It’s a Gardener’s World today

It’s a Gardener’s World today

Hello there,
Hope you are doing well? I am running late today.
So looking forward to the long weekend!
Hoping to spend some time in the garden.
So here’s a little Gardening step-by-step card using our little

Stamp the Framer using Black Archival

Mask off the outside with Post-Its, leaving a little stamp-edge.
Stamp the wheelbarrow into the frame with Black Adirondack.
Add a baby sun/moon.

Load your Brayer with Meadow on the Mat,

Roll in the lawn,  and add a few tufts with the make-up sponge.

Load your Brayer with Cloudy Blue on the Mat,

Add the sky.

Add the clouds with the Clarity Cloud Mask 
and a make-up sponge.
Depending on where you live, and how you feel, 
this can be adjusted.

 Add the garden fork in black, 
but position the tips of the prongs on a torn scrap of paper, 

so that the fork looks set in the ground.

Remove the Post-Its. Nice!

Time for some masking.
Cover up the whole stamp,
so that we can add some grass around the outside.
Just line up the torn copy paper with the tufts on the inside of the pic, and carry them on into the neighbour’s yard!
Less is more…
Now stamp the fork back over the original image. 
In black again.

Remove the mask and 

frank the stamp with the Thank you stamp.
Oh and the best bit:
Add a couple of little birds from the Birdhouse Set.
Colour in the Wheelbarrow with a pencil,

trim the card to size,

Add the Queen in the corner with balck archival.
This is a very useful little Postage Stamp Set!
Season the edges with a blending tool,

 Replace the XL Stamp mask, 
and add a little shadow around all 4 sides…
Blues to the top, 

and black to the bottom.

Now remove the mask,
and mount to a complimentary paper.

That’s it for today.
A Perfect Man’s card!
or should I say,
a great card for the man in your life!
Time to get out there and enjoy the springtime.

62 thoughts on “It’s a Gardener’s World today

  1. Morning Barbara, another great piece of art, and I love the way it goes onto the page behind..I do love my garden, especially when the sun is shinning. Hope you get time to rest and enjoy your weekend….hugs….Jo. X

  2. Such a lovely piece of work – the shadows make all the difference.
    I think we'll all try to enjoy the garden this Easter weekend, let's hope the sun hangs in there!!
    Have a great Easter weekend Barbara and enjoy your time in the garden xxxx

  3. Hi Barb,
    Love this card especially for the pesky male card we have to make ( or green fingered females!). The garden miniatures are so cute – looks like I'm going to be buying again! Hope you get to relax over Easter. Love Alison xxx

  4. Good morning Barbara, I think this card is stunning and makes a brilliant design for green fingered friends and family, great for the men yet it could also be made more feminine by adding a few flowers for the ladies. x

  5. Gorgeous card. I love the postage set. You can do such clever and effective things with it. Have a lovely weekend. May the sun keeping shining so you can be busy in the garden. Happy Easter, Ela x

  6. How clever this is – love the way the fork looks as if it's in the ground. You make it all look so simple so I will give it a try and see how it ends up. Pat x

  7. Hi Barb, really lovely card, I have the stamps and the masks, so will give this a try over the long weekend. I also hope to be in the garden this weekend, have lots of planting to do and baskets to make up. Hope you get some chill out time in your garden Barb. Enjoy the long weekend everyone, and Happy Easter. Bx

  8. That is the perfect card for my next door neighbour who loves to garden. Have got 3/4 of those stamps so will have to improvise but thank you so much for the inspiration and hope you are energised by the world around you in your garden


  9. Love how you take the picture outside the box, great technique and must try. Bit cloudy here today so probably no gardening, maybe I should craft?.. ha ha Joan x

  10. That is just perfect! The effect of having the picture extend beyond the frame is fabulous!
    Hope you enjoy your garden this weekend Barbara and Dave! You both deserve a bit of relaxation! Love and hugs xxx

