Thursday, July 16, 2015

Stamping on Ribbon

The yard work is done for another few days and it’s looking good. We lost a few roses over the last couple of brutal winters and decided not to buy anymore…..until Joe found this one in the garden centre. It’s called Orange and Lemon and it truly is bright orange and lemon yellow. Gorgeous! We didn’t resist buying it for long.

The first picture is the rose just opening.

And this is what it looks like as it fades – still beautiful.

Today’s card is another dragonfly card.

This time I used Distress Inks to colour the background and then flipped water drops on it to create the blooms. Once it was very dry I stamped the dragonfly and then coloured it in with alcohol markers. I had a piece of very nice blue ribbon but I wanted dragonflies on it and wondered if I could stamp on ribbon. I wasn’t sure it was going to work or not so I tried it on a small piece of left over ribbon first – it worked. I found this little dragonfly stamp from HOTP and stamped it on the ribbon using Archival Ink. It just seemed to balance the card somehow. And of course I added a few sequins as well. This card would work well for many occasions.

That’s all for a beautiful sunny Thursday – more thunderstorm tonight and tomorrow though! We'll be grounded again so good job we got a long 25.4km bike ride in yesterday!


1 comment:

jinxxxygirl said...

Mowed some grass myself today and used the weed eater... tomorrow morning i'll ride the mower again ..... we have to take time away from working on the house to work on the yard but it looks so nice when we do... That rose is gorgeous! My fav rose is Joseph's Coat a climbing rose... so many colors on one bush!
I love your card Violet. You know i 'm a sucker for dragonflies! Hugs! deb

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