This week our cards are headed off to Donnie in Arkansas. Donnie has MDD for which there is nothing that can be done, except to be made comfortable. Donnie loves to garden, he'd garden during the night if he could (actually he does sometimes with the aid of a light). Whether it be flowers, veggies, or mowing the lawn, Donnie loves to do it. So this week we are bringing the garden to Donnie. This one is for looking, there's be no weeding or pruning.
I don't really own appropriate vegetable stamps, so I went the way of flowers. My choice before this was to bring the pollinators, but they were fussing about being attached to a card. I had a plethora of butterflies, dragonflies, bees and ladybugs all stamped and fussy cut. The bee was going around buzzing everyone, scaring them. All the butterflies wanted to do was suck the nectar from the flowers, not get in a fight with the bee. So I sent the bee packing and he ended up here.
I used the Delightful Daisies 3D Embossibilities for the base of this card. The daisies and butterfly went through quite a transformation to get to this point. They are whitewashed, then colored with Tombow markers and blender pen. Then I have used my Pebbles cream chalks on them, then Pebbles frosted chalks . The leaves just have the frosted chalk. Mr. Bee is cut from acetate and has double sided adhesive on one side. I cut the backing off his wings first and dipped them into the warm micro glitter. Then peeled the backing off his body and spooned the black micro glitter over this. This was all burnished for extra sparkle. The sentiment is stamped with black Versa Fine ink.
I hope that Donnie is at least able to get out and enjoy the spring weather, even if he cannot participate in the gardening he loves, he can hopefully sit and watch the flowers grow.
Date: Monday, April 1, 2013 GMT Views: 877
Registered: April 14, 2009 Location: in my own little PINK sparkly world Posts: 12161
Mon, Apr 01, 2013 @ 10:09 PM
lol...I love your story...them durn pollinators...sometimes they are just to picky....teehee....and such a lovely card. flowers are needed also to attract the pollinators and the beneficial insects...so glad you remembered and brought some along....and so glad you could come to the party this week
Registered: March 15, 2012 Location: Alabama Posts: 11086
Mon, Apr 01, 2013 @ 10:19 PM
LOVE your gorgeous card Jennifer! Your embossed background is so RICH looking, so pretty too! What a sweet sentiment too! I think your lovely blooms are perfect from the garden and how about your beautiful butterfly and cute bee too! GREAT card for Donnie!
Registered: October 21, 2010 Location: in the okanagan in b.c. canada Posts: 11184
Tue, Apr 02, 2013 @ 2:02 AM
|I hope he can too get out and enjoy at least that...flowers like this will def. help too. They turned out so pretty...beautiful job. so neat over that cool embossed bg....cute story too...:0)....TFS
------------------------------ We as people are raindrops of colorful ink , falling down Crisp and Clear, each a different shade more vibrant then the last, but once we realize at the bottom of an endless abyss we all fall into the same inkpot forming one color, only then can we come together as one My son.
Registered: March 6, 2004 Location: At my craft table! Posts: 28512
Tue, Apr 02, 2013 @ 5:44 AM
Great story AND explanation - it can be a bit frustrating when those critters refuse to cooperate - but you sure got them back in line for this great card! It does sound like it took a great bit of doing but the result is worth it!
Registered: February 5, 2007 Location: St. Louis, MO Posts: 66369
Tue, Apr 02, 2013 @ 7:04 AM
Beautifully done card for Donnie, Jennifer. The Kraft bg lends a masculine feeling, but will remind him of soil...which any gardener loves to feel in their hands. The daisies are beautifully shaded and oh so pretty. Cute, cute bee which help those flowers and veggies.