At out house, a summer garden is a major deal. My husband is addicted to Hostas and Dayllies (he has over 600 varieties of each in our little quarter-acre), to say nothing of other perennial flowering plants that attract bees, butterflies and birds. In fact, out garden is so extensive that there are only narrow garden paths between numerous beds of plants.
It is a lot of work (to which I confess I do NOT contribute --- I have a horrendous black thumb --- except for my tiny pot garden of tomatoes, eggplants, summer squash and green beans) with constant weeding, deadheading, replanting (and planning --- he suffers from a continual dilemma of where to put the new plants he has recently purchased!) and the occasional garden club tour (there is one this weekend, rain allowing).
One component of our garden is the number of butterfly, bee and bird food and habitat-enhancing plants. Among his perennials are a number of "wildflowers", some of which are volunteers and some of which he has deliberately planted. The sound of bees buzzing and birds singing, and the vision of butterflies of various colors flitting among the flowers is what makes this garden special to me. So I decided to use a new stamp/embossing folder set I received as a freebie on the cover of the latest issue of Quick Cards magazine. It's called Wildflower, was designed by Sally Mountain. I stamped four of the images on a pale green paper, using Archival Ink and my MISTI:
- Stamps: "Wildflower" Embossing folder and clear stamp set, designed by Sally Mountain, cover gift from Quick Cards magazine
- Inks: Archival "Jet Black"
- Papers: K & Company Classi K 12 x 12 sytack ("McKenna"), Bazzill mono "red"; The Paper Studion Value Pack "white"
- Adhesives: Viva Las Vegas "Miracle Tape"