desperate to play with hexagons! You were so smart to get that lifestyle die too, because I think the hexagon craze is going to last even longer! Esp with spellbinders bringing out the dies in the fall! Love this fun card! So pretty and cool!

Maureen Morton said...

Stunning background, Virginia! Thanks for all the tips. But, I just am not ready for hexagons....I still haven't explored chevrons! Too many trends for me, but you master them all!

Ryann Salamon said...

I love what you done with this hexagon stamp - so fun!! Great use of colors - just an all around awesome card!

Melanie said...

Holy Guacamole, Virginia! You are amazing :) I adore this card and the whole color scheme. And the hexagons are pretty fantastic, too. LOL :)

Robin K. said...

Love how your pretty flower just pops against that super cool honeycomb bg!!

cnelson said...

Pure GORGEOUSNESS! !

Cindy C. said...

Love that BG!

ThePurplePlace said...

WOW!! A stunner....loving the effect of dark to light on the background...and how wonderful it looks over of the Honeycomb.

I've recently become a fan of some many wonderful Hexagon cards...I have a lot of learn, but always admire your talent and fabulous inspiration!

Linda R said...

WOW! LOVE everything about this. That flower just pops.

Hugs~

margaretart said...

Virginia, this is a delightful card, but I especially appreciate it because I have been wanting a beehive bg stamp for the longest, but the only one found/recommened was a double hexagon, much too strong for what I had in mind. NOW I can get the right one, thanks to you! Your work is always an inspiration!

Kelly Griglione said...

I have not seen an ombre hexagon design yet, and you've done it so well here! Lovely effect!

Cathy A said...

So glad you are hooked on hexagons, this card is so pretty

Cath said...

Hey Virginia! Thanks for linking this up to the Thank You Challenge for Stamp It! Cards Week in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Alice Wertz said...

such a beautiful background and colors. gorgeous card, V!!

Katy said...

Very pretty! Your flower is awesome and I love how you did the background! :)

Diana said...

Beautiful...as always :)

nancy jane said...

Great use of the background stamp along with the gradient of color. The flower just pops against the yellows.

Cath said...

Hey Virginia! Thanks for linking this up to the Hooked on Hexagons Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)