Scanning flowers is so fun. I had never tried it until I read a post at French Kiss Textures. She fashioned a box painted black, but I just laid black material over the flower. Since if you just left the lid open, there would be too much light so you have to use something for a dark background. So, here are some that I scanned. The first are Gerbera and Lilies from in my flower garden, and the others are Roses and Hydrangea that graced the tables at my daughter’s wedding.
Would love to hear from you if you give scanning a try.
Love when I get flowers, but hate when they’ve wilted and I have to let them go. So, these I decided to press instead of trying to dry. My grandbabykins in an accident sort of way made me think that they would look like a picture because he moved my stack of books that they were under and they scattered and kind of looked like a picture (see below for his).
I didn’t want them to just dry out so I slathered them with mod podge. So far, they have stayed. Not sure how to display them though because if I put them in a frame, I figure the mod podge will either melt or glue them to the glass. Still working on that part, but for now am sharing my craft so far this week.
Flowers from my daughter that my pressed flowers came from. Textured for sharing withTexture Tuesday using one of Kim’s textures.
Also, a little sewing project. Keeping busy!! 🙂 A pin cushion and pin jar with cushion to match. 😉 Plus in the middle of playing with crafts and photos and crocheting, I did manage to find time to do a little work and I painted the bathroom and put up new border. Only had the paint and border since last summer. Can you say procrastinate???? haha
The calendar says Spring, but the weather seems more like heading into winter. We had frost, freezing temperatures, and snow (wee tiny) but it was snow falling this past week. Brrrrrr….it’s still chilly in the Ohio area where I live.
I have decided since these old legs and knees don’t really like bending for long that I’m giving up a flower bed that needs weeding. Plus, I really am not that crazy about taking care of one after all these years. I did keep a bit of a one in the front, but the other now has stones and will have flower pots adorning them. Less weeding and maintenance.
The purple above is one of the new flowers for this season.
Another new flower for the 2015 season (in a planter). Kind of scraggly but we’ll see how some Miracle Grow helps them along this season.
Below is some Bachelor Buttons and flowers from last summer textured with kk_avery that I’m using for this week’s Texture Tuesday.
As I’m reading through the Bible this year (I’ve always believed and read excerpts here and there or listened to sermons in Church, but have never completely read the Bible), I am amazed at what the LORD is revealing to me now that I’m taking the time to actually sit down and visit with his word daily. Some is about me as a person and some changes that I need to reflect on, which can be a hard pill to digest at times, and some on how much he can be depended upon to help in all situations.
Have a Blessed Sunday, and thanks for visiting.
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A freebie for you ~ Sharing my scripture brush I used above. You can download it HERE.
As I cut some flowers to bring in this morning, most of them look as if they’re drooping and ready to be done. With the cooler nights we had lately, I think they’ve mustered all the growing they can for this season. Even I have to say, they did as brave a growing season as they could since I really wasn’t into having a flower bed this Summer…these old bones just don’t bend like they use to and getting down and digging in the dirt and weeding is becoming more of a chore than I like. ~smiles~
Bachelor Buttons for Texture Tuesday. Applied Kim’s Pinit9 and then used a layer mask to paint the flowers back in and then applied the Pinit9 again.
I’ve received my first postcards since joining Postcrossing. So far I’ve sent out 11 postcards and received 4 with more on the way to me. I’m one to still enjoy receiving mail, and so far looks like a fun idea. So far I’ve received a card from Israel, United Kingdom, Brussels, Spokane, and Mother Hen’s from Oregon.
Plus this wonderful card from the lady (Mother Hen) whose blog I found and she told me about Postcrossing. See her card below. Thanks Mother Hen for the tip and the beautiful card from your state.
I have a blister, knees are sore but the porch is STAINED. Bout time after a few years of weathering. Sometimes Summer is tiring because the weather allows to get those jobs done that can’t be in the winter time. Fall will be house paint trimming and garage painting. Bah!! I’m tired already.
Plus, I bought a drill bit and learned how to cut a hole in a glass bottle to insert those little mini lights. Yet to insert the mini lights, but here is picture of the hole. hahaha
Have a great week and stay cool. Weather here has been very hot and humid this week, but going back down by the week-end in Ohio to cooler weather.
Sharing with Floral Love a picture of this gorgeous planter of Petunias that my oldest son and family brought me on Mother’s Day among other presents. I used one of Mona’s textures ~ 04 Angelic Aqua and applied the picture on top of it rather than blending since I thought it made a great frame.
Give a visit over at Mona’s Picturesque to see what lovely flowers others are sharing for this Wednesday meme. 🙂
Enjoy and thanks for stopping by my Photography Patch.