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Friday, August 13, 2010

Hollyhock's in my yard


Hello! Welcome,here is my sample for challenge #16 at Speedy's the Cat Friends Challenge. Joanne G. has challenged us to "Think Flowers" I love flowers and wish I had one of those beautiful flowers gardens like I see in the magazines, but I don't have a green thumb at all!!! The flowers in my yard have to be strong to survive.LOL The Hollyhocks in my yard are one of those. Every year they reappear like magic! The bees and the hummingbirds do their part! If you click on the flower and look, you can see the bee in the upper flower has pollen all over it. So when I saw this gorgeous stamp set with the Hollyhock I knew I would have to have it.


The stamp set I used is from Mark's Finest Papers
" Pears and Hollyhock" I used Copic's to color my images. Card stock and DP are from MFP and the punch is M.S.
Speedy the Cat Friends has a random weekly winner a FREE Mark's Finest Papers stamp set as a prize! This is a real easy challenge and you can enter more than once. Also on Monday August the 16th Vicki has a new exciting contest you might be interested in. Hope to see you there!

Have a great week end and thanks for stopping by.

14 comments:

Kerrie said...

Gerri ... your card is so stunning, the flowers are just popping right out me!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Your have created a gorgeous card, Geri. I love the look of Hollyhocks. My favorite part is the buds and how they are all wrapped so neatly. Lovely picture.

Lynn McAuley said...

Thanks for sharing your backyard photo and story!! I have the same green thumb as you! The only flowers growing in my yard are the very hardy hibiscus and the Mexican petunia!

I love the way you have designed your card with the hollyhocks growing up your lattice edge!! Beautiful coloring on these wonderful blossoms and sweet hummingbird!! Great work, Geri!

Vicki Dutcher said...

GERI! Amazing - and that inspiration - excellent! You do have coloring down!

Patti said...

Pick my jaw up off the floor! GORGEOUS GF! Your coloring is just amazing!

Joanne (jojot) said...

just love the way your flowers are on the 'trellis'......and your real blooms are just as gorgeous....fabulous creation...wonderful coloring

Julia Aston said...

What a beauty Geri! Your flowers are gorgeous and I love how you used the edge punch like a trellis!

Betty Benton said...

Those hollyhocks in your yard are gorgeous, Geri! You and I must have similar thumbs!!

Liz Williams said...

Geri, your hollyhocks are beautiful both the real ones in your yard and the lovely ones you created on your card. I LOVE the orange!!

BeeBeebabs said...

Very pretty card tfs!!!

Donna said...

what a beauty! you work wonders and make those flowers come alive with your coloring - your real flowers are breathtaking!

Selma said...

This is gorgeous Geri. I love to watch the hummingbirds and I know they love these bright flowers. Your pretty pink hollyhocks are beautiful. Maybe I need to plant some of these.

Olga said...

Beautiful flowers!!!!! Your card is just as beautiful!!!

Joanne Travis said...

So beautiful and striking in the orange and I love the color that you have growing in your yard. So lovely, Geri!