Sunday, May 5, 2013

May Beautiful World Tour!

Hello there, and welcome to Flourishes' May Beautiful World Tour.

This month, I am first on the hop so, I won't send you anywhere else.  If this is your first stop, you can simply continue to the next stop on the tour.

One lucky winner is chosen from the comments each month to WIN their choice of Flourishes stamp set.  All you need to do is follow the hop and leave comments along the way.  You do not need to comment on every stop, however, the more you comment on, the bigger your chance of winning!

It's hard to believe that we're already half-way into the year and spring is in full swing!  I hope the sun has been shining as much in your little corner of the world as it has been, here, in Vancouver!

Anyway, this month, the theme is "a picture tells a thousand words".  Kathy has challenged us girls to create a card with an image but, without any sentiment.

So, without further ado, here is what I created this time around:

My grandparents were from the prairies and moved to a double corner lot in North Vancouver, British Columbia when my mom was still a toddler.  My grandfather had always dreamt of having a farm with a creek running through it.  One day, he went out to a small town outside the city to look at a tractor that he was interested in buying.  Well, he not only bought the tractor but, also the farm!  That farm was a wonderland for my brothers and I when we were growing up...with a creek, ponds, natural forest, a barn, and a huge garden....we had MANY adventures there.

I chose to use this image not only because of my fond childhood memories of the countryside, but, also because it is in general a beautiful tranquil image which can easily stand on it's own without using a sentiment.

The main image is from Flourishes' Country Road stamp set and was stamped with Versafine ink in Onyx black.  I love the crisp image I always get when using this ink.  The papers are from October Afternoon.  I wanted a rustic, country feel so, I kept this card simple adding some stitching and embellishing with some rustic twine and a button.

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