Tuesday, 9 April 2013

What garden seat do you prefer?

This is my Restful garden bench - restful because I've put the wheelbarrow and wateringcan down to have a rest!    I have used craft card and enbossed the background, added a lovely sq label shape to the centre and stamped (Artemio - Hedgerow) in shades of green.  3-4 Vellum butterflies were also die-cut and added along with apikcet fence, a garden bench and tools.  The wheelbarrow and Watering can have been sponged with a Versamagic - Niagara Mist to dullen the lime green card. Stickles have glistened on the branches of the FOLIAGE stamp (Hobby Art) and Liquid pearl dots to the wing tips of the butterflies (from the Topiary die set by Maranne). 

 See some of the detail in the pic below....

The next seat ...

This seat is a much more elegant style - maybe for a quiet corner in the sun....
I have made a box card from 2 x A5 of white card.  This concertinas at the sides to fold flat into an envelope easily.   An acetate window allows you to glue the seat to it and add a Silver Peel-off message too.  Behind the acetate, inside the card i have embossed "birds" and sponged with a soft blue inkpad.  I have also added a border of Tulips ( die by Crafts-too) that have been sponged with lovely pastel colours of Versamagic for a soft summer look.   The Topiary have been die-cut and embossed in green card and Liquid Pearl have created the "BUDS" in pale pink and white.


  1. Great job .Thanks for sharing such an amazing blog.Keep up writing.

    Green Onyx

    1. Thank you - I am glad you enjoy looking. My work is usually on display in my shop - JAPONICA in Exmouth Devon UK. I have been retialing inthe craft industry , teaching and demonstrating for over 20 years. My next workshop is on Friday and we shall be making 3 cards suitable for men! So lookout for those as I shall post them on my blog soon!