Tuesday, March 2, 2010

In my Private Garden

This 5 x 7 card was so much fun to make!  I am entering it into the Dutch Dare Card Challenge  called Open The Gate, using a  gate fold card.  I had a chance to use digi images from two of my favorite, and oh so talented artists!  I have elements from all over included in this one!  The darling Chareity Hare and Harey the Hare are from my friend Kristen at Kahwinkedink.  I think they are just so adorable, and they were my inspiration for this card.  The sweet Porch Swing set was made by Alison at Stretch N Bubbles at my request.  You can e mail her a request to make a digi stamp and she will create it for you.  The Shed Doors to my private garden were freebies from GTC's Crafty Corner, I did quite a bit of cutting and altering to get them to open in the center.  The background card stock came from a beautiful painting by Camille Pissarro that I found at Old Photo Album, a wonderful site that offers all sorts of Vintage Digital images.  I took the picture of the painting and loaded it on to Picnik and I applied a fun finish called HDR-ish, which made it look more in line with my digi images, and less like the vintage painting it is.  As I said, this was so much fun to make!  A big thanks to all of the sites that made these items available to me.  Thanks for looking, ~Diane   


  1. This is the coolest thing I think I have ever seen! WOW! Thank you! You really made my images look awesome! I am impressed!

    Thank you!

    Luv, and Hugz, and God's blessings to you!


  2. What a neat - unique card Diane! I like how the doors open up to your garden! :) TFS

  3. Really cute, Diane. It makes me think of the Secret Garden. All closed up and mysterious until you get inside and then absolutely a beautiful paradise.


  4. What a fun fun card, Diane. A little secret garden indeed. I love those doors....

  5. Hi, Diane!! What a sweet card! Great work!!
    There's an award for you on my blog :o)
    Have a happy day!

  6. OH...NOW isn't that the cutest private garden?? Love it :)
    When I get set up with my accucut..I'll send you a shadowbox so you can make one :)
    You might need to remind me when I mention it on my blog...old age, ya know!

  7. Okay.. this totally rocks.. I LOVE how the doors open up into your little garden.. and I LOVE how you used the swing.. you are so creative.. and brilliant.. :) WOOHOO.. thanks for letting me create you a custom image I LOVED doing it..HUGS


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