Monday, 22 May 2017

Summer gardening card.

Hi. It's Brenda here with a card and a cabbage from a set of stamps I fell in love with straight away as soon as I saw them.

Recently I treated myself to this set of gorgeous vegetable stamps and a stencil designed by Scrapcosy, released through PaperArtsy.

I started the background by painting it with revive chalky paint mixed with a little paynes grey media fluid acrylic. When it was dry I stamped a watery wash of sap green acrylic using an acrylic stamp block and to finish I monoprinted titanium white acrylic using a piece of card.

I stamped the cabbage onto oyster coloured card using olive archival ink then painted it with shabby shutters DI, the edges were blended with iced spruce a the most tiniest amount of peeled paint distress oxides.

The gardening label was created by swiping modeling paste through the stencil and when dry I spritzed it with water and rubbed in sap green acrylic, dried it again and spritzed it with water and dropped on some paynes grey. I finished the background with a fine brush and a little more sap green before replacing the stencil and sponging through titanium white to bring the lettering back to life.

I know a couple of keen gardeners who would love to be given a card like this and it's not that difficult to make is it?

Don't forget click on any of the product images below to be transported over the the CVC shop to see the prices - (they are very good you know).

Thanks for stopping by.

hugs Brenda xxx


  1. What a great gardening card Brenda...I love those stamps! Your cabbabe looks edible ;0) xxx

  2. Love the background Brenda, absolutely perfect for the detailed focal image. Lovely. Tracy xc

  3. Looks wonderful Brenda and a great make for those difficult masculine designs, loving the stamps and stencils.....more for the wish list.
    Julie x

  4. The background is beautiful Brenda and the perfect setting for the great (realistic looking) cabbage! The stamps really are lovely! Anne x

  5. Beautiful card Brenda !
    Corrie x

  6. A wonderful stamp and stencil set, and you use it so well for this wonderful card, just perfect for this season!

  7. Wonderful card for a gardener or coleslaw lover! You have colored that head of cabbage beautifully, and I love the way you have used the stencil. Gorgeous make!