Grape Hyacinths

My garden seems to have lost its grape hyacinths; I used to have quite a few that would pop up year after year but I only saw a couple this year.

We had three days above 30°C last week so there is plenty happening in the garden. The crab apple is blossoming and the last of the daffodils are hanging on. I bought some annuals and started filling pots yesterday.

The stamp featured is from the Darkroom Door set ‘fine flowers vol 2’ designed by Godelieve Tjiskens. I inked the petals with seedless preserves and blueprint sketch distress inks then blended with water after stamping. The stems are rustic wilderness distress and the sentiment rustic wilderness archival.

Hope you are enjoying some colour in the world around you; perhaps you’re seeing warm tones if you are in the southern hemisphere.


7 Comments on “Grape Hyacinths”

  1. Jeanne Kent says:

    I realized this years that my grape hyacinths are all gone too. Along with my blue hyacinths. I’m guessing hungry squirrels. Your card is beautiful, as usual. 😊

  2. Pat says:

    These grape hyacinths are beautiful Heather and the Seedless Preserves and Blueprint Sketch DI’s make the perfect colour combination for them and love the way you have set the coordinating green sentiment on the white strip over the stems. x

  3. Jan Castle says:

    Very pretty Heather!!! Sorry you lost most of your grape hyacinths in your garden…but you certainly have beauties on your cards!
    Paper Hugs,

  4. nancystiz says:

    This is my favorite style of yours, that wonderful loose watercoloring. It’s something I could never do so I love seeing yours. What gorgeous colors and wonderful effects you achieve. This is such a beautiful card!

  5. Karen Jackson says:

    I love your grape hyacinths Heather. So colourful and cheerful like the plants themselves. Mine are nearly all finished and gone to seed now, so it is great to see a stamp to continue the flowering period. Love the beautiful colours you have chosen.

  6. Bonnie says:

    We had grape hyacinths pop up in our yard where we used to live. They were always such a cheerful way to welcome Spring! Yours are so pretty with the watery look! I love how you’ve left space in the stems for the sentiment!

  7. nise says:

    The colors on this are divine, especially the rustic wilderness for the greenery. Thank you for a happy memory of my childhood; no grape hyacinths in my yard now.

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