Friday, May 04, 2012

IC # 80 - Image that Resembles Me

I worked feverishly to get this done for Friday morning.  The Murphy's Law took over last night.  I finished putting the "card" together and got the pictures taken. As I was sending the pics to Easy Share, the camera low battery warning light came on.  From past experience I knew that meant only a few minutes of camera time was left.I did manage to get the pictures saved into Easy Share.

Then I started to crop/enhance the pics when a severe thunderstorm moved into the area.  Don't know about you, but here that means shut the computer off.  So much for getting my blog updated.

Fridays are always busy days for me - cardiac rehab in the morning; shopping in the afternoon.  Dinner needs to be started about the time I get everything put away.
Anyway, here I am - late again.

Our challenge this week is to use an image that represents me and explain why. Stamping Tilda was my first choice, but I didn't have any papers that looked like a "Stamp Mansion".  Then I decided to use gardening images.  I don't have just one that "is me", so I made a little picture book that resembles me most of the summer.

Here is my potting shed.  Wish I really had one.

I think the background paper came from my friend Kim.  The Shed is a Magnolia stamp. I trimmed out 2 extra sets of flower pots and attached them with dimensionals over the printed ones.

The flowers in the wagon are also dimensional, but they don't show very well.

The lace is from my stash.  All roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

The first step in planting a garden is to spade it up.  Tilda is using the wrong shovel - it should have a pointed end, not flat.

I used Cinnamon Brown Fun Flock to represent the dirt.

The fence is a Magnolia Doohickey Die - Lovely Fence.

Once the garden has been spaded up and raked to remove stones and weeds, it's time to plant!

Tilda looks a little worried, but it seems like she's doing a good job with the planting.

All Tilda's are colored with Copics, done last year so no color list.

Once the seeds have germinated, the garden must be weeded and watered every day or so or when ever Tilda has time.

Tilda added some annuals from the garden center to get a head start on color!
The summer has really flown by.  Tilda has a beautiful basket of flowers to adorn her table.  Ummm!!  They certainly do smell beautiful.

The grass was cut using another Doohickey Die named Grass.

This is me nearly all summer!  Planting then weeding and watering the flower beds around my home. Sometimes the grass seems that deep!

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoying my garden with me.
Be sure to visit my wonderful teammates' blogs to see what stamp resembles them.


Danielle said...

Hello Kathy, late, but if your week was half as bad as mine, you are all forgiven. and your card is a little treasure! such a cute story, I admire people who are good at gardening. I am not... I forge to water LOL all your little steps to gardening are so well illustrated. your tildas are well chosen and very lovely colored.

thank you for your kind words on my card Hugs. have a nice weekend.

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful, I love how your images tell a story, I can just imagine you in your garden, beautifully done
Hugs Julie P

Karen said...

This is great! Very creative! : )

Barb Hardeman said...

Kathy, you did a splendid job! I love the book idea to show the progression of your yard work! Lots and lots of sweet images used her and used well! Fabulous job...hugs...Barb <><

PS - please send the rain our way!

cabio's craft corner said...

Fabulous work Kathy. Great garden scenery on each book page. Lovely pick on the stamps for this book. Thanks for sharing :o)

Norma said...

Kathy, I love your story. And those images are just perfect for it. I love how the flowers keep getting bigger with each scene. Oh, well done!!!

syllie said...

Oh Kathy, it was worth waiting for your beautiful creation. Wow, you did a wonderful job with this challenge. Your images are so cute and I love the story that comes with them. The coloring and all the details are gorgeous.

cathylynn said...

Kathy this is a fantastic illustration of the joy of gardening! Great story and wonderful coloring. You put lots of work into this beauty!!!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Paper Tails said...

Very beautiful!

Christina C. said...

Hi Kathy! Love your little story to go along with all the lovely images!
I don't have a time for that. I sure do love seeing other peoples' gardens and dream!
Such a delightful project!

Elle said...

Kathy, your story is priceless. I love how you took each (adorable) image and put it together. Great work. It's a keeper!

Louise said...

Fabulous Kathy, you did an amazing job with every scene, such perfect details

Rene said...

WOW Kathy...what a great story you have told here! Just the evolution!
Rene :D