Friday, May 15, 2020

Soft Springtime

We’ve had a full week working on landscaping at our place.  I more than doubled the size of one of our front flower beds giving it gently rounded edges.  We added 7 yards of garden mix for the new flowerbeds, amending soil for other beds and adding raised beds my husband made for a veggie garden in the back.  Did you know how much 7 years of soil weighs?  About 14 000 pounds, or 6350 kg!  It took us all day with the help of our sons, but our spaces are looking awesome and I can’t wait to plant all the new flowers and veggies this weekend.  We’ve had periods of cool weather this spring, so I need to wait till there’s no risk of frost.  Our rule of thumb here in Zone 3 is to plant after May long weekend.  Next year I’ll have many more spring tulips, daffodils, hyacinth and then a whole host of summer plants coming!  

My current tulips are up and they are blooming beautifully, and it reminded me of this card I had made but hadn’t posted yet.  It’s with Power Poppy’s lovely digital set Magnolia Sunshine that’s perfect for some springtime cheer.  Coloured up with Copics and Prismacolour Pencils for these pops of soft Spring.  

I’ve added a soft background of sponged in gingham stripes in pink, splatters of amethyst ink, a few sequins, eyelet scallops and a little bow.  It’s sure a cheerful image!  

Well, if you’d like more lovely inspiration today, be sure to stop by and visit:
Christine (you are here)


KarinsArtScrap said...

it's gorgeous Christine
Gr Karin

Karen W said...

Wow this is just stunning!!

Leslie Miller said...

It's always a treat to come here and see your card, Christine. Your flower coloring is exquisite! Today it's a bonus to see your garden plans taking shape. You know how I feel about the garden!

Stacy Morgan said...

This is so delicate and spring like Christine. Simply beautiful. I have been watching the flower bed and garden steps on IG. Looking good.

Barbara said...

This card is why I have been a fan of yours for a long time. I love the soft colors and the backgrounds that add to the image and coloring. So much hard work on the yard really pays off and it will look great this summer and next spring.