Sunday, June 14, 2015

Wildflower Garden

Reading Garden Dedication

Hi everyone!  Today I'm sharing a project I created for the library in the village where I live.

I was asked to make a piece of wall art to commemorate the opening of the Children's Fantasy Reading Garden that is located right outside the library.

Dedication for Reading Garden

I pondered for quite some time about what to do.  Should I do stamping or die cutting or some combination of the two but in the end I went with die cutting so there would be depth and dimension to the project.

Reading Garden Closeup

I combined dies from quite a few companies to create a colourful wildflower garden with some fluttering butterflies thrown in for good measure.

Library Reading Garden

All the flowers were die cut from white card stock and coloured with Distress Inks and then sprayed with Perfect Pearls for a lovely shimmer.

Library Project Super Closeup

I layered some extra greenery along the bottom edge and that was die cut from vellum.

Most of the butterflies are watercoloured and some have stamping on them.

Garden Closeup

The dedication piece was computer printed onto vellum so that it would be light and airy.

It was interesting to work on such a large piece (11" x 14") compared to the usual A2 card size. There's just so much space to fill!   I definitely prefer the smaller size of the cards!

Thanks for stopping by to check out my project and I truly appreciate all the comments you leave me!

Poppystamps: Fritillaria Bouquet, Meadow Clover
Memory Box: Bella Bouquet
Simon Says Stamp: Fresh Daisies
Impression Obsession: Hollyhocks
Joy Crafts: Cutting Flowers
Martha Stewart: Butterfly Punch


  1. What a lovely honor, Sue, and I love what you created! What a joy that will be for you to see each time you go to the library! Well done!

  2. Wonderful project! It would such pleasure to see this wall art while visiting the library! Congrats!

  3. This is absolutely stunning! It looks almost like a print, gorgeous colors, you picked the perfect shade of blue for the background!

  4. Gorgeous! What a happy place your library will be :)

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