Thursday, April 14, 2011

Bloom Already! PPA89


It has been said that the Earth laughs with flowers.  Well I would be happy for a quiet chuckle or a silly little giggle around here - those snickering snowflakes that still show up now and then do not count!  I made this flower out of the Springtime Vintage fabric with the Fun Flowers die.  (Spray the pieces with starch, crumple them and let them dry before assembling.)  Then I mixed in some newsprint, ribbon and lace and set it against a beautiful Marina Mist background. That is one big foofy flower - a definite belly laugh!  I hope those bulbs in my back yard hear it and WAKE UP!  Join in the fun and laughter at Pals Paper Arts this week and let your flowers bloom!


18 comments:

Linda Fisher said...

Love your flower Linda! Thanks for sharing the starching tip, a great idea. I have certainly learned a thing or two from the PPA Design Team today.

Ann Schach said...

Gorogeous...shabby and chic! Love the button...love the bling! And who can resist the lace!

Carrie Gaskin said...

Oh Linda - I LOVE THIS! I think your initials (LC) should stand for not only Linda Callahan but LOVELY CARDS because that is what you always make!

Library Barb said...

Another beautiful card. I like the extra dimension and use of more recycled (newsprint) materials. I think you've got a whole new design line in the works. :)

Patti MacLeith said...

You are so funny, Linda! I love this spring-y card and you could take the flower off and WEAR it!! It's so lovely.

Stephanie said...

Love, love, love this card!! Your flower is so gorgeous! I'm with you as we're continuing to be inundated with inches of rain...where's the sun?? Thanks for a day brightening creation!

Erin said...

I think this should be Gram's birthday card!

Linda Callahan said...

Oh it is going to be :-)

Mike Funke said...

This is gorgeous, Linda. The dimension is incredible. Love all the layers!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Linda, I love your flower!!!! So many gorgeous layers together. Your card is beautiful. Hugs,

Debbie Henderson said...

Linda, your big foofy flower is awesome! I agree with Carla, those layers are gorgeous. Another WOW!

Nance said...

Fabulous foofy flower! And I love the sentiment on the same color but popped up and those little black jewels on the edge are divine! Gorgeous Linda!

Mickey Roberts said...

Oh my goodness, Linda! So pretty!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

OH mY! This FOOFY Flower is looks FAB U LoUS! It just pops against that blue. LOVE how you used the newsprint with the fabric... so cool.
I totally understand about the bulb thing too. Mine are "trying' to poke out their little heads, but they haven't made up thier minds yet! Hugs.

Mary Fish said...

Great use of color, Linda!

Hugs, M

Joannna Munster said...

I just love this flower and your colors! this is just so pretty!!!!

Always Playing with Paper said...

Hahaha! WAKE UP BULBS!!! I hope that helped! Sorry I rubbed it in with my daffy pics today! Should have read your post first! Love this crumpled, starched flower, and I especially like the way you stamped the sentiment on MM and then punched out!

Shirley said...

Wow! I love what you did with your dies! The flower is just stunning!!!