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:
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!