Friday, March 29, 2013

Spring Flower Basket

Hi everyone.   Hope you are all having a wonderful start to your Easter weekend.  Here's a little basket of flowers to celebrate Spring (and Easter).  I am again trying to use some of my reams of designer paper. :)

Stamps:  Flower Basket (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Paper:  Watercolor, Daffodil Delight striped DP, Cherry Cobbler (SU!); Yellow gingham DP (Making Memories)
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Pacific Point, Soft Suede, Early Espresso (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  blender pen, Maraschino Twine (The Twinery, adhesives, and dimensionals

I used the marker layering technique to watercolor in my basket of flowers.  The Raspberry Ripple is such a saturated color that when I went to add the frame of cardstock, it matched better with the Cherry Cobbler.  I didn't add a sentiment ... thought there was enough going on and wanted to leave the basket as the focal point.

Here's a close-up of the basket:


Thank you to all that commented on my Card Candy.  I really appreciate your support and kind comments.

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One more quick thing to share with you today.  Here's a picture of my new shelving that I mentioned yesterday.  I went to the $1 Store and bought 15 brightly-colored boxes and even managed to get them all labelled ... how organized am I??!! :)

Looks like I still have room for more boxes and I definitely have lots more things to sort through, so I'll be heading back there tomorrow to pick up some more.  I'm so happy with how my shelving turned out.  Thanks to Evan for all his hard work!!

Happy Easter everyone!


nancy littrell said...

Loll, your desk shelving is awesome. I love the colorful and labeled boxes too. This is going to save you so much time and make you feel even more creative than ever...that is a scary thought! Your boys are the best! TFS

P.S. I LOVE your pretty basket of flowers card too.

diana said...

Pretty spring card and some great new shelf organization. Thanks for the ideas. BTW, what are you storing in your baskets?

Loll said...

Hi Diana. I'm trying to get all my supplies handy, so having the shelving above my work space is going to be awesome! I have bought and filled 15 boxes so far and plan on getting some more. I've labelled them with the contents so I can easily find whatever I need. I have a box for each of the following: buttons, brads, pearls, felt, adhesives, glue, glitter glue, tape, paint brushes (including aqua painters and misters), tools (pliers, setters for eyelets, slot punch, etc.), sponges, Copics, etc. Loll

Darnell said...

This is another Lollylicious watercolor from you, Lolly!! You just rock these!! And, wow, your shelves are sensational! The colors alone are enough to keep your mojo kicking at all times when you walk through the door! Well done, and what a steal, too. My $ store doesn't have anything beautiful like these!!

Happy Easter to the whole family!! xxoo Dolly

Unknown said...

Fantastic colouring on these flowers Loll. An absolutely gorgeous card. Fantastic stirage sokution - can't believe those boxes only cost $1!!! What a bargain. Happy Easter to you and yours.

Karen xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Loll and our colouring in your new storage space and what a bargain price


Anonymous said...

The card and particularly the mixed pattern use is wonderful. Great coloring too. Shelves are amazing and I can't believe how NEAT your space is....I so would not show mine......she said as she hung her head in embarrassment! Happy Easter, cute little basket. I still say hide a couple of eggs. I hid a couple for my husband!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Loll. OMG how tidy are you!!! My craft room looks like a crime scene!! Just needs the police tape across the door.
Hugs, Florence xx

Susan said...

Love your beautiful colourful boxes on your new shelves! I'm slowly reorganizing my craft room - can't wait till I get it done, but my garden keeps calling me outside in this gorgeous weather!

I also love your card - fabulous colouring! I must learn that marker layering technique.

Christine L said...

Love your fabulous basket of flowers Loll... gorgeous colouring and I love the yellow you've used behind the image.

And wow to your super organised craft space!

Happy Easter
Christine x

Gramma Sarah said...

Hi Loll - love your organized space!!!!!

Hello Loll - love your organized space (and the fact that you are using your "reams" of paper) - me too!! The basket of flowers is so pretty - good job - I don't use this technique as much as I should - must get back to it! A blessed Easter to you and yours - and Hugs from me too - Sarah

Cathy said...

Hi Loll, Happy Easter :) Beautiful colouring, the floral basket looks amazing. I checked out the tut for the marker layering, I need to buy more shades as my stash is a bit limited. You are an expert at this fabulous technique though!

Your workspace looks fab, so organized! Cathy x

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful basket and your flowers are beautiful! I love the Raspberry and yellow together! Your desk looks so neat and I love those bright baskets! So cheerful!

Karen M said...

Another stunning card Loll:) I also love your colourful baskets and I bet you have had so much fun organizing them all! Easter hugs xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Loll! All the bright colours and your watercolouring looks amazing.

Laura said...

Love this!! Love the colors and love that you only paid a dollar for all those baskets.TFS

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous coloring and designing Loll! Love it!