19 Sept 2013

G is for ..........................


Hi everyone and welcome to my new followers and thank you for joining me on my crafty journey.

It's time again for the Alpha Challenge at The Craft Barn and this time it is the letter G lots of choice with this letter so after reading through all the words only two really jumped out to me Garden and.............well you will have to wait for my other choice as it is still under construction.......
I used Distress Ink,  Distress Markers and stamps from Creative Expressions - Wild Flowers.

I coloured the background with distress ink mustard seed and shabby shutters, stamped around the edges with the little effect stamps within the set in vintage photo and wild honey stamping some second stamp

the stamps were coloured using distress markers which I find very relaxing a little huff and they stamp like a dream and I love the effect like a watercolour image

I added stickles glitter onto the flower heads and seed heads and onto the butterfly wings

when I stamped the butterflies I coloured the stamp in a light colour stamped and then without cleaning stamp I added another colour and so one I liked the effects.........no I wasn't being lazy lol
You may be able to just see the glitter on the edges of the wings looks great in real life!

All the stamps used have come from the one set except for the word "Garden" which is a very small alpha set.
 Thanks for looking at my "Garden" page which reminds me of the wonderful summer days we enjoyed, which are already seeming a distant memory with darker nights and the rain we have been having.

'till next time


  1. I love your garden pages especially the dandelion clock.

  2. What a delightful page. We are in need of a reminder of the gorgeous summer sun we had this year too. BJ

  3. Lovely set of stamps, love the pastel butterflies.

  4. I like your Garden Maggie! Its wonderful!

  5. Stunning pages. So well set out so that it looks like a real garden

    Chrissie xx

    1. Thank you Chrissie a bit wild like mine lol

  6. I love the soft dreamy look to your pages. Like you, only one word really jumped out at me. Just got ot get into gear to get it made! hugs Mrs A.

  7. Lovely soft colours to create a perfect whimsical garden scene. We have been having a lovely mild winter with an early spring but the dismal rainy days have arrived to take the shine off - so I hope your garden brings forth a lovely summer here - no pressure.lol. I will knowwho to blame.

  8. This is so beautiful, there is a lovely delicate nature to it.

  9. Great choice of word - love the subtle colouring of all the flowers and background!

  10. Maggie...your G is for Garden journal page is so pretty. The stamped flower images and butterflies are perfect for your theme. And the sentiment...I love it! <3 Candy

  11. What a beautiful garden! Love these pages! Hugs Frea

  12. Kiwi in Timbertown. Love your pages especially the stickles on the seed heads. lovely soft colours.

  13. Lovely spread and a beautiful garden! Well done!

  14. Beautiful pages! Love all the pretty butterflies fluttering about!

  15. Really soft and pretty. Beautiful stamped work!

  16. Wonderful page... love your whimsical garden full of (wild) life. Much better than formal gardens !

  17. Fabulous pages! Love all the stamping xx

  18. Beautiful!!
    Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn

  19. Your pages are gorgeous - so beautiful! I love the colors especially on the right hand side.


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