Friday, 31 July 2015

Painting in the Garden

For the last few days I've had a horrendous (feels-like-I'm-dying) cold, which has been particularly depressing because I'm halfway through my four weeks annual leave when I should be enjoying time with my son.

I started to feel a bit better this afternoon so decided to go into the garden with a box of paints and a bag of Paper Artsy stamps.

Here are two cards that I started in the garden and have now finished off .

This one I stamped onto kraft card , painted the birdhouse and stems. I had some white tissue paper and I stamped the flowers onto it , coloured them with blue paint , cut them out (not very accurately as I was using the kitchen scissors!) and paper-pieced them. Later on I trimmed the panel, added some definition with a marker pen , added liquid pearl and mounted it onto card.

I'd like to enter this into:
Paper Artsy  flowers
Addicted to Stamps  photo
Chocolate Coffee and Cards flower image

For this one I created the background on some waste cardboard, using Gesso and paint. I stamped the flowers and leaves and coloured them with paint.

I'd like to enter this into:
Fab n Funky  no patterned papers

What was my son doing while I did all this? For some reason he decided to research and paint European flags. I suppose it will come in handy for quizzes!


Pia S said...

He's crafty, like his mum. Knowing flags and names of other countries is no bad thing:)
I like your cards, quite artsy and fun, colorful. Hope you'll feel better soon.

Tanja said...

love that you used kraft cardstock as a base - thanks for sharing your project at ATSM

cm said...

How cool that your son is fascinated by flags - and has decided to replicate them! Crafty mom = crafty son! Hope your nasty cold disappears, so you can enjoy the rest of your break. Your cards are delights, especially with the nifty techniques you've use. I'm swooning over the pretty tissue flowers in the lovely! Thank you for sharing your creativity in the ATSM gallery!

Alison Barlow said...

Great card - I just love the colours you've used. Thank you for joining in our No Patterned Papers challenge at Fab'n Funky.
Alison x

8upscrapin said...

Just Beautiful ! I love the colors and design! Thanks for joining us at Chocolate Coffee and Cards for our Flower in your image challenge - DT - Crystal

Jan Ltc said...

This is great TFS with us at FNF xx Jan

Susan Carol said...

Both are lovely. I hope you are feeling completely better and are enjoying the rest of your holiday.