Monday, April 22, 2024

Bloom and Grow...

Happy Earth Day!

I'm up on the Hello Bluebird blog once again and in honor of Earth Day I have combined a handful of sets to create a happy scene full of growth and new beginnings. The digging bear and worm from the Vegetable Garden set and the fox with a watering can from the Bloom and Grow set have been brought together to plant a sapling and do their part to make the world a more beautiful place. To help fill out the background and further the story that I wanted to tell with these cute critters, I masked them both before stamping the tall tree from the Forest Fawns set twice. I then took the blooming branch stamp from the Picked For You set and flipped it to stand vertical from the dirt to mimic a small tree. Once the masks were removed I was ready to grab my Copic markers and start coloring. As you can see, I stamped everything within the scene to fill the top two thirds of the card front and as I colored in the grass I let the green fade out to white at the bottom of the card. This left me with just enough white space to stamp in the large sentiment from the Spring Script set. With the top half of the card filled with the bright, happy colors of a beautiful spring day, I die cut the card front and glued it to the card base. Then I could add some finishing touch embellishments, like the natural jute twine tied up in a pretty bow and the wood grain enamel dots that I found in my crafty stash. The end result is a card full of charm with a lovely message on this Earth Day.  :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Hello Bluebird (
Vegetable Garden, Bloom and Grow, Forest Fawns, Picked For You and Spring Script)
ink- Memento rich cocoa, Papertrey Ink green parakeet and Catherine Pooler icing on the cake

My Favorite Things blueprints die

May Arts jute twine

Sharpie extra fine white pen

Studio Calico enamel dots

Copic markers:

sky- B0000, B000, B00, B52, C0, 0

dirt- E31, E34, E42, E43, E44, E47, E57
grass- YG0000, YG00, YG21, YG03, YG25, YG63, G43, G24, G94

trees- E81, E84, E87, E43, YG01, YG13, YG17, YG45/R000, R81, R83, Y18
bear/shovel- E31, E55, E44, R30, E49/G24, G46, C1, C3, C5

fox/watering can- W00, W3, E40, E41, E43, YR21, YR15, YR24, YR27, E09, E49/B01, BG11, BG53, BG72, BG75

worm- YR000, YR00, E04