In the Garden: Through the gates

Garden Gate Heather Telford

In the garden today there are several different plants. I won’t even try to label them; I was after the effect of mass flowers in bloom rather than botanical drawings (obviously!) I used the three small silhouette stamps from the transparent Floral & Feathers set and inked them with distress stains. I spritzed the stamped images to let them bleed into the surrounding area. When the flowers were almost dry I turned the panel upside down and painted the sky with blue stain tilting the panel so the colour did not run into the flowers. Here and there I pulled some colour from the flowers into the wet sky.

The pretty die-cut gates bordering the scene are called ‘Gothic Gate’ and when run through the die cut machine they are scored on the sides so they can open if you wish. I trimmed the sides off so I could stick them either side of my scene. This is the final card in my In the Garden mini series; the others are here, here and here.


Stamps: Floral & Feathers, Sprinkles & Smiles (PB)
Creative Dies: Gothic Gate (PB
Inks:  Tumbled Glass, Dusty Concord, Seedless Preserves, Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade, Bundled Sage, Scattered Straw, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Ripe Persimmon distress stains (Ranger) Versafine Onyx Black (ImagineCrafts/Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100%  cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, Green cardstock, Gold cardstock

5 Comments on “In the Garden: Through the gates”

  1. Lindsey says:

    I am a big fan of not-overly-botanical floral stamps, as then they can be coloured any way you want. 😉 Not that one can’t do that anyway, depends on how realistic the effect… This peek through the gates is beautiful!

  2. Pat says:

    The massed flowers are beautiful Heather and I adore the gates which lead your eye into the pretty scene so perfectly. x

  3. Micheline Jourdain says:

    Beautiful!!! And beleive me or not, I have had… the same idea yesterday… hahaha… just exactly the same idea… 😉

  4. cherylquilts says:

    Oh, Heather, what a gorgeous card, and that gate just opens up to your glorious garden of flowers! Wow, it is stunning! And I love the title…it reminds me of the old hymn…one of my favorites! Hugs, sweet friend! (I still can hardly believe six months have passed already!)

  5. Rufus says:

    I don’t comment nearly often enough…but this one is exceptional! I think maybe it’s the dimension that the gates give. Always, always enjoy your cards! Thank you so much for sharing them and the inspiration they give me.

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