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This is intended to be mainly about my crafting stories, as a personal record of what I do. However, I interpret crafting quite widely, not just paper crafting but other things too. I have a butterfly mind and like to change from one thing to another depending on what I feel like on a given day - knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, cards, baking and several others.

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Craft A Scene - Make Your Own Garden, Week 3

What better at this time of year in England than to look at the lovely flowers in our gardens, just as we are going into early summer, with the sun shining.  This month's challenge over on Craft A Scene is to Make Your Own Garden.  Remember that you must show us a completed project, with a foreground and a background to compliment it.

This is my third offering for this month as part of the Design Team.  Sadly, having moved all my stamps around, I cannot remember who made this particular series of stamps (If anyone can identify it for me, please let me know so that I can add that information to this post.).  It was stamped onto watercolour paper, and coloured in with Derwent watercolour pencils, with the addition of the Derwent Inktense pencils, especially for the red flowers in the foreground.  The butterfly was, not surprisingly, a cover up for an errant blob of red.  I have loads of sparkly butterflies to hand to cope with things like that which could ruin a nearly completed card.  The topper has been edged with a Krylon Gold Leaf pen, and then mounted on to the lavender pearlescent card.

If you are not sure about entering, just have a quick look at the Rules for Craft A Scene, and then join in   I look forward to seeing all your wonderful entries very soon.


Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous Maggie, love the scene and the flowers. I hope the weather has been kind to you this weekend.
Linda xxx

rachel said...

this is so beautiful - I love it to bits! Wonderful make Maggie xx

Marianne said...

You have made a pretty card Maggie

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah what a really lovely garden scne the Maggie well done, excelling at those Derwents :D really love this one! Shaz in Oz.x