It would not take very long to walk around our garden it is not very big. Modern houses do not get large gardens usually, now we have retired my husband really would like a larger patch to cultivate. Think he would quite like a greenhouse but unless we move not a possibility. I will just have to find him lots more jobs to do instead.
Anyway A Walk in the Garden is the theme for this month's challenge over at Claritystamps. Lots of stamps that could be used for this one but I settled on the blossom and butterfly stamps as the main ones. I had not got a butterfly with wings folded so I had to adapt the one I had. Using the large one from the butterfly tree set I covered half the little chap with masking tape, inked up then stamped. I also did the same thing onto a post it note to make a mask. Masked off the butterfly and masked off a larger portion of the stamp again then positioning carefully I stamped another wing into place. ( just remember to remove masking tape from stamp before using, good job I did a few practice ones on copy paper.) I drew the legs in with pen.
My background was made using a gelli plate. I inked all over with brayer then dabbed with scrunched up copy paper and pulled my print. I did this three times with different shades of ink. I think it gives a nice soft background to work with. I also used the script stamp from the journal set very faintly , not sure that it shows too well in the photos.
The birdcages were stamped with second generation Black Archival ink.
A little blue tit helped to complete the garden scene. We get a lot of these little birds in our garden, looking for the feeders that my husband puts out for them. He loves to watch the birds
So to the completed scene.
Items used were;-
Cherry blossom stamp
Hope you like this little scene. Still time to enter the challenge closing date is the end of the month.
Thank-you for reading. xxx