Marjeta(Margaret) of Marjeta's Workshop
I'm so happy you found my blog Margaret, and after not gaining any new followers for a while, I've been doing the happy dance to see the numbers increasing. I hope that my old friends will pop over to another new friend, and get to meet you and enjoy your work too! Thanks for becoming a new follower.
BLOG CANDY #2 WINNER: #257 ---Congratulations Sherry of Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads.
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Now, today's card:
The image for this card came from a postcard book found in our local Hobby Lobby - a sale item. So many of the adult coloring books have such 'busy patterns', are larger & may not be designs that appeal to me. When I find the smaller sized ones, and if it's flowers, usually I'll look through the book to see what is in it. This was done on watercolor weight paper, has flowers.
Decided to try using watercolor pencils, and a tiny brush. I keep trying to improve my w/c skills, and this one -- well, it was ok. After finishing all the coloring, went back with the pencils, used a damp brush touched to the pencil lead, to add some darker shading. After doing that, used a white gel pen to add some 'dots' over the flowers. Lastly added some Nuvo Jewel drops for a little accent.
Edged the image with a dauber and some green ink. After adhering to a purchased aqua card base, thought "why not do a vellum sentiment so that the flowers show through?". Of course then had to try to lift the glued piece without damage, and it was just easier to get up the area where the embossed hello is. The vellum is just folded under the card and used a bit of wet glue to stick it down again. I think it would have been placed best lower down the card, but ...it is what it is...(what a cliché!)
Here's a few pictures taken before the weekend of the thrift blooming on our retaining walls by the driveway. I think the proper term for this plant is Phlox, but around here folks call it thrift. The few little tulips blooming by the steps are all the bulbs left from Fall 2003 planting. I've been too lazy to plant more!! Wanted to snap these before the weekend rain flattened them...we only got a drizzle, but the rain is welcome.
Thanks for visiting, and Big hugs. Come again when you can. I'll try to take some pictures of the clean up progress...it's slow, but it's coming along. DH said he couldn't tell I'd done much cleaning of anything! I moved the furniture around, and I don't think he's too happy with that! Oh well.
Also, don't forget to keep visiting...I'm finding plenty of things as I sort, that I loved enough to order a couple of times! I may just have another candy draw, so watch the sidebar. AND if you are interested, please do show the thumbnail. Or if you are kind enough to post the thumbnail, but don't want the goodies, that's ok, just let me know when you comment..Thanks.
|High retaining wall, right below front porch|
|Walkway by the retaining wall, coming down from front porch|
|Low retaining wall. The thrift is creeping into the mondo grass that covers this area|
|Tulips by the front porch steps. Bulbs planted in Fall 2003. Not much left of those!|