Saturday, June 9, 2012

My Garden Bench

There is this big furry gray cat in my neighborhood that seems to really like my yard.  I find her in the flower garden, the vegetable garden, under the trees, sitting on the seat in my husbands old Triumph convertible, where ever it is dry and shined on by a patch of sun.  So it seemed fitting to include that cat in one of my designs.

I have been playing with Art Impressions stamps and different mediums.  For this particular card I used PanPastels for the sky and ground background and then stamped the leaves, grass and flowers with a variety of inks at my fingertips.  Mostly I used Momento and Stampin Up Spots.  I finished off the image using this week's Mojo Mondays sketch.

Card Recipe
Images: Art Impressions Water Color Series 7 plus lots of little flower and grass stamps, Our Daily Bread Friendship Set for the sentiment
Paper: SU Garden Green, Christy Tomlinson She Art
Markers/Ink: PanPastel chalks, Momento and SU Spots colors
Embellishments: Spellbinders Label 18, Craft lace, RRR ribbon, Wild Orchid Flower, MS Leaf punch

Challenges for this card:
Well, now I am off the garden to find that pesky cat and do some weeding.

Have a Great Day!


KraftyKoolKat said...

This is lovely sweetie. Very serene.

I spotted you over at MIM this week.


Scrap Affair said...

Nancy, it feels very delicate and sweet, very relaxing.

Sue said...

Oh Wow, this is just so beautiful. I love the tranquil scene you have created, I'd love to go there!!
All the best

Skye said...

A lovely card. Nice soft colours. I like the way you have framed your image I saw the card on MIM

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful scene, card, and colouring! Very peaceful to look at!

Shirley-Anne said...

Lovely scene that you created .Bright and cheery . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

loz said...

Fantastic card and colours Nancy. I saw this on MIM..Loz

craftieodmae said...

beautiful, love that image!!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Nancy this is gorgeous that image is so serene, the design and colours look fabulous.
Lorraine x

Karen said...

Beautiful card, lovely layout design, and I am a huge cat lover with 5 of my own! Thanks for joining us on Card Cupids. I hope you will send in your cards and bring a smile to a child!

Pulsatilla said...

WOW a beautiful card looks like a secret garden in a fairy tale. Thank you for your participation in fun with shapes and more, hopefully before the next challenge! greetings ANDREA

Tina Campbell said...

Beautiful card.
Thanks for playing along with us at Card A Day Blog

cinmfoster said...

Beautiful card. Great coloring. Thanks for joing us at Card A Day Blog.
Cindy F

buglvr2010 said...

Beautiful card...I love the image! Thanks for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Gina Lindsay said...

Oh this is so pretty, I love the soft colors! thank you so much for joining us at Card Cupids for our animal challenge.

Seija said...

what a wonderful card, great summer colours! Thanks for playing with us at fun with shapes and more! XOXO Michi

Anja said...

Thanks for your winderful card and your participation on our challenge at FWSAM.
Hugs, Anja