Thursday, March 24, 2016

Japanese Gardens

Most of these pictures were taken in the Japanese Gardens in the St. Louis Botanical Garden.  There are a lot of them I just couldn't decided what to post.

First I will share a card I made for one of the girls in my cardmaking group that I have known for quite a few years and she loves Asian inspired cards and I just happen to have some of that in my Tag Art book of images.  I told her I had no idea what it said I hope it is nice :)  She said she would have to ask her Mom, she hasn't told me yet what it says, there was a smaller one that I put inside the card also but forgot to take a picture.

I used a gold pen on the arch and some wink of luna gold marker inside the gold corner stickers and added a gold sparkle rhinestone to the top of the tag. I forgot to write down the embossing folder I used.

Hot of the press -- Tag art #2 (image)
Sizzix -- Tags, rounded die
Embossing folder
Gold Pilot pen
Gold Corner stickers
Wink of Luna -- gold
Recollections -- rhinestones

Ok on to the pictures, the first is near the beginning of the gardens

In this next one I wanted to show you that there was still quite a few bare trees out there

I liked the reflection here

I liked the pink with white flowers

Look how pretty blue the sky was that day

Huge Magnolia tree, now we are out of the Japanese Garden area of the Gardens

Here is a closeup of the tree, as you can see the flowers were at the end of their blooming so it is a good thing we went when we did

This next one was my favorite tree, I had my hubby write down what type of Magnolia it was, I want one in my yard :)

 Here is a closeup of the blossoms, aren't those colors beautiful!!

Now we are almost back to the beginning, I love this path that winds through the trees

Sorry for the overload of pictures.

This time of year is just Beautiful when all God's creation comes back to life!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I wish you a blessed day,



Anonymous said...

It's like you took a trip to the Orient, Nice pictures what camera did you use?

Sandra said...

Beautiful Garden Scenery. Love the flowering trees.

Diane said...

My gosh Connie what a darling card and your pictures are just fabulous.

Hugs Diane

Christine said...

Absolutely loved seeing all the spring blossoms, Connie! you picked a fine day to visit and take it all in!
Great photos and the card is beautifully ornate.
Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Easter!

Debbie said...

The card is beautiful, very different from what you usually do!! The garden is gorgeous, and so are the pictures. I think I may like the tulip magnolias more then the cherry blossoms!!

Roosterhead Designs said...

Oh Connie what an amazing card! Beautiful detailed work friend~ And thank you for sharing this amazing journey thru the gardens!! So glad you posted~ Karen O

Linda Walker said...

Hi Connie,
I have a few minutes to spare unexpectedly so thought I would stop by for a visit! Those magnolia blossoms are gorgeous! I love magnolia trees but here I notice that soon after they blossom, the wind and rain always knock them off the trees! So sad because they are so beautiful!

As usual your card is lovely! I think the gold touches really make it!

I often have wondered how Stephanie does everything she does! Plus the teacup/swap! I agree that many friendships have been made because of our dear friend Stephanie!

Have a nice Easter!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

How pretty your card is! I do like the Asian inspired theme although I rarely use that. The gardens you went to are so pretty! Wow, that must have been a fun time!

Anonymous said...

Connie, the cherry blossoms are gorgeous on the trees! I love your little asian themed card!

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Your card is lovely, Connie and perfect to highlight the Japanese Gardens. The gardens are just beautiful! I hope you find the magnolia - it's very pretty. Thank you for taking us along! Blessings, xo Karen

Kim said...

Not photo overload at all....all are simply stunning. I wouldn't mind one of those magnolias in my garden either; isn't it beautiful. Such a beautiful garden in which to stroll around and reflect on all it's beauty. Love your Japanese themed card. The papers you were used are lovely. Happy Easter to you, Connie. Xx

Kittie said...

I love your card and so appreciate you sharing all of those gorgeous pictures. It was a wonderful touch of spring.

April said...

Your card is so sweet and lovely! The garden pictures are beautiful! TFS

Alex said...

Oh,Connie what a beautiful garden! You visited in perfect weather, it must have been breathtaking. And I love the card!
May you have a wonderful and happy Easter.

Daniela said...

What stunning gardens, my darling, and what a wonderful card they inspired you !!!
Your creativity is truly boundless and so, so adorable, marvellous Lady !
Thank you once again for sharing all this cheerfulness and beauty, sweetest Connie, may your Easter weekend be Peaceful and Joyous as ever before, I wish it to you with all my heart !

With sincere gratitude


Cheryl said...

Your card is fabulous. Such attention to detail. Wow. The gardens look like a little slice of heaven, looks so peaceful :-)

Leslie Miller said...

There can never be too many garden pictures! I think these are the gardens where Marcella goes for Power Poppy inspiration. So beautiful! Fabulous job on your Asian card, too, Connie! I would not be able to come up with anything, but you got it perfect!