Friday, 2 September 2011

'G' is for ...... Gardening (and Green)

Good afternoon.

A card for 4 challenges:
Crafty Creations #134 - Dies 'n' Punches
Sketch and Stash #69 - Sketch
Cards for Men #'18 - 'G' is for .....
The Paper Shelter #29 - Anything Goes

I believe that this design follows the sketch provide by the Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge except for the fact that I turned it though 90 degrees. The stash was the stamp set which I have not used for some time.

The 'G' is for - Gardening (and Green) gives you two Gs for the price of one.

For the dies and punches, of which you had to use a minimum of 3 - well, as near as I can tell I think I used 13. They were all Spellbinders, mainly from various flowers sets, which were used to cut out all the layers from the flowers, all of the leaves and the oval shape was cut using an oval Grand Nestability for the main image. All of the flowers and leaves were tinted with Distress inks which had been used in the main image to make sure that they coordinated. The flowers were layered up and fixed together with gold brads.

The main image is a composite picture made from stamps by Sheena Douglass for Creative Expressions. These were coloured with various Distress Inks and a water brush. The 'With Love' Sentiment was also from a Stamp from one of Sheena's "A Little Bit Sketchy" stamp sheets.

The various strips of card were cut from my hand marbled sheets. Everything was mounted onto a dark green background which in turn was mounted on to a lighter green A5 size card.


  1. Gorgeous card, great take on our sketch, Thanks for joining in with us at Sketch N Stash.
    Kevin xx

  2. A really lovely card and i love the image :)

    thank you for joining us at SnS


  3. I love this serene garden image! Wish i was more green fingered! Love all your fab finishing touches. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges! bx

  4. fab image and great card

    Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Shelter xx

  5. Wow Shirl thats one gorgeous card love the whole scene beautifully coloured to. hugs Shirleyxxxx


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