Monday, 19 September 2016
Kind hearts are the gardens.......
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,