Sunday, 11 March 2018

Friends in the Garden

PaperArtsy Challenge Blog Topic 4 : Whimsical.

I like the definitions of whimsical, a couple of the dictionary definitions popped out : "playful" and "odd" as well as optimism, hope and innocence. All good words that put you in a happy place.

For this challenge I used a mixture of Jofy and Kay Carley stamps on the same panel which I mounted on a card.

I started with a painted background (Captain Peacock) and stencilled circles in Teresa Green. 
Then stamped Kay's flowers and grasses and added some coloured details using white and dark pink Graphik paint pens. The faces are coloured with Promarks, cut out and added to the flowers. I finished it off with a few small flowers and a butterfly.

Ingredients :
PaperArtsy Eclectica EKC02 by Kay Carley
PaperArtsy Jofy 42
Fresco Paints from FFPA1 Limited Edition : Captain Peacock, Teresa Green and Granny Smith.

I have been having a think about what to do for this challenge all week and the finished result above is miles away from my original idea. Maybe I'll do another one.

I hope you like my little friends in the garden.
Happy Weekend everyone. x


  1. Oh wow, Julia, this is so cute! I absolutely love it. The faces are adorable, and the colours are gorgeous :)

  2. Nice background, great back drop for the facey flowers!!

  3. Such a happy card Julia! Love it. X

  4. What a fantastic idea Julia! I love the little faces in the flowers and beautiful colour scheme and design too. x

  5. Fun and certainly whimsical! I like the idea of friends in the garden...