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Thursday, 21 May 2015

Secret Garden - Thursday 21st May 2015

Hello Friends,

I'm sharing a project today, that I made with the latest Eileen Hull Art with Heart Challenge in mind...this month the topic is mixed media art. I decided to make a plaque, but one that stands rather than hangs, so I started with a square piece of wood, which I coated with white gesso as a primer.

Next I used a Stamps Away honeycomb stencil and stencilled a background using green paint and a sponge. I wanted this to be really light, barely visible, so I made sure the paint was almost dry before stencilling.

I then used a leaf stamp from Lavinia stamps and stamped a border across the top and either side, I used Versafine ink in Spanish Moss.

I stamped the sentiment  (from a Jofy stamp set by Paperartsy) and gave it a raised effect by heat embossing using clear powder. I also stamped flowers across the bottom, which I also heat embossed and then coloured with Promarkers. This stamp was a free stamp from Crafty Individuals.

To finish I added dragonflies stamped on acetate and then heat embossed with glitter powder (just for a bit of sparkle) and some tiny beads.

The idea behind the project is that the gate opens to reveal the 'secret' garden behind.



The front:

To make this I used a heavy weight card and die cut the fence using Eileen Hull's Garden Gate Album die. I coloured this with diluted Walnut Stain distress ink and then I used assorted flower dies to create the flower garden. For the flower stamens I used tiny seed beads.








Just a bit of summer fun!


Thank you so much for stopping by!

Art with Heart Challenge, May ; Mixed Media May-Hem


Love and Hugs
Carole X

22 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Carole!! I am just in love with your swinging garden gate, how wonderfully creative! Your flowers and foliage are so lush, what a beautiful and serene garden scene you have created!! hugs :)

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  2. Hi Carole,
    Just beautiful.
    Lydia
    X

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  3. Hi Carole
    Just beautiful.
    Lydia
    X

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  4. This is terrific Carole. Love the opening gate into the secret garden beyond. Hugs Christine xx

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  5. This is such a beautiful project Carole, I love the way the gate opens to show the lovely garden behind, the flowers are gorgeous and I love the wonderful sentiment, it is just perfect.

    Thank you so much for joining in our Art With Heart challenge this month with this beautiful creation! Hugs, Anne xx

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  6. Hi Carole this is a fantastic project. I love the idea of the gate opening to reveal a secret garden behind it.Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  7. Hi Carole,
    what a very fab creation.
    Love the fab design of this gorgeous card.
    Wonderful inking, and techniques.
    Love the fab gate opening too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  8. wow, you always amaze me. I love this!!

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  9. Carole I love how the gate swings open! Did I say love? yes, I did, I love this! Beautiful flowers.
    Thank you so much for entering this in this months challenge at Art with Heart Mixed Media May-hem!

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  10. Gorgeous Carole!, so pretty with all those flowers & I love the idea of the secret garden behind the gate.
    Amy x

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  11. Gorgeous Carole!, so pretty with all those flowers & I love the idea of the secret garden behind the gate.
    Amy x

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  12. This is such a beautiful project Carole, I love the way the gate opens to show the lovely garden behind, the flowers are gorgeous and I love the wonderful sentiment, it is just perfect.

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