Monday, 18 June 2018
An English Country Garden ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week has started well. I’ve owned this stamp set for a few years but for some reason until recently I wasn’t in the mood to play with them, well better late than never …
A 5" x 7" card
It will need a box or to be hand delivered
All the lovely details
I'm sure I've seen that cottage before lol!
A final look
Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Butterfly Challenge #101 Spin the Wheel with the letter M
I’ve used Medium Blue, Moss Green and Mint Green and the matt paper (underneath the stamped and watercoloured panel is marbled with metallic accents!
Country View Crafts Challenge Words – the patterned paper
Penny Black & More Challenge In the Garden
That’s Crafty Challenge A Summer’s Day
I used multiple snippets to create this card. The cottage with the trees and garden were stamped onto a white card snippet, as were the extra foxgloves (those white snippets were much smaller). The patterned paper matt underneath the stamped and coloured images is also a snippet and the bright purple butterfly is the very last of some velvet paper snippets that I managed to stretch out for about a year. The base layer on the card isn't lol! It’s from a new patterned paper pad. I finally used up nearly all of my old patterned papers to the degree that I hand’t the right colours left so when I found this Prima patterned paper on special offer I jumped right in and purchased it.
I used a snippet of most underneath the stamped layers to give more texture and I used quite a few rose hip heads too. They had gotten very bashed about in the box they used to be in and the stems had been knocked off but I knew I would be able to use them at some time and the time is now for a change! I used my Spectrum Noir AquaTints to watercolour the scene and added a little shadow here and there when needed with colouring pencils. Although it’s a very fussy card with the decoupaging it was quick and fun to create and is another card for the box for my mum. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x
Stamp &/ Stencil:
Papermania stamp set
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Crafters Companion Sara Signature Range Butterfly Lullaby: Flit & Flutter die set
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette
Card &/ Paper &/ Substrates:
300 gsm card/Craft UK 5” x 7” card
Prima Marketing Inc: A4 Lifetime patterned paper pad
Snippets: Sheena Douglass white stamping card; velvet paper
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Black Versafine IP
Spectrum Noir AquaTints: Perfectly Primary; Beautiful Grunge
Wild Orchid Crafts: Rosehip flowers
Pink fabric bow
Collall all purpose glue
Collall 3D glue gel