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Friday, 4 October 2013

Simple Joy - In the Garden

Hi all ! Yippee, we are having a week on the theme "In the Garden" at Tando hehe !  I say Yippee, because I LOVE the nature, the stamps on this theme and bucolic scenery, and all things related to the garden.
To illustrate the theme, I made a scrapbook layout including a garden setting, starting from a simple paper from a French collection of patterned papers that had only some dictionary text printed on it and from a lovely photo taken in the garden of my parents-in-law.

I built my scenery at the bottom of the page using a lot of stamps from various brands, and painted the whole setting when I was happy with itI also introduced a selection of lovely flowers from the Flowers with stems grab bag. I gessoed them a bit and then applied my Distress pads inks, or my watercolour markers like for the pink and red colours at the top of two flowers. I love the result, it looks like my scenery is part of my initial patterned paper, isn't it ?...  You can play yourself  in this way, combining basic papers and stamped scenes over it in a way that all elements mix together beautifully. And in that case, Tando's mini chipboards are a great addition !!!    

I also added two mini clouds to balance my page. Like my flowers they were slightly gessoed before being covered of blue ink of several shades, putting the darkest colour on the outer edges.They come from the grab bag of clouds.

Did you see the bird on the left side ? I'm mad about this bird !!!!! It comes from an Andy Skinner's acrylic plate of stamps (Simply Angelic) I really love.

Here are my Tando's supplies: 
Flowers with stems grab bag

Grab Bag of Clouds

Enjoy this Friday, hope you will have a good creative week-end too ! Hugs !! Coco


Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Stunning work Coco!

Gio said...

This is very lovely, Coco. It smells of Spring, I already miss it!

Sandra said...

This artwork is shinny and poetic. It brings smiles :)

Kaz said...

Beautiful LO Coco xx

roc said...

This is wonderful! Love all the textural elements.