Archive for April 27th, 2012

From The Garden

Hello Blog Friends,

My blog is posting late…duh, I forgot to schedule the time to publish.  Better late than never, I guess.

I been busy creating in the studio, working on my 28 birthdays cards I posted on the Flourishes Blog yesterday.  Today the entire design team is focusing on the set From the Garden.  Spring is in full force here in Pensacola and everything is taking shape.  I am undertaking some large projects to spruce up the gardens this year and will share those as they progress.

Today I am visiting a friend, she loves to garden but is dismayed that her roses don’t seem to be doing as well as they have in the past.  We’re going to put our heads together and look for some of  the causes.  Since the Friday post today was featuring the From The Garden set I will bring her this card.

I love how perky this card is, the colors and paper work well  together, and I  love the combination of the hot pinks and turquoise.  My paper is from the 1,2,3 Create Kit Howdy Doody at Flourishes.  The papers in that kit are wonderful to work with, lots of looks from weathered wood to tiny prints and stripes.  I used the Teal Braid trim layered over a strip of Cotton Linen Turquoise ribbon.  I made the rosette using the same ribbon by cutting a 3/4″ circle of the Turquoise Linen ribbon and using my glue gun, pleating the ribbon in two layers and used a small brad from the Vintage blue-teal collection.  They are a perfect color match and I like the look it created for the card.

I used my new Letraset Aqua Markers after I had stamped the image on watercolor paper with Versafine Onyx black dry pigment ink.  This ink dries quickly and does not smear with the water markers.  Using the Letraset blender made the coloring easy.  I blended several colors together to get more color tones.  The markers I used are the Blender, Teal,Sangria, celery, straw yellow, Frost Blue, and Mocha.

Please visit the other Designers to see their lovely creations.

I also took a few pictures from my garden to share with you.

These pretty urns are in the back yard along a walk way.  They are so pretty to see from the living room.  This next one is on our front walk way.  It is a bir urn and doing beautifully.  I’ll probably have to keep an eye on it as may out grow the container by summer.

Thanks for stopping in today.  Leave a love note if you have the time,  I just love reading your comments.


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