Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Done in the Garden....back to the Studio

Embossed Copper Glue Foil from Streuter with Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks and a new mixture I came up with today. I'm sure someone else has used it somewhere on a blog, but this came to me today.

It's Tim Holtz Stream Adirondack Color Wash and Perfect Pearls Turquoise painted over the top of the metal and inks.

I'm not a true gardener. When it gets hot and humid......I'm done!

I don't LOVE gardening, but I LOVE the results. I just like to sit back and enjoy the view for the rest of the season.

So that's where I'm at today. 18 bags of mulch laid, numerous pots planted, and annuals put in the garden.......and I'm off to the Studio to PLAY!

I've got to get crackin' here and get kits going for Memory Bound classes June 3-4 in Ankeny, Iowa.

Got an email from Dawn yesterday.

We have lots of people signed up!!! YAY!!! I'm a happy camper.

There are only a couple spots left in the 4 Square Metal Canvas class but it's filling up quickly.

And the Chunky ATC proved great fun in Elmhurst...I was REALLY happy everyone enjoyed it there. It does just "make you smile."

The Steampunk Graphic 45 papers on the Artful Dwellings were a hit, too. Lots of work, but worth the effort.

Sooooooooooo, it's nice and cool in the studio, the sun is shining in the windows, and I"m off on another tangent.

Be Well and Be good to each other........we're all we've got!


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  1. Sounds like you have been very busy in the garden and you deserve some studio play time! The metal looks great.

  2. I love beautiful gardens, unfortunately I'm not a good gardener - I have neither the time nor the inclination...now if I were to win the lottery, perhaps I could get a man in to sort it LOL

    Toni :o)

  3. Your metal tag is fabulous Linda, so love the colours in it. Annette x

  4. Oh my gosh...I am loving the way this looks! Really cool. I'm like you ... I love gardens just not when you have to do a lot of sweating to maintain them. Seems like here in the Midwest, we're going from a cold winter to a hot summer...what happened to Spring?! It IS still Spring afterall!!!

  5. Beautiful! The colors are stunning.

  6. as ALWAYS.....simply FANTABULOUS my friend.....the colors are breathtaking!!
    Now that's some gardening....was working in mine the other day...GOOD FOR THE SOUL when you have your hands in the dirt!! Have a WONDERFUL DAY my friend!!

  7. Love the look of the turquoise! I need your energy in the garden. I just can't muster it up for some reason this year.

  8. This looks awesome Linda, thanks for sharing! And you deserve the rest of the week off after all that outside work...lol...

  9. Gorgeous work, both in the art room and the garden! Love those butterflies over at I.E. too!

  10. Oooh Linda, I just love the verdigris-like effect you've created here, and the vibrant colours. Good work! Just getting into metal embossing and so far haven't coloured anything I've done. Excellent inspiration!

  11. Your tag is delicious! I love, love, love the color combination.
    I'm w/you on being a fair weather gardener.

  12. This is stunning , what a fab color combination!


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