Thursday, July 24, 2014
An English Country Garden
We're having fabulous weather at the moment, the flowers (and weeds) are growing like crazy, and there are loads of butterflies around, so I thought I'd show you a picture of my garden. No, not this picture, you'll have to scroll down for the real thing.
The stencilled/paste-embossed background was in my stash from a stencilling session waiting to be coloured, so I sponged Distress Inks over it and stamped some leaves, and it was all a bit vibrant (I was getting carried away with that sunshine) so I flicked some water over it, water-bleached some butterflies and sponged it with Antique Linen to calm it down a bit. The big butterfly was sitting in my stash - I'd made it for a DT project and ended up not using it, so it was perfect for this card.
A few challenges have aligned perfectly for me. At Simon Says Monday Challenge, it's Summer; at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, it's embossing; at Uniko Studios it's Anything Goes; and the curtain is coming down soon at Curtain Call Anything Goes.
Neither of us is a keen gardner, we'd rather look at it than do it. Fortunately there are no weeds in this shot ;)