Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Happy Birthday Steph...

Hello there
 
How ya doing Folks?
 
Now we are finally having what we can call a summer, though there are some intermittent dull days mixed in.  At least on those days we can leave the watering to nature!!
 
I want to share a birthday card I made for a good friend a little while ago...

I used my lovely Artistic Stamper stamps and a mixture of Distress Inks including Antique Linen, Peeled paint and Gathered twigs as well as Potting Shed Archival ink.  For the marigolds I coloured them in with Copics.
The base paper is some which I received as a freebie from Prima.  Most of the pieces were from the Snippets drawers and the leaves die cuts were from my Tin of Shame.  A little piece of ribbon to finish it off and I am now taking this down to the Snippets Playground.  I am also going to share this with the Artistic Outpost Challenge too. 
 
Thanks for calling by. 
 
Hettie

11 comments:

scrappymo! said...

This is so nice. A gardener always appreciates a garden themed card. Love the distressed feel and the muted garden colours. A wonderful card, Sam.

Thanks for the kind comments on the teensy garden. I am much more crippled with my arthritis now and this garden will suit my changing health. I access the back garden through the inside stairs which are much less steep and turn in a sort of U shape. That saves my knees.
In time we may ramp the front door three steps but for now I am managing them OK.

Carol L said...

what a perfect card for a gardening friend! I love when those marigolds start blooming!!

Helen said...

What a fantastic card for a gardener friend! Hope you have a fabulous day today yourself!!

SARN said...

WOW - what a gorgeous card Sam. Love EVERYTHING about it.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Di said...

Wonderful card Sam! Perfect for a gardener too.

Hope you have a super day today!

Hugs

Di xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is an incredible snippets birthday card, Sam! I always have happy eyeballs filled with yummy ideas after I visit you! I hope you are enjoying your very special day today!! Big hugs, Darnell

Jean said...

This is a lovely gardening themed card, I love the mostly muted colours which allow the marigolds to pop out.
Jean x

Brenda said...

Wow Sam, I am so loving this card! The coloring and inking is so beautiful. Perfect for a gardening friend! I love marigolds, I even love the way they smell. lol Yes, I know I'm weird. lol Hugs, Brenda

meg said...

Beautiful card the soft hues in the background ensure that the marigolds pop in the top layer

butterfly said...

Gorgeous spring garden card - what a delightful collage of elements. So sorry to have been absent for so long... real life is an awful nuisance sometimes!!
Alison xx

Karen Petitt said...

Completely and utter gorgeous! Love all the details and the stamps are fabulous too Karen x