Blissful Garden

Aaaaaaah! Can't you just feel the warmth of the sun shining down on this row of flowers as a gentle breeze sweeps through the field? I *know* that in most of the country it is almost fall, but here in Florida, it is still blissfully summer! I am not a cold weather kinda girl, so it really is the perfect climate for me! We only have about 6 weeks of the colder weather in January and early February . . . the rest of the year is, well - bliss! I made this card for the weekly color challenge on Splitcoaststampers: Mellow Moss, Bravo Burgundy, and So Saffron. I am a *bit* flower obsessed, so anytime the challenge includes a green color, you can usually bet I'm gonna pull out the flower stamps! This lovely stem is an image by Penny Black, a part of the Brushstroke line. These babies just *beg* to be watercolored, so that is exactly what I did. I misted my stamp with water, then colored directly on the stamp with my Watercolor Wonder Crayons (WWC's). Let me just say that I love these soooo much for their versatility! They are fabulous!!! I also misted the watercolor paper, then stamped my image and repeated 3 more times. The stems and leaves were very faint, so I inked them with Mellow Moss ink and then stamped over the watercolored image, to give them a little more definition. I then watercolored the surrounding sky with So Saffron ink and the WWC's using my aquapainter. I used WWC's for the grass also. Then I mounted the main image on Bravo Burgundy cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from the Noteworthy set in Bravo Burgundy on a small punched oval, sponged it with So Saffron ink, and adhered it to the Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware piece using my new Sakura Quickie Glue pen. What a wonderful creation!!! You can put glue in even the smallest of places with this - amazing! I looped moss narrow organdy ribbon through the hardware, and adhered it to the main image using dimensionals. It is a little hard to make out, but I stamped the argyle background from the Looks Like Spring set on the Mellow Moss base before adhering the main image for a gate effect, and voila! A blissful summer day in the garden, complete with bare feet and plenty of sunshine!


love2Bcreative said...

Ohh!!! The thoughts of summer...but you know here in Iowa Teresa it's lookin' alot like fall now---ummm 48 degrees now!! lol

Love the ribbon and HPH you used here---looks just awesome!!