The temperatures have dropped and most of my flowers have wilted and died with the freezes we've had here in southcentral Alaska. As I was putting away my pots and preparing my yard for winter I started to think about the flowers I have throughout my gardens and why I chose them. Hardiness? Color? Height? There are so many reasons we lovers of nature choose the flowers and plants that we do for our yards to make them stand out. Then I started thinking even deeper and wondered, if I had to choose a flower that matched my personality which flower which I choose and today's challenge was born folks!
HOW TO PLAY: This is a nice and simple challenge, just pick a flower that you think best represents your personality and color away! Are you a demure Easter lily? Maybe you are a fun loving daffodil or a wild and crazy dahlia? There are so many possibilities with this challenge!
I knew right away that I was going to go with pansies, I just adore them. They are the first flowers in my garden to bloom when the snow melts and they are the last ones to say goodbye when the cold moves into the valley. How do I compare them to my personality? Well, I see pansies as colorful and bold but yet also hardy and reliable and I can definitely say all of that about myself! I've got a pretty loud personality and will talk to anyone, one of my best friends says I've never met a stranger, but I also like routine and am not a fan of surprises. Living in Alaska one has to be pretty hardy to make it through the different things that get thrown at us out here and those who know me know I'm always reliable, whether it's at work, meeting up for a hike or just to be there for someone in need.
Now for my card.....
I used the digital set Pansies for my card and just repeated the image across my panel, turning it and manipulating it in my Word program until I got the look that I wanted. I then used a sentiment from the Easy Breezy Coneflowers digital set to finish off the card. I used copic markers to color the image and colored my pansies in the colors that I love for my garden, the purple and yellow pansies and then the orange and purple pansies. It's funny, I'm not a fan of the color purple but in my garden you'll find it mixed in all over the place!
Okay folks, now it's your turn to show us what flower represents YOUR personality! Remember, after you create and play along, link up your project using the linky so we can all see. Every entry is one more shot at a $25 gift code to the Power Poppy Shop! Woo hoo!
Also, if you need a certain image for your creation don't forget that there is currently a coupon for $5.00 off your purchase of $15.00 or more. If you haven't grabbed this great deal yet now is the perfect time as it's good until Oct.14th!