Saturday, 2 May 2009

365 cards - Floral Fest


The challenge at 365 Cards today is to include eight flowers on your design. As much as I love all the flower embellishments out there, I have real difficulty in placing them right. They either seem to be too spread out and look lost, or too cramped and busy, so as lovely as they are, I decided to use a digi-stamp instead. Luckily this one (Daisy Crazy from SketchingStamper) had the eight flowers required, so I coloured it in using watercolour pencils but decided they looked better not painted. It's actually a tri-fold card, and all the inside panels are decorated with the same layers of green cards and gingham paper. The sentiment under the image flap says 'Birthdays are like flowers; the passing time brings forth the most beautiful blooms' - can't find who said it, but it's nice anyway. You can see it in this picture:


Thanks for looking, I really appreciate it!

20 comments:

Karen Lee said...

Gorgeous take on today's challenge! Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog!

hugs, Karen Lee

Leigh said...

great card and cool idea to use the digi image with 8 flowers.

Ann said...

I love that you kept this simple--8 flowers could easily become too busy on a card. I love the fold, too.

~amy~ said...

Love your fresh and fun card!!

Norma said...

Hi Millie, have'nt a clue what you mean by "digi stamping" but i love your card,its so pretty and the colours are lovely

Norma x

Dawn Loring said...

I love it. Not a lover of flowers on cards myself but like the simplicity of this.

Durham Lass said...

This is soo pretty. Lovely. definately my kind of card.
Hugs
Shirley

karen said...

Hi Mandy all your cards are stunning
great work well done
karen x

Made by Mandy said...

Lovely image, very sophisticated and just the right amount of colour.

willow said...

This is lovely, I have this stamp but never thought to use it myself, I forget I have them sometimes
maz

AUsome mom said...

Beautiful card! And how perfect was it that the stamp had just the right number of blooms?! The sentiment is beautiful also. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Jana said...

Wonderful card. Love the layers.

Vicky said...

so soft and pretty! love it!!

Pam said...

What a beautiful way to get all the flowers on your card to fit with the challenge - nice job!

My'scardcorner said...

That is so pretty Millie simple but nice dont you just love daisies:0)

Rosemary said...

This is gentle and elegant in its simplicity - I love it very much! I really enjoy tri-fold cards, hadn't made one until 365 challenges. This just so pretty!

Sandy said...

simply STUNNING!!

Lin said...

A beautiful card, so elegant
Lin x

Anonymous said...

A lovely card......very pretty I love the colours.

Jean said...

Like this one - very elegant.