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Sunday, August 15, 2021

A Blooming Marvlous Day - IAS #115

 Hello, my friends. Happy Sunday. It's been pretty nice most of the day although HOT and HUMID. It does look like we might get some rain dumped on us this afternoon. Not that I'm complaining. We can use the rain although my gardens are looking pretty pathetic. I'm trying to decide what to do with them over the winter and then what to do in the Spring. I really want a butterfly garden, but I'm not sure I have enough sun in my backyard for that. My pecan tree really blocks out a lot of it. Maybe I'll have a tree service come and cut some back to allow in more light.

Today I have a card to share for International Art & Soul.  The theme for this fortnight is CAS - Clean and Simple. This means that the card should be relatively simple with a lot more open space and not a lot of embellishments. It was my turn to pick the theme.

As you can see, this one was relatively easy to make. I first stamped the flower image on a piece of Xpress It Blending Card and colored with my Copic markers. I then add the little bee and colored it and then added the sentiment. They are all done on the same piece of cardstock. The colored cardstock is from Stampin Up - Mauve Mist and Sweet Sugarplum. I then used some Diamond Stickles on the bee's wings and a yellow Liquid Pearls for the centers of the flowers. The images were all stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black. Only four Copic markers were used for the coloring - G21, G24; V01 and V04.

That's it for this one. I hope you will hop on over to IAS and join in the fun with your own creation. See what the Design Team has made to inspire you. You could be the Winner or one of the Top 3. I hope to see you there.


  1. Absolutely beautiful hydrangea! Love the glitter on the bee's wings, and the pretty sentiment. In your weather the shade in the backyard sounds heavenly. My garden is having a little trouble adjusting to more sun since the tree blew down last summer. Leaves are burnt, color is washed out. It was a shade garden, but now it has no shade!

  2. Oh what a sweetie of a card Maggie - I love it!
    I don't have a garden at the moment, so I wish you the best with your ponderings - it's always fun to plan and plant a garden
    Stay safe

  3. Beautiful image and coloring. I love mauve mist and sweet sugarplum. Hugs.

  4. Beautifully colored hydrangeas, Maggie! Love it!

  5. This is my favourite, absolutely stunning colours and the perfect flower.


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