Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Spice Flowers

This week's One Layer Challenge, hosted by Ardyth, is SPICE GIRLS:

Make a feminine card inspired by a spice, condiment or flavouring

Hmm.  Ardyth did a brilliant salt & pepper card.  Obvious other choices are spice colours, but I kept being drawn to star anise, and I was going to do a spiky flower that most represented star anise as we see it in its dried form.  Then I googled the star anise flower, and it's a gorgeous rich pinky red, with some yellow in the centre.  So that's what we have.

I've used the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch:

And at Less is More, it's Happy Birthday to Jen!

Flowers from Paper Smooches, sentiment from Hero Arts.

My dad is improving slightly and responding to treatment.  I'm playing out tonight - a treasure hunt walk around our village.  I'll let you know if I find any!


  1. A pretty CAS card. A very inspired choice for the Spice Girls challenge. I drew a total blank.

  2. Lovely rich spicy colours and a very creative take on the challenge! Thanks for playing along, Shirley!

  3. Love our card - i was thinking star anise too - funny - but I won't be able to participate - going on vacation :)

  4. Yum! Loving the richness of the flower colour and this makes my CAS heart sing! Hugs Bev x

  5. Ahh, so gloriously CAS, Shirley, those vibrant star anise are so bold!

    So pleased to hear your Dad's responding to treatment ... hope you found some treasure! Anita :)

  6. This is really pretty!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  7. Hi Shirley. I'm glad to hear that you dad is responding to his treatments - that's such good news.

    Love your card. The flowers are such a bright and vibrant color and I love the yellow blingy centers. Loll xx

  8. Love your take on the sketch and the pretty color you chose for your flowers...such a pretty CAS card!

    I'm also very glad your dad is responding to his treatments!

  9. Love your CAS card. This would fit the Lets get trendy now day 1 challenge (neon)
    I hope you find some treasure and glad your Dad is improving.

  10. This is the spitting image of the sketch and a brilliant spice for the OLW! You rock, Shirley!

    I've caught up on your posts (been crazy busy) and enjoyed every last one except the part about your Dad being really ill. I'm so sorry. I do hope he continues to improve.

    And I hope you found lots and lots of treasures!!

  11. fab card
    thank you so much for the birthday wishes.
    "Less Is More"