Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Behind the Garden Gate

"Garden Gate" LFB Front

"Garden Gate" LFB Detail Front

"Garden Gate" LFB Back
Here is the little fat book page that I made for my June swap. I have been stumbling over where to start with this one for weeks. I bought Cartwright and Fishburn's In This Garden a few months ago and I was so inspired. I thought it would make a great theme to do garden pages and try some things I saw in the book. I had to many products and techniques and started pieces going that I've been overwhelmed. I had a partial vision in my head of how I wanted this to turn out but not the patience or energy to realize it. Sometimes it's hard to work in a 4x4 space when I have too many ideas to fit within it. Overall, I'm happy with the result. I like that I folded the paper back to make the gate open and put the couple inside. I also used wired paper flowers and a paper piercer to poke holes in the gate to wind the flowers through. The other accents are buttons with the shanks cut off. The image on the back I've used before in a Sleeping Beauty ATC swap, but I was stumped at to how I wanted the back to go, so I used it because it resembled the people from the front. The gate photo is the one I told you about in a previous blog when I took photos around the neighborhood. I think it turned out pretty cute.

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