Tuesday, June 29, 2010

How does your garden grow?

Last year I attempted to dig out a piece of our lawn to plant a vegetable garden. The little plot cost me a fortune after I put up a fence to keep the deer out, added more dirt for filler with rich fertilizers, and bought enough cages to strengthen all my tomato plants. The problem is...that my 13 tomato plants only produced 13 tomatoes. I sure could have gotten a better deal at the farmers market. But I enjoyed the experience and am planning to repeat it again this year. At least I won't have the initial costs of the fencing and dirt.

Why am I on this tirade? Because I have Veggiebella from Stamping Bella to show you...she's my motivation for the coming months. I'm hoping to have lots of fresh veggies to feast on!

I reused JodiBella's sketch from last week since I loved it so much. It sure makes life easy once the layout is decided for you. I stamped the image on Neenah Classic Crest solar white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I then colored her with copics but added shading with prismacolor pencils blended with gamsol. The background design paper came from Mary Maxim and is from Carol Wilson Fine Arts. The foreground design paper is from the Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety 6x6 pack. I love these packs - everything coordinates and it again cuts my decision time in half. Woot Woot!

The Nestabilities Labels 10 helps draw your focus to the image panel. A few rhinestones make it more girly as well as some glittah added to the flowers. My stitching wasn't too straight with this so don't look real close - ovals challenge me. I'm trying though and I really like the way the stitching finishes the card off.

A clear pink acrylic flower accented with May Arts silk ribbon is the final touch to this dandy.

In case you didn't see, Stamping Bella had another new release on Monday. Emily is celebrating her birthday along with the release, so she is offering a 20% discount on everything in her online store. Just use coupon code "emily38" at checkout. She's offering this through this Friday.

Have a great week!


1 comment:

Mary Frances said...

Hi Cath! Great card! Your coloring is beautiful. You really have the grass technique down perfectly. Hugs, xx