Monday, 28 March 2016


Hi! Challenges can get one working out of a comfort zone and this month's challenge at Archi-scraps has done this for me. I don't normally work with yellow, but have used this, together with the criteria of using gesso or some form of modelling paste to create a background.

Normally I would have used this photo with possibly a black background , but have taken the opportunity to highlight the bits of yellow foliage in the garden. This has also allowed other colours in the photo to pop. Three different stencils were used. To complete the layout I used flowers diecut and layered up, fibre and a wisp of mulberry bark. Some added pieces were the hexagon shapes left over from a diecut lattice.
Journalling on the reverse side reads: The photo was taken by Dan at the Hobart Botanical gardens in May 2009. This is part of the beautiful Japanese garden planned with Hobart's sister city in Japan. It is a gorgeous, serene garden room with beautiful pockets of trees and flowering shrubs all set off with a little lake and small cascades of water.

Pop on over to:archiscraps and check out what their team has done with this awesome inspiration photo.

Catch you again soon,
Cheers, Di


  1. Love how you have used the inspiration photo - the background is stunning and really makes the photo 'pop'.

  2. Your back ground looks amazing and makes your photo really stand out.. a great take on the challenge this month for Archiscraps.. thanks for joining in !

  3. Love the background and your use of the vines as inspiration from the challenge. Thanks so much for joining in at Archiscraps

  4. Quite perfect for the inspiration! What a lovely setting in your photograph. Thanks for playing along with us at Archi-scraps this month :)

  5. Great photo scrapped beautifully,thanks for joining us at Archi-scraps this month

  6. Fabulous gesso work.The vines look fantastic. Thanks for joining in at Archiscraps again,Diane.