Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Gardener Gayle

Happy Wednesday everyone, Becky here today with my Spring creation for Live & Love Crafts. There has been roses blooming in my Mam's garden for a while, so I'm not being too far out with Gardener Gayle ;)

I've coloured Gardener Gayle with distress markers, but using reinkers/pads for the browns, I just don't like how they come out in the pens. I have also used more Frantage, that stuff is hot at the minute, Sandy is getting restocks PLUS new colours on Friday April 19th, I know I'll be getting new colours, I have them all already, they are fab. I have used the shabby blue here around the image, on the butterfly and on the rolled roses. Tracy has a fab tutorial HERE, it is well worth a watch.

The papers are from Maja Designs 'Shall We Have Coffee' collection, the edges have been distressed with Walnut Stain ink.

As always the links to all of the products are at the end of the post.

Here's a close up of the Frantaged butterfly, I've added a spinner and a pearl.

Sandy also has these fab little packets in both white and kraft, they are perfect for adding a tag.

Hope you're having a lovely day.

I'm entering this into 'Anything Goes' at Saturated Canary, 'Anything Goes' at 7 Kids Challenges and 'April Showers and/or Spring Flowers' at Simon Says Stamp.


Becky xx


  1. Gorgeous Becky, such a beautiful card, and i liked it what you did with the image that blue stuff.
    Hugs Astrid

  2. Becky deine Karte ist ein Traum , sooooooooooooooo schön gemacht
    lg gertrude

  3. Wow what a gorgeous card, love that image, but most of all I love the subtle colours used...
    Hugz Kath...xx...

  4. becky this is just stunning!!! i absolutely love this...i think it is my fave of yours!!the frantage is yum and i love all of the embellies...beautiful work! and thanks so much for playing at sc too :D

  5. Hi Becky,
    What a great card,
    loving your colour combo,
    zsuch a sweet image,
    Heather & Bronwyn x x

  6. Another fabulous card and layout Ginny x

  7. Gorgeous card, love the paint teksture and stunning embellishments.
    Wonderful image and papers. :)

    Hugs, Anne.

  8. oh Becky this is just stunning hunny and oh boy do I love those soft colours
    huge hugs Lou xxx

  9. OMG...Becky, this is SPECTACULAR....LOVE, LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. I love the Frantage technique....can't wait to buy the goodies!
    Your card is spectacular, the shabby blue powder around the image. Superb coloring of this beautiful image. I'm just wondering what you used the Gesso for on this card????

    1. There's not much gesso, but I've dabbed a bit on the shabby binding, butterfly and rolled roses.
      Thank you xx

  11. Just found your blog by way of Teresa (craftingallday) and the A Creative Rmance blog, and I've just become a follower. I love this card, the frantage is fab, as is the colourscheme and all the little "extras".

  12. Fantastic card Becky, I just love all the details and have starred at your card for ages, taking it all in..gorgeous it.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  13. Another GORGEOUS creation, Becky! Your coloring is out of this world!!!
    Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  14. This is fabulous Becky! I have a tonne of gesso but use crackle paint mostly maybe I should break out the gesso too! Hugs Rebekah xx

  15. Hi Dora, Wow your card is so beautiful and the colours used are stunning so nice and bright you are so creative and use the most adorable images so pretty xx

  16. Gorgeous card! Love the beautiful lace and flowers.. stunning coloring, too! :) Thank you for participating in our "April Showers/Spring Flowers" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog this week! xx

  17. WOW Becky, what a wowowowowonderful card!!!
    I love the Saturated Canary stamp and this one is coloured superbly.
    xoxoxo Eulalia

  18. Just found this card and it's beautiful, love the image, is she an SC? Also love the stylish shabbyness of the whole card and how you list and link all the products used (really helpful. Agree the frantage looks great but I'm only just getting into embellishing and I need to take it steady I x

  19. Beautiful card Becky, love the colours and all the Frantage!
    Claire xx

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  21. Another stunning creation Becky.
    Loads of scrummy detail and I just love the colours.

    Crafty hugs
    Donna x

  22. Oh my god... Without words.....


  23. Such a stunning card Becky. I love this image from Krista. So lovely. I'm loving the way you use the Frantage, must try some myself soon. Hugs, Wends xxx

  24. Beautiful card! So many fantastic details!

  25. Absolutely gorgeous hun. Thanks for joining us at Saturated Canary this week x

  26. Alyce thought it was different from your usual cards, very edgy somehow. Must be the frantage in combination with this image; she's not so sweet and innocent looking as most of the SC images, she looks more tough. Gorgeous work again Becky. Sandy xx

  27. wow this is stunning!! Love how you have done her hair! Hugs Juls