  11. Great card, love how it carries on outside the stamp! Have a great Easter break and wishing one and all peace, happiness and blessings over the Easter period. And as Dave Allen used to say " May your god go with you" x

  12. Brilliant card and I love the way the fork is restamped so the handle appears outside of the postage stamp. Hopefully spending some time in the garden this weekend as there is some much needed weeding to be done! Jane x

  13. Fabulous card Barbara, I do hope you and Dave enjoy your weekend after the hectic schedule you have had for the past weeks you both more than deserve it !! It will probably do your neck the world of good too !! Take care xx

  14. Oh yes a long weekend – just what the DR ordered!
    I am so happy you have blogged this one – this is one of the first demo's I saw you do on C&C (for which I am ever so grateful) – and one of the first set of stamps I purchased (gardening set) – yet could never really remember the steps you did! So this is just fab Barb xxx Roll on the end of today and the start of the Easter Break for those who are not working – to those who are – I hope your weekend passes smoothly xx As ever Barb, much love x

  15. Lovely artwork, love the effect of bringing the scene out of the stamped frame. I'm hoping to get out in the garden myself this weekend, there is much to be done but I enjoy it once I get going 🙂

  16. What a beautiful set to use. Another for my wish list how it gets longer each day enjoy your weekend in the garden a lovely well earned rest happy Easter to all xxx

  17. super card Barbara – I don't think I've seen the gardeners set before – that would be very useful! Love the stamp outline too – wonderful card and you make it look so very simple!!! Hugs rachel xx p.s. still not seen the you tube tuesday – will try soon if my kiddies are still watching Frozen! Hugs rachel xx

  18. What a lovely card, just where we want to be! Just thought you deserved a little limerick of your own Barbara……
    There was a dear lady called Barbara Gray,
    Who tempted us with nice things to play,
    With ink pads and paints and stencils are new,
    But most of all stamps, by Clarity too,
    So thank you dear Barbara, for treating us to,
    These wonderful goodies, from Clarity, which is you!

    Happy Easter Barbara, wishing you a wonderful & relaxing weekend.

    Lisa xx

  19. What a great card. Sometimes wish I lived somewhere with a garden, but then again I always manage to kill things off when I have to look after my Mum and Dad's garden. So may be a good job I don't.

  20. Very clever looks so effective. I have a great man who does our garden but then I do all the cooking so quite fair. Could not resist some more stencils last night and the honeysuckle corner stamp. I can try your you tube tutorial when that arrives. We have been on grandchildren duty today and we are both shattered but they have had us in fits of laughter. Growing up with a sense of humour. Enjoy the weekend, hope it stays warm for you. Lynne xx

  21. Stunning card, like the weather today, even better tomorrow…..25°C but rain for the week-end, so will enjoy every minute I can, sitting in the garden. xx

  22. Lovely serene card – reminds me spring has finally arrived! Glad I got these stamps when I was at Ally Pally – a "must-have-a-go" design. Thank you Barbara….We've got blackbirds nesting in our ivy in the garden – I love to watch them and your card reminds me of them 🙂
    Make sure you set-to in the garden tomorrow & Saturday, as the weather is supposed to be changing on Sunday 🙁

    Hope you have a lovely weekend…..
    In your garden, you get time to spend.
    Don't worry about the man with his corset,
    He's very happy & in his element, in Dorset! 🙂

    Take care, Carole x

  23. What an amazing card Barbara, you just want to run your hand over it to check it is flat. Enjoy your weekend in the garden with (hopefully) some sunshine. Love Diane Green xx

  24. I don't see why it only has to be for the men! It's stunning! I love my stamp stamps and whenever I get stuck or mo jo disappears they are my go to stamps. Now need some more of them plus the masks you have used on this creation as well as yesterdays!
    Gorgeous inkyness, thank you for sharing, have a great weekend Karen x

  25. This postage stamp frame is gorgeous Barbara, and I love the way you have extended the scene outwards and the spade handle goes from inside to outside the frame, and the shading is just wonderful. More gorgeous stamps to add to the list. x

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