30 Mar 2013

Secrets of the garden

On day three of the Paper Artsy challenge Suzz took us on a trip to Bluebell Wood and this was my inspiration for Secrets of the Garden.

I haven't got the stamps the Suzz used for the door so I
 made my own with the movers and shapers cabinet die. I used Stone, taupe and mud splat fresco for the stone wall using a crafters workshop stencil. Then I cut two bistro labels by memory box to use for the hinges of my door, punched holes and used press studs for the handles.
I stamped the branches in black archival from HP1008 and the flowers from HP1009, painted them with mermaid,guacamole and limelight. Tried to position them so that the doors could still open using silicone glue to pop them out a bit.
Stamped Secrets of the Garden from ELB01 and stuck it to the bottom...not very straight as you can see!!

 For the inside I painted the background in mermaid, guacamole and limelight with a tiny bit of french roast. I stamped the girl from Wings 3 onto crackly tissue paper painted on the back and tore it out. Stamped the text down  the side and the phrase from ESN03, and used a tiny script stamp randomly all over. I then added tiny bits of snowflake with my finger just to lighten it a bit.
 I smudged black portfolio around the inside of the door and around the image.

I  enjoyed doing this piece it was quite a challenge....thanks for stopping by....


  1. I love how you created your doors, just perfect!! This is a great take on Suzz's project.

  2. This is terrific! I think it is such a wonderful version of Suzz' project!

    Lucy x

  3. This is amazing! I love those flowers framing that awesome door. It is a beautiful piece.
    Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting. I appreciate it. Your blog is lovely. You are a very talented artist!

  4. This is really beautiful and fantastic, love it !!! Have a lovely day, Coco x


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