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Monday, May 31, 2010

Make a Joyful Noise Tent and Rainkissed Peonies

I hope you are having a wonderful Memorial weekend!  Ours has been so fabulous weather wise.  It's raining today, but we really need the rain, so I'm not complaining.  I did get my tomato plants planted this morning just before the rain started.  There's nothing like a garden fresh tomato....yum!  Too bad they take so long to grow; it'll be August before I'm devouring these delectable delights.  Anticipation!

Since it's raining, I took the opportunity to participate in the technique challenge on Splitcoaststampers to make a tent card.


I started out wanting to use this darling angel by Rubbernecker for my dangling item, but I couldn't get the balance quite right for her to dangle the right way, so I switched to the ornament instead. I colored my angel with a combination of Copic markers, SU reinker, and gold Zig Painty pen. I put MS glitter on the outer top edge of her wings. She is nestled safely onto these metallic gold leaf punches instead. Here's a close up of her:




I know I should count my blessings that I have a job, but I'm not looking forward to having to go back to work tomorrow.  It's been so nice having a long, leisurely weekend.

Edited to Add:

We've had a brief break in the rain and are going to try and grill our food before the next rainfall.  I was noticing my beautiful peonies and just had to capture a photo of them.  I'm not the photographer like many of you who are experienced at this kind of thing, but I just had to capture these rainkissed peonies.  My darker pink ones will be blossoming soon.




I just love their heavenly fragrance!

11 comments:

Cook22 said...

What an inspired card in every way - that rich, Christmassy paper, the angel, the hanging ornament. I can't imagine that angel making a noise, I am sure it's joyful music.
Enjoy the rest of your day - it's a holiday weekend for us next Monday, and I am looking forward to that.

Cook22 said...

Peonies smell? Do you know, I've never noticed that - and I know I have a good sense of smell. I must check that out - we hope to get to the Botanic Gardens next weekend if it's fine. I love the dark peonies, but mostly because they were what we had at home - and always full of earwigs.
Doesn't rain on flowers look fantastic - thanks for sharing these photos.

Dawn B. said...

What a beautiful card Charlene.. I LOVE how you put the angel at the bottom and the ornament in the middle.. Looks great that way.. I have had my tomatoes in since April 1st.. Here in the south we can plant so early which is weird to this midwest gal.. I love your peonies.. Brings back special memories of your family farm in IL :)

StampOwl said...

cool card Charlene ... hey it also fits this week's C4C challenge hehe!

Traci M said...

Charlene, the angle was meant to be at the bottom, she perfectly balances this gorgeous creation!!
I am so excited to see your pink peonies, Tom and I went to the garden center yesterday and I bought my first one and he planted it. I have always loved them...your photography skills are wonderful...this is such a beautiful photo!
Glad you could relax today...we moved our daughter to Denver today, my baby now lives in the big city. But it was a good day and nice to see where she will be living. Always nice to see you here, sweet friend!

craftymom205 said...

Beautiful peonies. I had some white ones earlier in the spring.

ChristineCreations said...

What a beautiful rich looking Christmas card Charlene!

And oh such beautiful peonies! I have my grandmas transplanted to my house, so special to me.

偉誠 said...

天可補,海可填,南山可移,日月既往,不可復追。......................................................

Pat (mspfd) said...

Beautiful card, Charlene!

Joanne (jojot) said...

a very elegant tent card, cutie...love it

and your peonies are gorgeous as are your photos....fab job

Charlene said...

Be still my heart...she's makin' Christmas cards! It's gorgeous but my brain just can't wrap itself around them when it's 90 degrees. How gorgeous your peonies are!! I miss them...we can't grow a thing here in the summer. I just pulled my tomatoes and parsley plants up for the season. Seems wrong somehow. Envy you the summer growing season.