Thursday, 12 February 2015

My Secret Garden

Morning Crafters!
Today I thought I'd share something a little bit different. This is my version of mixed media. I didn't have any laser cut wooden embellishments so made my own version by getting out my Crafter's Companion dies and cutting a couple of layers from Centura Pearl card and sticking them together. With the dies I had I made this little Secret Garden scene.

To make it I first cut a piece of chipboard as my base then die cut all my shapes. The dies are used are as follows:
Die'sire Wrought Iron
Die'sire Icicles
Die'sire Ivy
Die'sire Bebunni Butterfly
Sheena Douglass Wild Rose
Trimcraft Lock and Key
Embossalicious Clouds

I used Mod Podge to glue all my pieces to the chipboard. This included an embossed cloud background, silk flowers, seed beads, lace and all my chipboard pieces. The little bricks were made using the negative pieces from the Wrought Iron die.

I then covered the whole thing with gesso.
I then used my Luminart Micas and spritzers to add the colour before adding a wee bit of definition with Black Soot Distress Ink, glitter in the centres of the flowers and Glossy Accents on the lock and key. 

Anyway, hope you like it. It is amazing what you can create with your dies. After creating this I'd now like to save up for stencils and texture pastes to make even more interesting backgrounds.
Best wishes and bye for now
Karen x


  1. Amazing Karen !! I just love it! Will be giving it a go xxx

    1. Many thanks Nicole - can't wait to see your creations xx

  2. This is beautiful!!! I love it xxx

    1. Many thanks Sandra - I loved creating it! xx