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Wednesday, 30 March 2011

'Bloom & Grow' at Michelle Perkett Studios

I have been trying to join in again with a challenge at Michelle Perkett Studios challenge blog for weeks, but haven't been able to for one reason or another...until this week that is! I was really disappointed not to be able to join last week's blue and brown challenge (I love that colour combo,) but this week's FLOWERS theme suits me just fine too!

Here's my card:

The image is called Mary, Mary, and you can find her in Michelle's etsy store. I have coloured her with Promarkers to match the orange and yellow DPs I have used from my stash. The layers are matted onto Bazzill card in co-ordinating colours. The striped ribbon and satin ribbon down the left are also from my stash. 

I decorated them with gems, and made my own flower embellishments using the spiral technique. I cut the leaves from Bazzill card and made the centres using some knotted green organza ribbon.

Other challenges I am entering my card into:

Thanks for stopping by!


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, and so cheerful! Beautiful design, flowers, coloring and color combo! Thank you for joining us this week at Michelle Perkett Studio.

Karen S said...

This is a beautiful card with all the Spring colors. Your coloring of the image is superb and blends nicley with your pattern papers. Darling handmade flowers! Love it All!
Thanks for joining us at Michelle Perkett Studio.

Anne-Marie said...

Soooooo pretty, and just right for spring! Why don't my flowers turn out like that, lol!

Dawn said...

Fantastic card Ali! Love the handmade flowers! Must get you to teach me!
Dawn xx
PS Don't forget anything goes at My Grafico! x

Anne Temple said...

Beautiful Spring card. Love your colors and the flowers. So glad you joined us this week for the Bring on Spring challenge at Stamping with the Dragon.

Shelley said...

So glad you were able to join us this week! Your card is beautiful! Good luck. Shelley :)

Carley said...

This is so cute! I love the sentiment! Those flowers are super fabulous! Thank you for playing along with us at Paper Playtime!

Jenn Borjeson said...

Gorgeous - love it!!!!!!

Michelle said...

Hi Ali,

This is so gorgeous, I love your handmade flowers and how you colored Mary, Mary! Thank you so much for joining us at MPS this week!



Catherine said...

What a sweet card Ali ! I love those colours and the image is so lovely ! I love your flowers too ! Stunning !

Miranda said...

very cute Ali such a lovely card
thanks for joining us at the TSB challenge this week

Maggie's Crafts said...

So sweet! Love the colour combo and the flowers.:)

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday

Come back next week for another great tutorial!


Hestia's Helper said...

I'm so glad you decided to enter our challenge at the Stamping Boutique!
Your flowers are beautiful!


PaulaM said...

Wonderful embellishments on your card. Love the colors. Thanks for participating in my challenge at Top Tip Tuesday this week.

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Stunning card! I adore those flowers. Thanks for playing with us this week at Top Tip Tuesday. :)

Heide said...

I just love the idea of using ribbon in the center of the flowers, very clever.
Great card.
Thank you for joining us at TSB.
Hugs, Heide

April said...

This is such an adorable card! I truley love how you "stuffed" the centers of your flowers! Too cute!! Thanks for joining TSB!