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Creating a Garden Scene

by Janette Kausen April 11, 2018 8 Comments

Hello to you. Thank you for joining us here on the Hero Arts blog today! We are talking about creating garden scenes. Let's get to it!

Combining stamps sets is a fun way to build a scene exactly the way you envision it. I'm featuring the Trellis Fancy Die along with mushrooms from Woodland Tea Party, leaves from Color Layering Rose and a sentiment from You Are My Happy.

I created this dreamy background with watercolor brush markers on Smooth Bristol paper. Simply scribble on a few colors and then go over them with clean clear water and a brush to loosen up the color. Set aside to dry naturally for the most pigment movement.

I die cut the Trellis from the chocolate woodgrain paper included in the February 2018 My Monthly Hero kit (which is still available!). I stamped the Woodland Tea Party mushrooms and Color Layering Rose leaves in water friendly Intense Black ink on Smooth Bristol and also colored them with the watercolor brush markers.

After completely drying, I die cut both the leaves and the mushrooms with their coordinating sets. 

To assemble the card I adhered most elements relatively flat with liquid glue. First, a couple of mushrooms and leaves went down. Then, the Trellis. The items behind were not only a fun peek through element, but also provided a bit of lift for the trellis in the gate area. There is no adhesive there to allow for a bit of motion. 

After tucking in the last of the leaves (popping the top with dimensional adhesive) and mushroom, I shaped an otherwise straight sentiment into an arch to match the Trellis. "Love You More," from You Are My Happy, makes a perfect sentiment for Mother's Day. I cannot even fathom the amount of times that has been exchanged between myself and my little people. *All the feels!*

Pop back in again soon for more from the team here at Hero Arts and if you're creating with your new April My Monthly Hero kit, tag us on social media! We'd love to see what you are up to!

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8 Responses

Karen L K
Karen L K

April 13, 2018

What a great looking background! The trellis looks very nice over that background and I love those mushrooms.

Jackie Price
Jackie Price

April 13, 2018

Beautiful! Such a different feel but I love it!! Ĺove the trellis and your bold watercolour background makes a great platform for your garden scene. Ĺove those mushrooms too!

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

April 12, 2018

Wonderful dreamy garden!! I want to be there!

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

April 12, 2018

Great idea Janette, I love the this gorgeous card

Debbie
Debbie

April 11, 2018

I love the trellis die cut! Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing…

Lagene
Lagene

April 11, 2018

Gorgeous garden scene!

Helen
Helen

April 11, 2018

Janette, this is such a lovely card. The background coloring is exquisite—just the right setting for your scene. Love it! tfs

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

April 11, 2018

Wow! That’s so beautiful!!