Tuesday, October 30, 2012

La Bella Primavera

Happy Monday Hampton Art friends :) today's post comes from Designer Vivian Keh... ENJOY!

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Ahhhh - La Bella Primavera!

Cristiani! Primavera sta qua! Adesso, sta molto fresca a Las Vegas e presto ogni mattina, quando sta calma fuori, mi piace camminare nel mio giardina con un bel cappucino. I've got to practice my Italian somewhere or else I'll lose it completely, folks!  And since my guy doesn't speak Italian and there's only so much I can say to my dogs, you'll have to bear with it.  A serious Italophile lurks here at this post in the ether.  Aside from a lusciously intonated language which languidly rolls off the tongue, I think I'm primarily in love with how Italians, especially in the South, have perfected the art of savoring the moment... so, SO important!

Well, spring has arrived where we are, and since it's going to be a short one, I'm doing my best to savor the transient beauty of a Las Vegas spring.  We're now regularly in the 70's and 80's during the day.  Before we know it, the weather is going to become unbearably hot, and I will, unfortunately, wilt.  I'm trying to get into the habit of rising early so that I will be able to continue enjoying the outdoors before the potent Vegas rays force my retreat!  There has been a devoted nurturing of seedlings these past few months - watering, lighting, adjusting, fertilizing.  So it's been a bit difficult to remain calm knowing that many of them will not survive the extreme temps here - I will try to keep you posted on the developments.  So far, all the basil varieties are perky, and my intuition tells me the salvia will thrive.  These are the variety of salvia I'm trying out this year.

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Colorful spires, full of nectar.  Hummingbird sanctuary?  Yeaaaaaahhh boyeeeeeeeeee!

As is often the case, the garden inspires my craft. I want to share with you my latest nature inspired creation.  It's a relatively quick card that celebrates the explosion of color and life in spring as seedlings burst forth from their casings and spring bulbs erupt out of the soil.  Come visit me on "the tube" to see the tutorial for this fresh and invigorating card! 

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La Bella Primavera Card Supplies:

Stamps:  

Hampton Art/Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe 3 IC0141  

Ditto Sentiment

Ink:

Versa Mark

Gold Embossing Powder

Punches:

Heart

Circle

Flower

Dies:

Flowers, 3-D Bigsz Die from Sizzix

Bling:

Pearls

Lime Green Rhinestones

Remember, head over to YouTube for the complete tutorial!

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