Wednesday, May 31, 2017

HSS Sketch Challenge #265~PLANT HOPE

I ordered this Plant Hope stampin up set off of ebay and it came in the other day.  I think the palm tree is lovely.  I fussy cut it out and added some wink of stella clear glitter to the tree top.  If you follow my blog, you'll know that lately I dab a bit of stella on everything.  It's fabulous.  My new favorite way to add some shimmer and sparkle.  I thought this was a lovely sketch to play along with at: Hand Stamped Sentiments
Keeping with a tropical theme, I thought I would share a picture of my spring cactus now blooming.  Gosh that makes me happy.   I really love it when things start blooming.  Our winters are long here in WI.  Still waiting for the black walnut tree.. it's the last to get it's leaves and the first to lose them, but such a grand tree to have in the yard.  I've actually had one person offer to buy the wood from this magnificent tree, we said no.  We have planted a few pines (spruce).  I know a lot of people don't like them, but I grew up with white pines and there is something magically beautiful about them in winter.   We also have a lovely Autumn Ash we planted here, that is gorgeous.   Well enough about our trees.  I will have to remember to post pictures of the side yard this summer. 
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  1. This is such a beautiful and calming card. The greeting is excellent and the fussy cutting is perfect. I am so glad you played along with our sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth

  2. This is a beautiful card - very peaceful and soothing. I'm addicted to Wink of Stella as well. Love the picture of your plants. We shopped at Walmart's today and brought home a bunch of little flowers to plant - or I should say Joe will!!

  3. Wonderful card! I love the palm tree looks fabulous layered on green and accented with black! Thanks for playing with us at HSS!

  4. Your beautiful card is so serene. I like how you fussy cut the palm tree and put it on the spotted background. It gives it a very pretty vintage look. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!


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