Monday, October 4, 2010

Flowers n' balls

Those of you who stop by often know I love free stuff and using what I have around the house in my art. This card is composed of both free and have around the house items. Believe it or not, both the background and the flower are from a free wallpaper sample book. (for those of you who don't know, you can stop by most wallpaper stores and pick up their outdated sample books for free!) The sample book I pulled the papers from is called Williamsburg Language of the Garden by Waverly.
The flower is actually part of a border that I cut out and then used pastel chalk to create the variation in colors that you can see (around the edges and at the base of the flower). I also added the glitter.

The red balls you see were something I had around the house. Can you guess what? Old Mardi-Gras beads!! I simply cut apart the beads and adhered them to the card. I love the shininess they add as well as the dimension!
I looked and looked to see if I could find and give credit to the person I downloaded the sentiment from. It is one I got before I started keeping track, I love that sentiment and use it often, I just wish I knew where it came from :( If it is you, please, please let me know so I can go back and give you credit on cards I have posted using it.

And For The Challenges:

Anything Goes- round

Digi Doodle Shop- 3D

Pink Piggy- anything goes

PolyCraft- anything goes


  1. Absolutely beautiful card...

  2. wow this is stunning hun such detail just love it hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

  3. Very nice and what a great idea, I thought you'd drawn it at first, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

  4. Beautiful and lovely colours! Thanks for joining us over at anything goes this week love chanelle xx

  5. this is so pretty Brandi, lovely shades of colours

  6. I never would have guessed that it was wallpaper! Very cool! thanks for playing along with us at DDSB!

  7. Very pretty card! Love the sparkles! Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!


  8. I really couldn't tell this is a wallpaper, but really love it :-) After all - the point is to make a good card and this definitely is one.

    Thanks for joining us at DDSB

  9. What a fabulous creation and great work with the colours using the chalks.

    Thanks for joining this week over at Pollycraft.


    Joanne xx