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Friday, 29 January 2016

Spring Garden (posted by Claire)

Good morning, Claire here with a Spring themed card using the beautiful new release stamp 'Walled Garden' and one of my old favourite sets  called Glorious Spring.The winter seems to have been very grey and wet so I thought it was time for a reminder that Spring isn't too far away (hopefully)

I began by stamping and masking the primroses from Glorious Spring on watercolour card. Next I stamped the Walled Garden and then the two rabbit stamps, I didn't bother to mask the Walled Garden stamp. Next I inked the sky using Tumbled Glass and Broken China distress inks applied with an ink blending tool. To create the clouds, I used a very wet paintbrush to create some cloud shapes in the sky. I left the water for a minute and then blotted with kitchen roll. I coloured the images with distress inks and inked around the edges with brown ink. The sky looked a little blank so I stamped the sentiment (again from Glorious Spring) in the cloudy sky.

I matted the image on kraft card and added a bow, paper flower and a filigree corner from my stash.

Thanks for visiting today
Claire xx


  1. Your spring garden looks wonderful Claire, I would be glad to visit you one day in it!!!

    Have fun!!

  2. Beautiful card Claire. Great colouring and I love the bunnies peeking through the primroses.

  3. A wonderful scene you have created Claire and the Glorious Spring stamps add another dimension to the Walled Garden, also love the pretty colours which make us look forward to Spring actually arriving, not for a while yet though I think. x

  4. Hi Claire, your garden just draws me in to it, what a beautiful scene and your colours are fabulous and so Spring like, Kate x

  5. What a lovely garden, makes me hope that Spring will arrive sometime ;)

  6. Oh I do hope you're right about Spring being around the corner. This has seemed such a long dreary Winter but there are signs in the garden that it won't be here for too much longer. Your beautiful garden is the perfect reminder!

    Lesley Xx


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