Thursday, 16 June 2016

Gardening Gift

Welcome to my weekly post for Artistic Outpost. Today I am showcasing one of my favourite stamps; Seed Packets Background, available from Our Daily Bread Designs.
I thought I would create a gift idea this week; a seed box which would house seed cards and seeds for the recipient to plant. I began by die cutting the Seed Box using Eileen Hull's Recipe Box Sizzix Die and coordinated Recipe Cards.
I coloured the seed box with Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo Distress Inks; applying the inks to a piece of recylced plastic and then pressing the ink covered plastic onto the die cut piece and then drying with a heat tool. I applied one colour at a time until I was happy with the coverage. The coordinated cards were also coloured in exactly the same way.
I stamped the front of the seed box with the Seed Packets Background stamp using Potting Soil Archival Ink which adds further to the aged vintage feel.
I added one of Wendy Vecchi Matt Minis which I coloured with Orange Blossom Archival Embossing Powder to create a Terracotta pot. Whilst the melted powder was hot I used one of the background stamps from the Grunge Elements stamp set and stamped into the hot powder which added further to the aged pot appearance. When I added the embossing powder to the pot I removed some of the powder from around the edges and then once the melted powder was cool I then coloured the edges with Potting Soil Archival Ink to add further to the ageing. I stamped the back of the seed cards with the Grunge Elements stamps.
Each card was stamped with the Seed Packets Background stamp, which I inked with Fern Green and Potting Soil Archival Inks.
I added a plant label to the terracotta pot which I stamped with part of the imagery from the Seed Packets Background. The plastic plant labels were coloured with Citrus Alcohol Ink. I also added a plant label to the lid of the box and added some random stamping using the background stamp from the Grunge Elements stamp set. The wording 'Harvest', 'Plant' and 'Seeds' are from the Harvest stamp set. I applied Vintage Photo Distress Ink to all the edges.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x




12 comments:

butterfly said...

Just caught this over at AS and fell in love!
Alison x

Joi at RR said...

Absolutely WONDERFUL Tracy. I just showed your creativity to my ranch hand that does all the gardening work and she was delighted. She couldn't believe you "made" such lovelies and thought it was a SUPER idea. So you are a hit here at the ranch today and of course, a hit in my heart every time I visit. XXj.

Eileen Hull said...

Love all of the earthy colors and textures Tracy- beautiful as always!

Tracy Welham said...

A fabulous composition, great idea. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous!! Great idea and a lovely gift for a gardening friend!! Super stamp too!

Brenda Brown said...

Love both the box and the packets Tracy, they make a superb gift idea and are brilliantly designed and made. Have a great weekend xxx

Redanne said...

Oh wow Tracy, I absolutely love this, the colours, the design - wonderful!! Hugs, Anne xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Fabulous project Tracy! I love that seed packet background stamp and it works so well for this! Great gift idea! hugs :)

Mona Pendleton said...

Wonderful project Tracy! Love all your inky details! The seed packet looks amazing and I love the little terra cotta flower pot!

Annie said...

Gorgeous gift idea Tracy x love the die you used and stunning stamp with various inky layers on the cards.

Sending my best wishes
Annie x

A Pink said...

what a wonderful , useful seed box with matching cards Tracy . The perfect gift for any garden lover. Really lovely x

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Beautiful project and what a great idea Tracy to make a little seed holder! Love that AO die set combined with that gorgeous colour palette, think I have to go do more shopping! Thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo