Saturday, 31 August 2013

A Château Garden

I just loved this week Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #95 Frame It challenge.  My inspiration came from the resemblance of the frame die to the beautiful iron wrought works.   For this challenge, I "landscaped" a garden in a château and using Graphic 45 French Country paper collection.

I have been waiting for the occasion to use this beautiful die, FRM 125 Arabian Night Rectangle Frame, for sometime.  I cut the die cut into two pieces to form the door panels.   On both side of the door are two garden pots housing two beautiful tropical plants (cut using B119 Tropical Leaves ).

Upon "opening" the door, one can see the two rows of water lilies framing both sides of the courtyard.   The wavy water canals are made from Border Carnivale DL129 lace.

Close shot of the water lilies and fountains.

The center of the courtyard is a tag cut from the French Collection.  Instead of glueing down the tag, I cut four corners from Lace Corner Deco B (b162) (tip: using strong cardstock) to hold the tag.

Upon flipping the tag over, another court yard will be revealed.

On top of this panel, I added some vines from Fanciful Flourish (B117).
I also fuzzy cut some sunflowers from the paper collection and stacked them behind the bench in different layers.   This tag is also removable as it is held by the sunflowers.

I use the lace cut from Francesca border (B159) to cover the joint between the two panels.  Also, to create the grass effect below the bench and as the "clips" for another tag on the floor, I cut half of the Swedish Spring Oval Frame (DL135).
Above is a shot of the bench when the tag is removed from the lace.  I also use the same  Lace Corner Deco B (B162)  on the back of the doors (red panels).   I managed to slide some photos between the corner and Carnival lace.   Since I have a few tags and areas to hold photos, I decided not to add any sentiments to this card and potentially converting it to a mini album later.

Thank you for stopping by.

Mee Foon


  1. Oh my Mee this is absolutely stunning work all of it is freaking amazing, love the doors, stunning, then the inside, love the water lilys, the bench, it's all just fabulous, incredible, well all your work is, thanks for sharing, hope your having a wonderful weekend..

    1. Hi Dianne, Thank you very much for your comments.

    2. Hi Dianne, Thank you very much for your comments.


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