Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Garden Chic

It feels like Spring is just around the corner today, I have frogs and frog spawn in my pond, new shoots in the garden and bulbs showing their heads so it seemed appropriate to use the Eco Green Garden Chic set from Creative Expressions for my creation today.

My background has been coloured with Distress Ink wild honey and spritzed with water. I have stamped my flowers with wild honey Distress Ink, coffee and vermillion Archival Inks to add layers of interest.
All the edges have been distressed with Tim's paper distresser and added to co-ordinated card stock.  I have also punched a medium square from white card and again coloured with Distress Ink wild honey and added the floral image to the square to echo the design on the main card.
The sentiment has been added to the top corner along with a pewter bee to echo the stanped bees on my card front.

Thanks for stopping by, Tracy x x

21 comments:

Gabrielle said...

The image looks alive the colours are so vivid! I love this a lot and now I am hoping Spring really is here!

Sandy said...

Wow your card is a dream Tracy.
Gorgeous stamps. Love it.

Candy C said...

Wow. Beautiful card, Tracy. I love the rich, deep colors adn the stamping is so beautifully done. Love the little metal bee embellishment! As always, your attention to detail is just perfect! <3 Candy

Helen said...

Love the way the colours look like extra layers. Gorgeous card.

Leintje* said...

Beautiful colors! Wow this is really a spring time card!

Love from The Netherlands,
Leintje*

Cheryl said...

oh Hun the colours on this are just so beautiful and so effective hugs Cherylxxx

Gaby Bee said...

This card gives me hope for Spring, Tracy! I love everything about Spring. The return of "green" and especially that first feeling of the warm sun on the skin:), but it's still cold here where I live.

Gaby xo

Eloise said...

I'm lovin' your artwork, so bright and cheery. Love all the bees. Spring is definately in the air.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful colors - love the wildflowers!

Cath Wilson said...

I like this, Tracy. I bought this stamp set and then went off it but I've seen some great samples from you and Hazel, so must get it out soon x

Lynn Stevens said...

Tracy what a happy and spring filled post. Yes its upon us. Your card is beautiful filled with flowers and bees a buzzin!
Hugs Lynn

Siobhan Fyffe said...

Love your bit about the garden Tracy. I also love the colours for this beautifully vibrant card. This proved to be a good set to work with!!
Siobhan x

Netty said...

Love the colours and design Tracy, x

sue law said...

Love your lovely warm colours..just what we need at the moment! How cute is that bee charm..could have done with that for MIL's partners' card!
Sue
x

Emma said...

A fabulous card and so clever and striking!! Really stunning. Sorry for not being around this last week, it's been one of those, lol. I've caught up with all your creations, and as always...FABULOUS!!
Love Emma xxx

Anita Houston said...

Just stunning! Wow! I love the foliage and bees all colored so differently...so striking! Love this!

Brenda Brown said...

Gorgeous colours and images Tracy. Yes it certainly feels like Spring is on the way.
Hope all is well with you.
hugs {brenda} xox

Elizabeth said...

Great card, I like all the images - fab mix of colours. I have the little bee stamp and it's one of my favourites :) I's definitely spring up here on the west coast of Scotland. Elizabeth x

Sue said...

This is beautiful Tracy, I love the colours and your 'mini' card in the corner. We've had a lovely day here, still cool but it's so nice to have the sun shining x

hazel said...

Wonderful colours on your fabulous card Tracy, I love it.
xxx Hazel.

Suzanne C said...

Rich vibrant colors. Like a warm summer day! (Instead of the gray, gloomy weather we have been seeing) Beautiful!