Monday, August 5, 2013

BWT - Flowers of Our Country!

Hello Everyone!!  It's the first Monday of the month and that means it's time for another Flourishes Beautiful World Tour!!  If you've arrived here from Dina's Blog then you are in the right place!!  If you've landed here by chance, you've missed all the fun!  Why not start back at the Flourishes Blog so you don't miss any of the gorgeous inspiration the team have for you today! 

This month Naomi has challenged us to make a card using a flower that represents your country.  Well this was a no-brainer for me....of course I was going to choose The Golden Wattle, the National Floral Emblem of Australia!!  This fragrant fluffy golden orb blooms in Winter during July and August, which means it's flowering right now.  :)
I've used a base of green card and layered with chocolate and a piece of Kaisercraft Great Southern Land DP.  Down one side I've added another piece of Great Southern Land DP (and yes, those are wattle flowers on there too!) and matted it with chocolate that has been punched with Woodland Branch border punch.  Over this I've attached a piece of green ribbon.  The Golden Wattle from Flourishes' Bloomin' Aussie Florals stamp set has been stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black onto blending card and coloured with Copics (The Daffodil Collection and The Leaf Green Collection).  It's been cut with Large Circle Nestabilities and matted with green card cut with Lacey Circle Nestabilities and then popped up on foam tape.  The sentiment is also from Bloomin' Aussie Florals and has been cut with Flourishes' Perfectly Pierced Classic Hourglass Die and glued to the bottom of the image panel. To finish I've added a bow and a couple of pearls to the corners.

Stamps - Bloomin' Aussie Florals (Flourishes)
Paper - Blending Card, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Kaisercraft Great Southern Land DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, Flourishes Perfectly Pierced Classic Hourglas Die Set, Large Circle and Lacey Circle Nestabilities, Woodland Branch Border Punch, Green Satin Ribbon, Bow Easy, Kaisercraft Lemon Pearls, Foam Tape.

This is the last destination on today's Beautiful World Tour.  We hope you've enjoyed today's hop and don't forget to comment for your chance to win a stamp set of your choice!!  :)

25 comments:

Amanda SherWood said...

What a beautiful card. How awesome that there are stamps representing Aussie flora!!!! I neeeeeed these. Especially for all my overseas cards. Thanks for sharing this creation with us

Sasha said...

Beautifully created and coloured, Kathy. I love that fluffy effect on your golden waffle and the coordinating golden waffle paper and your pretty bow x

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card!Love your flowers,the design,Awesome coloring!!!

Barbara in SC said...

This is a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.

Lynne said...

The wattle is a beautiful flower and so is your card. Flourishes has the best flower stamps.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Your card is so pretty. I really like the clean lines and focus on the image!

TLady said...

SOOOO PRETTY & ELEGANT!!!!!!!!!!!!:) WONDERFULLY DONE!!!!!!!!:) WHAT A FINE PIECE to finish off this SUPER HOP!!!!!!:) JUST BEAUTIFUL!!;)

Ann w said...

Beautiful card.

Marisa said...

Gorgeous card. Love the brown branch down the side and of course all the green :) Beautifully done!

Danni said...

Gorgeous!!

Anne-Elise said...

Gorgeous card, Kathy! Your wattles are so beautifully colored! Love the papers and the pretty ribbon too! Hugs

Marsha J Reed said...

I love the colors you used in your card. It is beautiful!

Kris B said...

Beautiful! Your image is stunning and I love the branch border and ribbon accents! TFS

Allison Cope Israels said...

Stunning Kathy! I'd love to see this plant in real life some day ~ so unique! Love the bloom you chose to share! Wonderful card!

frommycraftroom said...

Beautiful card. Love that you have included the details on who makes Aussie floral paper - if I ever need it I know where to go. Thanks for the inspiration and sharing.

aileen (mum) said...

Beautiful card, thank you for sharing.

cgargus said...

Very pretty! Your colors and design are wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

Petti said...

very pretty!

Kristen said...

Excellent coloring, I love this!!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Truly, I'd never even heard of these before! Learning something new every day... this is beautiful, and I really love how the green sets off the golden tones - it looks so pretty. SO sorry again Kathy, thank you for being so gracious!!!!!

lisa808 said...

Fabulous card. Love the matching paper.

cdjcape521 said...

This is beautiful! It's been so much fun to tour your countries, first time I ever did this, but will certainly be back! Thanx for sharing such a beautiful card!

Sue D said...

Lovely card. I like the colors and the border punch.

Connie MacFarlane said...

Your card is beautiful Kathy! Love the way you coloured this great image and all of the pretty shades of green.

Janis said...

Love your colors. They lend such a natural look.
<3 J

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