In My Garden

The SCS Sunday Featured Stamper challenge featured Julie, justwritedesigns as our inspiration artist.  Julie’s Picket Fence card was the perfect inspiration piece for me to create an old-fashioned sunflower garden with rustic garden tools and picket fence. I pulled out my Kittie Kits In My Garden set to create this project. I could have used the rack, hoe, shovel and many other images in the set but thought that would make it a little too busy.

KC In My Garden 2 I stamped the fence sections across the watercolor paper, masked and stamped the birdhouse and sunflowers.  I stamped the watering can, soil bag and wheelbarrow on scrap paper, painted and cut out.  I painted all the images on the main layer and sponged in the sky area using a hand cut scalloped cloud template and Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool. I sponged in the small grass area with a Color Box stylus and foam tip and used the little grass image from the Kittie Kits Outdoor Master to create the textured grass. I used a small dry brush wiped directly on the ink pad and then lightly brushed in the space between fence sections. *By using a dry brush wiped directly on the ink pad and brushing in small areas I can match the sponged on color in the lower grass area. Sponging matches sponging in appearance on the paper and wet painting matches wet paintingI hope that makes sense. I added the simple ribbon to the main image and layered with Prism Mystic Dark blue paper on a piece of Old Olive. I popped up the wheelbarrow and can to the scene to add dimension. I will never tire of creating outdoor scenes and my favorite is using rustic images.  This was lots of fun for me.

Stamps:  Rubbernecker Kittie Kits – In My Garden, Outdoor Master

Paper:  Fabriano Artistico Watercolor-Hot Press, Old Olive, Prism Mystic Dark

Ink:  SU More Mustard, Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue Adirondack Lemonade, Butterscotch, Sunshine Yellow, Lettuce, Pitch Black, Vintage Photo, Brilliance Black Graphite

Accessories:  May Arts Ribbon (coming soon to Rubbernecker) Brushes, Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool, Color Box Stylus, Glue Dots, Craft Knife, Dimensionals,

13 thoughts on “In My Garden”

  1. Beautiful card! Any chance you would do a tutorial on using the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool? Mine never looks like this and could use some pointers. PLEEEAAAASSSSEEEEE!!!!!

  2. Kittie, this is as gorgeous and creative as always! Looks like summertime in Nebraska 🙂 Will it ever get here?!

  3. This is sooo cute!! I love the layout of your images! (and of course your beautiful coloring)
    My outdoor master came yesterday–so as soon as I get the house cleaned up–I hope to play!

  4. Now this is a view I wish I had out my window. Love this style and color and everything about it. Thanks for sharing the tips and the details. Hurry up sunshine!!
    Hugs and blessings – Jean


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