Saturday, March 15, 2008

secret garden




For this weeks Wednesday Stamper's 'In my Garden', I created a hanging for myself...not something I do often. Yesterday I visited the house we have just bought and was looking around at all the garden and discovered these dried hydrangea flowers and simply tied them in a bunch and used them here. Also I used one of my favourite stamps...love that verse.

Please click on the image to read the verse. :0) Thanks for visiting x

38 comments:

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

This is very beautiful! It is always a nice change to make something for yourself!
chris p

Carrie said...

Love it Jo - love the neutral background with the B&W photo and great use of your hydrangeas

glitterangel said...

Beautiful, and what a lovely stamp.

alcoholinky said...

beatiful Jo - very autumnal(!)

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow Jo this is awesome. Really lovely.

Audrey said...

lovely piece - and great to have something so personal.

Kaz said...

the verse is absolutely gorgeous, and perfect for this too, love the flowers, the little girl is beautiful. it's a beautiful thoughtful piece, very tranquil garden you must have....that's what springs to my mind.

love it. :))

Sarah said...

Hi Jo

Can envision myself ssomewhere magical when reading this. really Gorgeous piece. Love the PWs image.

Kim said...

Wow this is so beautiful!

herminesplace said...

Its beautiful, love the hydrangea

joanne wardle said...

fabulous that you made something for yourself!
it's just beautiful

KardKrazy said...

What a wonderful wall hanging...it's just gorgeous!

Karin said...

What a beautiful serene piece - it's gorgeous.

Seona said...

It's got a lovely vintage look to it all - especially with the flowers. Great that you made it for you!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous vintage feel here.

Anonymous said...

Lovely work, Jo. The layered papers with text on are so well done. Bet you're gald you made it for YOU!!

2 Worlds said...

Beautiful verses and piece

dutchstamptramp said...

Absolutely gorgeous piece Jos! Love everything about it.

Paula said...

Its stunning. I love the muted colours & fabulous stamp.The dried flowers realy add a fabulous touch & it is great you have made it for yourself.

Heather Robinson said...

Congratulations on purchasing a new house. I see you are already incorporating its loveliness into your artwork. This quotation from "The Secret Garden" is so lovely and you have illustrated it to perfection.

Willy said...

This is GREAT, Jo!

Sanja said...

love the colors and images!beautiful work,Jo!!

Rein said...

This is so beautiful, wonderful soft colours and a sweet image!

Marsup said...

Very beautiful!

carlene federer said...

this is so pretty Jo, love the dried flowers!

Greensleeves said...

Oh, gorgeous palette! absolutely exquisite!

tina's space said...

great piece jo. even more special since it will be hanging in your new home and uses real flowers from your garden. good luck with that!!!

Tania said...

Waaaaw, this is stunning! Really soooo beautiful!

~*~Patty said...

Perfectly lovely collage, how pretty it will be gracing the walls of your new home. Very special having the dried flowers from the garden on it too!!!

alice k. said...

Complex in detail, yet soothing and simply beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Paula said...

How I wish I had an ounce of your originality and creativity....the dried hydrangea's are a touch of genius.....just love everything about this piece.

Francesca said...

Jo this is gorgeous and conjures up the Secret Garden so perfectly! :)

Zuzu's Blog said...

OOOOzing in country garden nostalga!

lovely piece x

Linda Manning Findley said...

Jo it's fabulous .... love all the torn papers they add such great texture and such a sweet little girl ...... great job ..... Linda F

Chris said...

Totally love this, the colours, the image, the flowers. It all fits together so beautifully.

If you find yourself making another and need a home for it I'll send you my address! :-)

audrey h. said...

awwwwww...this is too adorable. love the added touch of the flowers.

Nicole said...

Another fab piece...love this...

Hugs
Nicole

sheila said...

Hi Jo

Just found your blog, will have to spen a whole evening looking at it properly. I love your stuff. Can I be cheeky and ask what stamp is used in the secret garden hanging. The words on projects oft en have more effect than teh pictures, don't they?