I'm cringing at the possibility of snow flurries today after several weeks of springlike weather and the emerging of hundreds of irises, surprise lilies, daffodils, peonies, and MORE in my yard... hoping for minimal damage from the cold so we can see what's really planted here - I'm getting all the feels I used to get as a child reading the Secret Garden and Rainbow Garden. There are surprises every day!
My mom celebrated her birthday yesterday, and this was the card I sent to her - over the years she has taught me so much about plants and gardening, and I wanted to share a little piece of the beauty that's about to be here! Happy birthday, Mom!
This iris is from Sheena Douglass' line of stamps from Crafter's Companion, and I love all the details in the image as well as the large format! Floral stamps are one of my excesses... my Evernote catalog tells me I have 632 stamps, digis, or dies tagged "Floral"...! Hmm.
I used watercolors from various companies to color in my panel, as well as a script stamp from Impression Obsession. This is Fabriano Studio Hot Press paper, which works really well for stamping. I buy the heavier weight and the larger size pad so I can cut the paper to size. It's great for die cutting too!
Here's a little peek into my yard!
Have a great weekend!