Tuesday, July 20, 2010
In the Garden
Guess what? Whiff of Joy is having a Guest DT contest right now - and since I love my Elisabeth Bell images (as well as all of the other great designers for WoJ) I wanted to join in the fun. The challenge is to make a summer themed card. Every summer, I buy lots of flowers to plant around my house, and unfortunately, I just don't have a green thumb (or maybe it's because I spend way more time coloring my cards than I do tending garden!) Anyhow, this is as close as I can get to a beautiful garden of flowers!
All of these stamps are from the Spring 2010 kit collection. I colored Willow, the birdbath and all of the flowers with my copics. I added some ultra fine Sage Flower Soft in the bouquet and around the base of the birdbath. I love how this looks like moss growing up the side. I also added some Liquid Glass to the water in the birdbath. The fabulous embossing was done using the new Cuttlebug Brocade Window ( which I truly love!) I added ink to the embossed areas, which really made it pop! Finally, no garden would be complete without a sweet little lady bug - and this one just happens to be nice and glittery (and a sweet present from my friend Iris!)
Thanks for looking!
Whiff of Joy - GDT
Stamping Scrapping Challenge Center - water (remember the birdbath!)
Design Dollies Color Challenge - teal, brown, cream, red
Shabby Tea Room - From the Garden - picture inspiration
Wild Orchid - Say it with flowers
Artful Inkables - Make your own background paper
Creatilicious - 3-d
All Sorts - Summer Days
Bunny Zoe's - Summer Days