28 May 2011

How does your garden grow?!

I get really excited when 1pm rolls round on a Monday so I can see what challenge Linda, from Studio L3, has set us this week. I confess to not being as excited by last weeks but this weeks - which is to follow Tim's September 2008 technique looked like fun! It was really simple and this was my take on it.I cut a tag with my trusty Vagabond from cream cardstock (I don't have any watercolour paper -
 what an oversight!) I bought PaperArtsy's Hot Pick 1005 from Linda and Karen at LB Crafts this week as I knew as soon as I saw the challenge that I needed this stamp set! I used Lettuce, Sunshine Yellow, Sunset Orange, Red Pepper 
and Purple Twilight Adirondack Pigment Inks with the flower and grass stamps just as Tim suggested. Then I used purple and red on the 'secret garden' stamp which I didn't mist as I wanted it to be quite clear. I overstamped (in Old Paper Distress Ink) with the curly swirly stamp. I distressed the edges with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink and added an orange ribbon. So easy and really effective - will be doing this one more often! 
Just a quick tip: over on Stacy's blog is an amazing Tim giveaway! Check it out!
Gabrielle x
Does anyone know why Blogger has suddenly made my posts all central? All very odd.

6 comments:

Kaz said...

These colours and stamps so suit this theme and you have used them beautifully.....I love this tag its gorgeous xx

Emma said...

Beautiful colours and a stunning tag...lovely work!
Emma xx

Linda Ledbetter said...

Ooh la la, this is stunning, Gabrielle! You did an awesome job with the watercolor stamping-- those images are PERFECT, and really look great with the colors you chose.

Blogger seems to be doing all kinds of weird things, lately. I hope they get their issues worked out soon. I haven't been able to leave comments intermittently for the past week, and it's so frustrating!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely tag, the technique looks fabulous with this stamp. Blogger is driving me mad it is doing so many stupid things LOL. Take care, Tracy x

Stacy H-W said...

Gabrielle, this tag is yummy! I love how you did this technique. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the sweet comments. I loved reading them. Stacy H-W

BrianK said...

Great tag Gabrielle, Simply beautiful! The flourishes play nice with the flowers and the colors are so alive. Really well done.