26 July, 2016

Recycling sunshine

It's been a while since the ladies at Path of positivity asked me to be their GDT for a month. With the invitation came sets of sponsor digis to work with, among them an image of ladybugs and flowers from Deede's Digis. I've printed the image back then, and made up the idea of yellow/orange blossoms on a summer card, but I was a little bit too brave with cutting it, so it turned out a bit too small to be used. Instead of printing it again, I went with one single ladybug I used in a New Year's card.
The flower image remained unused and uncoloured, buried somewhere in my stash. But every now and then, I had yellow/orange flowers on my mind. Now - in a seizure of creativity - I took out the digi and my coloured pencils to finally get the project done. 
For a while, I couldn't think of matching background paper, until I remembered remains of a green flower-power paper I used ages ago
In addition, I used a yellow card base - another thing I absolutely had to have, but never used later. Now, the tiny yellow border seemed to match the outside of the card, while I decided to cover the bright background with a sheet of white on the inside. To make the image stand out from the bright background, I used two different kind of green papers, 3D paper pads and motive scissors to spice up one edge of the paper.
As I was obviously in recycling mood, I decided to use pearls that remained after various crafting projects - huge perals, single pearl leftovers and pearls in unusual colours that didn't seem to fit anywhere.
To add a little colour on the inside, I added a raffia ribbon that I gently attatched on the side and formed to a bow. Believe it or not, it's just another recycled piece I received lately wrapped around a booklet of my former student residence. 
In the end, some of the footprints sunshine left in our garden this year. Have a lovely week ;)
A little contribution to the July collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.

- 613 avenue create: ATG
- gem of a challenge: animals
- come and get it: kids cards
- crafting from the heart: ATG
- crafty cardmakers: summer
- crafty sentiments: animals
- craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper
- creative fingers: ATG
- everybody art: summer/holidays
- fabnfunky: tic tac toe (pearls, digi, flowers/ribbon)
- glitternsparkle: summer sunshine
- inspiration destination: ATG
- ooh la la: add some texture
- scrapping4fun: ATG
- through the craftroom door: ATG
- tuesday throwdown: happy birthday
- useyourstuff: floral prints
- word art wednesday: ATG


  1. Very cute card! Love the added pearls to the centers of the flowers. Thanks so much for playing along with our floral prints challenge this week at Use Your Stuff!

  2. Your card is giving the right summerfeeling. Very nice done!
    Lia, Dt S4F

  3. This darling card really caught my eye and I had to come by and take a closer look. So pretty, Cheiro. Thanks so much for sharing this in our challenge. I'm always SO grateful for your participation. You are SO creative and talented.
    I hope you will stop by my blog to take a peek and say hello!

    Word Art Wednesday

  4. I love this card! - what a fabulous design - thank you for playing along at Fab'n'Funky challenges hugs Judith x

  5. Beautiful card Cheiro. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  6. Very pretty. love the colors. Thanks for sharing over at Inspiration Destination.
    Billie A
    Inspiration Destination
    Catch the bug
    Creative with Stamps
    Aud Sentiments

  7. Oh that is just gorgeous! Love the texture you added to the background paper with the gems. So clever and so pretty. Thanks for joining in the fun with the Fab 'n' Funky girls for our 'Tic Tac Toe' challenge. Hope you'll join us again soon. Hugs, Wends xoxo

  8. Love how you made the flowered paper your own. Perfect for our Use Your Stuff floral paper challenge, thanks for joining us!

  9. A lovely card - beautiful summer colours and the raffia ribbon is the perfect finishing touch. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.
    Kath x

  10. Lovely card with such pretty colours. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.


  11. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers, but next time you swing by could you remember our 15 challenge total rule please :-) Love your pretty coloured flowers and they match your remembered piece of paper perfectly.

    Crafty Cardmakers

  12. The beautiful flower image looks fabulous on that matching floral paper. Thanks for playing along at USE YOUR STUFF - Gail

  13. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at AGOAC
    Hugs Kelly

  14. Nice card! Thanks for join us at Crafty Sentiments designs this time, good luck and hope to see you next time. Hugs Beatriz DT

  15. What a lovely card. The little pearls add such a nice texture to the background. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Come and Get It Challenge.

  16. Such a bright and cheery card. The pearls are a lovely addition. Thank you so much for sharing your design in our Summer Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.
    :) Pam

  17. Super cute card :) Love the bright colors you used too. Love the use of the pearls too :)Thanks for playing along at USE YOUR STUFF
    Tina DT

  18. Beautiful card it smells like summer.
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
    Have a great week
    Rachelle DT

  19. Love the pearl accents on this! They add such a great pop of color to the background.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs for our Animals challenge.

  20. Hey
    great card, digi wonderful colors and great
    Thank you for taking part in the challenge on Scrapping4funChallenges
    Agnieszka DT

  21. Darling cheerful card! It's very summery with the vibrant colors. Such a cute little design. Thanks for joining us at Scrapping4fun
    Tina dt

  22. Beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at Scrapping 4 Fun :)