Here is my rather Larry offering to this week's The Play Date Cafe Color Challenge featuring Daffodil, Hydrangea, Kiwi, and Cherry. For some reason, October Afternoon's Boarding Pass DPs just came screeching to mind when I saw the week's inspiration collage and I knew exactly where I was going to find something perky to use.
While I was in the midst of crafting this card for this challenge, prior to even conceiving the idea to add flowers (actually, at this point, I think I was rather captivated by those bathing beauties pictured, to be honest), my beautiful 17 year old daughter came home with a delightful posy for me. I adore how wonderfully thoughtful she is as she collects and arranges the wildflowers she plucks (best not to think of from where as we live in the inner city) for me as she makes her way home from school or her other adventures each day. When she passed them to me, two of the flowers fell out and landed on my craft space next to the die cut October Afternoon layer and the Tim Holtz embossed base of Spring Moss cardstock I had crafted thus far. Talk about a light bulb moment, because the delicately dropped flowers were the sweetest daisies and they looked as if they totally belonged as part of this papercraftng picture all along and I just hadn't known it. Don't you just love life's little synchronicites? I sure do. So off I went on a mission to craft some daisies for my card. So cool. Wouldn't you know it, I fossicked out my My Favorite Things Rolled Daisy die and off I cranked. The centre of the daisies were just some random clear rhinestones I colored up with a Tria marker and glued down. Nice. You have no idea how chuffed I was to achieve a rather daisy-esque looking pair of blooms. You might have to squint a bit though but hey, I reckon they'll pass. Needless to say, this card just pretty much took off from there and quasi-artishly mirrors the vision I saw before me. I couldn't think of a better sentiment to use than the "Good Times" from Papertrey Ink's Road Trip set. The sentiment mat is just one of the many fabulous labels from Waltzingmouse Stamps.
So there you have it folks. Thank you for allowing me to share with you just another of my many musings in papercrafting. To good times (daisies) and synchronicities!
Edited to add: Although I am not a stranger to Simon Says Stamp (love that place), I have only just found their challenge blog dedicated to all things Vintage: Simon Says Stamp And Show. Am I as happy as a pig in poop or what?! So I have linked this card there too.