Thursday, May 19, 2011

No more showers, it's time for flowers!

I have heard that saying, "April showers bring May flowers" since my childhood. For some of us, the flowers are here and blooming beautifully, despite the fact that some April showers choose to come back through every once in a while. My personal fave are black eyed susans. My friend has tons of them where she lives in Pennsylvania, but I haven't seen one yet this year, and I live in Maryland. It's our state flower, for pete's sake. Okay, okay, I'm digressing again. I'll get to it now. Really, I will. It's time for a new challenge at Guylou's Inimitability and I think you may have already figured out what it is. If your brain is as fried as mine has been lately, maybe I didn't lead you down the right path or you're just not so sure. In that case, I'll go ahead and tell you. This time around, we're focusing on flowers! We're not going to make it that easy on you, though. For one, although you can use flowered patterned paper if you choose to do so, the plan is for you to use floral embellishments, like Prima or Wild Orchid Crafts. Not too hard, I hope. Secondly, we've even got a color palette for this one:
This challenge was my wonderful DT teammate and friend's choice and I personally love it. I love this color combo, I love flowers, I love all things girlie. Yes, I am a girlie-girl. I freely admit it. Plus, I just got a new order from Wild Orchid Crafts. Boy, I had fun breaking into that box!

For my card, I chose to use the wonderful cat in a basket image. He always makes me smile, because he reminds me of my girls. They love to explore all containers. I could see them choosing a big basket as their new home.



I colored him with copics. As I've already stated, flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts. The circle and scalloped circle are from Spellbinders dies. Papers are K&Co. The stitched border is actually a stamp from Sassafras Lass that I inked up with purple cat's eye chalk ink.

The challenge starts today and you have until June 2nd at 10:00 pm EST to enter your card. Remember to let the colors above inspire you and use some flowered embellishments! You can read all of the rules at Guylou's challenge blog. Come and play along!

8 comments:

Guylou said...

I just love what you did with this color combo! You balanced everything so nicely which makes this card absolutely beautiful!!! Love it!
Cheers!
G

Brenda said...

Gorgeous! When I first saw this, I was like, Dang Gina sewed on it!! LOL, then I read it is a stamp and had to look at it close up!! Fabulous design and I love those flowers!!
hugs, Bren

The Scrappy Cottage said...

Oh Gina, this is so perfect. You sure are to give alot of inspiration with this one......

Sara I. said...

Wow!! Love your papers and purple pearl corners - those flowers and little bees are gorgeous!! The design is perfect and I love it all topped off with that bow!

Sara I. said...

LOVE this!! Your papers are beautiful and I love those purple pearl corners!! The ribbon just is the cherry on top - fantastic!

Kim Kelley said...

Lovely Gina...the stamping stitch really looks like stitching! Are those little bees? They are so cute and everything works wonderfully together!HUGS

Starla B. said...

Oh, this is awesome! I just love the expression on kitty's face...so sly...he knows he shouldn't be in there, but oh well! Fantastic papers, and LOVE the flowers! =D

Vicky said...

Fabulous card hun I love the image & the flowers are gorgeous.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx