Well even though I had lots of catching up to do around the house and garden, I managed to squeeze in one card yesterday. To make the most of my time, I played three challenges: The Splitcoaststamper's Color Challenge, Sketch Challenge, and Crafty Secrets Challenge. The challenge for Crafty Secrets was to make a card based on something that inspired you. Well I think you all know by now that the one thing that always inspires me is my garden. That is where I am inspired emotionally, spiritually, and artistically. So I pulled out my brand new Crafty Secrets stamp set 'Garden Girls' for this project. Oh! What a beautiful set this is, especially for a gardener like me! I colored all the images with Prismacolored Pencils and Gamosol. The little girl image is cut out and mounted up on dimensionals. The main image and sentiment are also mounted up on dimensionals. I also ran the White and Cameo Coral panels through the Cuttlebug using the 'Birds and Swirls' and 'Diamonds in the Rough' Embossing Folders. Other card stock colors are Ballet Blue and Garden Green. Stickles were added to all the flowers. Ribbon, primas, and brads were added for embellishment. The Martha Stewart Lace Border Punch was used on the Ballet Blue panel, and Spellbinder's Nestabilities was used for the sentiment panel.
Yesterday I only got to spend about one hour in the garden before I was poured on. Bummer. I had hoped to be out there for several hours. Hopefully I'll get more time in the garden today, but I doubt it. They are predicting rain again. I hope its sunny wherever you are, unless your my friend Leni, then I hope its cloudy. She loves cloudy days! Don't ask. LOL!