Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Pressed Flowers


I dug out my flower press yesterday and experimented with drying various flowers from around my garden (verbena, geranium buds and something from a tree that has red pods that bloom into a white 5 petal flower.) Yay, free embellishments! You would be amazed at what you can find year round on a nature hike that would be suitable for preserving. Basket was floating around in my stash of odds and ends, I inked it with Creamy Caramel ink. Baroque Motifs swirl in Sage Shadow with flower in Pretty In pink, Going Gray matting and card base.
Also for our Doubledog Dare Challenge this week hosted by Beverly (beestamper) for a sketch challenge found in the Splitcoast Challenges thread. Come and join us!

6 comments:

Lisa Phillippi said...

I love this Idea! That is such a smart idea! Thanks for the comments too!

Joan Ervin said...

What a beautiful design, Joanne...I love how you added the dried flowers to the basket and added the flourishes in the background....such gorgeous work, gf!!!

JazzyH said...

That is great card. I love the use of pressed flowers.

Julia Aston said...

These flowers are just beautiful Joanne! and I love your pretty basket!

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card Joanne! Love those flowers...tfs!!

Dawn B. said...

What a great idea. I did this a while back with some pansies. I am amazed at how they keep their color. Great basket too. TFS