Today’s post is part of a fun hop to celebrate Altenew’s 2nd birthday! I’ve got lots more information on the hop below and you can also find all the details on Altenew’s blog :D For now though let’s have a look at this little garden nook using the Garden Grow set. I warn you, I had a lot of fun and so this post is photo heavy!
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The line drawings in the Garden Grow set had me thinking of an old-fashioned potting shed with terracotta pots and seed packets; lots of black on kraft stamping with minimal coloring.
I die cut several seed packets from kraft card, trimmed the tops with a pair of pinking scissors and stamped a variety of the Garden Grow images and sentiments in the bottom left corner in black ink. I kept the coloring to a minimum with one green Copic and a white gel pen to accent.
I then tucked in a piece of newspaper print patterned paper and a few sprigs of lavender and rosemary before accenting the packets with a die cut banner of patterned paper, clothes peg and a knot of rustic twine.
Next I made a card in a similar style – black stamping on kraft card cut with a Stitched Rectangle with Copic and white gel pen accents, a knot of twine with banner and peg and all mounted on a Fog card base with a panel of the newspaper print paper.
Finally I made some tea bag style lavender pockets. I used the same die as the kraft pockets but this time cut from paper vellum. I stamped an image and sentiment from Garden Grow in Versafine Onyx Black and clear heat embossed then added a little color with the same green Copic as before.
Rather than trimming the tops of the pockets as I had the kraft ones, this time I filled the pockets with dried lavender heads, folded the top corners in to create a tea bag shape and kept everything secure with an eyelet. I threaded the bags with twine and added a couple of the patterned paper banners to the ends.
Altenew Special Offers
- First 100 orders : 1 free mini stamp set (Starting April 7th at 9:00 AM EST)
- Orders over $75 : 1 free mini stamp set (Now through Sunday, April 10, 2016)
You can see the full list of hop stops below and don’t forget to leave comments along the way for the opportunity to win one of THREE prize packs valued at over $100 from Altenew!
There are 8 awesome companies who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:
- Pretty Pink Posh : $30 Gift Certificate
- WOW! Embossing Powder : $30 Prize Pack
- Simon Says Stamp : $30 Gift Certificate
- Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L : $30 Prize Pack
- Ellen Hutson : $50 Gift Certificate
- Freckled Fawn : Gypsy Kit valued at $27
- My Sweet Petunia : Mini MISTI
- StampNation : Three 3 Month Subscriptions
Be sure to leave comments on each stop by Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST for a chance to win! 13 winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the hop list and will be announced on the Altenew blog on Apr 14th.
Now it’s time to hop along to Lydia Evans! Have fun :D
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