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Wednesday, 27 February 2013

My Flower Garden

Hello Everyone

We had sunshine today!  I cannot remember the last time we had sun all day and it has been beautiful - cold but beautiful.  I have been in and out of appointments all day today so sadly, I did not get the chance to do WOYWW this week but hope those of you who did, had a good one.

At the weekend I made an entry for Tim Holtz's challenge this month to use the Tattered Florals die, I did not photograph it until this afternoon.  For those of you who do not live in the UK, we had a poor summer last year and a very wet, sometimes snow filled winter.  I am not taking the chance this year and have created a flower garden for my craft room (just in case!).



The four coloured flowers are cut from crinkly Twistwrap Kraft paper, painted in four different colours of Distress Paints - Salty Ocean, Fired Brick, Picked Rasberry and Spiced Marmalade. The white flower is cut from canvas and painted over with Picket Fence Distress Paint.  I also cut a few of the flowers in Wendy Vecchi Clearly for Art (clear) and added a couple of layers to each of the flowers to give them a bit of body.


Another photo with the sun, just to show it in a different light.



For the base I found a piece of 2" x 2" square wood left by the Builders, painted this with Walnut Stain Distress Paint (love this colour, it reminds me of milk chocolate.....).  The flourish is one from my stash and I also coloured it with Walnut Stain DP and added a Wendy Vecchi Blossom Bucket flower to the front.

The leaves are hand cut from white card, painted with Peeled Paint DP and then coated again with Peeled Paint Distress Stain to give a slightly darker tone.  The flower stalks are kebab/bar-b-que sticks which have been coloured in the same way as the leaves.  The flower centres are pearl brads from my stash. I assembled the flowers and put the whole piece together with my glue gun.

Before I started my blog I made a few of these flower gardens for friends but with lots of different hand made flowers.  I like the uniformity of the Tattered Floral die on this one though.  Hope you like it too.

Hugs, Anne x

51 comments:

  1. Wow, this is fabulous, love all the different colour flowers

    Joan

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  2. Such a beautiful make Anne and I know how you feel. I love my garden but have not had a chance to enjoy it as the summer"s have been poor. I love the flowers you have created for your crafty room x a reminder that Spring/Summer are on their way.

    The chocolate colour is fab. And as a CDBRY chocolate lover I should know.

    Take care my crafty friend

    Hugs

    Annie x

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  3. Oh your flowers are soo beautiful - I ordered the distress paints but they haven't arrived yet - I love the material you used - I don't know what twistwrap kraft paper is but it looks wonderful! Thank you for being my 100th follower - I now have 102!
    Lots of hugs,
    Cardarian

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  4. Hi Anne. What a delightful way to have the joy of flowers all year long. Love the colours you have used. Like Cardarian, I don't know what twistwrap kraft paper is either. It looks little like crepe? Thank you for your continued interest in my blog. Your comments are always appreciated. have a great day, Cheers, Di

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  5. And what a lovely flower garden you grew! Anne, this little wooden box of flowers is such a gorgeous Spring bouquet! Love this clever project! Hugs!

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  6. This is gorgeous Anne and your so right our summer last year was a wash out! these would brighten any windowsill ! huggles hun Sue J xxxxx

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  7. Your flowers are gorgeous. I have this die and don't use it nearly enough so thank you for the inspiration. I love the base you have made and the beautiful colours are so cheerful.
    Hugs Sue

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  8. Stunning Anne, I love your window box of flowers, such beautiful and imaginative work and your amazing flowers would make any day sunny! The colours you chose look wonderful and I can see I have to get vintage photo :D. Fingers crossed for you! Xx

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  9. They're so enchanting, Anne - a gorgeous array! What a great look the Distress Paints give the card - wonderful...
    Alison x

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  10. Hi Anne,
    these are just the ticket to brighten up a craft room, what a great idea and so well made as usual.
    Elaine

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  11. I love your beautiful Tattered Floral Garden...will look fabilicious in your craft room and no dropped petals either for you to tidy up...hugs kath xxx

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  12. Hi Anne, I love your little flower garden it would brighton up any window on a dull day. Pleased to see you having so much fun with your new distress paints and making use of the builders offcuts. Hugs Mo x

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  13. Love your flower garden Anne - it will keep you smiling all through our UK summer:) Great idea to use the kebab sticks and the planter is beautifully ornate too. Hope all is well after all your appointments. Sending you huge hugs, Jenny x

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  14. What a wonderful sight on another grey morning!! Your flowers are lovely, nice and bright and cheerful and I love the base too!! Elaine xx

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  15. ooh these are beautiful! the box is gorgeous too. You are so talented. I am going to Farnborough tomorrow and Distress Paints are on my list to find. xx

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  16. Hi Anne, I'm on a quick catchup. I really love your flower garden - its a fabulous make. You are wonderfully creative. Thank-you so much for your lovely wishes at my blog last week. I hope that all your appointments went well. Nicola x

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  17. We had another huge snowfall last night so these flowers are just the glimpse of spring I need right now. Gorgeous colour palette...love this display. The tattered florals make such a full and cheerful bouquet and the window box is delightful. I've been resisting the Distress paints but you are making it more and more difficult with your wonderful makes :)

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  18. this is just fabulous Anne - I must look into that challenge as I wasn't aware of it!!! So clever of you to be organised enough to ensure you get some flowers this summer! I've just bought some sweet pea seeds - so I'll set them later in the hope of getting some for the garden! Big Hugs Rachel x

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  19. Anne this is fabulous, really really fabulous!! I literally just bought this die the day before he announced the challenge, so I am thinking what to do...I didn't get to WOYWW this week either, too busy and desk way to cluttered!!!Hugs a plenty :) Carole Z X

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  20. Thisis wonderful! Those flowers are fabulous and it is lovely to see it bathed in sunlight too...hope all your appointments went well
    Hugstrace x

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  21. These are lovely! I just love the colors and the texture from the krinkly kraft!

