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Monday, July 6, 2015

July Challenge#48 for Unstampabelles

OMG - JULY! This year has just flown by - BUT it is scallop season! YUMMY!

Yes, it is cold ....  but so beautiful too

These two photo's were taken by Greg Faull (a talented photographer) early yesterday morning in Hobart - the wooden seats look like gold in the beams of the rising sun.

However, this post is not about either scallops, fish or beautiful sunrises

It is about


The Unstampabelles Challenge #48 for July asks us to create a bunch of flowers, or even better for the twist, to create a garden

This is the prize on offer

I decided to make what I call a wrap around card. I could not find my original template so did it by guesswork - always dangerous! I started with creating a card with two flaps either side, cut down to create an impression of "over the fence". I used a stencil and various smudging techniques to create a woodland behind the fence

I masked off and just played until it looked OK.

Later I added a snail to the other side of the fence!

These are taken at night so the clarity and quality of the photo's are not good - sorry about that!

The cat is on the fence trying to get to the butterfly on the tree

The 'wings' wrap around and are semi-circular, so the card sits on them you can see the small slash to the right where the tag fom the left side slips in

The right tag then drapes across and is slipped into a slot in the fence - you can see the fence and the back of the tree here

The flowers were added to the fence to create the impression of a riot of spring colour! 

I hope this gives you an idea of how the garden was created, and the 3D idea as well. It was a little smaller than I intended but I went with what I had!

Now, off you go and see what else the rest of the DT has created and how they made their flowers/gardens.

The, thinking caps on and off the the craft desk for a bit of creative time before entering what you have made in the Challenge 

I will enter this in the following:
Craft Your Passion: anything goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts June challenge - furry friends (mine is cat creating havoc) 
Get Creative: must contain flowers
Artistic Inspirations: anything Goes


Wynn Walton said...

A really clever design Susan.....might have to 'pinch' it to share with my crafters please. Hugs Wynn x

Anonymous said...

You are so creative. Great card.
And the pic of fish - looks yum!

Christina Hor said...

Oh this is outright gorgeous and very creative design Susan! Your "garden" is full of love here and the photo turned out very lovely. I too love to create different base card designs from scratch and craft at night. Thank you so much for sharing this gorgeous garden card with us over at Craft Your Passion and best of luck. Hope you'll join us again next week. Happy crafting.

Christina, GDT for Craft Your Passion

Camille Short said...

I love y our card - especially the birch background! Glad you could join us at Get Creative Challenges!

Camille - DT

Anonymous said...

Just love the design on this super card and how you've built up the scene.This has a real story to tell.You've packed it with such wonderful detail and dimension.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x

Lisa Mensing said...

Very pretty! Thanks for sharing at Get Creative for the Use Flowers challenge. Lisa DT