Do you have a green thumb? I absolutely do NOT! I had a houseplant once that I managed to keep alive for about 5 years. To be honest, that plant had a lot of sentimental meaning to me since it was a gift we received when our beloved pup, Sienna, passed away. Somehow, I felt that I had to keep it alive. Despite some heroic attempts in the end (that included taking it to a greenhouse for advice) it did, eventually, die. And I cried. It was horrible and ridiculous.
If you’re wondering what this has to do with my card today, well, I’ll tell you: I have a friend with an amazing garden. Every year her garden has the most beautiful flowers – including lilies. This month’s club stamp and die had me thinking about those lilies and the fact that I admire (and envy) her love for plants – and, mostly, her ability to keep them alive.
I used a no-line water coloring technique for this card by first stamping my image with Antique Linen Distress ink. Since the Distress inks are dye-based, they virtually disappear when you watercolor over them. It’s a fun technique and I think it yields some gorgeous results.
Leave a comment and let me know if you have a green thumb! As for me, I think I’ll stick to paper flowers.
I hope you have a wonderfully creative day!