The distressed paint, the clustered bouquet, and especially that echeveria right smack in the middle of all those girly flowers -- just lovely! Appeals to my gardener side as well as my crafter side!
Here's what I came up with:
I was especially inspired by the colors of the echeveria as well as the tight cluster of flowers. I used a die-cut sheet from American Crafts layered over my card, which was then layered with lots and lots and lots of die-cut flowers all clustered together -- as an added bonus, I used the Flower Fusion die from Stampin' Up, which has been languishing unloved for quite some time :) All the supplies here besides the die came from my Counterfeit Kit for March. You can check out the whole challenge here. Let's take a closer look:
I'd like to say there was some rhyme or reason to the way I made and layered the flowers, but here's what I actually did: die-cut a nice little pile, then squished them all up into a ball, then un-squished them, and then adhered them somewhat randomly, adding pearls here and there. I trimmed the overhang on the left and bottom, but not on the right...because that's more "carefree," don't you think?
Finally, I'd like to thank my talented friend Emily for sending me that awesome new watermark, which was created by Kasia -- also a very talented crafter! I love skating, and I'm in training to be a roller derby NSO (that's non-skating official) for a new start-up league nearby, and Kasia's a derby girl from Calgary! It's a small crafting world, after all :) Thanks again, both of you!
Have an absolutely delightful Friday, and if you haven't already, be sure to check out this post -- there's a giveaway open until Saturday night!!
Supplies: cardstock -- pti, american crafts. papers - cosmo cricket, studio calico. sentiment sticker - my mind's eye. pearls, die - su.