Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Garden Angel

I love time in my flower garden more than just about anything that I do.

This year, due to some issues here, we were unable to plant anything.

It's been so sad, walking outside, and seeing my normally beautiful garden look so bare!

DD brought me some hanging baskets for Mother's Day, so I am pampering them like crazy! They are a beautiful shade of purple, and were my inspiration for the colors on this card.

This is something that I made for a non-on-line contest. The stamp is an old one, and there is no company name on it...sorry!

It's a shadowbox card, so the back is actually the inside of the card. The image was stamped and fussy cut several times, so that the fence and flowers could be extended. I'm not sure if it is visible in the photo, but the face and hands were stamped and cut out of quilting muslin. I found the satin roses at The Red Rooster (you can check them out on Facebook) yesterday, and the Lavendar sprigs at Ivy and Twigs, both local gift shops here in Farmington. Scrapper's Floss is the 'ribbon' used.

Thanks for dropping by - hope this little angel brightens your day!

Patti J.


Bridgett said...

I always want to put a garden out but we never do. I am sorry you couldn't put yours out this year. Those hanging plants your dd bought you will be some very lucky plants to have you showering" them with your love and attention!

Barb said...

Wow, Patti! Look at all of that detail and cutting... whew!! Amazing :)

Sue W said...

Gorgeous of course Pattie! Love your colourful card and the pretty flowers are perfect!

Glittered Paws said...

How do you spell WINNER??? I am sure of it - and if not it will still be a winner in my books.

Crystal said...

OMG Patti I LOVE the frame you created for this sweeeet Angel..and all those beautiful flowers..WOW girl this looks amazing!!! Absolutely wonderful work sweetie!!!! Enjoy your day..Hugs!

Patti said...

Darling shadow card... so much detail! I have gone to perennials in my flower garden, so they pop up every year and multiply! Most of mine have been given to me so it's a friend garden!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow patti! this is gorgeous! wow!

we put rocks in our garden AND bushes. hubby puts flowers into pots around the house. my "green thumb" kills silk!!! really! not to mention i don't like playing in dirt!!! go figure!

but if your garden angel was on a post... it would DEFINITELY be in my "so called" garden!

hugs :)

Seleise said...

what a great card!!! love the shadowbox design!

Beth Norman said...

This shadow box is terrific. I'm in love with the stamp. Sending get well wishes to you.



Nikki Schmaltz said...

This is so beautiful! I'm sure your garden was too! I stink as a gardener, but keep trying each year. Who day it might work!

Pryn said...

What a beautiful card! I love the idea you had with the muslin! GENIOUS move!!! LOVE IT!!!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Beautiful shadow-box card!! I hope you are able to do what you love again soon. I wish I could send you a couple of the poor plants dying in front of my house. I'm no garden angel, and against my advice, DH decided we needed a few plants out front to help "sell the house". Wanna know what's worse than "no plants" in front of your house, dead plants, teehee.