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Friday, 6 July 2018

In the Garden

I seem to be in a bit of a floral mood lately - must bee all this hot weather keeping me in the garden, but it was a bit cooler yesterday, so  I had a  play with Tim's Flower Garden stamps,   I've used 2 sizes of the poppy, stamped onto watercolour card and coloured with a mix of Wilted Violet and Dusty Concord.
Inspiration has been a little slow with all this heat so I opted for an easy option and followed a recent tutorial by Jenny using Gesso and Oxide ink for the base of the card, I also blended on Frayed Burlap to give the panel a more aged look.   I also liked how she had used the Ornate Trims, and as I'd just bought these,  used that as a guide.   I then stamped a leaf section from the Glorious Bouquet in Forest Moss before adding some die cut Garden Greens.

I'm entering this at
   That's Crafty - Close to Nature
   Stamping Sensations - In My Garden

Avril xx


Marjut said...

So beautiful!

Janette said...

Looks stunning, I think the heat is playing with all of us, but it's so good, I will be so down if I have to go back to gloom and damp days....make the most of it...xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Those flowers are displayed beautifully Avril and delicately painted. I'm so glad I did not plant any new plants this year as they really would have not survived the heat. I'm happy watching the Butterflies and Bees dance around in the lavender and avoiding looking at the very yellow grass!!
Have a super weekend hugs Tracey xx

Lisa said...

Wow, it's so stunning!! The flowers look amazing!! I love the beautiful colors!! It's so hot here, too. The humidity is off the charts. It's supposed to ease up a bit this weekend, so keeping my fingers crossed!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

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Meggymay said...

Lovely colours, it looks beautiful Avril.
Yvonne xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I know exactly what you mean about the heat Avril, I don’t feel too inspired myself at the moment. Your card is beautiful and your layout is superb. I love your colour choices and you’ve done a great job in achieving the aged look without taking it too far, great dimension too. Thank you for sharing this with us at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

Sara Barker said...

Such beautiful inspiration! I love how you've used the background stamp and your poppies have never looked more lovely! Hugs!

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what a beautiful card! I love those TH flowers, I may have to add them to my wish list ...lol 😉. Happy weekend! J 😊 x

Linda said...

Your flowers look beautiful Avril, such a pretty colour. I know what you mean about the heat ..... I think my mojo is on the beach somewhere! xx

froebelsternchen said...

Wonderful made - I love the vintage feel and those amazing use of the lovely flower images!

brenda said...

You really are on a roll with all these beautiful floral creation Avril, adore the dog roses in this one and the soft suble colours.
Another one perfect for 'In my Garden' themes at Stamping Sensations challenge, many thanks for joining in again.

B x

Mrs A. said...

Just spotted this delicate spray of flowers. Very pretty. I must own up to having bought some oxides but they still have the cellophane wrappers on them. I'm off to the naughty step!! Hugs Mrs A.

sally said...

Such pretty flowers, I must get out and collect a few wild ones here so that I can do some sketches! Bees buzzing all around as there was quite a wet spring here leading to an abundance of wildflowers :-)

Sally xx

Dorthe said...

So very lovely Avril-
beautiful painted ,- thank you for adding them to That`s Crafty Challenge - DT, Dorthe

Sam & Poppy said...

Lovely and beautifully made,
Thanks for joining in with us at That's Crafty!