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Good Friday morning.  My project today is a framed scene made using the Essential by Ellen Plant Lady Stamp Set and Plant Lady Die Set paired with the My Favorite Things Rectangle Frames.  Boy oh boy did I have fun creating this fun fun garden scene.   Have you checked out the Essentials by Ellen August release? The new Plant Lady set is one of my favorites.

KC Essentials by Ellen Plant Lady 1 right

I started by stamping all the images multiple times on hot press watercolor paper using my MISTI and black versafine ink and then heat embossed with clear super fine embossing powder. I watercolored all the images using reinkers, water and a watercolor brush. I started by coloring and cutting out the Plant Lady along with a second garden apron to paper piece along with those garden tools.  I also cut the garden gloves out to pop over her hands and cut a second front portion of the glove to place over the stems of the beets she is holding in her hands.  Speaking of beets…I colored and cut out several beet plants along with several pots and the watering can. I colored the pots and watering can and then added dirt and rust to them to look more authentic  I like to use a dry brush dipped lightly in reinker and then use a stipple motion to apply the dirt and rust spots.  I added some ding marks in the watering can using a black artist pen. I stacked three garden pots and attached them together using glue dots. I attached plants to two of the pots using glue dots.  Make note that after I cut out all the parts and pieces using the dies I fussy cut off the white edges with my scissors.  I did use a black copic marker edge to go around the edges of all the stamp lines so everything looked clean and neat.

KC Essentials by Ellen Plant Lady flat

Now that I had all the parts cut out I sponged in a blue cloudy background for the scene.  I attached it to the card base with ATG adhesive and then attached the frame over the cloud background using thin strips of mounting tape.  The Plant Lady was the first image I added to the scene.  She was attached with pieces mounting tape. Then I moved all the little pieces around until I had the complete scene that I wanted and began attaching them all around the feet of the Plant Lady.  I loved making the little stack of pots look crooked like they would sitting out in a real garden or garden shed.  The pots, watering can and pots with plants were all attached with mounting tape.  The spare plants were tucked in behind the frame and attached with glossy accents. The loose beets were attached with piece of mounting tape and/ or rolled up glue dots.  My final step was to create the rickety sign with the “Beet the Heat” sentiment. 

KC Essentials by Ellen Plant Lady 1 left

Brandi Kincaid has created two Leading Lady sets-Crafty Lady and Plant Lady along with coordinating sentiment sets.  I can’t wait to see who she’ll come up with next?

Thanks for joining me here today and I hope you have a great weekend.

Card size”  5.50” x 4.25”