Mar 10, 2013

"In Nana's Garden"

"Swirls"
Is the theme this fortnight at  FSC

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This time I wanted to create a secret garden...
where you are looking from the outside in.
I remember when I was young (yes, I was young once!)
and would love the feeling of secretly hiding away
in amongst nana's flowers...unseen by anyone.
Her garden seemed so huge and there were many spots to hide in.
So, with this in mind, my focal image is set back amongst
the ivy and behind the flowers.


I have used Graphic 45 papers from Ladies Diary 
to create the corners with some extra cut out for added florals.
The girl is masked and the ivy is stamped around her.

The background is created with DI, dry embossed,
and coloured up so that the swirls stand out.
 I added some orange as an afterthought to contrast with the pink and burgundy.

For more swirling and movement I decided to added a feather.
(I had a left over duck feather...lol)
My nana had chooks, so the duck feather kind of fits lol...

The stamps used are from Crafty Individuals
 and Penny Black.


Leo at Flonzcraft is offering a very generous $20 voucher
to spend in his store for the winner,
and runners up and spotlights are up for grabs to!
The Fashionettes have some gorgeous inspiration for you so please pop on over to
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Enjoy!

I am entering this in the following challenges...

33 comments:

Netty said...

Loving the secret garden you have created Dot.

Annette.
http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Dot! Great project featuring one of my favorite CI images. Love the feather addition! Hope all is well. Hugs, Yvonne

Rosie said...

Wow, this is so very beautiful, love it.

Thank you so much for your comment at my blog. You are asking for the droplets stamp it is from "Design by Ryn" you can buy it here:
www.designsbyryn.com

Have a lovely Sunday

Brenda Brown said...

This is ultra, ultra girly and beautiful Dot. Love how you used the vintage stamp with the papers. Gorgeous.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Sue C said...

Gorgeous card Dot ! Love how you've framed the little girl and the colours you've used are beautiful. Sue C x

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week. xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a lovely card in great colors. Wonderful flowers around.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous love this creation with the beautiful colours & combination of images. Happy Sunday, Shirleyx

Ephemera said...

Hi Dot, what a wonderful story behind your card, exquisite stamping and I adore the beautiful flowers framing your little girl. Have a lovely day. xx

Terry said...

Dot, I so love the rusty and pink colors! What a gorgeous color combination! The little darling is adorable in her secret hiding spot! Beautiful card! Have a fabulous Sunday! Hugs!

Julia S-W said...

So very pretty. I love the depth you've created with your layers.
Juliax

Teresa said...

Love your glittery effect on the card! Thanks for sharing over at Cuttin and Stampin.

Teresa R.
DT~Cuttin and Stampin

Claire said...

hi Dot, what a gorgeous card, I love the secret garden idea and you've captured that beautifully. Hope you're having a good weekend
Claire xx

Fliss said...

Totally amazing Dot! The amount of depth is fabulous and the little cutie really does look like she's in a garden.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous Secret Garden, it looks magical.
Yvonne x

Buttons said...

Clever Dot. Love how you've layered/masked this and used the papers to create a real feeling of depth. Great DT piece. Hugs, Jenny x

Claire said...

Hi Dot, back again for another look at your gorgeous card. Thanks so much for joining us at NMWC this month
Claire xx

Ellie Knol said...

Gorgeous, he colors are all so spring-y!

Mrs.B said...

Love the Secret Garden you've created Dot, it really has great depth with all the masking and stamping. SA fabulous piece.
Avril xx

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Dot, your secret garden is absolutely magical! I love the little girl and the leaf-framed gate. And the flowers are beautiful! Have a lovely week, Joanna xx

Penny said...

Such a beautiful card--love the stamping you have done in your design! Love the pretty colors you used, as well as the lovely embellies. Thank you for sharing this with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again soon! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Roxann said...

I love your card! It has a wonderful vintage vibe to it and is very well designed. Thanks for sharing at TTCRD.

Laurart said...

Gorgeous as always! Your creations always send me straight over to FSC to have a go! This is so beautiful! I love all the details. It is so richly vintage and gorgeous..I could go on and on...Much love from Laura xxxxxxx

Helene E said...

Thank you so much for entering your lovely creation in our spring challenge at Allsorts! We hope to see you again soon.

Kjersti said...

What a beautiful card - looks great with all the flowers! Thanks for joining in Addicted to Stamps spring Challenge!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Teresa said...

A beautiful creation, with lots of gorgeous flowers, thank you for joining us at Addicted to Stamps Challenge.
Teresa x

Nicie Ibarra said...

Just beautiful!!!!!!!!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful! Congrats on your win - saw it on FB.

Sherri Thacker said...

She is just adorable! Thanks for participating in the Cuttin & Stampin Challenge.

butterfly said...

An absolutely enchanting make... love the colours, pretty but also slightly mysterious, and the little girl is so beautifully framed - wonderful!
Alison x

MichelleZ said...

Wow! I love your card!

Paper Profusion said...

This is beautifully intriguing Dot! Stunning creation of depth and the feather is a fabulous addition. Beautiful colour blending too. Nicola x

Paper Sewn Visions said...

Absolutely a stunning card. Thank you for sharing and joining us ta NMWC. Hugs, Velma