Friday, April 03, 2009

TGiF- The Secret Garden



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I was very honoured to be asked by TGiF a little while ago to be guest artist for the challenge this week. The theme is The Secret Garden, and this was my result using the blossoms from Crafty Individuals (CI206). The branches are from part of a Stampers Anonymous stamp.

Photographing the acetate card was difficult as the light has been so poor recently so I came up with a few different settings.





Below is an passage taken from the book The Secret Garden which inspired the feel for the card.




I hope you find a little time to join in with the theme :0)))

36 comments:

Flippinpest said...

Exquisite!

daisy said...

Beautiful & elegant x

Paula said...

A simple but quite atmospheric piece....love everything about it.
And congrats on being the GA on TGIF x

deb said...

Gorgeous card Jo, really is beautiful.

Congrats on the guest host slot.

Sandy said...

Jo this is unbelievable.
Really romantic image. Love your wonderful work.

Thanks for come to the secret garden as Guest-Designer for TGiF.

Kim Piggott said...

Well Jo this just takes my breath away!
It is so stunningly beautiful!
You are so talented every little thing is just superb your detail is so exquisite!
I am in awe!
Have a great weekend!
hugs
kim x

joanne wardle said...

GORGEOUS!!
I love it, it's just so romantic.

Greensleeves said...

ah, how romantic and elegant, Jo!

Yvonne said...

Absolutely stunning!

Sue said...

Fabulous, love the serene calm feeling it gives off!!

Buffy said...

Just beautiful,love the key and the flowers. Such an inspiration.

Amy said...

Very inspirational! I love your artwork! You have a good taste for detail

Angelnorth said...

Acetate cards are a swine to photograph, whatever the light is like! Love this piece Jo, very dreamy and atmospheric!

Rachel Bland said...

Beuatiful artwork.. Looks so serene!

Heavenly Anarchist said...

Oh my! What a beautifully serene card.

Petra Tillmann said...

Love your work!

Martina2801 said...

Lovely work, I do enjoy seeing your artwork!

kathj said...

stunning

Gillian said...

This piece gives off such a magical and romantic feel all in one, fab design Jo:)

lottie said...

Oh my goodness, this is awesome, and as Gillian said - totally magical - sigh.

Piddawinkle said...

Jo, this piece or art is just gorgeous and what an inspired subject, I love the Secret Garden from when i was a kid, there was a show I think on tv, whenever i see a tall brick wall with a wooden door it makes me think secret garden, have a good weekend Siobhan

Karin said...

Beautiful and elegant, Jo.

Kris Dickinson said...

I love this elegant and lovely piece Jo!

IsaNorris said...

This is stunning !!!
isax

Lynn Stevens said...

I have admired your work for quite some time, Very inspiritional. This is quite stunning!

Odetta's Scrap-walk-in-closet said...

This is very romantic! I love it.

Janny said...

It's gorgeous!

Claireabelle said...

Fabulous card Jo
x

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Spectacular! I couldn't tell on the challenge site it was acetate, but this looks fabulous the way you can see through it. Very creative, Jo!

Susie Jefferson said...

Very nicely done - and you did a brilliant job of the photography too (I know just how difficult acetate is). Lovely jubbly!

Simone said...

So gorgeous and romantic and wonderful! I love this card, Jo!!!
Simone

Vickie said...

Just love all the details in this piece! It's wonderful.

Tassy said...

Hi,I just found your blog today and both this one and your outdoor blog is fantastic. This piece of work here is everything I like in a card..the key is so symbolical, the woman is beautiful.I would give anything to get this card, lol! I am loving your blog and I hope you don't mind me linking to yours on mine as everyone should see your beautiful work.I know a lot of people do, but how come I didn't? lol
Take care
Tassy
Hugs
x

alcoholinky said...

Love this Jo. It's beautiful, particularly the setting you chose for the second pic. Very classy and timeless.

Sshaythiel said...

absolutely gorgeous...so romantic...love it...;-)

Audrey said...

this is really beautiful Jo