...'til May is out
goes the old saying - whether that means the May Flower or the month of May seems undecided and to be honest the only connection with this post is the word May. It's just a contrived title, but there you go.
Today is the first Friday of the month so time for the Daring Cardmakers to return to our 2011 theme of Flowers of the Month. I like that each month has a choice of flowers - gives a bit of room for manoeuvre, which is always good, plus it adds a bit more variety to the cards on the blog.
May's flowers are the Hawthorn and the Lily of the Valley.
I went for the latter - my mum's favourite flower and one I've failed dismally to get to grow - which annoys me!
Mum had lily of the valley in her wedding bouquet so in honour, I thought I'd add in a bit of lace to my card - any excuse, eh?
I think the blue is too deep a shade - probably because I changed my mind and went over the original pale turquoise-blue inked background with a bluer one as I decided I wanted to use that baby-blue seam binding. I was being lazy, I admit it - I should have started again with the new colour.
I just couldn't get a photo I was happy with, this is the best I managed. Maybe I'll give it another try today.
Distress Inks, Bazzill card (2 x green shades),
White pearlised card for flower heads and white pearlised paper for fan
(no idea where these came from
Cuttlebug Swirls embossing folder, Spellbinders Doily die set,
Baby blue seam binding, green large headed pins, small piece of lace with seambinding threaded through (Creative Treasures)
Perarls are from the iRock collection and fixed with the iRock tool (Imaginisce)
There's crystal Glamour Dust on the flowers but it doesn't
really show up on the photo.
The flowers were cut using my Craft Robo from a template made
using free clip art pictures
If you would like the GSD file for the flowers email me via the link in my sidebar.
Please visit the Daring Cardmakers blog to see more May Flower cards and also to find out the identity of our very talented Guest Designer this month.....
Right, I suppose it's my turn to make the coffee. Thanks for visiting, please leave a comment