The current challenge at JustRite is Botanical Bliss. We can use flowers or butterflies or both on the JustRite project.
I decided to go with both and make a card that reminds me of summer. The height of flower time in my gardens is when the beautiful black eyed Susans are in bloom. They have spread in one of my gardens to create a glorious tribute to summer. Surrounding the Susans are the other summer beauties: daisies, lamb's ear, bee balm and various types of cone flowers. I so love coming home after work to see this garden! When I tend the garden, bees are buzzing from flower to flower, butterflies flutter by and hummingbirds whiz by my head. The garden is glorious and full of life! I will have to take photos this year to share with you. :)
Thinking of that garden drew me to the JustRite stamp set Black Eyed Susan. The main cluster of Susans were colored with Spectrum Noir markers then covered with Ranger's glossy accents. Stickles in Lime Green was applied to the leaves and stems. Light blue chalk was applied to the background. Next I colored and fussy cut the butterfly and bee from the set.
I die cut the flower cluster using Spellbinders Opulent Ovals. Gold paper was also die cut from the same set. I next cut a small sliver of plastic from a Spellbinders packaging tab and attached the butterfly. It was adhered to the back of the die cut ovals to make it look like it was flying near the cluster.
The card was die cut using Filigree Delight. The card base has the sentiment "Find true joy and share it with others" (same stamp set) on a die cut circle (Spellbinders) and foam taped to a Spellbinders Parisian Accents die cut.
I considered adding a bow or a banner across the flower cluster but I did not want to take away from the flowers. It truly is a lovely stamped image.
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great week and think happy thoughts...spring will arrive soon!
This card is entered into the following challenges:
JustRite, Botanical Bliss
613 Avenue Create, AG
Word Art Wednesday, AG