It’s been a while….

…but finally the weather is a bit better and I’ve been making the most of getting out on the bike.  Some sportives entered and times improved on – lovely scenery and great company.

I’ve still been crafting in the background but not just had time to blog.  Also been really bad at taking photos of some of the commissions I’ve done!  Not good and I must do better.

But I thought I’d let you see this one which my mum asked me to do.  Mum and Dad are very active in the horticulture scene in Edinburgh and throughout Scotland.  They are members of the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society and have a busy week ahead of them, helping steward Gardening Scotland at the Royal Highland Showground between now and Sunday.  I’ve got my tickets and looking forward to a bit of floral shopping on Sunday – fingers crossed the weather holds.

Anyway, the Beechgrove Garden also take part in Gardening Scotland, with some of the TV programmes being dedicated to the event, and they’re on hand to give advice and demonstrations throughout the 3 day event.  This year is their 35th anniversary and as avid fans of the show Mum asked me to do a card to celebrate the event.  It was the perfect excuse to get out one of my favourite Claritystamp sets, the remountable garden set  It’s a fantastic set that offers so many possibilities and variations and I’ve managed to use it a lot over the past few months.  Image

The central image also used Claritystamps cherry blossom and the wrought iron chair.  I had a go at stacking the pots – a technique shared by the amazingly talented Sally-Anne Haynes  and I can assure you, it’s not as easy as it looks!  

The larger image, I used the letterbox kit for the wording and the lovely bunnies and bees to extend the garden theme into the frame.  The central picture was mounted using foam pads to make it stand out a little.  A quick run round the border with the chisel end of a green Promarker (a Barbara technique) to frame the whole thing and I was done.

I was so pleased with the end result, and the use of masks gives such a brilliant depth to the card.

Hope you like it 🙂

 

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