I made this card for 2 challenges. The Teapot Tuesday challenge in which Pat asked us to use sewing on a card. I am stretching it a bit with the sewing because my "sewing" is the faux piercing on the dies. I actually made another card for this challenge that had sewing on it, but I accidentally made it a birthday card so this is my 2nd attempt, and then I forgot about the sewing (sigh). When I was done with this card I could see all the X's in the DSP so I am also entering this card into the Alphabet Challenge for the letter X. My photography skills leave a lot to be desired because these hollyhocks are much bolder in real life and show more contrast between the colors too. My grandmother always grew the most gorgeous hollyhocks so when I found this already colored image in my stash pile, I knew I was going to use this for Aunt Betty's card. Thank you for looking today. ~Karen.
Date: Friday, January 26, 2018 GMT Views: 477
Registered: October 21, 2010 Location: in the okanagan in b.c. canada Posts: 12487
Fri, Jan 26, 2018 @ 11:57 AM
Gorgeous hollyhocks...my grandma used to grow them too, I tried but with no avail..not sure what happened...they are such a pretty flower. You colored them beautifully...love the framing on them too...TFs..:0)
------------------------------ We as people are raindrops of colorful ink , falling down Crisp and Clear, each a different shade more vibrant then the last, but once we realize at the bottom of an endless abyss we all fall into the same inkpot forming one color, only then can we come together as one My son.
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Fri, Jan 26, 2018 @ 12:11 PM
It took me ages to get to see this beauty - I kept getting that error message, while I could open another page perfectly. I'm glad that SCS is finally letting me in. Those hollyhocks are just beautiful, fabulous colouring and wonderful framing. And a perfect choice of paper for the background.
They grow in gardens here, but when we have been on holidays in Greece, we see them growing as wildflowers along the roadside - and that is a lovely sight to see. They're certainly a flower with an old-fashioned cottage garden feel, and I am sure Betty will think they are as lovely as I do.
Registered: April 6, 2009 Location: Weyers Cave, Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley Posts: 16243
Fri, Jan 26, 2018 @ 12:59 PM
Karen, Everything about your card is Lovely! My gosh, that dp is so pretty, your die-cut border really brings out the beauty of those hollyhocks and your coloring looks pretty sweet from where I'm sitting! Great job~
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