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Saturday, 26 February 2011

How Does Your Garden Grow

The challenge this week over at Stampotique is faux barnwood which is a technique demonstrated by the Technique Junkies. I've tried this before but never had much luck, but this time I used my Eco Green acrylic paints and I'm very happy with the results. These paints are really creamy and a little goes a very long way and a lot makes a right old mess! The base colour is blue patina, and the top is butternut.
I've then stamped the garden flowers background stamp directly over the top. I've stamped and cut out the medium bee and the flower girl, and coloured her with DI's. I've also covered her hair/petals with glossy accents. I've had to bring this into the sitting room to dry, 'cos last week I left an ATC in the conservatory and it was so cold that it cracked.
The rub-on's are Basic Grey - I LOVE Basic Grey, but rub on, (in my best Michael Caine voice) You're Having A Larf ! They did not want to rub off at all!!
I really like this stamp, it's pretty without being sickly cute.
I enjoyed this challenge, it's always nice when a plan comes together :o)
Thanks very much for looking x

17 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous cards, makes me feel as if spring is around the corner. Love the bee at the edge of the card, such a nice detail. Thank you for joining the Stampotique designer's challenge

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  2. Its a terrific card Sue, love your design and colours. Annette x

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  3. Too cute, luv how your background turned out.

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  4. you sure nailed the challenge with this great card! Love it!

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  5. What a cute card, Sue! Your background is great. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

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  6. What a fab image Sue and the background is just great. xx

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  7. Gorgeous card. Love your choice of stamps too :)
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

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  8. The background has worked really well and I love the card.

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  9. that's adorable. thanks for taking part in the stampotique challenge

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  10. What a fab card Sue! I love how your crackle turned out. I'm a big fan of eco green paints too.
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique x

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  11. Your background turned out fabulous! Very cute card, thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

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  12. What a fun card! Thanks for playing with us at SDC!

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  13. Sue, the crackle turned out beautifully! Love the joy in your project - makes me smile! Wonderful work! Thank you for joining us for the Stampotique Designer's Challenge this week!
    Cheers,
    Val :)

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  14. so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

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  15. You rocked this technique! Great card! Thank you for joining SDC!

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  16. GORGEOUS art Sue, thanks for playing along with teh Stampotique Challenge x

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  17. Oooh this is great - your crackles worked really well. I don't mind admitting I had to have several attempts at mine! Thanks for joining the challenge.

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Thank you so much for your comments x