Thursday, May 7, 2009

Garden Birthday Wishes

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!


  1. I just LOVE this creation!!! It is SO you!! In fact, isn't that you as a little girl ??? LOL!!

    Beautiful combination of colors, textures & dimension ... you really ROCKED these challenges!!

  2. Amy, what a wonderful card. Great job!

    I so understand your love of gardening. I enjoy watching things come alive in the spring as it gives me such a feeling of satisfaction.


  3. This is beautiful. I love the colors and layout. I think gardens are a huge inspiration. A friend told me once when you are stuck on stamping draw from nature. Great job.

  4. This is so sweet! Great colors and images and textures!

  5. This is absolutely gorgeous! Love that adorable image! Great layout, colors, and textures!!

  6. Beautiful, Amy!! Love the texture and all the white space.


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