Sunday, April 12, 2015

Greta's Garden

April 9th, I photographed The Pink Garden - the resting place for our sweet pets that have gone.  Since they were all girls (Sophie, Sybil & Greta), only pink flowers grow here.  Right now the gorgeous, delightfully sweet scented amaryllis from my Dad, are in full bloom.  They are so majestic!

Greta was my Grand-dog German Shepherd, who contracted hepatitis and passed away at the young age of five.  She touched the lives of everyone who met her, including children at PetSmart (the pet store that allows you to bring your pets with you).  She would patiently sit while children pet her - some were eye to eye with her and would pat her head, but Greta didn't mind because she was always the 'star' everywhere she went!  She was the sweetest, most loving, well behaved, intelligent, gentle dog I've ever known.  She is still so greatly missed and will forever have a special place in all of our hearts.

I chose gray colored paper by Maja Design because I love pink with gray.  I started with a thin layer of flexible modeling paste to stencil part of a 12x12 "Fleur de Lis Doily" & then added a few touches of Berry colored pigment ink after it dried.
This is what the stencil looks like:
Mini script letters by The Dusty Attic were prepped with gesso and then heat embossed with Tim Holtz Distress color "Shabby Shutters".  I then inked the tops of the letters with Berry colored pigment ink and glued the title in place.

I stamped the edges of the LO with the beautiful Kaisercraft clear stamp "Flutter". 
This is what the stamp looks like:
Both white and black gesso was splattered on the entire layout.  Pink and green micro beads were then randomly added.

I decorated this cute little resin frame by rubbing a few areas with Graphite colored wax to tone down the bright silver color.  Then I applied Distress Stickles "Worn Lipstick" to part of the frame design & added tiny baby pink rhinestones. 

After fussy cutting some butterflies, I made antennae for them and also added colored Diamond Dust to spruce them up.  Antique Bronze Distress Stickles was applied to the bodies.  Foam tape was used to lift them up from the page.

A flourish stamp, berry stems, flowers, cheesecloth, lace and pretty rhinestones in green, smoke & baby pink were the finishing touches.

Thanks so much for the visit and hope you have a wonderful day!  Lisa : )

Products used:
Maja Design - Vintage Summer Basics collection "1921"
The Crafters Workshop 12x12 stencil - "Fleur de Lis Doily"
The Dusty Attic - "Mini Script ABC set"
Kaisercraft clear stamp - "Flutter"
InkadinkaCling stamp - "Flower Flourishes"
Wild Orchid Crafts flowers - pastel Cosmos Daisies
Ranger (Tim Holtz) - Distress embossing powder "Shabby Shutters"; Distress Stickles "Worn Lipstick" & "Antique Bronze"; Archival Jet Black ink
Viva Décor Inka Gold - "Graphite"
Michael's - resin frame; berry stems; lace; rhinestones
Pigment inks - "Berry" & " Charcoal"
Gesso - white & black
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst - "Salt Water Taffy"


  1. Beautiful design! Love all the little details, especially the splattering of gesso, your "diamond dust" on the butterflies, the random patches of microbeads and the stamping.

  2. gorgeous photos, stencilling, colors, lace, frame, and butterflies!!


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