Thursday, August 30, 2018

August Flower Gladiolus

Hello and welcome.

I'm still working through the Year of Flowers.

This month the flower is gladiolus.

They were my grandfather's favorite flower.

There was a farm between our house and his that had a whole field
of gladiola in the summer and we would stop to buy a
bouquet to take along to him.

That field was so pretty with so many colors of flowers.

I've just done one color on mine.

I placed the stamp in my MISTI and inked it with Distress Markers.

After stamping I moved the ink with a damp water brush
then restamped until I was happy with the image.

After stamping a tiny sentiment, I die cut the piece
and placed it on a piece of foam to pop it up.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Year of Flowers Collection (PTI), Snippets (PB)
Ink:   Mowed Lawn (DI), Abandoned Coral, Mowed Lawn (DM)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 400 series), Neenah
Other:  Scallop Diamond Tags Die (Pretty Pink Posh)


Mac Mable said...

Such a pretty card and great memories for you X

Christine Alexander said...

so pretty Bonnie, the watercolouring is perfect for the glow of the gladioli.

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Bonnie this is gorgeous - love the 'halo' of colour around the 'gladdies' (as my Mum would call them).

JosieD said...

What a pretty card. You sure can work magic with that coloring technique. Love the scalloped diamond die -- perfect for shape of the flower image. Another so inspire me.

Daffodil Cards said...

Such a pretty card, love the scalloped shape. Gladiola give lovely memories too. My MiL was named Gladys and I always called her Gladiola. Thanks for the memory.

Cynthia said...

My favorite flower too.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Another watercolour wonder Bonnie my friend! I always create little works of art! Beautiful! Have a wonderful weekend! Hazel xx

JoAnn said...

This is so pretty. Love the colors and the diamond shape die cut. I have not used the distress markers but this makes me want to try them. You did a lovely job with the stamped image.

Marcia Hill said...

CAS and just BEAUTIFUL Bonnie!! Glads were (and still are!) my mom's favorite flower and my dad always used to buy a bunch for her every time he went to the farmer's market...thanks for reminding me of that reassured memory!! :0)

nancy littrell said...

TFS your beautifully watercolored and designed gladiolas card, Bonnie. Such a sweet memory of your grandfather too. TFS Hugs...

Susan said...

Lovely memory of your grandmother and her favourite flower. I always think of gladiolus as flowers more often grown by that generation than by ours. Lovely watercolouring and great layout with the diamond-shaped tag.

Brenda in IN said...

Very sweet story along with a lovely image. Your coloring on the stamp always looks like a watercolored painting. Just beautiful.

Loll said...

So pretty Bonnie. Lovely story about picking up glads on your way to Grandpa's house. They were my father's favourite flower as well. There's something so special when the blooms are out all the along the stem. Most incredible beauty. And your card shows that. xx

MaryH said...

The slight halo of the red flower color on these pretty glads added such a soft feeling. Great job on the w/color of this lovely image, and you picked a perfect shape to show them beautifully. Enjoyed your memory story too. TFS & ya'll have a great holiday weekend. Hugs

Brenda said...

Loved your story Bonnie! People don't often think of men loving flowers, but they do! I love your beautiful card, the gladioli blooms are so beautiful, love that subtle halo of red around them. I also love the shape you put them on, that shape die is just so pretty. Hugs, Brenda

Bo┼╝enA said...

Your technique of flowing watercolor is getting brighter. I love this colorful fog around this beautiful bouquet

Jo said...

What a lovely frame for these Gladiolus. So funny, we also have a little farm close by where an elder man plants his bulbs every spring and digs them out in the fall. He'd plant them at intervals so that he could extend the blooming period. ...maybe we're neighbours HAHAHA! Definitely a pretty colourful field.
You have a great way with frames, love this style too. Another unique card! xxx

Trina P. said...

So pretty and beautifully coloured. My floral repertoire is lacking, so it's always interesting to learn from you. x