Tuesday, March 17, 2015

In my secret garden.

I must admit 6 years between posts is a bit extreme and many life events have evolved during this period but my creative side has always been a constant and I am looking forward to sharing projects and events in this forum again.

My first share is a hanging I completed using the amazing http://7dotsstudio.com/, Nature Walk collection. I have layered and embellished a miniature garden with lots of textures and colour shades to complement the beautiful palette of the Nature Walk collection.

There are many layers but as you can see it is not too bulky.


The reverse of a project is always as important to me. This is just lightly decorated with the lace and the knots from the handle come through to the back. This leaves lots of room to write a story or messages.

The lace and leaves have been cut and layered to suit the space. The chipboard has been painted with Frayed Burlap distress paint and rubbed over with white paint and then rock candy.

Layers of lace, pearls, metal charms and chipboard frame. I cut the body of the metal butterfly away from the wings then inserted the bark butterfly under the body so the wings form a shadow.

Amongst the layers of lace, the larger flowers and stems have been shaped in 3D. Various flowers and lace stamins have been added to each large flower along with Diamond Dust and Rock candy to give varying shimmers. Additional flowers/leaves and the word stickers have been inked, distressed then inserted into the scene. Bead trimming finishes the lower edge.

Materials Used
7 Dots Nature Walk - Musical Blooms
7 Dots word stickers - from Cold Country and Nature Walk
Dusty Attic chipboard - Frame
Blue Fern chipboard - Iris
Laces, ribbons, string and muslin from http://www.bellapaperie.net.au/
Metal charms
Natural Bark shapes, Prima - Butterflies
Prima Bling
Diamond Dust, Distress Rock Candy
Distress Paint and Ink - Frayed Burlap, Distress Ink Pumice Stone
White Ink

I hope you all enjoyed the project! K x