Thursday, 19 July 2018

Inspired by a garden

Last weekend we went to visit one of the local gardens open under the NGS scheme - a scheme where private gardens open a few days a year in aid of charity, giving the public a rare chance to see some amazing private gardens.

Because of the current drought, the garden we visited was looking terribly thirsty, apart from the cut flower garden. They grow flowers for cutting on a fairly large scale, large for a private garden that is, so presumably they provide them to a nearby florist or church as there were far too many for just one house to enjoy.

Anyway, among the flowers were some stunning bright orange zinnias, and the air above them was shimmering with butterflies, hence the inspiration for this card.

The flowers are stamped with Uniko Flower Power #2 stamps and cut with the matching die set and the sentiment and butterfly are stamped with a magazine set that is supposed to go with the "That Folder" series of embossing folders - I thought the sentiment made a great "grassy patch" for the flowers to be springing up from.

I'm sharing this with
Butterfly Challenge - spin the wheel O - I've used olive and orange
Less is More - Olive and Tangerine
Inkspirational - Birthday
Use Your Stuff - Birthday


  1. Love these bright flowers and what a great idea to use the curved sentiment for the 'grass' to ground them.

  2. Gorgeous CAS card, Jane. The curved sentiment is perfect for you design. xx

  3. Loving the orange flowers and how you have used 'That Sentiment'. Garden is looking jaded yo say the least so have been taking out all the flowers that have finished and died back. Brown earth looks better than scorched flowers. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

  4. These flowers look really fun and perky. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges.

  5. Such a pretty CAS design! i love the dimension and detail in the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Less Is More and Inkspirational!

  6. Beautiful card! I love the color palette! Thanks for sharing with us at Use Your Stuff and hope to see you again!
    Tammy DT


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