One of the things I love the most about the drive to our family cottage Down East in June are the Lupines. They are so bright and vibrant; they just make me happy!
They grow along the sides of roads and in ditches everywhere.
So, for the Susan’s Design Team’s August Challenge “Home is where the Heart is“, I had to give them a try with Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s Garden Notes – Blue Bonnets/Lupine die as well as the English Cottage 2.
Lupine colours range from pale pink to deep purple and even to a deep almost burgundy red. Mine were coloured with Copic markers on Elizabeth Craft Designs Soft Finish Cardstock (85lb-230g). To make the flowers you can follow Susan’s YouTube video.
As a setting for my Lupines, I created the English Cottage 2 with the same cardstock using Tim Holtz’s Distress Oxide Inks. I cut two of the roof sections and coloured the bottom one darker. When gluing them together I offset them just slightly to create a shadow effect for depth.
The background was created using CountryScapes – Mountains and the largest of the Scalloped Circles. I cut two of the circles. One was coloured a pale blue using Susan’s PanPastel set. The second circle I cut with the Mountains die and coloured with PanPastels. Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive I attached the two together.
Once the pieces were all made I assembled them using Kids Choice Glue and mounted everything on coloured cardstock (6X12 folded in half).
The finished card certainly remind me of a place that has my heart. I hope you have a place just like it!
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