Happy Friday! I think we’re on our way to the greenhouse today, I don’t need a lot of extras this year as my perennials are really doing well and take up most of the space now, but we need tomatoes and a few things for hanging plants and pots. We go to a greenhouse just south of the city that has excellent plants and a better price than I can get locally. I might be on the lookout for some geraniums to plant in my pots. I am always looking for that bright bit of colour that will tolerate the sun and heat, and geraniums are great for that.
This lovely geranium is from Power Poppy’s Geranium Take Two (back in stock soon!). I wanted to give it a really warm and earthy look, so I added some spashy watercolouring with my Inktense pencils and a water brush in a really loose style, allowing for a little spash and splatter here and there. I love how it turned out!
I’m such a girl for vivid colour, but this time I was smart and really played down the rest of the card with layers of neutrals, so the red of the geraniums really stands out.
A little sewing, some ink distressing, a little lace and satin ribbon and some wood buttons complete the design.
I did add a little on the inside with the other pretty trailing geranium from the set and another pop of red.
I’m adding this to my May Flowers repetoire and the Power & Spark Challenge at Power Poppy. Have you jumped in yet? You could win a set of your choice from the store and stamp some new May flowers that won’t need watering, or weeding for that matter!
Here’s the Bloom Brigade gang playing along with inspiration for you today....
Christine Okken (you are here)