Saturday, 24 May 2014

in the night garden

The challenge this month at craft-a-scene is to make your own garden - I decided in a rash moment to try a night-time scene.
The cottage and trees stamps came from Chocolate Baroque - I stamped the cottage first in black memento ink, masked it off and added the band of trees to the right. While the masks were in place,I added the moon mask and brushed distress inks in broken china, stormy sky and chipped sapphire over the sky, with a few touches of milled lavender. After removing the masks I added clouds using chipped sapphire and a piece of cut'n'dry foam.
Cottage and trees were coloured with watercolour pencils, then I used torn paper and cut'n'dry foam to make the lawns, using a ix of peeled paint, forest moss and bundled sage distress inks.
The flowers at the front are from Crafty Individuals - many thanks for the Facebook freebies! - I only used the top part of the stamp, stamping twice at different heights to create the flower border over the green inked lawn. For some of the flowers I used a waterbrush to remove some of the green ink, others I just coloured with pencils, and some I left green. Enough colour didn't come off as i wanted, so I added some dots of white gel pen, and then some clear wink of stella .
Edges were sponged with black soot before matting onto first matt silver then dark blue card before mounting onto a 7" square white card blank.


  1. Veronica this is wonderful! Very atmospheric and realistic impression of a moonlit garden. Lovely stamping and very skillful inking.

    Lesley Xx

  2. What a beautiful card! Love the night sky you made. Thanks for joining us at Craft a Scene this month.

  3. A beautiful moonlit scene - seeing the title I was expecting to see quirky characters wandering through the scene!! (As seen in the CCTV programme)

  4. What a fantastic night time scene it's beautiful

    Jackie x

  5. Wowww, sehr schön...very nice.

    LG Carola

  6. This is beautiful! Love the great mood you created here and the moon looks wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Craft a Scene!!

  7. I love your nightime garden Veronica. Thanks for joining us at Craft a Scene this month.

    Sue xx


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