In The Garden

Good Sunday morning.  My project today was made using the Taylored Expression In The Garden silhouette die and was paired with the Memory Box Butterfly DelightsPuffy Clouds  and Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle Stackables to create a fun and colorful scene.  Texture was added to the grass and tree top using a stamp from the Art Impressions Watercolor Foliage.

KC Taylored Excpressions In the Garden 1 right

I cut the whole scene out using watercolor paper.  I lightly misted with water using a mini mister so the paper would accept the color more easily.  The large sections of the scene were painted using a water brush and distress reinkers.  I add a drop of reinker into the lid of the ink pads and mix the ink with water from my water brush and paint on to the paper. I used Peeled Paint for the tree and ground area and Gathered Twigs for the trunk of the tree.  The fence was painted using Pumice Stone reinker.  I cut a second tree top, painted and then stamped with a foliage stamp to add texture.  I popped the tree top up on the base using mounting tape.  I cut a second girl image, colored her with markers and attached her to the base using rolled glue dots. The flowers and bicycle were colored using Distress markers. The ground area was stamped with the foliage image to match the tree top.

KC Taylored Excpressions In the Garden 1 center 

I applied strips of mounting tape to  the back of the  tree top and girl portion of the scene and then applied ATG adhesive to the back of the lower grass section and attached the scene to the card base. I wanted the tree and girl to stand away from the card base but wanted the grassy area flat so I could attached the scalloped red base over top with mounting tape. I cut the scalloped red layer using one side of the largest rectangle die and attached it over the grass area with mounting tape. The clouds were attached to the card base with mounting tape.  The tiny red butterflies were attached with glossy accents for the finishing touch to the scene.

KC Taylored Excpressions In the Garden 1 left

I like how the red is repeated on the girls dress, flowers, bicycle, butterflies and scalloped layers.  I originally was going to use all different colors for the flowers, bike and dress to make the scene look more springy  but thought red coordinated far better and made all of those images pop better against the blue background.

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great Sunday. I will be fitting playing with some of my new Art Impressions stamp sets in between loads of wash today.  I wish I could wiggle my nose like Samantha and have all that laundry done.  Are any of you old enough to remember who Samantha is?  LOL!

Card size:  5.50โ€ x 4.25โ€

5 thoughts on “In The Garden”

  1. So pretty, I love the red bike, and your tree looks awesome
    I remember Samantha, I live in Massachusetts and they play her reruns every dayon ME TV
    Thanks for takin time to share

  2. Good Evening,Kittie, what a heart warming scene. You know what amazes me with all your detail, how neat and so expressive the whole creation is. I have a hard time keeping glue off where I don;t want it. A keeper, so pretty, thank you so much for your inspiration and great detail. …….hugs

  3. Good morning Kittie,
    I found your blog by accident and oh what a very happy accident it is as your projects and works of art are so bonnie and you can see the shadows that the tree, her bike and her make in the happy beautiful day in card land. I love your bonnie card and reminds me of so much of my childhood spent around the burns and swinging through the trees on a rope swing as we lived out in the middle of nowhere. Sorry i forgot, a burn is like your stream, brook maybe, it’s only the Scots that i think would call it a burn, sorry. I live in the central belt of Scotland in the country’s Wee County or correct region is Clackmannanshire which is 6 miles from Stirling(Battle of Bannockburn, or Robert the Bruce). I still live in the countryside and look out on to the Ochil Hills each day from my house which are so beautiful and forever changing. I just thought that you might like to imagine where your different commenters are from, i hope that’s ok. Thank you for giving us such an inspiring piece of art and for bringing back some happy memories for me and yes i remember Samantha and Tabitha who was my first dolly’s name, lol. Have a good day flower
    with crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil Village, Scotland)


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