Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Perfect Pansies

This week our sponsor at For Fun Challenges is the Digi Doodle Shop. This week's winner will receive a $10 gift voucher to the Digi Doodle Shop. The DT was given some gorgeous floral images to play with since our challenge is flowers with a sentiment. Just remember, the flowers must be the focal point!

My card uses pansies. The second I saw it, I just knew I had to make a card with this image. Pansies are just such happy flowers to me. They grow like weeds around the base of my monkeypod tree. They just appeared one day and even when DH chops them down with the lawn mower once a month, they always come back. I love pansies. Notice the yellow pearls for the centers. Pansies come in a huge selection of colours but the centers are always yellow.

This week, I decided to stretch myself, I tried a round card for the first time because I wanted to make a slightly larger card that would really show off the image. It was actually really simple, I used my CM cutter to make the circles. The image is coloured with copics and then the panel was distressed with my scissors and I applied my copic marker to the edge. I love the way the ink bled inside, creating a fairly even border around the edge. I wasn't expecting the ink to bleed quite so much. The sentiment was stamped from SU's Autumn Leaves (retired). I've been reaching for that set more and more recently. Have you ever had sets that you haven't touched in years and all of a sudden you can't put them down?

Challenges This Card Meets:
7 Kids College Fund - Pink with Flowers
Creative Inspirations - No Square Cards Allowed
Marks Finest Papers - Round Card, One Image, Three Pastel Colours (Green, Lilac, Yellow) and 3 bling. I used more but I checked - many of the DT did too so I figured it would be okay.
Stamp with Fun - Spring
Stamping with the Dragon - Bring on Spring


  1. Awesome card and love the flowers!!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

  2. Love, love, love the pansies!

  3. Very pretty card. I love your coloring. Thanks for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon.

  4. A lovely card hun! Thanks for joining in with our challenge of No Square Cards this week over at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge Blog! xxx

  5. You rocked the challenge. Thanks for playing along with my challenge on Speedy the Cat's blog!

  6. What a great round card for our challenge this week! Pansies are my fave spring flower. THis turned out beautifully. THanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  7. Great card! I really like the circle shape, and those pansies are lovely, they are one of my favorites too.

  8. Hi Christine, what a perfect springtime card. I love the image and fantastic shape. Thanks for joining us at stamp with fun this week. Hugs, Denise x

  9. lovely card thanks for joining us at creative inspirations xx