Thursday, April 18, 2013

Allerton Park in April

Allerton Park is one of Illinois's amazing parks and is a National Natural Landmark.  If you've never been there, what are you waiting for?  You don't need an invitation to witness all the beauty you'll find within the grounds.  Flora, fauna, special gardens, etc. await you.  Deer are frequent visitors, especially at dawn and dusk.  Butterflies adore all the floral displays, seasonal and wild.  This is definitely a place to put your life on pause and soak up what nature has to offer.

I've tried to encompass the beauty that can be found there on my art piece that I'll be submitting to Ranger Ink for their Seasonal Color Palette challenge.  Yes, I was one of the lucky winners in the March color palette challenge...maybe I'll be lucky two months in a row!

#8 tag; Ranger:  archival ink, distress stains, distress paints, distress markers, Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paints, rock candy glitter; Spellbinders die; Sizzix: TH Tattered Flower Garland, mini butterfly, mini deer, Pennants dies; Studio 490: stencils, embossing paste; The Crafters Workshop: Mini Leaf Frame Stencil; Stampers Anonymous: TH Artful Things stamp set; chipboard; card stock

Special find:  I discovered that Rock Candy Distress Dry Glitter will adhere to the distress paint in the wet stage.  Once dry, the glitter does not flake off!  Pretty cool, huh?


  1. Gorgeous tag, Susan ! And what a great tip on the Rock Candy.

  2. This is sooooooooooo pretty!!!!!!!!!! Spring is coming, right!!

  3. Beautiful tag, love the saying, and thanks for the tip.