Monday, March 25, 2019

US Route 183 - KSS

For today's Let's Make a Scene design sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps, I was inspired by a road trip I took this week with a dear friend.  Cheryl wanted to visit the San Felipe de Austin Historic Site which opened last April and where my son is the site manage, as well as see a fabulous display of Texas wildflowers along the way.

We had a great time at the museum and did see this field of bluebonnets there, but saw very few along the highways on our way up.  This field is beside the original Stephen F. Austin monument and the dog run cabin across the street from the museum.

My son, Bryan, suggested we take a different route home, down Interstate 10 to Luling and then US Route 183 to Gonzales. Wow, the difference. The closer we got to Luling, the more colorful blossoms we saw. But when we turned south to Gonzales we were rewarded with field after field of bluebonnets blanketing the country side. Mixed in with them were the orange Indian Paintbrushes and the red Phlox and well as yellow wildflowers of many species. Each field a unique beauty that was breath-taking! 

Here is the card they inspired me to create:

Kitchen Sink Stamp Sets Used to Create this Design:

Bluebonnets Multi Step Clear Stamps
Berries Multi Step Clear Stamps (sentiment)
Birch Trees Multi Step Clear Stamps (bit of leaves used for orange filler flower)

Color Recipe for the Bluebonnets
Layer 4 Stampin' Up Blueberry Burst
Layer 3 Stampin' Up Balmy Blue
Layer 2 Memento April Rain
Layer 1 Stampin' Up Barely Banana (tips of flowers only)

Leaves and Stems
Layer 1 Stampin' Up Lucky Limeade
Layer 2 Memento Olive Grove
Layer 3 Stampin' Up Mossy Meadow

Orange Filler Flowers - Stampin' Up Only Orange

Layer 3 Versafine Onyx Black
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Only Orange
Layer 1 Stampin' Up Marigold Morning

I am entering this card in the following challenge:

Daisy Chain Challenges #28 - Spring is in the Air

The flowers will bloom for about another month or so. If you have the chance to take a drive through central Texas, don't miss the opportunity. This is the best wildflower crop in many years!

Creations for the Kitchen Crew:


  1. Beautiful card and stamps.Thank you for joining us at Daisy Chain
    Carol DT x

  2. Gorgeous card design Lynn and wow love the pretty picture and all the wildflowers.

    Hugs Diane

  3. What a gorgeous card and scene Lynn, I love how you added the woodgrain paper and twine at the bottom! Beautiful photo too!

  4. Lynn, your card is so pretty - great scene!

  5. HOW BEAUTIFUL & OH, SO FUN! Our kids KNOW we LOVE FLOWERS, don't they? LOL WHAT A TREAT & WHAT A TREAT to capture these flowers on your card too!!! A SUPER JOB, Lynn!!!! BIG INKY HUGS for your visit!!!! ;)

  6. Gorgeous card and inspiration. From start to finish your trip had amazing natural beauty. Your card captures the field perfectly Lynn. So glad you and Cheryl had a great day.


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