Thursday, March 10, 2016

Regarding Dahlia

Hello Readers,

For today I am playing along with Hand Stamped Sentiments color challenge and Just Us Girls flower theme challenge. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

I think the black border frames in the composition nicely.
Any thicker or thinner and it wouldn't have worked.
Side view of the card showing the sentiment that has been popped up

Entering Challenges:


I am not a gardener; in fact, I really dislike it. However when I venture out on a walk I admire their beauty and complexity and also the gardeners that tend to them. So I wasn't sure what color to give the Dahlia. A quick Google search took care that! So much so I was bombarded by the diversity of these flowers.. They come in all shapes, sizes, and colors!! You have your Single-flowered dahlias, Anemone-flowered dahlias, Collerette dahlias, Waterlily dahlias, Decorative dahlias, Pompon dahlias, Ball dahlias, Semi cactus dahlias, Miscellaneous dahlias, Fimbriated dahlias, Single and Double Orchid dahlias, Peony-flowered dahlias!! The size of these flowers vary greatly too, from tiny micro dahlias with flowers less than 50mm (1.96inches) to giants that are over 250mm (9.84inches) in diameter (Source). These are some incredible flowers! Maybe someday I will get one and tend to it... Ha.. Who am I kidding! I will just keep admiring everyone else's who knows what their doing..

Do you like to garden? Maybe you are a Master Gardener! If you feel so inclined let me know how I did.. Until then take care all and thank you so much for joining me!! I do appreciate every single visit..

All the Best,


Mac Mable said...

Gorgeous card with gorgeous colours. Love the white sentiment popped up, really sets off the card along with the black border. I love gardening but don't always have the time!

Maria - Artsy Oils said...

Love these big bold flowers! Beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

Nancy said...

Absolutely stunning!!!! Thanks for joining the girls and I over at Just Us Girls this week, and we hope to see more of your fabuolus work soon!

Ina G said...

Gorgeous big bokd flowers and sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Us Girls this week.

Petra Swart said...

I'm not a gardener either, Shawna!!!! Hubby is the one who loves to garden - specially the veggie garden - and the kids have to mow the lawn!!!!
Your dahlias are absolutely stunning!!! Beautiful colours you have done them in and I love that you have left some of the leaves white!!!! So lovely!!!!
Have a great day!!!

Unknown said...

So beautiful!!! Love the colors!!

Unknown said...

Fab colouring Shawna, these colours really suit the dahlias. Looks like you've learned a lot from this challenge. I do love flowers but I'm not very green fingered, spent yesterday at a garden centre and came home just as clueless! Thanks for playing along and inspiring us at hand stamped sentiments. Claire

Stampin by Genny said...

Beautiful card and great coloring technique! You did a great job with our color challenge. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

brrenwick said...

This card is stunning! Your coloring technique is amazing and really made this card! Thank you for playing along at HSS!

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