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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Challenge #130 - Beyond the Garden Gate

Rosemary here and this time the Opus Gluei is asking you to go

Beyond the Garden Gate

Time to pull out all those garden-themed ideas and create!

Seed packets, lattices, flowers, plants, greenery, gardeners, sunshine, raindrops,
gnomes, fairies (all gardens need 'em), 
the list goes on and on and on!

I made a three-dimensional box inspired by Lori
she made these gorgeous 4x4 niches.

It got me thinking and pasting and inking
gluing and Stickle-ing....
and this is what I created.

I used a 4x4 box, not a canvas, and utilized the niche on the other side.
Used paper to cover the surfaces, suggest a lattice, make flowers, and more...

oh look, a beautiful golden bird nest with eggs!
(maybe the Bluebird of happiness?)

and here is the back of the box

For more info on how I made this, please see my blog

and here's just one more item
a quick little gift tag just right for Mother's Day flowers

Let's see what all the other wonderful poobahs have come up with for this challenge.
Jana here. Still have the needle and thread in hand. I had a different project in mind for this challenge. BUT when I started working it, I found out that some quilt blocks that I had made and mailed off to be joined in perfect harmony with other blocks hadn't arrived at their intended destination. It's been over a month, so those little babies are not going to show up. SO, I had to remake them. I LOVE when I can make something and multi-purpose it. They are tulips after all. And they are in gardens. So I got to sewing. Well, I got one block done anyway. It measures 12.5 inches by 12.5 inches.

The other block is going to be a butterfly. It'll get done tomorrow.

Electra here
 If case you didn't know this, the five little girls are the OG Poobahs, hanging out at the entrance to Rosemary's garden.  Just hangning, staying out of trouble.
For now...mwaaahaaahaaa!

Deena here
phew made it in at the last minute...happy national scrapbook day/weekend...I whipped up this card at a crop on Saturday...using my fancy new Tim Holtz markers...must say though, not as fancy as I thought and so sad that there is no real red colour in the pack, but the card turned out okay anyway...

Gini here
What a fabulous challenge from Rosemary, I could make hundreds of things with this theme as I'm sure you could too.  I made an Easel Card of a posh house and garden scene which is a Docraft stamp by the artist Michael Powell, and er I went a bit mad with the lace, which unlike shiny stuff,  it would appear you can have too much of -hrumph.
I used part of a silk scarf (a bargain charity shop find) to make the curtains.
I am staggered by the two hours it took me to colour the picture with Derwent inktense pencils. I wasn't messing about honestly, but colouring solidly.
No wonder I don't do much colouring....

So, with all of this inspiration and the theme in mind
let's see what you create when you go

You have until the end of Saturday 19 May to join in with your fabulous creation celebrating gardens. Add your blog post address to Mr Linky below.
If you would like to join in with a previous challenge we've set (life happens and lateness is absolutely fine, we don't mind a bit) just add your blog post address to Mr Linky below. Please make sure your blog post refers to the previous challenge you are entering so we don't get confused. 
We look forward to visiting you!


Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, amazing projects from the Designers ... all so gorgeous!

Thanks for another fabulous challenge, Ladies!!

Unknown said...

Amazingly beautiful creations girls, love the diversity!