Tuesday

HSC1 Fairy Flowerchild...um Flowerfrog? Au Naturel!




This is my card for for our brand new fresh challenge, I really hope you get a chance to play, I love this one. I'm an earthy girl, well sort of,in the sense that I like things clean (as in design, I could do better in the cleanliness dept. with 4 kiddos!),simple and natural, unpretentious. Not earthy in the sense that I like dirt, I can't stand getting dirty really or diggin in the dirt, sand I'm good with, dirt not so much! It just fels ...gross and dry. Anyhoo....So this is my card I've combined many natural elements on it, starting with my base which is one of my favorite of M5D's wooden papers, it is Wenge Wood and it has a natural striation and I love stripes. Really amazing in person it is very flexible and exotic! I cut it into 1.5 inch stips and mitered the corners as I usually do with stripe paper, it is especially effective with this wood paper because it really looks like a frame! I've also used some dried flowers and I tied the flowers on with yet another natural element, twill tape and chocolate colored raffia. My dp has a natural look to go with the theme, it is Origins from Basic Gray and I die cut some butterflies out of it to hover around my flowers. The image I used is Flower Fairy Vertie and it is colored in Prisma Pencils. I'm really liking the way it turned out, even though I don't normslly like things so busy it really reminds me of my childhood. I guess it has that kind of 70's vibe with the colors and patterns. And my mom once took me to pick cocaburrs in our woods and we cut out little paper wings to glue on them and stuck them to our clothes. they looked like little butterflies and bee's, that is what these dried flowers remind me of. Also if you flick the back of the card the tiny tiny butterfly I glued to the flower on the right looks like it's fluttering around (it's the little things that amuse me the most!);)Thanks for stopping by, I hope you get a chance to check us out at the Hotspot this month! You won't want to miss the chance to win the blog candy up for grabs either!

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

What a GREAT card!! Love all the wonderful details!!! (=

dpkennedy said...

Wow, those are some froggy lips! Adorable! I love the natural elements on your card too! Very pretty!

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Wowzers! Did she turn out pretty! Love the Wenge frame! Beautiful, Shawne! Hugs, Sue

Kristine said...

Hi Shawne! LOOOVE your beautiful colors here! So pretty, and earthy too! I think you could find all those in the Earth Elements collection. ANd those real flowers on the side??!!! HOLY COW... love them with this particular card! =) I just thought about the wood I used on my treasure box and added the Hotspot challenge logo to my post today. Sorry I didn't think of that the first time, but it's still early =) HUGS!