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Monday, December 3, 2012

Memory of the Heart

It's Monday!  And it's the beginning of December, so that means there is a new set of challenges over at Make My Monday (MMM).  I was delighted and honored, recently, to be asked to be a Guest Artist for MMM during the month of December.  Design Team Member, Caz, selected Potpourri Challenges for December.  For the first week, our challenge is to create a project with "Favorite Flowers."  I LOVE all flowers and am particularly drawn to flowers in orange and red tones.  Caz's favorite flowers are "Poppies."  I decided to create a card of my own around poppies.  All images are from Artistic Outpost.  The poppies, butterfly catcher and sentiment are from the Flower Market plate and the postcard is from Ephemera Background plate. Vintage Photo Distress Ink was used on the card base, the lace, doily and the stamped images to age the card elements.  Simple embellishments include orange burlap string, vintage buttons, a bit of cheese cloth and copper butterflies.  What is your favorite flower?  I hope you will join us over at Make My Monday with your favorite blooms! Best wishes, Yvonne

8 comments:

lynne said...

The flowers are glorious Yvonne but I love the touch of adding the girl and not just having it all about flowers. Beautiful.
Wishes
Lynne

Brenda Brown said...

A beautiful card Yvonne with lovely colours and images, I particularly love the addition of the lace.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card, love the flowers and the image.
Yvonne

Paper Profusion said...

This is so evocative of summer Yvonne. I love that its quite a storytelling card. Colours and design are gorgeous. Nicola x

Lisa Somerville said...

How sweet! Congrats on your Guest Design spot! Fabulous design, love the added poppies! Thanks for your continued support of Artistic Outpost!

Mynnette said...

Hi, Yvonne! So happy to have you with us this month at MMM! Your card is just stunning and I adore all of your elements and I also ADORE your vintage style! HUGS! :)

Fliss said...

A real stunner Yvonne! The image is gorgeous and the poppy border is so beautiful.
Glad to have you with us at MMM too.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Chris / CS Designs said...

Yvonne, I love the dimension and texture you put in your pieces. All your work is wonderful and I'm glad I came to visit.
:) Chris / CS Designs