Happy Monday everyone! Boy was our weekend HOT! Last night some rained moved in though and the forecast for this week is much nicer! I was a busy person over the weekend. I went to a nursery with my best friend and her mother who knows everything you ever wanted to know about plants. I bought a few things to plant in the containers on our front porch. I also worked on pulling up some ivy that has taken over one end of our back yard flower bed. But it was all worth it because our front porch looks so pretty right now with all the flowers in them!
My iris are just about to burst open, and this year is the first year my lilac bush has bloomed! It was planted 11 years ago so I'd say it's about time, wouldn't you? I'll share pictures of everything when the iris open up!
Today is brand new challenge at Squigglefly's blog! Chelsea has issued quite the challenge too. Use fabric and stitching on your creation. I have an idea in mind and will be sharing it with you tomorrow.
As you know there was a release of some awesome new images at Squigglefly over the weekend. One of the images that I loved is Italian Patio drawn by Lynne Stansbery. At first glance it looks a little intimidating to color, but let me tell you that it is much easier than you might think!
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I used Copic markers to color this with, and then chalked the sky. After chalking I used a pencil eraser to lightly drase some of the chalk for clouds. The background designer paper was embossed with the textile embossing folder, and I used a piece of ivory lacy ribbon and some brads. The edges of the lighter green designer paper were sponged with some Chocolate Chip ink. I love how it turned out!
I'm am taking the day off work today. I'm going with Chesney to her doctor for her re-check after her gallbladder surgery, and afterwards we are going to go shopping with my sister-in-law and maybe stop for a frozen yogurt! I hope you have a wonderful day, and thanks for looking!