For this card I was inspired by an Indian poem written by Nishu Mathur:
A garden of marigolds… orange, yellow and rust,
Bright, soft and rich, touched with golden dust.
Quiet and regal, sun kissed and fair,
Basil-citrus fragrance that mellows the moist air.
A thousand smiling marigolds, a thousand smiling suns,
Sweet nectar, ambrosia, for natures gentle ones.
Isn’t that beautiful… I loved that poem and so was born that card:
First I tried to imagine the fragrance of basil-citrus, something soft, so I took my pan pastels, green yellow applied one layer of leaf stencil from TCW and then I chose permanent green and I applied the second layer, that’s my background:
I altered the edges also with pan pastel. I made some marigolds with Sizzix Bigz 3D fringed flower die, one from orange crepe paper and one from an old book cover that I painted later with dylusion ink. I added a fence embellishment and some more chipboard cuts (text and corners) from Imaginarium designs. I altered the edge of my card with distress ink. And that’s the story of my hundred leafed flowers.
I am sharing my card with Inspiration avenue’s weekly challenge: marigold.