Sunday, February 17, 2013

espouse: verb

 to take up and support as a cause : become attached to

Ranger - February Color Palette Inspiration and Contest
Ranger Products
 Liquid pearls, Baby Blue
( spread with a credit card; trying to emulate the look of old painted wood )
Distress Stain, Barn Door
( Used straight from the bottle for the flower box and diluted with water for the curtain )
Distress Marker, Antique Linen
(to add shadow around the window frame )
Liquid Pearls, Buttercup
( small dot in the center of each flower )
Distress Marker, Bundled Sage
( to outline leaf cut and color in background leaf cut )

I tweaked the Cricut cut just a tad by cutting the greenery twice, turning one cut upside down and shading it before layering the window box with pop dots. The tag on the garden fork is also pop dotted up, and the fork is layered between the background greenery and the front of the box.

also entering this in:
Chocolate, Coffee, and Cards Challenge #32 Hobbies
( Because I love gardening, even though my gardening has been reduced to window boxes and balcony flower pots these days )

other products: 
Maya Road - Fabric Tape,Country Rose, brown and tan flowers 
Cricut Craft Room - Creative Cards ( free digital cuts offered this week )
Reminisce - white pen
Faber Castell - PITT pen
K&Co. - puffy butterfly sticker
acetate, blue flowers, garden fork, tag, twine - misc.
click here to enter to win this ↓
( 5 more and we finish Level 3 )


Unknown said...

Very, very pretty - perfect card for anyone who loves gardening.

Jean said...

How cute is that!! Love all your pop dotting!

Kim said...

Hi Sandee. Spring is definitely in the air... Well, maybe not in your area. lol ...Love this card too...

Redanne said...

Hi Sandee, I love this beautiful window and window box, the flowers are beautiful and love the tiny fork. Love the blind too, a really beautiful make. Hugs, Anne x

Krisha said...

Your card is as cute as can be!! I love my Cricut, but do not use it as much as I should. This is a very good inspirtation to do jusdt that.

Winnie said...

So pretty! I love the curtain and all the details liked he gardening tool etc. It made me smile to thnk that Spring will be here eventually!

Pat N. said...

I LOVE this!! It looks so real. Great job Sandee. Makes me want to plant a window box!

Pam said...

Good morning Sandee! Love your darling card! The colors are so pretty and I love the scalloped window shade!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Sandee,

Beautiful card! When I saw the word today is "Marry" my heart skipped a beat....

I'm going to the movie today (while my canvas dries - and yes, I chose a light sky blue) to see "Side Effects." Hopefully it'll be a good, suspense filled movie.


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Sandi McLean said...

How darned sweet! Love all your details. Thanks for coming my way - all the way to Vancouver Island! Hugs, Sandi

BJ said...

Oh Sandee this card is absolutely wonderful, and the display of products super too, just HAD to read all about them. Now I realise they come from a Ranger Challenge which I still have time for so I better do my next journal page in the colours hadn't I? Thanks BJ

Deena said...

Love this, so pretty and so clever

Tammy E. said...

What an adorable window card! I love your little tag and your curtain! Great job. By the way, NC is a great place to be. :o)

Craftychris said...

So pretty! I want a window that looks like this! xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Very pretty Sandee! Thanks for visiting my blog, just wanted to wave back from the shores of the Rhine! Valerie

Katie said...

How perfect for a spring birthday!!

all the days of our life said...

This is beautiful Sandee. I'm finally able to get into your blog, for some reason everytime I tried to come say hello and thank you for all your wonderful comments. Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog.

MaryH said...

What a lovely gardening card. This looks like the Memory Box Grand Window die, but I wasn't sure if perhaps you did the cut with the Cricut. Love how you used the ranger inks to distress the window frame & boxes. Your fork was the perfect finishing touch. TFS.

Carole Z said...

Such a pretty card for a garden loving person! Very pretty, Carole Z X

Chitra Nair said...

Such a pretty window card. Thanks for playing along with CC&CC..

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