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28 May 2007

A Little Bit Of Indoor Gardening!!!

Can't you tell it's a Bank Holiday Weekend?..............it's cold and miserable here so I don't much feel like going out in the garden or anywhere else for that matter.
So today I thought I would take a day off from doing stuff I have to do and have a bit of a play with some things I have had for a long time and never used. I have an office drawer set with five drawers stuffed full of background trial pieces and all sorts of things like vintage labels and little books of ATC papers so I thought I would set to and use a few bits as I have had some of them for years.
The card above is the result and I have to say I am quite happy with how it turned out even though it took me all morning to put it together after having the idea for it while doing something totally different yesterday.
I started off with a piece of ribbed brown card which reminded me of raked soil and went on from there layering a piece from an ATC book and then a piece of a page from a very old gardening book which was so dilapidated when I bought it that it was in a plastic bag to keep it all together. These were first distressed with some inks.
Next I mounted the seed packet image.........a sticker from Calico Crafts......onto another piece of the brown card and attached it on foam pads.
Then it was just a case of digging around to see what other garden related items I had so I made a hank of garden string secured with a staple from my Fastenater. The watering can is cut from copper sheet using a Wizard die and the trowel is a Quickutz die distressed with inks.
I also added a few small Prima flowers and dotted the centres with copper glitter glue and the letter G is a Hampton Art stamp from my Da Vinci alphabet. The rest of the word garden is my handwriting.
For a 6 x 6 card I seem to have made an awful lot of mess so I had best clear that up before I start anything else....lol!!! That's if I can concentrate with hubby fast asleep and snoring on the sofa in the lounge...........I swear his snoring would register on the Richter Scale it's so loud. Bless him!!!
Hope you are all enjoying the long weekend.
Bye for now
Sheila-x-

6 comments:

  1. Lovely card Sheila. Glad you have had some 'you' time to play with what you want! I am becoming a real fan of that Da Vinci alphabet set you have got!!

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  2. Hi Sheila - we managed to squeeze some gardening outside in on Sat - but defo not today - wet wet and wet so craft room definitely the best place. Love the card - as to the snoring I know what you mean!

    Rachel

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  3. What a great collage card Sheila... you never fail to inspire me.

    Hugs
    Rosie x

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  4. oh Sheila this is GORGEOUS!!!!!
    lovely collage!

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