Monday, May 7, 2018

Monday Fun Day: Garden Scene

Friday is my day for flowers, and Mondays are for cute and fun cards.  Well, today I have cute flowers on a fun card.  The thing is, I cut this Poppystamps Thicket Frame a while back and the lower half didn't cut properly.  Rather than throw it away I cut it down to a square and then this happened.




I used wadded bathroom tissue to apply ink to the frame.  First SU Green Galore, then Glorious Green.  Both are retired, I believe, as they were nobody's favorite SU greens, but I like how they look here.  Smooshed the wadded tissue into the ink pads, then smooshed onto the white card stock.

Completed the scene with Copic coloring and die cuts:

  • Pretty Potties stamp set from Pink Petticoat
  • Impression Obsession Beach Fence, Grass Border, and Cats
  • Poppystamps Thicket Frame


The sentiment on the front is from Power Poppy, and inside is a Stampin' Up! sentiment with more Pretty Potties flowers, another cat, and some leftover grass:




First time use of the cats dies, and one more Pretty Potties stamp and I will have used every one in the set.  Oh, happy day!  Enjoy your week!


25 comments:

Glenda Brooks said...

Here kitty, kitty! Needless to say, I love the kitty! Using bathroom tissue to apply color is such a great technique and I love the look. Also love the fence; so as you can see there is much about this card I love. Well done you!

Pauline said...

"O" Happy Day it is! What a delightful card to set my eyes on first thing Monday morning - a great way to start my day. Gorgeous card Leslie. What a great technique for your thicket frame, love the outcome. I need to give this a try. You have created a wonderful scene, the flower barrow is so cute along with all your added die cuts - fence, grass and of course the black cat. Well done indeed! TFS, enjoy your day!

Ros Crawford said...

Holy Moly! That technique worked beautifully! What a stunner Leslie! I love the choice of dies... Of course the cat! And just as wonderful inside!

Sherri said...

Wow! You just made my "happy day!" This scene is adorable and once again you are teaching me new tricks! Never would have thought to use toilet paper to create a background!! Love the Dies you used too! Especially the cat! It was the perfect touch! Thanks for starting my week off on such a happy note!

KimCreate said...

What a delightful card! Love your technique and the cute kitty!

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

What an adorable birthday card! I'm glad I'm not the only one that doesn't throw things away! The wheelbarrel and cat make the card! Have a great week!

Pam Sparks said...

Love, love, LOVE your tissue smooshing Leslie! and your combo of Mon/Fri designing! Fabulous creation!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a gorgeous and lovely scene. It is so peaceful in your beautiful garden.

Esther Asbury said...

Such a delightful garden scene! I love the way you decorated the inside too!

I'd like to invite you to link up to the Cropstop blog where it's always "Anything Goes" as long as you use a product or two from one of the companies they carry in the store. (You did!)
You can check out the current link party here: http://cropstop.blogspot.com/2018/05/may-link-party-39.html

Kathy Krug said...

You are right pretty and fun. Great job combining stamping and dies. I have tried and failed at that more times than I can tell you. Smart save on the die that did not cut the bottom correctly.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Oh my dear Leslie, what a gorgeous, colorful card!!! Love every single detail on it, this garden scene makes me want to sit in my back yard among the flowers, once they start coming up.
I've never heard of the "Wadded Bathroom Tissue" technique, it looks amazing on your die cut Thicket Frame. I just adore that little kitty taking a peek inside this wonderful garden.
Awesome and beautiful card, my dear, thank you for sharing.
XO
Maria.

Yogi said...

cute. have a great day

pam said...

Love your gorgeous garden scene Leslie, those kitties are so cute, love them even though I`m a dog person.
Fabulous card.
Pam x

Lynette said...

Totally delightful, Leslie! Love it all. The way you used the green on the die cut is wonderful.

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous garden scene, Leslie. Were you inspired by your own beautiful garden? I am just in after 3 hours in our gardens. It has been a perfect gardening kind of day..don't you agree?!? So wonderful not being too hot or too cold or too windy:-)

I love how your smooshing with your TP gave your frame such a pretty green texture. Your greens have been retired for years and unfortunately..I gave mine away.

TFS your garden beauty, my friend. Hugs...

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my goodness.... this is fabulous, you have done such a wonderful job of making a scene for your pretty flowers, I have enjoyed seeing the great ideas you have come up with for this set! Great save with your thicket frame, cool technique to color it. love the fence and your grass background and the cat just tops it off so sweetly! LOVE IT!!!

laurie said...

I love your scene...so creative with the design and colors! A great idea for coloring the frame too!

Have a happy day!

aussie aNNie said...

Adorable card Leslie, fabulous colours and dies.x[aussie aNNie blog]

Karen D. said...

such a delight Leslie...great Springtime looking card.
xx Karen

Diane said...

What a great save to use the die cut this way and I love the cuteness of the stamp you have used, too plus the fact you added a cute kitty cat. In fact I am delivering a black kitten today from the 14 we have....can I send you one or 2 or 13?...HAH!! (& of the 14 are black)

ChristineCreations said...

You know I LOVE how dreamy the colour is on the background it’s so fun to hear that is wadded tissue! Such a sweet spring design Leslie - glad you rescued it!

Ida said...

You know me and anything with a cat ....Love it!

Donna Ellis said...

Gosh, your smooshing technique sounds just too hi-tech for me, Leslie! LOL and look how fantastic your leaves came out! Actually, this looks like my yard with the greenery, container gardening, and my black kitty, who prefers being outdoors. She looks over the pastures and through the bushes and woods, to watch all the creatures she believes she rules. Oh to have the life of a kitty! LOL Speaking of Life -- Happy Mother's Day, dear friend. I did not get any cards mailed, but cherish the loveliness in my friends who nurture and have raised their wonderful children. Wishing you all the best in the coming week. hugs, de

Susie said...

Leslie, you really achieved a lot of depth on this card. I love the kitty position outside of the panels. That really gave a 3D look AND I loved tissue smooshing technique on the Thicket frame - beautiful. That's really to bad that SU retired those greens because they are so natural on this piece. I've also loved how you finish a card inside. I need to remember to start doing that again. Lovely summer card!

Cindy Beach said...

I love your lovely garden scene Leslie! I felt sure I'd left a comment but then I was on vacation, so I'm happy to get caught up now. You incorporate this elements beautifully, and they make such a happy card! My favorite is the flower-filled wheelbarrow and it adds a pretty bit of perspective the way the cat is looking into the garden through the picket fence.
The inside is so nice - I have to finish mine more often.

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