As soon as I saw the theme this month on Craft a Scene was "In the garden", I knew what I was going to do, so why has it taken me nearly four weeks to do it!? I have no idea, but with time rapidly running out on me, and knowing I couldn't face a whole afternoon and evening of Olympic hype (Short and sweet bursts are enough for me!), I sat down today and made this card.
The base card is slightly gloss with a feint printed design in a neutral shade. It is so ancient it's source could be almost anywhere.
The table and chairs stamp is from the Sheena Douglas plate - A little bit scenic; Sihouette garden. The stone arch and flower pot are from a sheet of Hobby Art clear stamps, and most of the others are from Art Impressions collections.
I stamped mainly with Memento ink so I could add touches of extra colour with my copic pens.
The foreground, wall, arch and flower tub are layered on 1mm pads, to give depth to the scene, with an extra layer to round the flower tub, though this doesn't show in my photo.
I used my Silhouette cameo machine to cut the frame from one of my label files inside a plain rectangle. The bird swirl is also a silhouette file.
A simple scene that conjures up a sense of somewhere peaceful, with only the bird song to listen to, and of course, some gentle sunshine to make you want to sit there. It did turn out vaguely how I imagined it, and that makes a change for me!
This card is for Craft a Scene July Challenge; In the Garden.