Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Smiling Plants

I'm not real sure my plants are smiling today since I really need to water them, but pretty much all plants smile and especially when they're blooming - and have a little water!

I used a cute set of stamps from Newton's Nook (Garden Whimsy) along with a piece of burlap, tag, grass, and cloud dies, Recollections paper, sequins, ribbon, twine, and a wooden embellishment thing-a-ma-jig.  This is colored with Copics.  Of course, being very typical of me, I forgot to color in some sky on the tag - until after the entire card was put together.  Went back in with some light blue Pan Pastels and added some barely noticeable blue for the sky. 

I haven't entered the Inky Paws Challenge at Newton's Nook in a while and finally found some time to play along with their sketch challenge.

Thanks for stopping by..........
Lynn

29 comments:

Sue said...

What a fabulous tag Lynn!and those stamps are really cute...not sure I can get them in the UK but I'll have a look lol..really cheery tag love it! huggles Sue xxx

Linda Simpson said...

Hello Lynn, this is gorgeous, loving the sweet image and beautiful papers.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Sue said...

Hi Lynn I'm back again LOL that card on my blog is sooooo easy I don't like folded ones too they look so hard but this one is great! Take an 8x8 card and cut 2 inches off it so your left with a 6x6..and the piece you have left score at 6inches then 3 then 3 and just add whatever paper you wish and stick the small piece on and viola it's done LOL xxx

*Vicki* said...

Besides the doxies, Winston is probably my next fave character from NN! :) Love your take on the sketch and the whole design certainly looks happy to me! :) I am in the middle of working on a card for this sketch too, hopefully I can finish it to post it!

Shelly Schmidt said...

SO darling!!! I love the striped BG and the sweet images you used! This card puts a smile on my face!

Lisa said...

This is so sweet, Lynn!! He's so cute!! I love the scene you've created!! The sentiment is perfect!! And I love the texture you added with the burlap!! What a beautiful card this is!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Carol L said...

This is so incredibly cute! I love the burlap tag, the images and all those clouds! the colors and papers are fantastic! Love this one!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card lynn, I like the adorable image and the tag
Kevin xx

MaryH said...

Cute little water bear!Love all the shapes & elements, loads of sunshine colors too. The tiny wooden 'sun button' look great under that sentiment, and of course, you always have just the right papers. Loving the stripes with the dots. Burlap was a great addition to the cute tag too. TFS

NanaConnie said...

I knew that was a Newton's Nook the instant I saw the image and before I read a single word. How adorable! Love the stripes and the burlap. :-D I watered my plants really well this morning but since it got up to 98 today (might even get to 100 tomorrow!), they are dry and thirsty already. They just have to survive another 2 days because we're still on water rationing when it comes to watering our yards.

Lori Kobular said...

Love that sentiment with the adorable gardener!! Such a sweet card!

Maxine D said...

What a fabulous card Lynn - love your wee sentiment, and the burlap is a great accent - reminds me of earth - don't know why - maybe 'cos I have been out in the garden this afternoon.
Blessings
Maxine

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Perfectly adorable for the sketch challenge! Inside plants just do not stand a chance around here... outside does a little better.

Donna Hanley said...

This is so cute, Lynn. All the colors are perfect for spring. Terrific coloring job and I can see your light blue sky. I;m hoping we have a sky just like your all day today before it starts to rain tonight. I will be watering today as I'm heading out to buy my herbs and some annual flowers this morning. Wishing you a wonderful day.

Bonnie said...

What a great mix of papers and an adorable image, Lynn! Love that burlap tag! Would never have thought of that. Thanks for the inspiration!

Bev Gerard said...

Just darling!

Jennifer Jackson said...

I love EVERYTHING about this card! The sweet little scene you created on the card is so awesome! I love all the little details with the grass, sequins and burlap background! Such a pretty card!Thanks for getting your paws inky and playing along with our Inky Paws Challenge!

By the way- I noticed one of your comments (Sue) was wondering if our stamps are available in the UK - they are at the "Seven Hills Crafts" online shop.

-Jen {Newton's Nook Designs}

Tammy said...

Awww this is so cute Lynn! I love that sweet image and your fabulous design, so fun and bright!
Tammy x

Diane said...

Greetings Lynn, gosh this is just so cute.

Hugs Diane

Kristie W. said...

This is adorable, Lynn!!! Love the little scene you created on the tag.

Tracy Freeman said...

Hiya Lynn, hope all is well with you ?
This is fab, love the burlap and such a stinking cute image.
I hope you have a great weekend xxx

Sue said...

Thanks Lynn!! I'll take a look I think they are lovely stamps huggles Sue xxx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh my goodness! This is an adorable card!!!

Tammy said...

Adorable! Love the double tag, very clever and of course your coloring and layout is tops!

MiamiKel said...

Super cute, Lynn! So fun to see a beautifully full and decorated card - you do this so well! I love all the detail and how much there is to see, yet lil Newton remains the fun focal point - outstanding! Hugs!

Mary Marsh said...

This is so ut Lynn- sweet little image and I love how you have placed him on a burlap tag

Margaret said...

Oh, what an adorable image. Great coloring and I love your layout and design with the burlap mat. Fabulous!

Margaret said...

Love the adorable tag as the focal point on your card!

scrappymo! said...

Great card. Love the sentiment...perfect with this fab card. This would be right in line for my garden club cards...hmmm...will have to look through my stamps to see what I have to build something similar...