Monday, 12 September 2016

Clarity Challenge - In the garden

First I stenciled the wall in the background.  I masked off the bottom area and brushed over lightly with espresso then used espresso again through the stencil. 
I then stamped the wrought iron bench and coloured in parts of it with a fineliner.
Using a variety of stamps I stamped the greenery along the bottom of the wall and the wrought iron tree.
For the lawn I brushed over with lettuce ink and used the end of a small stamp to create texture with 2nd and 3rd generation pesto ink.
The flowers in the foreground were stamped with pesto and coloured in using promarkers.  I wanted them to be fairly muted so didn't bleach out the lettuce ink but coloured straight over it.  I used some glamour dust and gems on the flowers to add extra texture.  The glitter looks a bit blobby in the photo but sparkles nicely in real life!


  1. Lots of different stamps combined here to make a very pretty garden scene. The stencil also make a great wall. Good luck in the challenge x

  2. A lovely card you have made for this challenge. Good luck in the challenge and thank you for entering. Xx

  3. Very nice garden card good luck in the clarity challenge x

  4. A brilliant idea to use the iron work bench against the stencilled wall - I wouldn't mind one of those seats in my garden! Best wishes in the Clarity Challenge. ;~}

  5. A lovely use of stamps and stencils to create a peaceful spot in the garden Sue. Thanks for joining the challenge this month. Good luck! x

  6. What a lovely garden scene. Looks very peaceful. Good Luck in the challenge. xx