Sunday, July 1, 2012

Welcome to My Patio Garden

When I look at my patio these days I see my containers of budding flowers and greenery.  I planted them just a few weeks ago to give my deck some color.  Soon they will be overflowing with mature flowers.  My creation this week for the new Craft a Scene theme, "Inside the Garden" uses Art Impressions stamps and Tombow watercolor markers.

Incidentally, this lovely lace is direct from Bulgaria.  I purchased it from my friends Anne and Steve Thomson at their store, Stamprs in Victoria, BC.  Anne's roots are in Bulgaria and she recently visited her long lost family there.  When she returned she had the most beautiful laces that she put in her store.  

Card Recipe
Images: Art Impressions
Paper: Stampin Up Garden Green, Glitz paper pack
Markers/Ink: Tombow markers and water
Embellishments: Wild Orchid flowers, Really Reasonable Ribbon, Lace from Bulgaria, Spellbinders Circle and Scalloped Circle dies.

Challenges for this card:

Have a great Sunday!


Victoria said...

Beautiful garden scene, and I love how you've designed the layout of the card. It makes me feel like I'm peeking in at a secret garden!

Sue said...

such a beautiful card, the colours are gorgeous


Dr Sonia S V said...

Nancy the heart shaped lace is so beautiful and your image matches it perfectly


Tracey said...

This card is beautiful. I love the colours you chose and all of the flowers you included. That lace is absolutely gorgeous and the papers are terrific. I became a follower through google and email.
Hugs from Ontario!

Nora MacPhail said...

Beautiful Nancy. You've inspired me to get outside and paint my own garden this summer!

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Nancy, the lace is stunning, fabulous image and colouring..


Scrap Affair said...

This is so beautiful!!! Sweet an romantic

cheryl said...

oh wow this is simply stunning the detail is amazing,and that lace is simply,gorgeous hugs Cherylxxxx

brenda said...

Good Morning Nancy

Super use of the AI stamps and all inspired by your decking pots. Ours are beginning to overflow, must be all that British rain.

I immediately spied that lovely lace and the origin does not surprise me at all. I always come back from vacation with a stash as the shops on the Continent always have so much variety and at a fraction of the cost here.

Thanks so much for sharing your 'Summer Blooms' with us at Penny Black and More this month and also Allsorts 'In Bloom' theme this week.

Hope you will join in with more of your lovely work in the future

B x

Glenda Atkins said...

Gorgeous card and the lace is to die for!

Mervi said...

fabulous card, beautiful aquarelle look and lovely lace!

Thank you for sharing this with us at Penny Black and More Summer blooms Challenge, good luck;-))m

Anonymous said...

beautiful! i love the AI watercolour images and the lace is so lovely. thank you so much for joining us at penny black and more this month for our summer blooms theme.

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful card Nancy! Love the colouring, it turned out wonderful. And that lace is gorgeous, wow, what a find!

Seafield Jo said...

This is such a pretty card, I love the colours and your choice of stamps.

Thanks for joining us at Crafy Calendar Challenge and good luck.

Jo x

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Nancy this is absolutely beautiful, I would love my patio to look like that, the colours and design are superb.
Lorraine x

Jackie said...

This is just fabulous! I love the colors you used on this! Thank you for joining us this week at the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog for Bugaboo Stamps!

Jackie, Bugaboo DT

susiestacey said...

Beautiful card, the colouring of the flowers is just beautiful. The lace is very pretty. Thank you for entering the Summer Blooms challenge over at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x