Showing posts with label Victorian Garden. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Victorian Garden. Show all posts

18 Sep 2017

Alice In Her Garden



I am thrilled and honoured to say that lovely Indigoblu invited me to stay on their Design Team for another year. They are all such lovely and talented ladies and gent.They have been very kind and understanding as I have developed another  serious health problem, and I am currently boggled eyed with strong painkillers! 

Can you spot a shrunken Alice taking a stroll in her colourful and beautiful garden above?

I painted the inexpensive wooden frame with Grandmas Teacup. When the paint was dry, I dabbed Snow White paint onto the numbers stamp, and I randomly  stamped it around the frame.



For the background, I cut a piece of Watercolour card to fit inside of the frame.I mixed Grandmas Teacup, Iced Gem, and Olive paints with some water to give it the fluidity of Watercolours. I spritzed the paper with water and added the washes of colour. When it was still wet I sprinkled the lovely luscious powders over the top.I also used paint to stamp "Kindness Matters" from the Mindfulness stamp set.


I used paints instead of inks to stamp the flowers over the background.I also stamped some on another piece of card for cutting out.

I used Stazon to stamp Alice and the bees onto shrink plastic, and shrunk them.Alice is of course used to shrinking! I adhered the bees to some twisted wire.

After adhering the background inside of the frame, I added some Coarse texture paste inside the bottom of the frame. It held the flowers both stamped and pressed, bees and of course Alice in place. When dry I painted over the texture paste with Olive paint.

I added  some more flowers to the front of the frame.  I stamped and coloured a beautiful butterfly, and sat her in the top left corner of the frame, where she could  oversee events.


You could also apply these steps to easily create a greeting card instead of a framed picture.

Please visit the Indigoblu blog to see what the rest of the talented Design Team have created

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I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
Craft Stamper Anything Goes with Stamping

5 Jul 2017

Thank you Indigoblu




My year with Indigoblu has flown by, and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the talented and lovely team. I have made this thank you card for them with much love.




    All of the stamps are made by Indigoblu. I used watercolours to create the background, and embossed the flowers. I used flowersoft at the bottom of the picture.I love flowersoft!


    I flicked lots of sparkling glitter from a glitter pen over the picture.


    Thank you for visiting today.

    I would like to share this card with the following challenges.

    Mixed Media World Anything Goes
    Happy Little Stampers Watercolours/ Twist Blue

    International Art and Soul Flowers
    Simon Says Summer Sunshine

    18 Jun 2017

    Blooms

     


    I hope the sun is shining with you today. I have upcycled this little watering can and filled it with beautiful blooms!, butterflies, and bees! 


     


    As the watering can had a layer of existing paint, I used sand paper to throughly scratch the existing  paint. This provided a better surface for a layer of Steam Whistle paint to adhere to the metal.


     



    When the paint was drying I stamped 20 flowers from the Victorian  Garden set. I used watercolour pens directly on the stamps so I could add green for the leaves and two coordinating colours for the flowers.I fussy cut the flowers leaving a little tab underneath them. I cut a piece of dry oasis to fit into the watering can, and pushed my flowers into it.



     



    The butterflies and bee stamps are too large in relation to the watering can, so I stamped them onto shrink plastic.After shrinking I coloured them with Luscious which I had mixed with a little bit of water.It gives them a lovely gleam and sparkle!


     


    I adhered the butterflies and bees onto some silver wire which I had curled around a pokey tool to give it more stability. The butterflies and bees happily flew into the flowers and I pushed the wire into the oasis.I also added some dried lavender amongst the flowers, to give a lovely aroma.


     


     I cut a circle out of some chipboard which I recycled from the backing of a  watercolour pad.I adhered the watering can into the middle of the circle, and covered the remaining chipboard in Indigoblu texture paste.


    I pushed some wired  bees and dandelions into the texture  paste. When dry I  painted the texture paste with Olive Waistcoat paint.


    I hope I have  inspired you to upcycle your treasures using the wonderful Indigoblu stamps. You can see lots more inspiring Ideas created by the fabulous Indigoblu Design Team on the blog. 


    I would like to share this with the following challenges


    Creative Artiste

    Artisitc Stamper Winged Things

    Craft Stamper Anything Goes



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    18 May 2017

    Rainbow Bridge

     

    There is a bridge connecting heaven and earth
    It is called Rainbow Bridge because of its many colours

    Just this side of the Rainbow Bridge there is a land of meadows,
    hills, valleys with lush green grass

    When a beloved pet dies, the pet goes to this special place
    There is always food and water and warm spring weather

    The old and frail are young again
    Those who are maimed are made whole again

    They play all day with each other
    There is only one thing missing

    They are not with their special person who loved them on Earth
    So each day they run and play until the day comes
    when one suddenly stops playing and looks up !

    The nose twitches !
    The ears are up !
    The eyes are staring !
    And this one suddenly runs from the group !

    You have been seen, and when you and your special friend meet,
    you take him or her into your arms and embrace
    your face is kissed again and again,
    and you look once more into the eyes of your trusting pet

    Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together, 

    never again to be separated




     


    I sprayed my Watercolour paper with water and added washes of rainbow colours, letting them bleed into one another to make lovely mixtures. 


    The dog from the Clumber Park Stamp set was going to be waiting on the bridge, so I stamped him with black ink and fussy cut him


     


    Vellum is a transparent, delicate paper which is perfect for Angel wings.I  stamped  the butterfly from the Victorian garden set onto it, and cut out two wings from the butterfly.I coated the wings with clear glitter. 


     I adhered the wings to the back of the doggie and used 3D sticky pads to adhere him to the picture


    The Mindfullness Stamp set has a perfect "Angels are watching over you" sentiment included which I stamped under the dog. 


    Please visit the Indigoblu blog to see what my talented team mates have made.


    Thank you for visiting, I would like to enter this into the following challenges.


    Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes Twist Red

    Rubberneckers Challenge Friendship

    Deep Ocean Challenge Furry Feathered friends

    Cards In Envy Anything Goes






    5 May 2017

    Walk Gently



     


    I love the new Victorian Garden Stamp set by Indigoblu. It has gorgeous flowers, beautiful butterflies, two sentiments, and a bumble bee! It has quickly become a favourite of mine !

    I enjoyed making this twiggy frame to display these gorgeous stamps. All the details of how I created this are on the Indigoblu blog


    Thank you so much for visiting me today.

    I would like to enter this into the following challenges



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