Thursday, April 4, 2013

My Own Dahlia

Dahlia season is almost here, so for now while I wait I made my very own dahlia bloom.  Over the past few years my taste for dahlias has changed.  It used to be that I REALLY liked the rounded perfect dahlias, but now I am much more drawn to the shabbier varieties.  With the Pop Up Posies kit I made my version of a shabby dahlia bloom.  I should also let you know that I painted the white fabric covered brad with Calypso Coral ink and an Aqua Painter.

I drew the inspiration for the palette of my card from this week's color challenge hosted by Connie and Mary.  I love the way the coral and the indigo complement each other, while the red and the coral colors are analogous. Together they make for a rich and whimsical combination.  For lots more card inspiration be sure to check out our latest subscription series offered by Connie and Mary.  See the details below.

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  1. Love your shabby dahlia! And what a great idea to color the fabric brad! Beautiful card!!

  2. Beautiful card!! I love how you colored the brad for the center of your flower...genius!

  3. Love that dahlia! It reminds me of my daughter's wedding :) And your card is beautiful - so many lovely details including the waves in your baker's twine bow!

  4. Really like how you used the kit to create your flower. So pretty!

  5. Coloring the words with markers is a great way to really let that sentiment speak! Your card is just beautiful!