Friday, 27 July 2012

Star Card of Garden Scenes

I'm really pleased with what I have to show you today, as it's been a real labour of love!  It combines some of my favourite things: inkiness and multi-stamping but in an unusual form.  From the outside, it just looks like a mini book:


The cover was stamped with the grass stem and butterfly from Nature Walk, with the quotation from Faith in Nature, as it seemed most fitting for what happens when you open it.....





It opens out into a star shape, with each part of the star decorated to look like a window.  Come and have a closer look at each panel:






The garden scene has been created with stamps from Autumn Days, Nature Walk and Lovely As A Tree (using the tree top only makes for some great foliage).  The insects and butterflies are from Nature Walk and All A Flutter.  The curtains and windows are made from Very Vanilla card stock and Everyday Enchantment paper.

I'm putting together a tutorial on how to make this, mostly so I can remember the next time I want to make one, but if you're interested too, check back on my blog soon!  So with that in mind, I won't put my usual supply list as I'll include it with the more detailed instructions.  Edited to add: the tutorial can be found here.

I'd like to enter this into the 'In the Garden' scene challenge at Craft A Scene, 'Crafty Passion' challenge at Sir Stampalot (inky loveliness, playing around with stamps and trying to come up with something out of the ordinary all rank pretty highly on my list of crafty passions!) and 'This is the House That Jack Built' challenge at Daring Cardmakers.

Today's feline offering is not a photo, but a video, supplied by the lovely Sandy.  Thank you, Sandy!


Thanks ever so much for stopping by today,

34 comments:

  1. Wow Victoria, this is stunning, the front on it's own is beautiful, once you look inside the full beauty really hits you.

    Sue x

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  2. Wow, this is an awesome project! All those beautiful garden scenes! Looking forward to your tutorial, I follow your blog already!
    Thanks for joining us at Craft a Scene with your stunning project!

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  3. Hello Victoria

    I am blownaway by your masterpiece, it's so original and brilliant.
    I think I would patent it !!!! Every detail is just perfect. Looking
    forward to your tutorial.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  4. Wow, gorgeous album, love the idea of the pages looking out of a window. Thanks for joining us at Daring Cardmakers this week!

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  5. What a work of art, Victoria! Each scene is more beautiful than the one before it! I'm anxiously awaiting the tutorial.

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  6. This is a gorgeous creation with a beautiful scene at each section:)

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  7. Wow that is SENSATIONAL Victoria. I've only made one start card before, but it wasn't as good as this and certainly not as detailed. Looks to be a real labour of love.

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  8. Wow, Victoria, this is sooo lovely. Absolutely beautiful! Sue x

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  9. Very Beautiful , thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!

    Hugs
    Francesca

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  10. I was just thinking how long it's been since I made a star book, and then you post this wonderful variation on the theme. I love all the windows - what a fab idea - and of course windows are just perfect for perfect for The Daring Cardmakers' "The House that Jack Built" challenge this week 0 thanks for joining in!

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  11. Stunning!!! I've got one of these on the go atm but it's nowhere near as beautiful as this! Absolutely love it. Look forward to your tutorial xxx

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  12. WOW Victoria! This is absolutely GORGEOUS! I have the instructions for this in my room, meaning to make one of our wedding, but I think yours is far more wonderful than mine would ever be!

    Video is cute too!

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  13. Great card. Thank you for joining the latest dare over at the Daring Cardmakers. Gez

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  14. Wow!! Victoria-this is a work of art-you must have spent such a long time creating it-it is a beautiful piece of work-the very best of luck in your challenges :) x

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  15. This is stunning, I've never seen anything like it. I can't wait to see the tutorial.

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  16. I am speechless. That is amazing work, and stunningly beautiful! Oh how I love stars, and can see why this was a labor of love!

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  17. Blimey this is AMAZING!!!! Clearly a labour of love Victoria. Can't wait to see your tutorial. Hugs, Buttons x

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  18. Stunning creation, so beautifully put together. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.
    Pinky

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  19. This is really amazing, Victoria!! Really. Your coloring and execution are flawless. Wouldn't this make a beautiful baby/child book idea, to be treasured forever? Seriously, you could sell these at a boutique!

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  20. Hello chicken, this is bloody amazing!!!!. Yes please for the tutorial!!!. Wow you have put so much into this creation hun. I could see this with photo's in too but I do love what you have done. All of the stamping and colouring is stunning. Well done lovey.

    Wow your cat video made me all emotional mate!!! I teared up as it was so lovely. I was so worried the kitty would fall in though, mind you I bet that the dolphins would have saved him. Hugs Clare xxx

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  21. WOW!!! This is just stunning! It's a work of art! I can't imagine how long it took you to create, but it was SO worth it! It's just beautiful. And the cat & dolphin video just blew me away as well! You really outdid yourself today!!

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  22. Wonderful creation,
    thanks for joining us at DCM

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  23. Wow! Absolutely stunning and beautiful! Xxx

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  24. What stunning work Victoria, a really fabulous project.

    Thank you so much sharing your lovely work with us at Craft a Scene this month.

    B x

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  25. Hello again Victoria,

    I navigated away from that last comment bit too quickly before I had time to say what fabulous colouring of your butterflies and thank you for also joining us at Stampalot challenge this month.

    B x

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  26. Fabulous Star card lol...it's all just beautiful..luv annie

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  27. WOW, this is absolutely amazing! Such a wonderful project and idea. Love all the windows, the wonderful inking and stamping and the idea behind the project. Thank you so much for joining us at Craft a Scene this month!

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  28. Wow, this project is absolutely amazing. I love it! Fabulous idea, beautiful garden windows, gorgeous inking and stamping. Thank you so much for joining us at Craft a Scene this month!

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  29. Oops, didn't mean to give too comments, I thought the first one went missing!

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  30. Hey! As I am trying to do some catch up I am going backwards. I saw your wonderful tutorial before I saw this post. Your star card is really a work of art - I cannot imagine accomplishing this. Wonderful!!!!!
    Sandy

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  31. Wow! this is the most creative card I have seen in a long time. Really lovely work. I can't wait to check out the tutorial. Thanks for joining us this month at Craft a Scene. NancyD

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  32. Wow, this is amazing. A beautiful way to showcase these gorgeous scenes. Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
    Clare x

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  33. that is so beautiful! Thanks for playing along with Daring Cardmakers this week :)

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