Saturday, May 19, 2012

Garden Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin' Sisterhood Garden Blog hop! I'm so glad you are able to join us today.  If you arrived from Charlene Driggs' blog, you're in the right place!

I came up with a very clean and simple design today as I was in the mood to water color my garden, and I wanted that to be the focus of my card.

After marking the rectangular shape on my water color paper where I wanted my garden scene, I stamped the image four times with Versamark and heat embossed with black embossing powder.  I used a mixture of Adirondack and Stampin' Up reinkers and a water color brush to color my entire scene.  I framed my scene with deckled rectangle Nestabilities, stamped my sentiment and was done!

Here are the supplies I used to make my CAS card:
Stamps:  Wildflower Set
Paper:  Watercolor
Ink:  Adirondack Cloudy Blue and Lettuce; Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler and Marigold Morning
Accessories:  Versamark, black embossing powder, heat tool, deckled Nestabilities 

Now, here's some important hop information you need to know....

**You have until Friday, May 25 to hop.  
**The WINNERS will be announced Saturday, May 26, in the evening!

How do you become a winner?  Each hopper, who does the following will receive a Shopping Code for 15% off their order (the code will be emailed to you):

**Leave some love at EVERY stop along the way. 
**Collect our word search WORDS as you go.
**Leave a comment on the Sisterhood Blog, along with the words you collected, and your email address.
**ONE winner will be chosen to receive 25% off!!
**There will also be ONE winner chosen as our MEDIA winner for a STAMP SET of their choice, just for sharing our HOP on their Facebook page or Blog or some other media page!!  You just have to let us know where you shared it and include your link.

...SOIL is the word you need from my blog.....

We will also have another terrific hop in June, so stay tuned with information on the Stampin' Sisterhood blog.  There's something exciting coming for June's hop!

Also, did you know that we have weekly postings and challenges on our Stampin' Sisterhood blog for your inspiration?  We sure do!  I don't know about you, but I love it when I go to a stamp company's blog and see examples of how the design team members' use the company's images.  And that's what we do!!

Here's your hop route.  Ellen Taylor is next on the route from my blog.


      Judy Rozema said...

      Wow! This is gorgeous, Charlene!! Love the vibrant color and your deckled frame!

      Bev Gerard said...

      Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!! Beautiful watercoloring, Charlene! What a great framing sample too!


      Juliana said...

      I love one layer watercolor cards--but they scare me as there is no room for mistakes!

      Obviously not an issue for you! This is beautiful. I love your colors and painted grass.

      Brilliant and Lovely!

      Ellen said...

      Gorgeous water coloring Charlene! Love the deckle framing and vibrant colors! Fab as always!!

      Kecia said...

      Oh, how I love this Charlene! Look at you with all of that white space...spectacularly highlighted the beautifully watercolored image. Nicely done!

      Karen said...

      How cute your little garden is Charlene. I love it.

      Julia Aston said...

      Love your pretty water color garden Charlene - it's so bright and cheery - just like a garden should be!

      Joanne (jojot) said...

      beautifully CAS with fab framing for your image

      Charlene said...

      What a sweet little vignette, Charlene. I just love all the happy color!

      Joan Ervin said...

      Your garden is gorgeous, Charlene...such beautiful watercoloring and I love how you framed it!!!! I wish my garden looked so good!!!!

      Kittie said...

      Charlne, I love the watercolored scene and your precious flower garden. I especially love the frame around it.

      Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

      I adore the fact that you framed it! Amazing.

      tina said...

      Very pretty. I love your sky and how all your colors look on the white card!


      Basslady said...

      a marvellous and very striking card!

      hugs and kisses from germany,
      silvi xoxo

      Jen Cuthbertson said...

      This is amazing, Charlene! I love the watercolor look of the background and your flowers are so cheery! Super job!

      Pam D said...

      Nice job on your watercoloring, TFS!