Saturday, September 10, 2011

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger - Garden Glory

Time for a new Tuesday Trigger - Garden Glory.  As the days are starting to get a little shorter and cooler it is certainly refreshing to see my favorite spring flower in an inspiration picture.  I love Peonies so much that I used them in my blog banner!
There is one element missing in this gorgeous inspiration picture?  Do you know that it/they are??  ANTS!!  It takes the diligent work of lots of ants to open all the layers and layers of petals on those gorgeous showy blooms.
This fun layout is courtesy of the current Clean and Simple Stamping's FTL157.  The bloom is made with tissue paper and cut with my Tim Holtz' Tattered Floral die (a kinda spendy purchase but one that I use all the time).   A jeweled brad in the flower's center and the brown cardstock are reminiscent of the table in the inspiration pic while the green filigree (courtesy of a Lifestyle Trellis cutting die) is an obvious reflection of the chair.
Sentiment is from the amuse|studio Monogram Frames set.  Patterned paper from Memory Box (Jubilee Collection).
My 10 year old son is off with some of his younger friends to cavort at Chuck E Cheese's tonight.  Can I tell you how happy I am that it isn't me there?!!  WHOO HOO!  YIPPEE!!

9 comments:

Kristi S said...

Lovely!The peony is just to die for!

veronica said...

just beautiful! love that flower!

Marlena M. said...

Your card is stunning!!! I love that trellis die. ;)

Lisa Lara said...

Gorgeous flower Michelle.

jen said...

this.is.STUNNING!!!! I'd say you NAILED the target!!!!
(and I didn't know that ants were doing me a favor opening those petals- I thought they were just making it so that I wouldn't cut them & bring them INSIDE my house!!!)

Cath said...

Hey Michelle! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Jill Grace said...

WOW! That flower is amazing, as is your knowledge of ants! LOL EO Wilson would be proud ;)

cheiron said...

This is FABULOUS! Love your flower and that background is perfect!

onecraftymama said...

I've got to second Jen - I never realized that the ants were so important to the peony. I thought they just liked them :)
Absolutely gorgeous how you've made your own peony - the dimension! Mwah*