This month's challenge is to use only one color. I will admit, I struggled with this one at first. But once I got this idea everything came smoothly after that!
I used the peonies from Lia's flowers set and colored using only a soft melon pink. I did highlight the leaves and other parts with a little light grey (but I believe black & white aren't considered colors in these types of challenges).
I tried to add lots of texture and interest with the embossing, ink smudging, and ribbon.
I hope you'll play along with us this month!
Soft Pink Recipe
Cardstock: MFT white
Stamps: Lia Stampz Flowers set (Peonies)
Ink: PTI Melon Berry
Copics: N1, R00, R11, R22
Accessories: Paper Smooches ruffled tag die; PTI melon berry twill ribbon; KaiserCraft clear gems; hole punch; dimensionals
As I mentioned earlier this week, my daylilies have started blooming. Even though the blooms only last a day, there are usually dozens on each plant to spread the bloom time over several weeks. These plants are so easy to care for, too. It's worth having them tucked in every corner of the garden if you can!
This is Ruffled Apricot. She's about two years old now and the flowers are slightly fragrant. I just love all the layers and those gorgeous ruffles!
And this is her cousin, a ruffled orange daylily. I love the contrast of the bloom color with those black anthers.
I should also mention the size of both of these flowers. They are both more than 6" across, larger than your hand with fingers splayed. They are quite impressive in the garden.
Good morning! I'm sorry it's been so quiet on my blog lately. This new detox diet my doctor has me on is leaving me little free time with all of the meal research and planning I've been doing.
Plus this past weekend was our local garden walk! So I was a busy little bee tending to my gardens and helping out with the walk.
Here's a shot of part of my front garden. I added a lot of texture and different heights this time around for interest. You can see four different varieties of hosta alone in this photo! Plus ornamental grass and liatris in the back for height.
My back pathway looked pretty with many of the hostas in bloom this past weekend. The path gets only dappled sun throughout the day, but I'm enjoying the challenge of a shaded woodland garden.
I already have a huge list of plants to move and divide from working in and looking at the garden so much this weekend!
Lastly, I wanted to share this beauty with you. Can you believe this is oregano?!? I couldn't either when I first spotted it. It's an ornamental variety, and I am in love with this pinkish-purple flowers and the way it spills over the edge of my front garden.
Thanks for indulging me. I'll be back in a few days with some more garden photos- my daylilies are just starting to pop!
It's time for my 12th Monday Mood Board- can you believe it? I decided to go a little patriotic this month. I hope you'll all be inspired.
The idea is simple- I want to showcase things in our everyday lives that I find pretty or inspiring (like household items, clothing, flowers, etc.). I'll take a grouping and then make them into a mood board.
- Use the Mood Board to create a card, scrapbook layout, or other crafty item
- Post your creation to your blog or photo gallery
- Mention the Monday Mood Board challenge, how you were inspired, and link to this particular challenge
- Link to your actual blog post, not your entire blog, using the InLinkz tool below
- Play along as many times as you'd like
- Deadline is July 30th @11:59pm EST
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll play along!
PS- I'm sorry I don't have a sample to share with you. My doctor has put me on an insane meat-free, dairy-free, wheat-free, peanut-free, legume-free diet so all of my spare time is spent researching things I can actually eat! I will have a card for you soon though, promise.