Sunday, January 15, 2017

HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW?

It's the middle of January, and here in central Wisconsin, it is none too cheery. In fact, we've been experiencing deep freeze cold as well as blizzard conditions. 

I thought to cheer us all up, I should introduce some FLOWERS into our life, to at least give us the sensation of cheerful flowery color and gardens growing, by creating a card full of this happiness.


Recently, as I was digging through all the stuff that I just HAD to save throughout the years, I came across a container of paint chips. I thought it would be super cute to "grow" a row of flowers in each of the shades of one specific color.

So I dug out my Petite Petals stamp set (page 86 in the big catalog), as well as the matching punch (page 187) and went to work on an orange swatch.

I was sort of stumped as to what to do with the stems for the flowers. After looking through the Framelits and Thinlits I had, I came across the PERFECT stem. It was part of the Flower Fair Framelits set (page 192). So I grabbed a paint swatch of shades of green and cut out the stems with leaves to go with my row of posies.


I was able to incorporate lots of dimension into this card through the use of Stampin' Dimensionals. For the stems/leaves, I used teeny pieces of it.

Another interesting facet of the card is the combination of textures and prints that I got with the four rows of blue/orange/yellow/green. The dots of the blue Designer Series Paper, the varied lines of the orange ribbon, the straight smoothness of the yellow cardstock, with the uneven texture in the green grass cut with the Fringe Scissors (page 189), all unite for a fascinating combination of visual flavors.


So, I challenge you: get out those paint chips I KNOW you have hidden away somewhere, and give them a good workout!


Chip-per
Smiles.

14 comments:

  1. This is such a cheerful card, Linda! What a great way to brighten your winter day.

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  2. What a great idea - using paint chips!! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW's DIY Party!

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  3. So cute and colorful! What a fun idea to use paint chips!

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  4. Super fun card! Love the colors!Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Sharing on Twitter! Have a great week!
    Kim

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  5. Cute card, as always! Thanks for sharing at Celebrate Your Story!

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  6. What a cute card and so nice to recycle paint cards. Hope it warms up soon.
    Thanks for sharing at Over The Moon Party,
    Bev

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  7. So cute. This card caught my eye right away as I was scrolling though the linkies.

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  8. Everything is so precise and pretty. Flowers are sure to come back.....eventually. I live in Northern Canada so its eons of winter yet. This is a nice little card to cheer up a friend.

    thank you for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty. We appreciate you stopping by. Leanna

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  9. What a sweet and beautiful card. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party.

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  10. Now that is something pretty to look at on a dreary winter day! Thanks for sharing this at the DI & DI Link Party.

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  11. This is a really great technique to get a lot of color into a card

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  12. We're still surrounded by plenty of sunshine here, but this cheery card still brightened my day! Thanks for sharing it at #FridayFrivolity!

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  13. Hi Linda, I love how spring & cheery your card is!! Thanks for joining us at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Always great to have you!!

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