Monday, October 19, 2015

Top Ten - Floral #10

Botanical Name - Hydrangea or Hortensia
Common Name - Hydrangea

Image result for hydrangea
Hydrangea Macrophylla
What flower is the perfect backdrop for my
Floral Cutting Garden?


From shades of blue, purple, pink, white and green!
From mopheads, lace cap or cone shape!

I cannot pick a favorite color or shape!

Love the texture of Dots dry embossed
on the background pumpkin paper!

Flower color can be determined by the soil acidity.
Blue Shades add - Aluminum Sulfate (pH below 7)
Pink Shades -  Garden Lime (pH above 7)

I enjoy mixing Hydrangeas with other flowers
such as roses and lavender!

Let's Review where the 
Top Ten Florals will be planted

The mound of dirt where my Floral Cutting Garden is going to be!

My Husband Ed on Clyde our tractor clearing Mt. Eli!
(Yes, we named the tractor and the big pile of dirt)

Green Pumpkins are growing in the right corner -
Only got one orange pumpkin!
Just 5 to 6 months from now I will be planting...

Roses, Daffodils, Iris, Sweet Peas
Ranunculus, Hollyhocks, Zinnias, Dahlia, Gladiolus
and of course Hydrangea!

My Top Ten Florals!
Please comment if you have a favorite flower?

Nourish! Word for 2015

Cardstock: Kraft - Paper Source, Pumpkin, Chocolate and Sky Blue - Bazzill
Printed Cardstock: Basic Grey - Indie Bloom SeƱora
Ink: Adirondack Espresso
Stamps: Trio of Flowers - Lockhart Stamp
Coloring: Copic Sketch Markers: B12, B14, V15, YR15, YR18, YR21,G43, G46, YG93, E43, E44, E47
Embossing: Cricut Cuttlebug Ben-Day Dots, Cuttlebug
Embellishment: Ribbon - Paper Studio Orange Linen, Pebbles Jewel Candy Dots
Tools: Fiskars Paper Cutter, Tomboy Adhesive, Therm-o-web Foam Squares

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Top Ten - Floral #9

Botanical Name - Gladiolus
Common Name - Gladioli

Glads sometimes called Sword Lily!

When I think of Glad's I envision the photo above -
rows of tall stems of color!

From pastel to bold colors!

Usually I play with new coloring markers, brushes and inks
for awhile then I post on bouquestnw blog!

However I had to share!

I choose to color with my new
Zig Clean Clear Brushes!

What fun!

The colors of Zig Clean Clear
are exactly what they say:

Clean, Clear - Colors!

Perfect for Glads!

When a Glad opens up the ruffled edges
reminded me of the texture on
the printed paper!

In Portland Oregon there is a Italian Restaurant
that serves the best pizza!

What I looked for each time entering the restaurant was the
Glads they had in a tall vase.

I always wondered what color the Glads would be!

In my Floral Cutting Garden
I want a rainbow of colors!

Nourish - Word for 2015!

Cardstock: Kraft - Paper Source, Cranberry and Olive - Bazzill, Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor
Printed Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle - Sharon Ann Christmas Magic Collection Red Floral,
                        Authentique - Abroad Worldwide 
Ink: Archival Ink - Coffee
Stamps: Power Poppy - Glads and Gerberas
Coloring: Zig Clean Color Brushes - Wine Red, Geranium Red, Mid Green, Olive Green, Yellow, Bright Yellow
Embossing: Cricut Cuttlebug - Oxford, Cricut Cuttlebug
Embellishments: Ribbon - Offray, Pebbles Jewel Candy Dots
Tools: Fiskars Paper Cutter, Tomboy Adhesive

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Top Ten - Floral #8

Botanical Name - Dahlia
Common Name - Dahlia

What is there not to love about Dahlias?

The variety of Dahlias are amazing!
42 Different Species!
Size - from 2 inches to 1 foot - a dinner plate!

Colors range from soft to bold colors!
Multi- color blends!

 Before I show you the Dahlia Card that I crafted
I want to share a coloring tip:

I had mentioned the Copic Color Hex Chart -
The chart had me stretch out of my comfort zone
and choose new colors combinations!

Be sure to look at the supply list for Copic Colors!
Two of my favorite colors for Dahlias are 
Yellow - the color of Sunshine!
Coral - gives me Happiness!

Re-purposed the Printed Paper!
The printed paper was on my blog in June 2012 - 
Summer! Spark your Creative Spirit!

Don't the small cup Dahlias remind you of Ric-Rac?

The photos were taken at the
Located in Canby Oregon!

In the Willamette Valley of Oregon
Dahlias can bloom from June to October!

I can only hope my Dahlia Cutting Garden
looks as beautiful as Swan Island Gardens!  

 Word for 2015! -Elaine

Cardstock: Kraft - Paper Source, Black, Goldenrod and Coral - Bazzill
Printed Paper: Authentique Collection -Blissful "Happiness"
Ink: Adirondack - Espresso
Stamps: Flourishes - Dahlias
Colors: Copic Sketch Markers - 
Die Cut: Spellbinders Scalloped Ovals Large, Cuttlebug
Embellishments: American Craft Coral Ric-Rac, Doodlebug Spring Sprinkles, Uni-Ball Signo Pen - White
Tools- Fiskars Paper Cutter, Tomboy Adhesive