Friday, July 24, 2020

How does your garden grow?

Today I have three cards to share with you.






The bottom layer is from Stampin' Up Forever Greenery DSP.  I just got it and I am in love!!! The upper layer is SU vellum paper.  Maybe someone knows why it crinkled like this after I glued it downa the corners??? Anyway... The oval of watercolor paper was colored with Karin Brushmarker Pro markers and cut with SU oval die.  The SU dragonfly die was cut from SU Mint Macaron paper and splattered with Just Jade and Garden Green Stampin' Write markers.  The threads are SU green and gold metallic, retired.  The sentiment is from Altenew Persian Motifs stamped in Just Jade on SU Whisper White paper.
The second card is for AAA CAS card challenge:



This photo strangely shows the OPPOSITE of how this card was made.  I die cut the SU rose bloom from SU Whisper White card stock and glued EACH PIECE onto the base, leaving me with the solid rose to use in a future project.  Total optical illusion, huh? 


The sentiment is from Altenew Paint-a-Flower Daffodil and is stamped in Magenta Madness ink.





I started by brushing the challenge colors of Balmy Blue, Calypso Coral and Mint Macaron through a retired SU mandala stencil, then I outlined each section with a SU journaling pen.  The sentiment is from Altenew Paint-a-Flower Poppy stamped with Versamark black ink and embossed clear powder.  Lastly, I brushed some of the "window" pieces with Wink of Stella Glossy Clear Brush, which really shines in the right light 👇 This reminds me of a beautiful stained glass window!




On a more personal note, I have had the most excellent garden this year, hands down.  Maybe it is the extra time I have put into babying it along.  Maybe it is the fertilizer that I have been putting on repeatedly all year.  Maybe its the hopes and wishes and prayers of the past 20 years of gardening finally being responded to.  I just don't know.  But I have cucumbers in July, tomatoes still alive for late summer harvests, beans that the rabbits haven't attacked yet, and eggplants on the vine.  And okra to pick every day.  That has NEVER happened before ya'll and I am so excited.



Just a note: yes, my garden is right next to my driveway because it was the only place in the back that has full sun because until this summer my backyard has housed a play set then a giant trampoline.  Will I move it to the back?  Maybe. Eventually.  But until then you can find me watering and playing by the driveway when I'm not in the kitchen or creating at my craft table.

Thanks for visiting and God's Blessings to you and those you hold dear!
Jean

10 comments:

nancy littrell said...

Beautifully stenciled and traced medallion card, Jeanie. Love your CAS design. So pleased you joined us at CAS Mix Up Stencil Tracing. Hugs...Nancy

Karen Brown said...

I love dragonflies and yours is so pretty! I love the sparkle and shine on your card. We are so pleased that you joined us this week at Watercooler Wednesday. Karen - DT

JulieP said...

Your outline on the stenciling is brilliant. Adds just the right "pop." Thanks so much for playing along with us at the CC&S challenge blog!

Loll said...

Your off-the-edge mandela is gorgeous Jean! Perfect with the colours for the challenge and so wonderful with the added outlining. The wink of stells really gives it lots of shine. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

Bonnie said...

Love that dragonfly, Jean! Wow! And the white on white rose is so elegant! The outlined mandela is fantastic! Wonderful colors there! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! (Your garden is fantastic!)

samantha's cards said...

What a fabulous use of the colors, thanks for playing along with us at CC&S.

Jane said...

Awesome card, loving the all white design. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

Created by Kath said...

Great cards! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges! Kath-DT

Nancy said...

Lovely cards! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

ÅsaJ said...

Gorgeous white on white! I love to make them! Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa

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