Wednesday 6 August 2014

The garden fence...

Hey everyone! Hope all are doing good! It's my turn to post today and I hope you are ready for more inspiration. Have you seen the first two posts this month? If you haven't you MUST! 

Here are the links for you-

Now that you are back from those two awesome posts, don't compare mine with them! :D

I used the Joy Crafts Garden Fence die for all my three projects that I'm going to share today. Here's how it looks. Isn't that adorable?!

Image source- Internet

OK.. For the first card, I went pretty literal. I die cut a piece of water color card stock, colored with distress inks. I wanted a pretty creeper running across my fence. Used Cheery Lynn's Flourish Leaf strip for the vines. I stamped the sentiment and assembled the card. I found it incomplete. So I stamped those dots and the result made me happy!

The bird house part of the die is SO cute! I decided to use it alone for the tag. So cut off the rest and colored the needed part. The birds are from the same die. The bird that we get from the die cut was placed the 'wrong side up' on the sentiment as I wanted to make them look as if the two birds are looking at each other. (My hubby's idea actually!)

The last is a Mixed Media project and I altered a frame. I'm not good at Mixed Media, so people, please be kind!

I don't know how I started and ended this really! I just went on adding things to it. I first put down a layer of Gesso on the frame I wanted to alter and kept adding paints, inks, embossing paste, inks again, Lindys mists....Oh I really don't remember the order. Sorry! I used this to frame a sentiment. You could place a picture of yours as well. By the way, the sentiment is from my stash.

Here is the final result.

The only thing worth mentioning here is that I 'stretched my die'. The original die cut isn't this long. I combined two die cuts and made it look longer. I also changed the position of the bird...

So...I hope you like these projects. See you again!

Supplies used-

Joy Crafts Garden fence
Cheery Lynn Flourish Leaf Strip

Wild honey
Broken China
Salty Ocean
Mowed lawn

Distress inks-
Vintage photo
Mowed lawn
Tumbled glass
Broken China
Squeezed Lemonade
Dusty Concord
Barn door
Chipped Sapphire
Peacock Feathers.

You could use just any stencil for the mixed media project. There is a huge range of stencils in our store. Check them HERE.

Hero Arts 'Right at home'
Hero Arts 'Circles'

Heat Embossing-
Embossing paste- White
Rangers Heat It tool


  1. gorgeous projects sindhu, those dots(both in card and frame) just add more glory to your work

  2. They are awesome!! Thanks for sharing Sindhura.. :)

  3. Fabulous!!! Sindu They sure look a lot different from your super CAS style :) But I prefer you do both, because you are good at bringing the brighter side as well :) So this product is on my wish list now :)

  4. Fabulous projects.Loved your mixed media project.You did good.The sentiment is fab.

  5. superb!! all the projects are cute, but the photoframe is just awesome... no one can tell you have stretched the die, that looks perfect... Thanks for sharing.. :)

  6. Your cards and frame look gorgeous Sindhu ..Especially loved the frame and the beautiful way you have incorporated various textures along with this die... which by the way I think you have used superbly :)

  7. Both card and tag are Beautiful but loved the altered frame pretty muchmuch Sindhu.....frame has superb textures n colors...:)

  8. Love them ..fence die is so cute both the projects Sindhu..:)

  9. Sindhu I Especially love your first card-- such flawless background created with the inks-- rocking and the die is super cute!!
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  10. Excellent use of this die set!! I recently purchased this die set and your wonderful cards are the lovely inspirations for me:)


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