Sunday, 4 January 2015

Challenge 85 - Anything but a card

I wish everyone a Happy New Year for 2015 

Over at Crafting When We Can Challenges we have the wonderful 

The winner will receive 3 images of their choice from the store.

We were kindly supplied with an image to use for this challenge and as soon as I saw this beautiful creature I knew just what I wanted to do with her.  I coloured her using Sprectrum noir pens and then scanned her into the computer so I could add her to my scrap page. I have also used my CraftArtist software and the digi kits Fantasy Medieval for the background, Fairy Garden for the ivy, Fantasy Fairies for the frame.

I have had this photograph for about 11 years and I always wanted to do a scrapbook page but could never think of anything to use with it.  This doorway is in the walled garden in Hillsborough Park in Sheffield.  When my children were young we spent a lot of happy hours in this garden along with about 15 other children and their mums.  There is a fountain with lots of snails and other creatures crawling in it.  All the seats were around the fountain and from there we could watch the children playing together like a big family.  There were never any arguments between friends (siblings yes but friends never).  It has such happy memories for me and I still love visiting whenever I can.  Hopefully our children's children can enjoy the same happy days there.  Just in case you wondered the door leads to nowhere because the other side is unsafe it is bricked up and you can't tell from the other side that the door is there.  It was always an enchanted door to another world and that is why it was overgrown to stop us getting through.

 Some of the many original photos of the walled garden.  A paradise for small children to play in.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing my project and it has given you some inspiration.  Hop over to the CWWCC and leave us your anything but a card project.

Catch the bug - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Challenges - Anything Goes
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes 


Tracy W said...

Gorgeous scrap page, thanks for joining in withe Sisters of Craft Blog Challenge. Creative Blessings, Tracy SOC DT

Gina said...

OOOOH I could sit and look at this page for hours...perfection indeed :D XXX

Andree said...

A fabulous project and wonderful soft greens. I love how you've framed your photo.
Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore January Challenge, “Anything Goes” and good luck x

Virgo5 said...

Wow awesome page and that looks like an incredible place! Thanks for joining us at Catch The Bug!

Andrea Norris said...

Love what you've done with the image and photo it looks great, thanks for sharing with us at TTCRD
Andrea x

Cindy said...

This is so cool. Love how you combined the picture and the digi on your LO. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. Cindy

PaperDaisies said...

What a great layout. Stunning result. Thank you for sharing your talents with us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

Stressed Stamper said...

At first I thought it was yr garden - Stunning gardens - would I love that! makes a great "Secret garden" project
Happy New Year
Sarah x

caroline said...

beautiful, love the doorway great effect, thanks for joining us at soc, good luck
caroline dt