Sunday, July 15, 2012

Magical Garden Scene

Today I have another scenic card to share which I made for Craft a Scene. This month’s theme is Inside the Garden and you could win a prize from this month's sponsor Heartfelt Creations.

I wanted to make a magical, fairytale garden and decided to do a nighttime scene using a monochrome colour scheme.

The scene is done on glossy cardstock (8.5x5.5 inches). All the stamping was done with Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black. As always, I planned the scene on scrap paper first. I wanted to use lanterns, but didn’t have any, so instead I stamped only the top part of a lamp post stamp, right on top of the wall, in three places. The scene was coloured with dye inks using a Colorbox Stylus tool (see this tutorial for this colouring technique), using shades of blue and turquoise, in this order Aqua, Speckled Egg, Peacock Feathers, Stream, Denim, Pitch Black.

When I was finished with the colouring I wanted to include just a bit of silver, so I restamped the leafy branches in the front with Versamark and silver embossed them. Highlights were added with a white gel pen and mist by dry-brushing white pigment ink on the scene.

Thank you for looking! I hope you will play along with us!


Supplies: Stampscapes: Buck Lg. 009B, Flock 112A, Oak Branch 203G, Sedge Filler 251C, Pebbles 256A, Twisting Leaves Sm. 275D, Eerie Moon 282F; Sutter: Weeping Willow medium and small, Walkbridge; Beeswax Wishing Well, Street Light; Wildlife Enterprises Stone Wall; Adirondack dye ink: Aqua, Stream, Denim, Pitch Black; Jenni Bowlin ink: Speckled Egg; Distress Ink: Peacock Feathers; Colorbox Frost White; silver embossing powder; white gel pen.


  1. What you do with stamps is absolutely breath taking and amazing!!! It really looks like one complete stamp. You get the whole contrast and composition down so perfectly! WOW...truly an artist!!!

  2. Gorgeous - so beautiful and atmospheric. Just lovely!
    Alison x

  3. WOW! That is beyond amazing!

  4. Stunning! This is gorgeous!



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