Monday, 19 September 2016

Kind hearts are the gardens.......


Good morning!!

I was inspired to make this card for the current Clarity Stamps challenge "In The Garden".

I remembered to take photo's as I went along on this one so you can come on the journey with me?



I started with my usual piece of white card stock and stamped the Agapanthus (Clarity Stamps Clarity Club stamp March 15) and covered the petals with drawing gum.


Then I stuck down the bird table art stencil (Clarity Stamps) and sponged in some chalk paint.


I always seem to get a very "flat" image from this stencil so I've used some chalks paints and added to the stencil to give it some definition - I was pleased with this look. At this stage the Agapanthus are still covered in the drawing gum and I have painted drawing gum now over the bird table to keep that to the forefront of the garden as well.


Then came the fun!!!!!!!

With those Agapanthus still covered I could go mad with the garden and not worry about them, they would still be at the front of the garden no matter what I did!!!

I added hills, trees, some lovely flowers round a lawn and lots of garden friends (all Clarity Stamps) and lastly the lovely couple on the bench from one of the Clarity Wee Folk sets.

I rubbed off the drawing gum from the bird table and the Agapanthus and stamped the squirrel and fussy cut him out and stuck him to the bird table to make it look like he was actually sitting there.

Lastly, I coloured in the Agapanthus petals and popped some Glossy Accents on them and placed a further flower that I had stamped out and coloured in on sticky pads and stuck that on too to bring it nearer to me.

Matted and layered.



There are lots of things to look at in this garden but isn't that what we want to see in a garden? It's a home for the flowers and all the little feathery and furry people too - we sit in it and it is respected and belongs to all that visit it......

Happy with that!

I would like to enter this in to the Clarity Stamp Challenge - In The Garden.

Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne x

12 comments:

  1. Fantastic made! Beautiful card.

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  2. This is a beutiful garden , would be happy there for sure and I love the way you have colored your bird table ., jan

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    1. Thank you so much Janice - really kind of you to comment, glad you like it, much appreciated,
      Leanne x

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  3. Your garden is rather like my actual one, Leanne - the one visitor I'm missing is the deer but that's probably a blessing as the plants would soon disappear! A great and colourful composition with lots of interest. Best wishes in the Clarity Challenge and thank you for joining and sharing your art work. ;~}


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  4. Thank you so much Shelagh, I was really pleased with this one, it looks so calm and relaxing doesn't it?. Really appreciate your kind comments,
    Leanne xx

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  5. Beautiful work good luck in the clarity challenge x

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  6. What a wonderful piece Leanne. Your bird table looks 3 dimensional - you've done a great job! I love all the wildlife (and I'm not including the wee couple on the bench in that statement!).
    Thank you for joining in with us, and good luck in this month's Challenge x

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  7. A great garden image Leanne. Each component of your artwork helps to build up a lovely picture. Thanks for joining the Clarity challenge this month. Good luck! x

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  8. Hello Leanne. I really liked this piece of work from you. I love how you have treated the Birdhouse.....those chalk paints are great.
    You have created a lovely little haven and combined a varied amount of techniques, very well worth it too. Wishing you the best of luck in the challenge. Emma x

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comments Emma,
      Leanne x

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