Wednesday, 25 July 2018

A Little Bit of Night Time Garden

In the sweltering temperatures we've been having lately I have found the best time to garden is in the late evening and into the night.  
 I am definitely more attracted to my garden at this time,  especially by the intensity of the blue plants in twilight that seem to glow, and the shapes and silhouettes of the flower beds with touches of moonlight glinting on them. 
 The tags and card topper were inspired by both my garden this week and the left over backgrounds I'm still ploughing my way through (as per my previous post here)!

I'm linking up with Julia over at WOYWW this week.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Leftovers and WOYWW

 I've been using up the leftover scraps of backgrounds from my last two projects (here and here) and decided to die cut and punch out butterflies from them to make up some cards that I need for the coming weeks. 

 The seed head in this one was pressed a couple of years ago and used in Gelli printing, that's why it's covered in black paint - I knew I'd use it one day!

This one will be attached to a card shortly but it's a little too 3D to be posted easily - why do I always forget that when I'm busy making!

I stained some ribbon and wrapped it around a wire circle for the base - I gave the art stones and butterfly bodies a teeny touch of Treasure Gold - you can just catch some of the shine in the pic below. 

This butterfly was added to an arch I had left over from my spring garden projects - the pale green crackle background just matched the wings but the other greens, the Prills and inky splats, are a little questionable!

I'm linking up with Julia over at WOYWW this week.

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Beach Collages and WOYWW

 I really don't do the beach in summer, although I do spend many hours at our local beach out of season and love it.  Somehow the three little backgrounds I had left over from last weeks collages just screamed 'seaside' at me, helped along by me finding a piece of sea pottery with a pretty wave pattern on it! 

It also gave me the perfect opportunity to use more of my old clay pipe stems - they make a perfect breakwater!  The gold foil I used on all three is not showing up very well in the photos but in one of two of these detailed shots you can see the light glinting on the gold of the coral, the sea glass and the stamped seashell.
I'm linking up with Julia over at WOYWW this week.

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Three Little Collages

I was intrigued to find a piece of old crackle glazed sea pottery with what looked like a raised flower stem on it - I knew I had use it, and these three little card toppers, made on blank ATC's are what resulted.  

I lined up the little ridge in the pottery with the stem of the die cut flower, and I used the orangey/blue colour of the old crackle glaze to influence the background inks and the crackle stamping on the the die cut stems.

I'm linking up with Julia this week, over at What's On Your Work Desk Wednesday.