Thursday 26 April 2012


It was my Mother's Birthday yesterday and I was really inspired by a scrapbook layout from the fabulously talented Gabriella Polaco a while back where she showed a great technique for making hydrangeas  My mum loves flowers of any kind so I knew an interpretation of her scrapbook layout would make a great card for her and this is what I came up with (sorry the colours are really off - the base card is much more pink than the red it seems here so does go much nicer with the blooms - but as the grey skys refuse to move we're back to fake light photos!)

Here is a close up of the pot (cut from a cricut cartridge, as was the branch) which does show the flowers in more realistic colours - they were cut with a MS punch from dotty bazil card and glued on with pinflair glue with a liquid pearl centre.

The frame for the sentiment is waltzingmouse and the sentiment is computer generated using the new scriptina front which I much prefer as they've fixed the kerning issues.  The little bird was fussy cut from some freebie papers with one of the magazines this month.

I can report that it went down very well and has pride of place on the mantelpiece :-)

I am entering the following challenges:

Moving along with the times - Flowers or Garden
Little Darlings - Flowers
Prairie Fairy Fridays - Anything with flowers
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes


  1. Ahhhh! Floral splendour. I love floral cards, Tara, and your hydrangeas are your embossed background, too x

  2. Oooh Tara, I really like this. Your hydrangeas are fabulous. I think I might need that punch lol.
    Lynne xxx

  3. I'm not at all surprised it went down well Tara - it's stunning! I love the dotty petals of the hydrangea and the embossed panel makes a great background. Vicky x

  4. This is so pretty, I love all those flowers and know your Mum will be so pleased to have it.
    Hope she had a lovely day xx
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for my first challenge, it means a lot xx
    Hugs Mau

  5. Wow! this is beautiful !! I love the fab hydrangeas and the gorgeous embossing and the little bird - it's a really sweet card!
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for Mau's Flowers/Garden theme and Good Luck in the Challenge!
    Hugs Sue xx

  6. Oh my, look at all the amazing detail! The colors really pop and love the texture you have going on! So glad you joined us at Aud Sentiments!

  7. Well it must have taken the patience of a saint to position and stick all those flowers you had to hold your breath :0)
    Love the cascading effect over the flower pot, such a pretty card.
    Jenny x

  8. Absolutely gorgeous card, love your hydrangeas... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  9. Beautiful card Tara, love your hydrangeas. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments this time and good luck in the DT call. Carol DT x

  10. Oh My so mush love has gone into this, it is simply adorable! Thank you for playing with us at Moving Along With The Times.


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