Sunday, May 6, 2012

Come into My Garden

I made this project using the shirt stencil I talked about here. This time, I cut the stencil out of acetate (an overhead transparency) so that I can wash it off.  The stamps are from Blockheads Stamps, which inspired me to use the embossed resist technique with their technique challenge (see below). I like the results so much, I also entered them into the Stamp Man's Favorite Technique Challenge. My favorite technique definitely has to do with sponging with stencils.
Come into My Garden
I used two Calendula stamps for this card, the full plant on the frame, and a single flower for the shirt. I used Justrite Stampers (retired) font system to write "come into my," and added the word Garden from this Blockheads set (I should have gotten the bigger bunch of tulips! Next time...)

I stamped the single flower through the stencil and embossed the image with clear embossing powder. I replaced the stencil and sponged (and brushed) ink to reveal the flowers. I did the same with the collar, and then added the small neck piece.
Come into My Garden Detail

Then I fiddled around for two days until I found a way to display it that I liked. I like the coordinated images of the Calendula playing different roles in the design. I also like the sentiment. I think it's more amiable than shirty though, don't you?

Thanks for looking!
I will add this card to the Blockheads Embossed Technique challenge and blog hop. Here's the hop. Add your link to play.


  1. WOW, Florence, your stencil shirt using our challenge technique is stunning! LOVE it! I also checked out the original post too and that shirt using the same technique is equally as gorgeous! I'm going to have to have a go at making a similar stencil, thanks for the inspiration and for playing with us in the Blockheads Emboss Resist Technique Challenge!
    Leigh S-B, DT

  2. Wow - how groovy is this? That shirt just pops off the page. And I love it combined with the full plant in the subtle BG.

  3. The color green and a little bit of red I like it. Beautiful.

  4. Florence this is wonderful!


  5. This is stunning, Florence! The red border really makes it pop! Love, love, love it!
    Thanks for playing in the Blockheads Emboss Resist Technique Challenge!
    Leslie, DT

  6. The color green and a little bit of red I like it. Beautiful.

    Thank you for post..

    Garden Centre