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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

TCC155 Garden Pleasures

Hello stampers!  Wednesday brings us a new Card Concept challenge...look at this lovely spring inspiration:

 

I was inspired by the bee skeps and the birdhouses to pull out one of my all-time favorites, Garden Pleasures!  I wanted to incorporate several of the images into my card, so I stamped some of them on watercolor paper, colored them in with ink and an aquapainter, and diecut them out for my card today:


I love the details in these images, always have, and I always enjoy coloring them in!


I added a little bee from a different stamp set and mounted everything on a Crushed Curry DSP mat and a Very Vanilla card base.


I would describe this style as clean and layered (my usual!!).  I hope you'll play along too...check out the styles at the Card Concept blog, then let us know what inspired you and your style as well!  Thanks for popping in today!

Yesterday the weather FINALLY turned a bit more seasonal (it has been a wee bit chilly the last few days) and I was able to put out the flowers that Dana bought me for Mother's Day.  I found this sweet little bumblebee warming herself on my hanging begonia:


That made me smile!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

"Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones." Proverbs 16:24

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Garden Pleasures (ret), Bee Happy (Darcie's)
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Watercolor, Crushed Curry DSP (ret)
 Ink Stazon Black, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Cajun Craze, Sahara Sand, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies (ret), Stitched Rectangle Dies, Aquapainter

8 comments:

Wendy said...

Beautiful card, LeAnne! I remember that stamp set and love that you breathed new life into it! And I love how you added lots of images from the set! Your watercoloring is perfect! Love this!

terilee said...

I absolutely love it when you use the old retired sets. You hit the challenge head on with this set. Beautiful job, LeAnne!

Kampin' Karen said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE anything to do with bees,skeps, hives, birdhouses, birds. All that to say wonderful card!

I Card Everyone said...

Every image is cuter as wander through your paper-garden, LeAnne! Don't EVER let go of these retired sets, my friend - so super cute on this perfect curry colored dsp!
Gorgeous begonias - lucky you, to have that little visitor!
=]

Bonnie said...

Love all these images, LeAnne! They are colored and arranged beautifully! Your begonia is awesome! I don't blame that bee for basking in the beauty!

Lisa Elton said...

You had THE perfect images for this challenge! Your card is perfectly delightful, right down to the buzzing bee. Love your pretty pink begonias!

Linda Callahan said...

You were beautifully inspired! I love the sweet scenes!

Kim S said...

That's a fabulous set. I have it too but buried so deep in the older stash, I'm not sure it will ever come out to play - but it was wonderful for this inspiration!!