Saturday, 13 August 2011

French Foliage Secret Garden

I've got my fingers crossed that this post gets published on my original blog, but here goes.....

Over at Make My Monday Challenge it's still "things with wings", and this week that means 'birds or bugs'.

As I've just received my new SU French Foliage set, I decided to use it for this challenge.

Here's the card and then I'll tell you how it was made.

I started with a white 6" square card from my stash and sponged the center with Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery. Onto the lower sponged green area, I stamped the grassy image from Just Believe in Sahara Sand, and 2 fern images (from a stamp set I cannot recall the name of), in Always Artichoke, CCelery, and Adirondack Pesto.

I then stamped the text in BBlue over the upper sponged blue area, and randomly stamped the splats
stamp in SSand over the entire background.

Next, I stamped the leaves in a random square in CCelery, Handsome Hunter, and Adirondack Pesto, Rust, and Butterscotch, and cut out the inner section to create a foliage frame. This was then mounted on some Garden Green card and stuck onto the background with 3D pads to give some dimension and the impression that you are looking through a hedge into a secret garden.

Using SSand I stamped the Summer Dovecote and 4 birds from Flower Soft stamp set onto some Very Vanilla card, and soften the lines with an aqua painter before cutting them out. The pair of doves and the single dove were stuck onto the Dovecote itself, and the 2 doves in flight were placed in the sky on 3D pads to give them more dimension.

I hope that the photo shows what I am trying to describe!?

Anyway, my eyes are struggling now as I've been staring at my laptop for far too long and they are feeling really sore.

Hopefully I will be back soon with another post.

Thanks for sticking with me.


  1. This has taken my breath away Bev. How absolutely beautiful - it looks like an illustration of some kind of amazing magical land or something! Vx

  2. Wow! the impression of looking through a hedge works very well. Your card is amazing. thanks for again sharing with us at Make My Monday. Caz

  3. This is stunning, thanks for joining in again over on Make My Monday.


  4. Hey - it's good to see you up and running again!!
    Thanks for taking part in this week's Make My Monday - only I know the pain and suffering it took to get here! See you Tuesday - Jacqueline xx

  5. Fabulous card... love it. thank you for joining the make My monday challenge,
    Suzi B

  6. Wow Bev! This is so beautiful. The leaf frame is gorgeous and the doves and dovecote stunning.
    Thanks for joining in with Make My Monday birds or bugs challenge and wishing you good luck.
    Fliss x

  7. Wow Bev this is stunning love all of it :) Sandra H


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