Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Garden Gate

I know I told myself I didn't need to buy anything more but this garden gate was so pretty and my hubby said I should get it and I didn't want to argue :)

I am sharing my post today at Stephanie's Roses of Inspiration , if you get the time stop by and check it out, there is always something interesting to see.

This is going out to my friend who is away right now helping her son, but she will be coming home soon.

I started out by inking the background with a little green at the bottom and then blue at the top.  I ended up adding a little grass because our grass seems to grow like a weed each week along our fence. You can't tell by the picture very well even the second view I will post that I added a bit of foam adhesive behind the gate so that it appears open just a bit.  The flowers have been shaped.  Hubby says they look like morning glories.

I noticed in the first few pictures I took there was a little speck of something on the left side of the arbor, in this second picture I had seen it and it has been removed :)

Taylored Expressions -- Garden Arbor and Gate , and Arbor Accessories dies
Distress inks -- mowed lawn and tumbled glass
Fiskars -- Grass border punch
Stampendous -- Birthday  Assortment stamp
Stickles -- Diamond on flower centers
Martha Stewart -- butterfly punch
Enamel accents -- white on butterlfies

It has turned quite hot here, high's in the 80's with humidity, the weather girl called it soupy and I would agree with that.  It was hot in the house yesterday but now that we finally can have the windows and doors open I just couldn't close up the house to turn on the air so our ceiling fans were getting a work out and our furbabies laid right under them :)

Hope you are enjoying a great start to your week,
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and letting me know,



~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How beautiful! They come out with so many pretty things that we 'need'! Enjoy your day. Hugs, Diane

Gentle Joy said...

What a very beautiful and appealing picture... It is so spring/summer-looking and just perfect for the season. :)

Christine said...

Wasn't that good of your dear hubby! I love it and know it will be much appreciated !

Marie-Louise said...

Gorgeous card Connie. Good idea not to argue with your husband :)

Scrappy quilter said...

Wonderful card.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, yes, why would you want to argue with that? And I have to agree, this is a gorgeous die and you've made a beautiful card with it. Your friend will love it!

Kim said...

Your husband obviously has a discerning eye. Your card is lovely. Your friend will be very happy to receive this pretty card.

magnoliasntea said...

I know I'd have bought the garden gate, too. It's really gorgeous and makes the card feel welcoming. Have a great week!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

What a pretty card! Have a nice day & week!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Connie, love your card and the garden gate is adorable. There is always one more thing we need out there in the art shops. This is so pretty.
Have a great day, hugs, CM

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

So pretty! Perfect this time of year with Summer upon us and gardening time!
Thanks so much for stopping by!


Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Such a pretty and thoughtful card! Your friend will really love it :) Isn't your Hubby so sweet! <3 xo Karen

Cathy, 1929 Charmer Cottage said...

It is pretty and perfect for this season....Love the card. Thanks for stopping by and letting me know you liked my vintage animal planter collection.

Stephanie said...

Oh Connie, what a sweetly detailed card! The white picket fence is just too cute! It is my dream to one day live in a Victorian style home with a white fence out front :)

Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a darling card Connie. Love the scene you created. Good looking fence!

Betty said...

What a lovely card. I particularly like the flowers. You have a great eye. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Shirley said...

Wow, A really beautiful card!! Your sky is perfect for your die cuts and sentiment too! Wow!!

Me, My Stamps and I said...

oh how precious!!!!
great job with the gate design!!!!