Hi there peeps! I'm posting another card for the OSAAT challenge today and as our theme is AG with flowers I chose this gorgeous 'Purple Orchid' image from Coosty Creations at Stitchy Bears Digi Outlet. I thought I would colour this in pink and burgundy ........ could I get it right ....... could I treacle! I tried three times but it just didn't look right, then I had a brainwave .... use the colour suggested in the title of the image!!! So I did another purply coloured card - I just couldn't help it .. honest. I think orchids are truly amazing, so many different varieties and shapes, I hadn't really noticed them until we went on holiday to the Maldives and, on the way, we had a few days in Dubai. We stayed in a rather posh hotel (fine until I opened me mouth) - you know the one shaped like a huge sail on a dhow (not wanting to name drop here - so I won't) and apart from having 27 phones in the suite there were pots of orchids growing everywhere and in sooooo many colours, I was in my element!! I've loved them ever since and my colouring doesn't do this justice at all - but I tried!
As you can see, I haven't finished off the inside of the card 'cos I spent so much time doing different colours I literally ran out of time!
I didn't want to put a sentiment on here because I wanted to keep it for my 'box' of cards so I'll put one on when I need it. I did think it would be nice to depict what an orchid means in the flower world, so I looked it up and found that it has several meanings, amongst them - love, beauty, refinement, flower of magnificence. Perfect words for such a perfect flower.
7" x 7" White card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Image - 'Purple Orchid' - Coosty Creations at Stitchy Bears Digi Outlet
Eleganza die - Tattered Lace Dies
Beloved Borders die - Tattered Lace Dies
Embossing Folder - I think this could be from Creative Expressions but not sure
Lace - Brenda's Lace and Ribbon Specials on Facebook
Pearls - Lelli-bot Crafts
Let us see what you can do with your flower images or dies etc, you have two weeks to get your creations in and here's an image of the prize you can win - digis and papers!
Thank you for checking out my flowery card this fortnight. Thanks also for all your lovely comments - especially those about my weight loss - which now stands at 28lbs, as of last Wednesday - woo hoo! 2 flippin' stones - who would have thought it!!!
Big hugs to you all and please take care of yourselves - there's a special huge hug to anyone who might need one just now.
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges -
Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge No 146 - http://www.addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au/2015/05/challenge-146-anything-goes-dt-call.html
Artistic Inspirations Challenge No 132 - http://artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/challenge-132-anything-goes-with-twist.html
Digi Choosday Challenge Wk No 21 - http://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/wk-21-pretty-in-purple-digi-choosday.html
Dream Valley Challenge No 107 - http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.ca/2015/05/challenge-107-anything-goes.html
Gem of a Challenge No 145 - http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/challenge-145-flowers.html
Inspiration Destination Challenge No 35 - http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/ag-no-35.html
Paper Shelter Challenge No 205 - http://thepapershelter.blogspot.com.ar/2015/05/challenge-205-flower-power.html
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge No 229 - http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-229.html
Simply Papercrafts Challenge No 5 - http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/challenge-5-and-design-team-call.html
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge No 246 - http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/tuesday-throwdown-246-anything-goes.html