Sitting Here – While Good Things Grow

This week’s Weekend Challenge was a Simple Sketch.

I was influenced by the Global Design Project (#295) theme challenge and the Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge (#277) materials challenge.

Given the size of the stamped image (1¼”), I opted to flip the sketch from a vertical position to a horizontal position for a more pleasing and less crowded look. Sketches are suggestions aimed at sparking your creativity…if something doesn’t quite work…change the sketch but keep your inspiration (ideas) intact.

And this is the result:



  • The Focal Point: Basic White cardstock.  Three Potted Plant images from the retired stamp set, Sitting Here were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The three images were die-cut using the (1¼”) mini scalloped square die from the retired Layering Squares Die set.  The Clay Pots were brightly colored adding some whimsey with the Bermuda Bay, Poppy Parade and the original Dark Daffodil Delight (Crushed Curry color) Stampin’ Blends.  The Potted Plants were then colored with a variety of other colored Stampin’ Blends: Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, Pale Papaya and Granny Apple Green.
  • Accent Panel: (4⅜” x 2½”) Basic White cardstock.  The sentiment, Good Things Grow, from the All Squared Away stamp set was stamped with Calypso Coral ink at the bottom of the panel before the panel was dry-embossed with my favorite retired Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Background Panel: (5¼” x 4”) Pattern Party Designer Series Paper.
  • Cross Strip // Ribbon: (⅜”) Calypso Coral Satin Ribbon (retired)

I opted for a Pool Party card base (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) to tie in with the patterned paper and compliment to rest of the elements in the card.

Do you have more success with Patio Pot planting or actually planting in your garden?  We have a wee rabbit in the neighborhood who loves to eat my ground growing plants.  He seems to ignore those that I have planted in the Patio Pots, so more pots are being planted this year! Here’s to your colorful summer!

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today.  Cheers,  Jolanda!

Need a card? Ask me and I can create one for you.  Want the supplies to create your own, let me know and I can help you with that too!

Like this card? Want to make one similar?
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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

3 thoughts on “Sitting Here – While Good Things Grow

  1. Gorgeous, Jolanda, and a perfect use of markers! So sweet paired with that awesome DSP! Thanks so much for playing at SUO!


  2. Such a pretty little card Jolanda the three flower pots are so delightful with such lovely blending really like the dsp you’ve used think it lends itself to the pots. Thanks for taking part in the SUOchallenge hope to see you next time x Natalie


  3. Beautiful card, Jolanda! I love the striped background panel and how you picked up the colors from that for your beautiful potted flowers. I absolutely have a black thumb so I try to limit my flowers to ink and paper since I can’t kill those 🙂 Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges, hope to see you again for our next challenge starting soon!


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