Saturday, August 18, 2012

Secret Garden

I worked on and off all day to clear off my dining room table, a.k.a my craft area, so we could have company and the clean slate called to me.  DH laughed when he came down at 11:30 to find the table completely covered once again.  What can I say, the table begged me to come play.  It was lonely with nothing on it.

I have to say, I'm loving my TH distress inks.  I've always loved this PSX image but it always seemed very harsh in black because it does have many thick ink lines.  I played with various shades of brown and it worked.  It just screamed vintage to me.  I think I may also play with doing it in shades of green now.

The sentiment if from Mark's Finest Papers, I inked the "Thinking"first and then stamped "of You" below.  The stamp is actually all in one line.  I love how you can do that so easily with clear stamps, especially with the gridded stamp block.

The flowers on the bottom were actually to cover up the ladybug at the bottom corner of the image.  It's so cute but I didn't want to add red to the image.  It always draws the eye down to the bottom corner unless the heart and the seed package also use red.

So much for finishing my next ten pages of scrapbooking but I just found this to be so relaxing.  I love the fact that card making doesn't require the same level of planning for continuity that scrapbooking requires.  I often can't think that clearly once the kids go to bed and I get the chance to craft.

Challenges this card Meets:
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge - Friendship
Speedy TV's Simple Salutations - Garden Theme without flowers as a focus
Everybody Art - Summer


  1. Such a sweet card! Thanks for joinig us at Speedy Fox & Friends.

  2. Lovely. I have used that stamp but never with this much success....Lis

  3. Lovely the image...looks great in Distress Inks. Thanks for joining us this week at Speedy Fox and Friends.

  4. Like the gardening items you stamped. You did a wonderful job with the Tim Holtz Distress Inks. Just came from Tim Holtz's blog and watched his video on Kraft resist paper, Distress Inks & Distress Stains. Thanks for entering the MFP Simple Salutations Challenge #7 Garden non-Flower.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    MFP Simple Salutations

  5. It sounds like we were doing the same thing this weekend lol! I kept trying to clear the craft stuff out of the kitchen and kept getting distracted to play a bit. I think this came out lovely, the colours are very calming.

  6. What a beautiful gardening friendship card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

  7. looks great. Nicely colored. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.