    Amy*

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  22. Hello :D I kept popping in to see you yesterday, (well if I'm honest, snoop around your desk), but now I know you weren't in. Hope all is well.
    Gosh Ann, this is ever so pretty! And what a good idea to have your very won indoor flower garden to ward off the wet weather blues. You come up with some fantastical ideas and see them through to exquisite completion. :0) Mo x

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  23. Oh I DO like this indeed! You did a lot of work creating, painting, assembling this flower garden. How clever of you to make sure you have your own blooming garden even if the weather is not pleasant. I'm not familiar with the Twistwrap Kraft, but it surely made some beautiful flowers. Your bit of wood was genius & again, good use of a 'snippet'! Love the color you painted it...does look like Milk Chocolate. This is such a neat project. Glad you had some sunshine to enjoy. Those gloomy days can get one a bit down. TFS & Hugs

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  24. Oh this is lovely, such a good project for Tim's challenge. I am still racking my brains! The flowers are so bright, I can't wait to get some of that paint! Beautiful work Anne, I love it. X

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  25. Gorgeous flower garden but I do hope we won't need it this summer. xx Flora

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  26. Hi Anne, I should be blogging my Timmie tag (yes, it's finally done!) but it can wait. This is gorgeous, love the flowers and the colours look great together. How pretty to have this to look at every day - and no need to water them either! xx

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  27. Hi Anne,
    Trying to catch up here. I love your Flower Garden! What a super idea to have a blooming garden all year long in your studio! :)
    Your tag is lovely too.
    I will be uploading some tags onto my blog later today if you want to visit, have a look and comment.
    Hugs and have missed you!

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  28. They are beautiful as if they were outside in the ground! I love what you did.
    Kelly

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  29. This is lovely and I love how you have used the builders scrap bits. That's the sort of thing I would have done.
    The second picture with the shadows is really good.
    Lots of love xxx

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  30. Like it... I love it Anne, Wonderful colours & fabulous flowers.. You will have a little sunshine all year round in your crafty space... Hope all went well at the Hospital... Hugs May x x x

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  31. What a fabulous idea Anne to have your own flower garden, no relying on our uncertain weather here then lol.
    The arrangement with the box looks beautiful, lovely colours and perfect for Tim's challenge.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  32. Ooo I love your flower garden Anne, all the way from the ornate base to the tip of the beautiful coloured flowers.I have seen and heard good thingd about the distress paints, ah well something else for the wish list,
    Happy art making
    Hugs Lottie

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  33. I love that you are bringing the garden in so to speak! Your flowers are beautiful! Love the color and use of CFA! Beautiful!

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  34. Anne this is really gorgeous - Love the flowers and the colors you used. I don't know what else to say oh talented one except beautifully done. I really am in love with those colors!!!!!
    Sandy

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  35. I love this Anne, At least you are guaranteed of a nice flower display to look at, with our weather you just never know.
    It would be great to see a whole garden created with crafty makes. xx

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  36. Awesome, you, Annie, creating a flower garden for yourself to enjoy all year long, no matter what Mother Nature does outside IRL! Stunning!!

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  37. Hello Anne, Gorgeous flower garden ! I took a peek at other posts and really like your beautiful work. Thanks for stopping in at my blog as it led me to yours! Shirleyx

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  38. Hi Anne, gorgeous flower garden, fantastic use if the tattered floral die . These will be a wonderful reminder of summer. Tracy x

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  39. Flowers that require no sun are definitelt what is required here too Anne. Once again we are on Floodwatch.
    Your piece is delightful, love the sun dancing across them.This will brighten the gloomiest day.

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  40. Such a beautiful flower garden, Anne, and a wonderful idea. Neat photos, too!

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  41. I love your flowers Anne - and what a difference the sun shining on them makes, they look happy to see the sun too. Hope you have a good week... Gill x

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  42. Anne...your tattered flower garden is so pretty! What a beautiful little springlike piece to have sitting around. So lovely and no watering required! :) I love the flower box they are sitting in. Lovely color...that Walnut Stain Distress Paint and I love the die cut flourish-ish design on the front! I also wanted to thank you for the kind words you left on my blog this morning! <3 Candy

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  43. love your flower garden, the colours and texture are fab.

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  44. Adorably beautiful make! Love it ... thanks for bringing blooming flowers and bright colors into those grey days :-)) Sadly I'm still waiting for my distress paints ... Hugs, Suzanne xx

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  45. This is gorgeous Anne, love the colour of your blossoms and the scrollwork box sets it all off beautifully.

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  46. Anne, your flower garden is a delight for the eyes!
    Hugs Lynn

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  47. Beautiful flower garden, this is so pretty. I hope it's not the only flowers you get to enjoy this summer. We had another day of winter today, snow blizzards and cold again. Alexandra x

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  48. What a fabulous Idea so beautifully executed.

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  49. What a great art piece here. Love what you did with the florals.

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  50. They are so cute and lovely. Great design for living room and bedroom. I think it can be put in any place in your home.

    parker patios

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