Tuesday 5 October 2021

The Flower Challenge #61 -Add a Shape and It's our 5th Birthday

Welcome to The Flower Challenge! This is the challenge that celebrates cards using floral images. Our challenge for October is ... 'Use a Shape'

It would be great if you could add our cue card above when entering our challenge. Of course most of all have fun!


As you have already noticed by now, we are  happy to announce it's our 5th Birthday too! wow the time has gone so quickly. We hope all you PETALS have enjoyed taking part in all of our  FLOWER challenges over the last 5 years. We have certainly loved seeing all your glorious floral cards in our gallery!

Anyway to celebrate we are giving away not one but 11 PRIZES this month. The prizes are all listed on The Flower Blog Challenge, they will be allocated at random to our chosen prize winners. A very big thank you goes out to all our kind sponsors (some who have sponsored us a few times already over the years) and also some of the DT are generously giving away prizes also. 

Please can I ask that you leave your country after your name below your card when entering so the DT who are giving their own prizes to countries they live in (due to postage) can allocate prizes more easily. Example  (Aileen AUS), thank you ;)

The fabulous Emily Midgett from Sixth Street Sundries is our Guest Designer this month and you can see her fabulous card at The Flower Challenge. You all know I love Emily's art and if you haven't seen it yet check our my previous post, where I coloured up a Tropical sketch.

Now onto todays card and this month its so simple : Add a shape -so add what you want in any shape  or make a shaped card. Flowers are the only criteria, how cool is that.

I decided to colour this sweet digital image from Stamplorations and it comes laid out as you see it with a section to stamp what you want.

But I decided to cut out the shape itself, added to the front of a blue cardbase that I then cut to flow with the image and finished it off by adding acetate so the card could stand upright.

I love how it turned out. I'm sorry I cant give you the Copic colours for this one as it was coloured a little while ago.

Instead of stamping a sentiment I added this sweet sentiment that I die cut in silver glitter and the backing piece in vellum. I really love how it turned out. So thats my shape and now its time to go check out all those amazing cards from the Design Team and Emily at The Flower Challenge

Thank you so much for coming to visit

Crafty Hugs



lostinpaper said...

A BIG Congrats I can't believe it's been 5 years already, how wonderful!! And of course you hve rocked it here with the design among the shape, love your beautiful design Aileen!

Loll said...

Gorgeous card to celebrate 5 years at The Flower Challenge, Aileen! Congrats to you! xx

Mac Mable said...

Popping in to say a huge Thank you for all the amazing inspiration and a Happy 5th to you and your fabulous challenge x. What a stunner of a card, so pretty and love the design and the unique shape x.

I Card Everyone said...

Hello Aileen! Just wanted to pop in to give you an extra big thank you for starting the whole thing! Your idea was brilliant from the start - we ALL love flowers, don't we??
Cutting your colored design with a die shape was also a very good idea, my friend - colored to perfection, as always!

Vicki said...

Congratulations! WOW great achievement. Gorgeous card too :)

Cardsncraftsnyc said...

Gorgeous card Aileen!

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful card Aileen and I love the shape. These flowers are gorgeous!!

Bobby said...

Your flowers are beautiful, Aileen, and what a great idea to place them on an acetate sheet. Thanks for beginning this wonderful challenge. I love it and am honored to be on the Design Team.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

WOW!! Aileen, what a fabulously beautiful way to celebrate our 5th. Birthday!!!! This card is gorgeous, awesome coloring and design. Love how the flowers seem to float on the acetate panel!!
Stay healthy and safe.

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card with those pretty flowers. I love how you cut around the shape and added the clear acetate, very creative. TFS

TaeEun said...

I love your beautiful shaped panel and the transparent front! What a unique design, Aileen!