At the entrance to the formal garden, you’ll find lovely ladies growing from pots tended by their loving partners. Both pretty as flowers, holding butterfly wands, surrounded by flowers as butterflies fly around them.
The sound of water cascading over the edge of the lion wall fountain into the pond below, draws you into the garden
Take a seat on a bench and enjoy the sounds and fragrance of nature.
In addition to the miniature Formal Garden pictured above, I've also create some Potted Lady ATCs. And speaking of the Potted Ladies (growing from pots), I'm thinking they would make a great standalone project that could be used for so many things. Imagine them as place holders where instead of the butterfly wand, there is a card with your guest’s name. They would look lovely on a tea party themed table and would make unique gifts for a bridal shower.
Further down in the post you'll find information about new collage sheets, a video tutoral and project supply list.
NEW COLLAGE SHEETS
For the Formal Garden and the Potted Lady ATC’s pictured further down in this post, I created 4 new collage sheets. Two of the sheets contain women & men from the 1830s with lots of jeweled butterflies. One is a set of 8 ATC nature themed backgrounds and a half sheet of urns and roses.
The sheet contains:
3 - Ladies
2 - Gents12 - Jeweled Butterflies of various sizes
This sheet contains:
5 - Ladies
1 - Gents8 - Jeweled Butterflies of various sizes
This sheet contains 8 nature themed ATC backgrounds.
This half sheet is filled with urns & roses.
POTTED LADIES ATCs
For those of you who love to make ATCs, I created 6 examples made using all four of the new collage sheets and some of the products I used for the Formal Garden.
In the video I cover the construction of the Formal Garden and the techniques listed below:
Faux Marble Painting
FREE GARDEN IMAGES FOR USE IN YOUR ART
DETAIL MASTER SUPPLY LIST
This list has the supplies used for all three framed collage pieces.
Note: The columns I used are no longer available but here are two other options that would give you a similar look.