Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Hello friend...

 Hello again! 

I stamped up this spring flower garden scene on Sunday so I would have something ready to color yesterday. At the time I was so grateful that it was the tail end of February and it seemed like winter was finally behind us. Imagine my surprise and complete dismay when I looked up from my work yesterday only to see the snow flying once again. And to make matters worse it snowed most of the day with more in the forecast as I type this... blerg! Needless to say, it felt kind of weird when I finally got a chance to sit down and color these cuties from Hello Bluebird. I'm trying to look at it as a portent of spring and hope that this new snow doesn't stick around for very long. As for this scene, I mixed and matched characters from the Bloom and Grow set with the Flower Friends set. I created the flower beds for them to be working in by repeat stamping the little flower stamps multiple times so it looks like they are harvesting the best blooms to sell as bouquets at the local farmer's market. I framed them all in using the Gallery Frame #1 in a dark brown card stock and chose a coordinating ink for the sentiment.

Here's hoping I can make it through the day without falling in the fresh snow, LOL!

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Hello Bluebird (Bloom and Grow and Flower Friends)
ink- Memento rich cocoa and Catherine Pooler chocolate cake
Hello Bluebird Gallery Frame #1 die

Copic markers:
sky- B0000, B000, B00, B01, C0, C1, 0

hedge/grass- Y11, Y21, Y26/YG03, G43, G24, G94
dirt- E31, E42, E43, E44
bees- Y02, Y26, E47, E49, G00
flowers- YG03, YG17, BG96/RV11, RV14, RV25/Y04, Y17, YR04/V04, V09/V12, V17, RV55, Y18

bear- E30, E31, E33, E34, E44, E93

worm- YR000, E93, E04
mole- YR00, E93, E04, N2, N4, N5, N6/B02, B16, B37, B00
deer- W5, W7, E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, E31, R30/C00, C1, C3, B000, B52, B45, Y11, Y21, Y26
wheel barrow- T4, T5, T7, C2, C3, C4, C5, E59