Monday, 15 February 2016

OLC Get Well Flower

Hi there,

I got down to my second allotment yesterday and finally managed to get the potatoes up. I actually had more than I expected, what with the exceptionally wet weather!



Anyway,onto what you all actually want to see - the card:
I took a pink card base, and die-cut a flower from the front. I then drew a stem, some leaves and grass using promarker pens, as well as filling in the card back where the flower allows it to be seen. The sentiment was hand-written with promarker also.

Nice and simple!
I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:

It is always perfect for the Asymmetric theme over on my facebook group

Thank you for taking the time to look. I will post some cross stitching updates next :)

Hugz Tinz

18 comments:

  1. It's great to see you join us at Less is More, however as the flower has been added to the card, it's really the focus of the design and therefore another layer and not just an embellishment.
    If you are unsure of our challenge requirements, do take a look at the guidelines on our blog and we hope you'll join us again soon!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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    1. The flower has not been added - it has been removed from the card. The card is one layer of cardstock, nothing added except ink - as I have explained in my description :)

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  2. Beautiful card! I love the flower! :)

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  3. What a very pretty card. I can see why Chrissie thought your bloom was added, photos can be so deceptive, I can "see" it either way lol! Very springlike.
    Thanks so much for joining us for one layer week
    Anne
    "Less is More"

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  4. What a clever effect! Very creative, nicely done :)

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  5. Wow! Way to supplement stamps and dies with your own art work. Oh I see what you mean about the flower - you used the negative space - very clever way to add interest to a one-layer card! So glad you joined us at OLS!

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  6. This card is beautiful! I love how you used the negative space to create the illusion of a dimensional die cut!

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  7. Great idea to use negative space on a one layer card! Lovely card!

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  8. I love the happy pink card base! I also really like how you decorated the inside to show through the die cut negative - a lovely touch. :D
    Great potato haul too! What else do you have planted?

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    1. Just Leeks at the moment, but I have got sweet pea seeds planted and will hopefully be planting beans and peas in the next couple of weeks :)

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  9. Using negative space is a great way to create interest on a one layer card! Your color palette of pink, green, yellow, and white is so pretty too :)

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  10. Creativity is alive & well on this card! :) Love how you used the negative space to add your own details to the flower! The pink color of the card base is a soothing color for a get well card too!

    p.s. I think your card could be linked up over at CASology (www.casology.blogspot.com) where the cue word for the week is DISTRESS...get well cards are for those in distress, so come on over and link up! ;)

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  11. Oh my goodness how resourceful are you and what a creative idea to use the negative space for your flower design. Amazing colour palette! Super impressed that you are growing potatoes, I do not have a green thumb.

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  12. What a lovely card, and so clever to use the negative space for the flower. I do hope you take Melissa's advice and come and join us at CASology for this week's challenge.

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  13. I've never tried to grow potatoes, but I have had good luck with many other things in my garden. Are they difficult to grow? You had a pretty good haul!

    I love your card...that die cut flower is so cool! What a cool effect, and your hand-drawn flower stems and sentiment are so pretty!

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    1. Potatoes are actually really easy to grow - just dump them in a bag and half fill with compost, and then keep adding compost as you see shoots until the bag is full :) Only thing to remember is to keep them watered!
      Hugz Tinz

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  14. I love your card. The flower is super pretty!! Is that your handwriting on the front? If so, fantastic. My hand writing is a hot mess. I love that you grow your own potato. When I was younger my Grandmother organized a block garden, we are from Jamaica, West Indies, so farming come natural to us, and we use to grow all sorts of stuff. I loved it and wish I had the space and the patience to do it now with my kids. Thanks for sharing!!

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  15. Seeing those spuds take me back to my childhood in Africa, where my parents were able to grow lovely potatoes like yours in rich red soil. Nowadays, I live close to the beach in australia and we have sand for soil... Not great for spuds!! Anyway, love your negative cut flower! Fantastic effect, and so pretty on that soft peach cardstock! I am sure that whoever you send this card to will feel suitably loved!

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