Thursday, March 3, 2011

With Sympathy

Hello again!  I feel horrible for not being around lately.  I have been working more the last two weeks.  I haven't found much crafting time...especially visiting time.  I finally got a card made just for fun tonight. Woohoo!

 I used the sweet set from Flourishes called Year In Flowers 2.  This image is the Tiger Lilly.  I pulled up a pretty pciture from the internet to be my guid for the color of the lilly.  It didn't come out quite like I wanted.  I am okay with it though.  I am waiting for a bunch of new Copics to come in the mail.  Since they come from CA, I guess I will be waiting a few days.  I ordered a bunch of pinks and greens.  Those seem to be the colors I use most.

 I had some Lillies just like these in my yard in Iowa.  I dug up all my flowers and gave them to my best freind and neighbor when I moved.  I could stand to leave them and have someone not appreciate them as much as I did.  I spent most of my spring and summer out in the yard careing for my flowers.  I added more and more every year.  I even gave a bunch to my Mother in Law. 

Since I am in the south this spring, I bought a bunch of flower seed packages and I am going to plant them straight in the ground.  You can get a bigger variety of color if you grow them from seed.  I can't wait for them to grow.

 I used this cute sletch from My Favorite Things.  I am loving the sweet stamps that are in my Flourishes set called Year In Flowers 2. 

Thanks so much for stopping by,


Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

So beautiful!!! I got your beautiful creation in the mail and all I can say is wow so pretty IRL!!!!!

Sandy said...

That's another pretty card. i miss your updating more regularly. I like the papers you used on that card, too. Lillies grow so well in the South. I remember have to pull up tons of them at my parents house because there were too many in their little area of the patio. They just keep on spreading! I think they were the canna lily.

Geri said...

So pretty, Heather! Love these soft colors and those lilies! Glad I'm not the only one behind on visiting!! I haven't missed any of your cards, though! Love them all, but for me the CR84FN ones were stand-outs--especially the one with the grey and violet--LOVED it!!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Beautiful Heather! You sound like an avid gardener... the garden is the one place where I feel way out of my comfort zone!! I hope your new pens come soon :)

Anonymous said...

love this card Heather
makes me yearn more for Spring
i have this beautiful pink lily
in the corner of my flower bed
it was an Easter flower given
to me by my daughter, Amy
the first year, one large stem grew
the next year ~ two very large ones
full of the gorgeous flowers
the third year there were three
hubby had to put support fence
around it because of the weight
i'm wondering what will come up
this year ~ anticipation =)

Lynnda said...

WOW...Heather this card is so beautifully made...I love the colors...great combo...simply gorgeous ...hugs..xoxo

Unknown said...

Your card is fabulous. I just love the image and you colored it so pretty.. I bet you can't wait to get your copics in.. I can't wait to see what you do with them..

Hugs, Linda

Jen Adcock said...

Stunning. As I don't know what your lily inspiration pic was, and that it didn't come out like you intended only means that your lily's ended up being one of those happy accidents that really works. I really am digging that slightly illuminated color of them. Reminds me of the type of shabby-licious street art I'd like to see. LOL (No, I'm not on crack, just writting like it). Seriously, I love this card and your rather unconventional yet gorgeous take on it. Here's hoping you get more crafty time soon! Can't wait.

Ros said...

Lovely card ... I adore Lilies ... I love the scent ...

~amy~ said...

Such a sweet card the mix of patterns and colors...have a fab friday!

Dawn B. said...

I miss my Midwest flowers too. I find that things here don't grow as well in the south. Hope you have a yard full of beauty.. You deserve it.. Great card.. Such pretty paper..hugs.

Daniela Dobson said...

What a beautiful card!

Lindsay said...

This is so lovely Heather! I love the patterned paper! Just gorgeous!

cnelson said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!! LOVE the soft colors!!

Marlies said...

Gorgeous card Heather, lovely colours and nice flower image. Hope your seeds will soon start to grow and you have a garden full of flowers. We are all waiting for the spring to start, seems forever since it was summer.
hugs, Marlies

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a pretty Sympathy card Heather~surely to bring comfort. Fab job coloring the beautiful Lilies!

Betty Wright said...

Love the colors and detailing, Heather! Beautiful blend of patterns and colors! Bummers on the working and less crafty time! We got to make the dough to get more stuff, though! LOL!

Stella said...

It must have been hard for you to give up your beautiful flower garden...I love to work in the garden too and I spend a lot of hours working in it. But the result is so rewarding. These lillies are gorgeous. I love the subtle shades of your coloring and they look so elegant.Your card is stunning; I'm always impressed by your coloring; love it! Good tos ee another beauty of you :) Enjoy your weekend!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful Lily! Your new garden will be sown with love and will be beautiful too!

Angelica Turner said...

Beautiful card, wonderful image and great choice of pp.

farmhouse-story said...

so very lovely, heather! your colors are so pretty. copics are addictive, huh?:)


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