Good evening all. Hope you are all well.
There's a new challenge over at Inspired By Stamping which includes an inspirational photo showing a Garden theme. They would also like you to use the colours - Pink, Green & Cream as your mains.
I also had some wonderful inspiration from my own garden this week.
I bought a couple of rose bushes not long ago. The beauty of living in a semi-tropical part of Australia, I have already cut three flowers even though it's the middle of winter. The flowers are just beautiful and the fragrance is divine. Not only are the flowers in bloom (Hello, Hayfever!!) but the vegie garden is coming along strong. I have already picked about 3 punnets full of strawberries, a zucchini, capsicums, lettuce, chillis and some tomatoes. We have just planted cabbage, cauliflower, corn (for the chooks), shallots, mint, garlic chives and some more tomato plants.
Now, onto my card.
I received some new dies in the post today and couldn't wait to use them.
I used my Elements of Style stamp on blender paper and coloured with Stampin' Markers (Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery and Wild Wasabi).
The ribbon is actually a piece of recycled something or other and I can't even remember where it came from or with. Finished off with pearls in the corners and I felt I achieved the effect I wanted.
I had lots of fun with my new dies and will be off to play with some more!
Check out the new challenge at IBSIC
And last but not least, a pic of my first rose.
Thanks for looking xx