At the Garden Gate

This little front fence is a new digital stamp from Echidna Studios. It’s a set of five images that you can arrange yourself. Each image is opaque (or stackable) which means when you arrange them before printing you can put the plants in front of the fence and in front of each other. The five stamps are the fence, the triple topiary, the flowers in the grass, the flowers in the pot and another pot not featured on this card.

I had great fun arranging these images to create this little scene. After finalising the scene I printed it on hot pressed watercolour paper and coloured the images with Derwent inktense pencils. I use inktense pencils it two ways; sometimes I colour directly on the paper then blend with a wet paintbrush, other times I pick up ink from the sharpened tip of the pencil with a paintbrush and then paint.

After colouring the pots and the plants I had to decide how to colour the fence and gate because it wasn’t going to stand out if I left it white. The problem was that I wanted a white picket fence. I ended up colouring the fence and gate with an embossing pen then embossed with Ranger weathered white embossing powder which is textured and creamy coloured. It’s subtle but it does make the fence stand out a little. I coloured the hinges with a gold gel pen.

To add some sky I blended speckled egg distress ink here and there, then splattered some over the scene. The sentiment is from Penny Black’s ‘only you’ set and all the links can be found below.

Thank you to all of you who have left such kind messages about my daughter’s digital design etsy store. Thank you to those who have popped over to purchase some of her digital stamps. We would both love to see what you have done with the images. You can attach an image when you comment in the store or even use the contact button to send her a message.

(Compensated affiliate links from Foiled Fox, Scrap n Stamp)


4 Comments on “At the Garden Gate”

  1. Tish Rowe says:

    Your description of arranging the pots and gate is wonderful. I had no idea how digital could be so versatile.
    The embossing of gate is great touch and clever idea.
    You did a fabulous job with the digital stamps and the penny black sentiment.
    A clever and unique card, for sure.

  2. nancystiz says:

    Love this image and the arrangement of the elements. The texture on the fence is fantastic! I never knew that color embossing powder even existed. That image is so cheerful!

  3. Pat says:

    Such beautifiul little pots and picket fence and the arrangement you have made is perfect Heather, such a delightfully pretty scene, and using the embossing powder on the picket fence is such a great idea. x

  4. […] I’ve made with the Echidna Studios ‘garden fence’ set of digital stamps. On the first card the images were smaller to fit on an A2 card and the arrangement was a little different. These […]

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