Thursday, 5 September 2013

Plant a Garden, Water Your Soul

I had a love/hate relationship with this card when I was making it. At once stage it nearly went in the bin........

...........but in the end I was really pleased with it.

I started off by making the purple Gelli print frame. The central panel was masked off when I did this to leave a nice white area to stamp on.

I stamped the floral image first and then placed the square Leaf 2 stencil over it. I drew around the leaf outline to create the edge of the flower/leaf and inked the edge in Dusty Concord Distress Ink. I used the same stencil to draw in the two leaves. I wanted the stalk to be a bit longer so I drew that by hand.

I coloured the image with ProMarkers.

I liked the floral image and the Gelli print frame but it was looking a bit plain. I decided to add some Mowed Lawn Distress Ink around the flower to add a bit more interest. It looked awful!!!!!!! I was so annoyed with myself that I'd messed it up after all that work and nearly threw it in the bin.

Instead I left it on display and tried to think of how I could rescue it. 

I noticed the circles in the Gelli frame where I'd used the Dotty Wave stencil over the Ocean Swirl one and thought I could add some more of those.  I put the stencil over the image and lightly brushed some more Mowed Lawn ink through. I also added some to the circles in the Gelli print which had white centres.

I think it totally transformed it and I went from hating it to loving it again. Phew!

Stamps Used
Plant a Garden from the Repositionable Garden Set

Stencils Used



  1. It looks lovely Lynne - I bet you are really pleased you didn't throw it away! The dots look fab. Lovely colour combination too xxx

  2. This is great Lynne the dots finish it off - lucky you didn't whizz it xx

  3. I'm so glad you didn't bin it. it's a great card. purple and green go really well together xx


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