I Have A Foliage Obsession: Mixed Media Card
Summer is the perfect time for gardeners to get their fill of beautiful colored blooms and yummy produce. While I have a garden full of berries, I love growing indoor foliage as well. Houseplants, specifically succulents have become a bit of an obsession for me. I started with one or two and since they are miraculously still alive, I have added more to my collection. It doesn’t help that Aldi helps enable me when they sell succulents for less than $2.
Here is a picture of a few of my newest buys. One is a cactus and the other two I have not been able to identify. The back pot has long fuzzy leaves and the one in the front on the right has interesting almost fiber-like pieces around it.
I don’t know the names of these two either but I put them together in a white pretty pot. If you have any idea as to the names of these plants I would love to hear from you.
This is an Umbrella Tree. It is in the same family as the money tree that I recently purchased. I heard they are very finicky and do not handle change well, so we will see.
This snake plant was not in the best of shape when I purchased it but hopefully it will be resilient.
This is a Spider Plant. I am loving these plants but not the names. Spiders and Snakes are some of my least favorite creatures.
This was a rescue from Walmart. It has grown beautifully in the last month or so. It looks like a bouquet of flowers. I believe that it is a Echeveria.
I shared a photo of my Crassula Ovata Jade ET Fingers a few weeks ago. I looks like a bunch of alien fingers When I re-potted it last week a small leaf fell off. I decided to re-pot it. The larger leaf is what I started with and as you can see, I have some beautiful new growth. Success! A new plant in the making, And it was free.
Another rescue from Aldi. Still not in the best of shape but I think time and love will change that. Since being in the sun I have noticed the center is turning a lovely shade of purple. I am loving that since purple happens to be my favorite color!
Lastly, I am trying my hand at propagation. I snipped a few pieces off of my Pothos (another Walmart rescue) and put the ends in water. Hopefully, roots will start to grow soon. These grow so fast and I love how they hang down. I am planning on placing them on top of my bookshelves.
Creating the Card
The card base has been layered with painted book paper. I stamped a circle stamp and then painted each cicle.
The foliage is cut from a download of Egyptian plant life. I fussy cut the plants and layered them behind a TH paper doll that I colored with Fresco Finish Chalk Paints. The sentiment is a TH die cut.
Do you collect plants?
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