Monday, 25 May 2015

What the rabbit saw

We used to have a pet rabbit who loved to hop around the garden looking for a way out. I imagine a rabbit mooching round the flower beds and looking up the garden to the child swinging at the other end....

Before I get carried away let me tell you what I used here. As I was using paint I used the back of a cereal packet as it's a bit firmer ...and it has creases and flaws which add to the texture. For the background I used acrylic paints and Distress Ink Spray . I stamped the tree swing (Stampin Up) and grasses (Indigo Blu), drew the fence by the tree ( I think this is as far as my drawing talents take me)  and stamped the flowers (Impression Obsession) in a mix of paints. Finally I inked the edges and accidentally squewged a big dollop of 'wink of stella' over it ....after a rescue, managed to leave a sparkly sheen on the flowers.  But does it show up in the photo????? Smudges etc show up; subtle glittering never does!

I'd like to enter:
Anything but Cute  vintage garden
Mixed Media Monthly  May flowers
A Gem of a Challenge flowers
Uniko  flowers
Stamping Sensations  flower power


  1. What a brilliant garden scene you've created Marina.
    Simply awesome and love your colour choices.
    Thanks so much for playing along at Uniko Studio. Sarah

  2. This is just stunning Marina!! I can almost feel the summer breeze as it blows the flowers back and forth! Excellent use of a cereal box! You have really created a stunning and effective garden scene!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Vintage Garden' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  3. Absolutely stunning vintage garden scene, Marina! Amazing stamping and colouring! What a clever idea to use a cereal box!
    Thank you so much for joining as at Anything But Cute for our 'Vintage Garden' challenge!
    Branka DT x

  4. Marina this is beautiful! The flowers, the tree, the background, everything is gorgeous. I think you did an amazing job on the fence. Yes, every little glue mark or hand mark shows up but never the glitter! Michelle x

  5. Wow Marina! This is really stunning and I just love those painty flowers which remind me of delphniums. Love it!
    Fliss xx

  6. A terrific idea with lovely artwork Marina

    Chrissie xx

  7. You should have carried on with your story, I was quite intrigued! Loving this painterly artistic scene :) Thanks for sharing and joining in on the Uniko Studio Challenge. Hugs Bev x

  8. Love this! Beautiful colours! Love to think about what the rabbit saw. :)

  9. I can see why the rabbit was in the garden! This is marvelous and rich in color. Awesome sauce on drawing your fence! I do so enjoy that swing and tree. Fantabulous vintage garden scene you have created!

    Thanks for joining in our first challenge, "Vintage Garden", at Anything But Cute! Hugz! ~Niki DT

  10. A really beautiful creation Marine, I love the misty hue you have achieved looking down the garden past the Hollyhocks.

    Thanks so much for joining in at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  11. I love the view from your bunny's eyes! I think he should be very content to be in this field of holly hocks! I love your swing in the background and wow! you drew your own fence--very cool! These elements add wonderful perspective! A very pretty, serene scene!

    Thank you so much for joining our Vintage Garden Challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

  12. Such a fabulous card! great inkiness! Thanks for sharing it with us for our floral theme at Stamping sensations this month and good luck!

  13. Not a trace of the smudge. I'm really impressed by how this scene looks, what a great job combining different stamps, hand drawn details and paints!

  14. Beautiful project, such gorgeous colours. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

  15. Stunning piece Marina!!! Thank you for joining Vintage Garden at Anything But Cute!
    Samra DT

  16. Very pretty, love the color combo!! Thanks so much for linking up to the Uniko Studio challenge!

  17. This is beautiful! Love the scene you created! Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  18. Beautiful scene
    Thanks for sharing with us at a gem of a challenge
    Hugs kelly

  19. This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.