Monday, April 12, 2010

Garden Workbench

Hello and Welcome,

If I may share this with you today ~  I have had this stamp in my collection for many years and one I treasure.  Since I love to garden myself and enjoy the outdoors, you can understand why it has been with me a long time.
I did this one up, first I stamped and the embossed the image with EP and then used some chalks on the image itself, along with a few markers.  I do love chalks, I love the way they look but they do not do small details well as to why I did markers on some of the smaller details.  At the end of this post I showed you my stamp, the Ep I used as I also showed you my embossing pad and Chalks, which also I have had a long time.  I use eye shadow applicators to apply my chalk and boy, they have been used well too.
     This is the inside of the card and another stamp set I used but a clear set.  The circle and the word is also embossed.  Did you notice the half circle on the front of the card off to the right hand side?  The theme is being carried onto the inside as well as the envelope but omitted the word bloom on that so that you can write the persons name on the card that will be receiving it.  I do like how this turned out but can't say I love the photos I have taken.  Cameras are funny things or frustrating things. LOL. One card photo shot is fabulous and the next, NOT!
The card and envelope and the next, some of my 'well loved' supplies that I used to create it.

 Thank you for your visit.  I appreciate your comments otherwise I start to think I am talking to myself!  Blessings, Jane

I have entered this card in the following Challenges:
Allsorts Petals and Pearls
Crafty Angels Favorite Things
 Crazy4Challenges 1 ribbon, 2 brads, 3 punches (1 butterfly, 2 scalloped circles, large and small)
Cute Card Thursday Mono Mania/Blue
  Gingersnap Creations The Good Earth


  1. Hi Jane, well isn't this a pretty card! I love the garden too, just wish I had more time to work in mine!! LOL...your colors are just lovely and I personally think your photos came out great. Fantastic work with the chalks my friend...I need to try them more but am affraid I will mess the image up!

  2. Hi Jane - this is just gorgeous! I love that image and the gorgeous colours you have used - love it! I would love a garden bench like this!! Love the bow and all of the embellishing you have done - great envie too! Nice to see you! {{{hugs}}}

  3. Very pretty card. Sometimes it's the old faithfuls that you reach for time and again.

  4. What a beauty. Love the detail. Thanks for playing at the PPA. Hugs, Carla

  5. Jane, this is gorgeous! That stamp really is wonderful, and you've done a fabulous job with the colors and textures! Thanks so much for showing it at the Gingersnap Creations challenge-- it's just perfect for our Good Earth theme!

  6. Hi Jane

    I agree, it is nice to get old favourites out sometimes and you see them in a totally different light.

    This is just lovely, such subtle earthy tones that go with the image so well.

    Thank you for joining in my petals and pearls theme at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  7. Just stunning Jane love all the detail...a lot of work involved but the result is well worth it. Thanks for sharing at Crafty Angels and good luck with the top 3.
    Hugs Shirley x x x

  8. This is awesome! I happen to have both of these stamps and just might have to case this creation!! LOL!! Thanks for joining us at Raise The Bar!

  9. Darlene, that is so awesome that we both have these, what are the odds? We have good taste, LOL.

  10. What pretty colors..I love the envy too. I am off to your next post...did I see food?? LOL

  11. It certainly is a busy time of year. I do not have much time to craft at the moment.Thanks for joining us at Gingersnaps.

  12. Wow! Great card! So much detail to admire!! Thanks for joining us at Raise the Bar!!!

  13. Your card turned out pretty. Something to inspire you to be outdoors in the warm, spring weather. Lots of details and even an envelope to go with this one. You have been busy, haven't you? ;) Thank you for sharing, and I hope you will win one of the challenges.


  14. Really pretty; I love all the little "extras" you added! Thanks for playing along with us on The Corrosive Challenge Blog!!!

  15. Hola!!!te quedo realmente bella!!Felicitaciones!!

  16. Such a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner.


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