19 May 2013

How does your garden grow - part 2!

Edit: this was made and written before mum's accident! This is the last scheduled post she has so she's really sorry that her log will be so quiet for a while. She hopes to be mended and back to crafting and work soon! (Typed by Freya)

The theme at Country View Crafts Challenges is 'How does your garden grow'. For my second piece,I took the idea I had from my first project and decided to make a complimentary plaque so I could display them together. This is a little hanging using the fabulous PaperArtsy stamps designed by my incredibly talented friend Lin Brown. The little MDF plaque was covered in Snowflake and then Beach Hut PaperArtsy paints as I did before but added a layer of Grunge Paste through a stencil to change the background a little. Grunge Paste is fabulous stuff – really worth buying a pot and experimenting! I added a little Broken China and then Gathered Twigs Distress Inks on the edges of the plaque finished the background off!
I stamped the leaves with Hyde Park paint on to grungepaper and cut them out. The two layered flowers were made by painting grungepaper with a little Butternut paint first before stamping the flowers with more white and blue paint. Once I had cut them out I added a little Broken China Distress Ink on the very edge of the petals. I stamped the sentiment on some blue painted grungepaper but it was a little too long for my little plaque so I cut it so it says 'Secret Garden' instead of ‘Secrets of the garden’. I distressed the edges of the words and then added a little more Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to the edges to emphasis the shape.
I hope you will join in with us this this month – as always there are some great prizes (including a mini DT spot!) up for grabs!
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10 comments:

Lin said...

It's beautiful Gabrielle..the colours are lovely..and you are right grunge paste is fantastic stuff and so are Lin's stamps!!

Helen said...

Loving the stencilled grunge paste. Rest up and get mended soon, we'll miss your crafting till then! xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

This is gorgeous Gabrielle - the colours are fabulous.

Hope you start mending soon x

Julie Ann Lee said...

Gorgeous! Magical use of Grunge Paste, which is just the tops! Best Wishes for a speedy recovery from the accident! xxx Julie Ann

Chris Warner said...

Beautiful Gabrielle, beautiful. Hope you're mending well. Chris xxx

Carol Q said...

gorgeous. the chicken wire makes a great background

butterfly said...

Love the chicken wire texture and fab flower!
Alison x

Brenda Brown said...

Another gorgeous flower piece Gabrielle, lovely colours and stamps. I hope you are not too uncomfortable and that you mend soon.
hugs {brenda} x0x

isisimaginings.com said...

It's beautiful. Gorgeous colours & the chicken wire texture is fab. Keep your chin up, it's early days still, but you'll get there. Lots of love.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

It's beautiful, great texture.