Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Spring Garden Party

Hi there!  Happy Wednesday!  Can it possibly be that the week is halfway over already?  Time is certainly zipping by and without much for me to show for it!  At least I do have one project to share with you today.  I am delighted to say that the lovely Zoe invited me to stay on as GD for the month of May over on the Make it Crafty Facebook page!  Of course, I am thrilled to design along with the super-talented team for another month!  Here is my first inspiration project for this month.  It is for MiC FB Challenge #9, which is a photo inspiration challenge.  Those are always fun!

Here is the inspiration photo:

Here is where the photo inspiration took me:

I was inspired by the colors, the overhanging trees and the garden party theme.  My card base and mats are SU Coastal Cabana and the patterned papers are from the Simple Stories Vintage Bliss 6x6 pad.  The beautiful scene is one of the pre-made ones from Make it Crafty, called Afternoon Tea.  I printed it on MiC Blending Card and colored it with my Copics.  I added the ground, grass and cloudy sky with my Copics, too.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.  A simple ribbon finished my card.
Here is a close-up of the scene:

Greens: YG01, YG03, YG25, YG17, YG67
Tree: E31, E35, E57, E79
Ground: E41, E42, E43, E44
Stones: W1, W3, W5, W7
Table and Chair: BG10, BG11, BG13, BG49
Yellow: YR23, YR21, YR20
Pink/Coral: R20, R22, R24, R81

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to pop by the Make it Crafty Facebook page and join up if you haven't already.  You have until the end of the month to play along with the challenge and there are fab prizes to be won!

I am entering my card in the following challenge:
Stamp and Create May Challenge (Spring colors)

Have a wonderful day and see you soon!


  1. Carla, this is a beautiful image for a birthday or any other special day. I love it!

  2. Gorgeous scene. Wonderfully composed and beautifully colored.

    I think Zoe is a very smart lady. Congrats on another month as guest designer. I predict you will become full time!

  3. Very pretty, beautifully coloured scene - reminds me of an English country garden :)


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