Sunday, March 31, 2013

With Sympathy

I've had a Post-It note on my desk for ages that says, "Woodgrain on Lucky Limeade."  I can't remember when or why I wrote it but it seemed like it could work on a card for the latest ColourQ challenge.  I paired the idea with Papertrey Ink's In Bloom flower which is quite possibly my all time favourite flower image.  I stamped it with Wisteria Wonder ink on WW cardstock, fussy cut it and then outlined it with a WW-esque Copic.  I love the way all those petals pop now!  I'm also going to play along with the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp.  

I ended up doing a lot more work in the yard yesterday than just delivering beer!  The boys could not, of course, stop at just replanting parts of the hedge.  Oh no.  They had to take an entire tree out too.  Now normally chopping down trees makes me really sad but this one was not particularly healthy and also was so dense that nothing was growing under it including the hedge.  So out it came.  Unfortunately it was at the bottom of the hill on our property and all of it had to be dragged up the hill so it could be trucked away.  I did alooooooot of dragging!  It was worth it though - it's so much brighter now down in that corner of the yard and also our kitchen!  Next job will be to get some grass plugs in there which will hopefully thrive now that there's sunlight in that corner.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Lucky Limeade, Always Artichoke, Pool Part, Wisteria Wonder)  Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Flower & leaves from In Bloom) Papertrey Ink, Sentiment from Growth, Woodgrain background) Market Street Stamps
Inks:  (Always Artichoke, Wisteria Wonder, Early Espresso) Stampin; Up
Gems:  (Lilac assortment) Doodlebug
Marker:  (BV23) Copic


Lynn said...

Are you exhausted? Just looking at that pile exhausts me! You need to show us the picture with it all cleared out! Your card is gorgeous! What a cool way to use the woodgrain.

Jessi Fogan said...

I LOVE those kind of random notes - just think of what someone would make of it, finding it years from now & not knowing you. Makes it even funnier :D
OUCH on the yardwork. I much prefer your planned assistance. How are your hands & shoulders today? Yikes!

~amy~ said...

nice work...both on your card and the yard

Jenny said...

Okay so you were knocking back the beers too??!!! I bet it was thirsty work :0)
Love the green woodgrain, perfect backdrop for the pretty flower.
Jenny x

Heather said...

A stunning card, fabulous colours and I love the Woodgrain papers and the beautiful flower!!
And gosh -you look like you've been working hard!!!

Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp challenge,
Heather xx

Brandi said...


lostinpaper said...

Such a fun design Jen, Love the purple flower and 'limeade woodgrain'! Now, that's a whole lota tree.... hope you didn't break a nail lol.

Quip1320 said...

Oh my...I'm swooning! Love this card and I'm super happy I didn't have to do all that dragging! You go, girl!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love the wisteria on the limeade - it really pops!

Joyce said...

This is just gorgeous. I have to agree with you about In Bloom. I fall in love all over again every time I use it or see it. I really like how you stamped and then colored it. I am going to try that sometime.

Michelle said...

Jen! You worked hard! Are you aching now? Your card is superb. I love the green woodgrain. I love the outlined flower. Just beautiful!

Sarah J. Moerman said...

Gorgeous card! Beautiful colors! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

Glenda J said...

WOW! That's a lot of work! Crazy... I hope you had some beer!

This card is so beautiful. Perfect for a sympathy card.

Lindsey said...

That is some major yardwork! Too bad Atti couldn't have been hooked up to a branch at a time or something. :D
What a lovely sympathy card -- I always go muted colours, but I think you've given me some new inspiration!

Tracey McNeely said...

You must be exhausted Jen! Wow I am very impressed with your hard work and that gorgeous card. Love tht flower. Thank you so much for sharing this week at the colourQ!