Hello. I hope everyone has had a good weekend. I have managed to find some mojo, and find some time to craft. The weather has been brighter, even though it did rain last night, but everything is looking really green and lush at the moment.
I wanted to join the current challenge at Watercooler challenges, with the theme of ‘Occasions’, as I have three – yes three – friends at work who have recently has the news of passing exams/courses as part of our work. Those Masters degrees – hard work, but worth it in the end.
I also took inspiration from Craftaholics R Us, where their theme was to use something blue on the project. So, even though I am using the Altenew ‘Gardenia‘ again – are there blue Gardenia’s? – it looks completely different in this colour to when I have previously used it.
When I was thinking about the design of the card, I actually turned to the current Card Concept Challenge – they have a photo of a big and bold red/orange blossom. So even though my flower is blue, I took their photo as inspiration for the layout, and just used one flower, and the Altenew Gradient Stripes Cover Die. I actually put some of the strips back into the frame – in a different order – as I thought the wider stripes of blue seemed to engulf the flower a little too much.
The sentiment is from another Altenew set, and I added some Nuvo drops, basically because I haven’t used them for a little while, and I also wanted to break the white up a little more.
14 thoughts on “Blue Congratulations”
Very pretty card!! Thanks for playing along with us at WWC!
Thank you very much. 😊
So Cute! Thanks for joining us at Craftaholics R Us.
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Thank you, Janis. 🙂
Your card is so pretty. I love the color and layout. Your flower is so pretty. Thanks for sharing over at Craftaholics R Us.
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Thank you, Billie. 🙂
Great way to combine challengs with an Occasion, Floral and Blue theme. You really came up with a wonderful card. I’m smitten with your beautifully coloured “blue” gardenias too. I’m not sure if there are any in that colour either, I only can envision white, but hey, lets just go along with it, because your image and design is really beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful card on the All Occasions challenge at Watercooler Wednesday this week. Awesome!
Thank you, Penny. Artistic licence I think is the name of the game! 🙂
It looks so pretty in blue! Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept.
Thank you, Susan. 🙂
So pretty in the white/blue – love how you added pieces to change the sizes of the die cut outs – and your flower is beautiful!
Thank you, Julia. 🙂
Love your blue gardenias! And, if there aren’t, there should be. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Marsha DT
Thank you very much, Marsha – I agree. 🙂