Monday, September 10, 2018

Garden in Depth

I got this Spellbinders Grand Arch for Mother's Day this year so I decided to give it a try.  It is so much fun and the look on my friend's face when she opened the box was worth the extra time. It is hard to get a picture that reveals all the dimension.

There are six layers but since you can use the back and front of five of the layers you have 11 areas to add elements for your scene. 

Here I have added Elizabeth Craft daisy and lilac, a Cheery Lynn birdbath and a Sue Wilson banner. You can see the IO fence in the background along with the trees from the IO bride and groom. There is also a Taylored Expressions garden arch covered with flowers. 

I really had fun making this and the next one should be easier. I will enter this in the SCRAPYLAND Anything Goes Challenge.


  1. Oh My Goodness! This is a masterpiece of crafty goodness. You made a window into a secret garden that is ravishing! So much work in all of the additional elements, but they really make for a splendid card. As I look at the front of the card, I see the spray of flowers and that sweet little bird that came on my birthday card recently. You picture is fantastic, but I am sure that in real life, it is gorgeously stunning. Mine is!

  2. YOWZA! Glad I poured a large cup of coffee! This is magnificent! I can't even imagine all of that landscape you got to decorate. This is so AHmazing!!! Layer after beautiful layer. I adore that sweet birdbath! This creation is just like walking into a magical hidden garden! You better be there to catch her when she hits the floor, she will be so stunned...and happy and know she is loved! WOW!!!

  3. Oh my goodness, spectacular!! Wow, Kathy, this is so amazing!! I love the secret garden and all of the gorgeous details!! So worth the extra effort!! It truly is a gift!! I need that die now!! Love, love this!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. This is so super fantastic! You certainly have a way with using dies perfectly and so very beautifully! It has so much detail and dimension. I just love the look of it.

  5. Whoa...I cannot imagine how you did this. You must be an engineer to figure everything out. It's simply AH-mazing!! I can't stop looking at it, I can only imagine how spectacular it is in real life. You have BLOWN ME AWAY!!!!!

  6. Simply striking with so many details, that are eye catching. Thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land Challenges.
    Berni DT

  7. Oh, my WOW, Kathy! This is right up your alley, considering your skill with dies. LOVE the bird bath and the arching branches, the little fence and, of course, all the flowers and the arch. So much depth you can walk right into it. I can't stop looking. Fantastic!

  8. WOW! This is sooo beautiful! I can't believe all the details you added - just stunning! Thank you for joining us at Scrapy Land Challenge!

    Jess - DT