February 11, 2014

Garden of Laughter and Dreams

Hello everyone, I'm here to share a garden of laughter and dreams with you today.
The focal stamp is one of the quotes from the fabulous Chalkboard Wisdom plate, stamped in Versamark onto kraft card and embossed in Vanilla White embossing powder.
There's some double doily action using the Tim Holtz On the Edge doily die.  One is plain white card, inked with Gathered Twigs.  The other has glass micro beads, Verdigris embossing powder and Peeled Paint Distress Embossing powder added.
I gesso'd some Wild Orchid roses and added them around the edge, curling the wires. The tiny wooden hearts are by UmWow Studios.  And my Tim Holtz Spring Greenery Decorative Strip Die has been in action again, as you can see.
I created the glass bead ornaments using those pebbles you get for putting in vases and some book pages.  If you want any more making-of details, you can find them here.
Why not come and share your Artistic Outpost projects with us in the February Referral Program?  We always love seeing what you create, and there's a prize draw at the end of the month.  Thanks so much for stopping by, and I'll see you soon.

Designer: Alison Bomber

27 comments:

Inkypinkycraft said...

Really pretty and very you! Love how you have used the new foliage die...a firm favourite of mine ...great colourstoo x trace x hugs x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Lovely! Such a beautiful frame for that fantastic quote! Chrisx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh this is just beyond beautiful. Love the stenciled background and the beautiful distressed doilies! Lovely color palette too!

Hugs,
Linda

Terry said...

And what a happy garden this is! Love all the flowers, doilies and glass gems surrounding that fabulous sentiment! Very pretty!

Redanne said...

This is so pretty Alison, I love the double doilies and the flowers are beautiful. Great sentiment too. Anne x

Fliss said...

So very beautiful and springlike Alison. A real breath of fresh air.
Fliss xx

Rita said...

Absolutely Stunning Alison. I also have Words of Wisdom stamps and love them. Hugs Rita xxx

Amanda said...

Beautiful!
Love
Amanda x

Jennie Atkinson said...

So soft and beautiful Alison - the sort of garden I would love. The double doilies are fab! x

Maggie said...

Gorgeous Alison lovely soft colour combo a real feeling of spring.

MaggieH

annekescardart said...

Great work. Just had to come to have a better look after visiting your blog. I am glad I did so. Thanks for showing Anneke.
annekescardart.blogspot.com

Coco said...

This is so delicately done and delightful, I'm in love with this!!! Love especially all the beautiful leaves and hearts you have introduced, and the double doily die altered in two ways... Great job Alison! Hugs Coco xxx

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

This is beautiful Alison! I love the chalkboard look on kraft - truly fabulous! xx

Ellie Knol said...

LOVE it, Alison, I can see you made it, I don't even have to look at the name..

Paper Profusion said...

Truly gorgeous Alison. Nicola x

massofhair said...

Beautiful as usual Alison :-) xxx

cathylynn said...

Beautiful! Those stamps are fabulous and I love that ivy die. Great job!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Cinderella Moments said...

OMG! Alison that is so beautiful! It is so fresh and romantic. I'm so glad I came to see the entire piece. It's a stunner!
hugs♥,
Caroline

Candy C said...

Alison...my gosh! There is no end to your creativity, is there? This page is absolutely gorgeous. I love the chalkboard sentiment on the kraft paper. Gorgeous little flowers interwoven into your design with the "vines", die cut foliage and hearts. Those little glass beads really add a pop, don't they? I've noticed that you've used those on a couple of your latest pieces and I love what they add. <3 Candy

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Very gorgeous; I'm loving everythign about it! I don't know why but "double doily action" made me laugh in an unladylike way. I covet your TH greenery die. I may need that for myself... well, not yours, but one of my own.

Renee said...

So beautiful!

May said...

Gorgeous work Alison...Love the design & flowers...the sentiment is so true...Love it all... Hugs May x x x

isisimaginings.com said...

Very beautiful!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

That's stunningly beautiful.

Jools Robertson said...

So beautiful, I always love your composition and colours
Such a lovely quotation too

Jools x

Sandy said...

Beautiful Alison and you know how much I love laughter - if you can't laugh - at least you can smile!
sandy xx

Kezzy said...

Wow absolutely gorgeous elegant creation. I love the texture and those flowers are stunning :-) Kezzy xxx