Sunday, April 19, 2009

Spring Garden

This is a first for me...scrapping my gardening & flower pictures. I decided to do a four page segment on Spring in Central Kentucky. This is the first page. There's good things about Spring and there's bad things about Spring. I reckon this just focuses on things that happen in Spring.

Notice that border? OMGosh! I love it! I really did not plan it. First off...I stamped the images with the "wrong" ink to color with Copic Markers. Then...see the distance perspective for the garden? The garden will get smaller the further back it goes. ought to have see it before. It extended to heaven & beyond. I was following one of Michelle Zindorf's tutorials, Gardening with MFT. What I failed to realize at the time is Michelle's garden cut off for a smaller picture...I had more to the right of my garden. As I said, I really didn't plan this one...I just "winged it". And as "winging it" goes, I did GOOD! Right?

This was lots of fun to create. I used some charms from my stash, ordered several years ago from Oriental Trading Company. That's the barn, the tractor and the cute little chick. The table, the watering can and the clay pots are from SU! Scene in a Garden. Who's That Girl, the seed packets, the rabbit and the flower are from MFT's Can Ya Dig It? The green check paper is from Making Memories Flower Patch Collection, as are the title & subtitle die cuts. The journaling panel was cut & notched to match the title die cut.

I had a "craftsplosion" after creating this. Holy COW! What a supply list! I made a really small dent using up stash. So, why if I had so much gardening items available don't I scrap gardening and flower pictures more often?

I don't know. In this instance, I think I was inspired by the Stampin' Flybabies Spring 2009 Craft Kit. The paper and the die cuts are from the kit. It just snowballed from there.

Oh yeah! It snows in KY in the Spring, too!

Supply list:

Sketch: SBSC184

Stamps - MFT Can Ya Dig It?, SU! Scene in a Garden

Ink - Old Olive, Garden Green, Soft Sky, Not Quite Navy, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Archival Jet Black

Paper - Making Memories Flower Patch, SU! Whisper White

Accessories - Zig Millenium .05 in Black, Versamarker, Stampin' Emboss Crystal Clear, SU! Heat Gun, Oriental Trading Company charms, Sticky Strip, Post It Notes, Brayer, Sponge, SU! Notch Corner Punch, Stamp a ma jig

Copic Marker Colors - Spectrum Green G02 (gloves, slippers), Rose Red R85 (outline journaling panel), Sand E33 (hat), Light Grayish cobalt B95 (shadows on dress), Colorless Blender 0, Brown E08 (flower pots), Light Crockery Blue B96 (dress), Pea Green YG63, Light Prawn R22 (rabbit ears), Moss YG67 (seedlings), Strong Red R46 (tomato), Golden yellow Y12 (corn & flower centers), Sepia E37 (table), Cool Gray No. 1 and No. 3 (rabbit and water can)


  1. Melissa, this page is GREAT! The embellies are fabulous. Yes, you did good!!!

    It is nice seeing the stuff you make with the Spring Kit!

  2. Love that great green tractor on the corner of the field.