6 August 2011

Daring Cardmakers 'Flowers of August'

Wow, how weird is it to be in August already? It's weird to me anyway. Looking out of the window this morning it looks more like October, brrrr.

Anyway it's daring cardmakers time again and this week the challenge or prompt or dare (however you want to think of it) is to to use the flowers of the month as inspiration and the flowers of August are poppies and gladiolas.

I have a big love of poppies so I was instantly drawn into wanting to use them on my card. I also wanted to have a play with my new goodies I've just treated myself to and it just so happened that in one of the goodies I found a poppy! I got some of the cute Sassafras Foldies embellishments. The Sunshine Broadcast papers are super lush I got some for the August Quirky Kits so I've been having a play and wanted more so I treated myself to some of the Foldies and some other bits and pieces. I grabbed a couple of sheets of a new paper range from My Little Shoe Box 'Audrey' at the same time that caught my eye (and I thought) worked well with the whole pretty girly look of the flowery Foldies.

I added some glossy accents to the poppy and the cameo to make them stand out a bit against everything going on. It started off simple but I had a load of scrap paper pieces out on my desk so I just kept grabbing them and sticking them down, I can't bare to throw away cute patterned paper no matter how small the pieces are!

Pop on over to see what the rest of the design team have been up to & to get busy yourself with this weeks dare, daringcardmakers.blogspot.com

Have fun!
xx Leo


Kathy said...

It;s lovely, Leo. Cameo images seem popular this week hehe!

Natty said...

Oooh lovely Leo, there are so many quirky little elements here, you see something new with each new glance. So fun!
Love it!