I started off by making the card up so that I could decide where to place everything.
Then chose what I wanted to use on the card, I have already gessoed all the "ingredients"
This lovely arch is just the right thing to put on the front of the card so that you look through into the garden. I gessoed it then coloured it with silver gilding polish, after which I coloured all the leaves with green, I used undiluted water colour paint for this.
Then it was just a case of where to put everything, I started with the bridge and stuck that to the back of the card. Still at the back but in front of the bridge at either side I used Daisies on the left and Yarrow on the right with their leaves joining in the middle.
The row in front I used a small leafy tree on the right and buds from the Queen Anne lace on the left, the bench in the middle is a die that I had in my stash, and the butterfly is one from a set.
The first row is made up of Queen Anne's Lace and long stemmed rose, but I used the flower rather than the stem.
Which brings me to the front: I had to have a watering can for all those flowers, so I cut one out on my silhouette machine, I die cut some leaves and intertwined those up the side and on the top, then added some flowers from my stash and some butterflies and dragonflies in among the leaves.
I had one small space left at the bottom of the front so decided that whoever looked after this garden had to have some transport, so cut a bicycle out from one of my dies.
I must say here that the bicycle and the bench could have also come from GSL cuts but unfortunately I decided to add these after I had started, so I hadn't ordered them, but have given you the links so that you can remember.
This card looks very "busy" but it really is very easy to make, so why not have a go and see what sort of garden you can invent, you don't have to use the same flowers or archway because GSLcuts has loads more, so have a look and see what you can do.
GSL cuts items:
Archway chipboard shape
leafy tree small
Queen Anne's lace
butterflies and dragonflies
Other items used:
Creative expressions gilding polish
undiluted water colour paint