Wednesday 18 September 2019

Another gardener's Birthday

Hello Crafters,

today is our grandpa's 78th Birthday and it's a tough one, since it's the first as a widower. So we wanted to do something especially nice for him, and planned a little garden party, with barbecue and all the family. My landlady graciously allowed us to use her lovely garden.I do hope he'll not start weeding or something.

Since he's a gardener, I used the same set with all the planters and tools as for my landlady's card. This time I did some no-line colouring with my ZIGs. I decided on ZIGs again, mostly because they are on my desk in two buckets, whereas my traditional water colours are in a drawer out of sight. Considering how intricate the images are, this was definitely a good decision.

For the backdrop I coloured some embossing paste in a sandstone colour (ZIGs again) and stencilled a wall on a white card base. In hindsight, I think it should be more yellow, less pinkish, but it's good enough. The wall idea is not original, I have seen several similar cards on the Internet, mostly with cacti or succulents. It's just so fitting for these images. 
Also the idea to use the table as a shelf isn't mine either. I've seen Therese use it like this at Lostinpaper.

I rarely get the coordinating dies, since they are quite an investment and not quite as versatile as sentiments or general shapes. But for this set I actually did, so I decided to use them this time. 
When I had arranged my images like I wanted them, I simply couldn't find a Birthday sentiment to go with them. I seriously have a lot of Birthday sentiments, but none was just right. So I just decided to make do without.

He is one of the people who actually appreciate a handmade card and so far he kept several of my cards from previous years, so I think he'll like this one as well. 

Lots of Love


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  1. Happy 78th birthday to your grandpa! He’s going to love this.
    I think the wall colour is perfect. Your no line watercoloring is gorgeous... I’m a little chicken to try it, but it is on my to-do list. 😉

  2. This is gorgeous Ela and perfect for your gardening Grandpa. Your no line watercolouring is very impressive, it's so neat. I do hope your Grandpa had a wonderful day albeit a little difficult without his wife, but it sounds like you had quite the day planned for him x

  3. Fabulous card and your grandpa will love it! Your no line water coloring is very impressive, especially because the images are so small! thank you for sharing this at Seize the Birthday!