Sunday 23 March 2014

Aquilegia (columbine)

Good morning everyone, and it IS good because I am now on holiday from work for a whole week :o)
I hope all is well in your world, and here's a few hugs if if you need or want them {{{{{hugs}}}}}

For my card today, I have used a photograph that I took way back in May 2006. As I can't just go off for the day on a photo shoot like I used to before Stephen had his stroke, I am digging deep into my stock of approx. 20,000 photographs on one of my external hard drives and I am coming across lots that I had totally forgotten about!
This one was taken in the garden belonging to a friend's mother at Little Eaton and this is it's very first showing after all these years.

I wanted it to be CAS and I do love white space on cards, so I didn't add any leaves this time.
Photograph feathered in PSP then printed onto the card, then cut with Xcut dies. 
Corners cut with old Provocraft die. I am loving that I have found so many things I had forgotten about during my craftroom move.
All white card used is Papermill Direct Linen and the pink is Papermania textured.
I am quite please with how it turned out and I am still raiding my photograph stock for more forgotten pics, both flowers and animals/things with wings :o)
Jackie xx


Crafty Lark said...

Lovely delicate centerpiece Jackie, fab to use your own photo and refound stash for this great card. xx Flora

Aunty Sue said...

Ooh I Love These Flowers And This Is Stunning

coops said...

so gorgeous jackie.beautiful flower and i love your ornate corners ;D

xx coops xx

Christine said...

Hi Jackie so sorry I'm a bad blogger at mo..I do love all your pics. I& to find this hidden gem amongst them, gorgeous colour those corners are perfect (must dig mine out).lol
off to check out the ones I have missed..enjoy your wk. off.

smiles Christine x

May said...

Gorgeous card Jackie, The image is so beautiful...Love the colours....Enjoy your week off... Hugs May x x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the flower

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Jackie. Your photo is so beautiful and I love the pretty corner die.
Sue xx

Lorna said...

Beautiful card, love the colours and photo
Lorna xx

Myrna said...

Beautiful flower and the simplicity of the card is perfect. Love the colors.
Myrna said...

Jackie a simply stunning card as always, love the border dies. As you can see i have changed the name of my blog and wondered if you could update your link to me so that we can continue to comment on each others work. Love Alison

Squirrel x said...

So beautiful hun - your cards always fill me with joy. Love the flower, love the colour, love the design. Simply perfect. Enjoy your holiday sweetie, and yes, I will accept one of those hugs, thank you. Right back at ya xx

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card Jackie, and I'm delighted that you've uncovered this photo of such a beautiful Aquilegia. I hope Stephen is getting better every day and that you have a very happy holiday. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Unknown said...

Beautiful card Jackie. Love the colours and the symmetry of it and the flower looks gorgeous framed as it is. Shame you can't come over during your week off. We'd have had a great crafty day,but Stephen needs you more'n I do. xxx

Christine L said...

So beautiful Jackie... love the hexagonal shape for the photograph and the filigree corners framing it.
Sounds like you have plenty of photos to be going on with..

Christine x

Unknown said...

Beautiful card Jackie. We have aquilegia's in our garden and I love them - they are so delicate and magical. I love the way you have kept the card so clean, crisp and simple. It's gorgeous!!