Saturday, March 23, 2019

Challenge and more photos

I know in my last post I promised to share more photo's from my trip but first I would like to share a card I made for a challenge over at Power Poppy Blog. Making a quick and simple card. I have a few of Marcella's digital stamps and so I went through the ones I had already had printed off and decided on this one from the set you can find HERE. That made it quick for me, no stamping :) When I printed it off I made the image quite big almost 3 3/4 square.  I colored it with my Spectrum noir markers.

This image colored up quite quickly, so it made for quick card, I just added a sentiment. I don't usually make square cards but doing so made it even faster, no need to figure out what papers to use or what to do for the background, just clean and simple.

PowerPoppy -  Cuppa Buttercups digi stamp, colored w/markers
BoBunny - Sentiment stamp

I would also like to add this to the Flower Challenge blog anything goes challenge
and Sisterhood of Crafters Ladies/girls challenge

Now for those of you that came for the pictures of Garvan Gardens in Arkansas

I was just talking to my sister about the trip last night on the phone and I mentioned to her that I had a bit of a problem while walking through, I started feeling quite sick, dizzy and nausea and thankful not to much farther was this pretty area where I could sit and take a break and recover, thankfully so that I could finish the gardens.

This last picture is of the half way point through the garden, such a beautiful spot to sit and enjoy.  I will share more of the gardens in later posts, I have a lot to do today so I will stop here.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today and I hope you enjoy a lovely weekend!



Darlene said...

Your card is just lovely Connie and your coloring is beautiful! WOW LOVE the photos you have shared today! I LOVE going through various gardens ... always something new & different to catch the eye! Sorry you felt ill but happy you recovered and could continue on! Sure would have hated for you to miss out of the beauty!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘One for the Ladies/Girls’ challenge. Please come back again soon and Good Luck!
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Esther Asbury said...

What a pretty card -- your coloring is so lovely!
I also love the photos of the gardens! I'm so anxious for some warmer temps so I can be outside digging in the dirt and planting flowers.

Leslie Miller said...

I like the colors you chose for your cup of flowers, Connie! You're so right about how easy it is to just color and not worry about adding a lot to the design. So nice sometimes. I need to take a trip out to our local botanical garden and see what's in bloom. This is just so lovely! Odd how you started to feel sick and then I'm assuming the feeling passed. At least I hope so. Such a lovely place to stroll around and enjoy a beautiful day. Thank you!

Debbie said...

the flowers are so pretty connie, gorgeous colors and light!!! i can't wait to see my daffodils, they are quite big now, reaching for the sun!!!

the thank you card is so pretty!!!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

That cup of flowers is so pretty! And well colored! I have always liked that stamp but haven’t purchased it yet. I love your photos of the garden. That is providential that there was such a nice spot for you to rest.

Beth Norman-roberts said...

Very nice card. Lovely colouring. It's funny how you started to feel bad on your walk. You sure took beautiful pictures. Its not spring in Ontario Canada yet

Donna Ellis said...

What breathtaking garden photos, Connie! I love the spring flowers and the river - both are full of life. And your lovely PP card is FABULOUS, matching the spring theme of your blog post beautifully! Your coloring is so delicate, right down to the tiny leaves and flower centers. hugs, de

Tanza Erlambang said...

colorful them
have a great day

Oliva Ohlson said...

HI Connie! Your card is beautiful! I miss stamping and card making. Thank you for sharing your pictures...the flowers are just breath taking, especially the tulips.
Thank you for keeping me & Hubby in your prayers. It has been really tough lately.

Kim said...

A garden filled with pretty Tulips was the perfect place to rest and catch your breath. How lovely to sit among all that beauty. Your card is sweet. A pretty jug of pretty flowers....the perfect smile to Spring.

Linda Walker said...

Connie, what gorgeous flowers in the garden! Boy, I cant wait for warmer weather and flowers!!! Love your flowers in the cup card too! The colors are so pretty!

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous post of your flower card and gorgeous garden pics, lovely water view too.x

Donna Phelan said...

Absolutely stunning, card and photos! I love when you color, it always looks perfect! That image is soooooo beautiful! Makes for such a lovely card!

Bobby said...

I never make square cards either, Connie, but your beautifully colored vase of flowers fits perfectly on one. Thanks for sharing your card with us at The Flower Challenge.

Janice said...

Gorgeous image, beautifully coloured, a pretty card. TFS your amazing photos, such lovely flowers.

Lowcarb team member said...

I do like the photographs you've shared, so nice to see them all.

All the best Jan

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty floral image Connie. Great coloring! Beautiful flower pictures! Those tulips are gorgeous!