Friday, September 30, 2011

Feel Good Flowers

Greetings to you all  from the evening of a beautiful sunny spring day here in the Antipodes.

I have another friend who also has limited sight, so this is why this card is so bright and full of texture, so she can experience it with more than one sense.

I also went for strong contrasting colours in the hopes she can see some of it.

The green card is very bright IRL, and I ran it through the Cuttlebug in the Oriental Weave folder.

The flowers are some from a pack I bought this morning at the local Warehouse (similar to K Mart/Michaels), and to add to the contrast I layered them and place a Kaiser half pearl in the centres.  The curls are simply fine strips of dark green card rolled around a paint brush handle.

The sentiment was embossed in gold and double mounted, with the corners rounded to soften the appearance.

I am linking this to:

Thank you for visiting - may your day be blessed. 


Elizabeth said...

Sweet - I really like this one!

Amy said...

I love how you have made it all stand out so much, even the 'leaves'!

Rainbow Lady said...

Super card perfect for the challenge. Thanks so much
Love Cynthia x

ElizabethR said...

Just lovely, great bright colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Rainbow Lady's Challege this week. Elizabeth x

Leanne said...

Wonderful job, thanks for playing our Anything Goes Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks! TFS!

pinky said...

Its gorgeous. Thanks for sharing at C4E this week.

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Maxine - your friends are very blessed with the cards you make them - you are so thoughtful and fill the cards with love! Your embossing is divine - I love the folder!! Very tactile card - love it! {{{hugs}}}

Audrey said...

What a beautiful Birthday Card! I love love the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Penny said...

Thanks for linking up with Aud sentiments this week, loving the flowers on this.

Tamie said...

Wonderful flowers! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Shelly Schmidt said...

You are so thoughtful- love your card- lots of texture- the flowers are divine and love the accents of the whisps too. Hugs!

uksharon said...

How thoughful to think of your friend when designing this card. I'm sure she will love it especially as you have incorporated things that work for her.
Visual and tactile!
Thanks for joining us at Phindys Place this week and good luck.
Best wishes, Sharon

Julie said...

Very pretty card. Lovely color combo. Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs

Unknown said...

stunning creation hun!
Love the Layout and colours you've used.
Thank you for joining us for the Pearls and Swirls challenge at Delightful Challenges.

Cec said...

This is a great card for your friend and so nice that you created the textures with her limited sight in mind. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.

Melanie said...

Great card! Love all of the embossing! Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

michele said...

Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Kary said...

Hi Maxine! I love the bright fresh colours of this card! Your friend will love it, it's so thoughtful of you ;) Have a fab day!!

Ruthie said...

This is fabulous - love it!

Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Aud Sentiments this challenge


Shannah said...

Definitely happy spring colours! And another perfect card for someone with minimal sight... Bright and textured. Thank you for the idea to take that into account for some of my elderly loved ones! Hugs, Shannah xox