LINDA TRACE DESIGNS

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Sunday, 13 November 2011

Thank you card for Lawnscapings challenge

Hello!

Firstly I'd just like to say a big thank you for all your lovely comments and support for my Inspired by Kristina Werner week with Joy. I had such fun stretching my comfort zone and making cards that were a bit (and some of them-a LOT) different for my usual style!) Hearing your kind words really put a permanent smile on my face for the week :)

Today I'm sharing the card I made for the latest Lawnscapings challenge


I wanted to create something sweet but a bit elegant as this card is for a family member who sent us a beautiful housewarming gift.
I also wanted to have a Japanese feel, because (as I'm sure you'll know by now), I lived in Japan and studied Japanese at university, which always seemed like a big deal in my family. Everyone would always ask me how it was going, (learning the language) and I was always proud to have been the first in my family to really learn another language (to the extent I did), so I thought it would be nice to make the sentiment in Japanese too. (Enter Lawn Fawn's Harold's ABC's lol)

Here it is:

 For me, one of the most quintessentially Japanese moments I had while living there (and one of the loveliest memories I have) is Sakura (Cherry Blossoms). The viewing season (Hanami), the trees themselves, and how beautiful they are when the wind picks them up and carries a blossom off to unknown places. So that's what I tried to depict here :)

I wanted it to look like the Cherry Blossoms had fallen to the base of the tree, so I added a tiny bit of yellow to suggest that they'd been sitting a while (you know how flowers change colour after they've fallen).

I think its pretty self-explanantory, but please do feel free to leave any questions you have in the comments section below and I'll happily asnwer them :)

Here are the products I used:




       
           
                                                               
       
   
       
           
                                                               
       
   
       
           
                                                               
       
   
       
           
                                                               
       
   
       
           
                                                               
       
   
       
           
                                                               
       
   
       
           
                                                               
       
   
       
           
                                                               
       
   
       
           
                                                               
       
   




and that's it from me today! I hope you like it!

Take care and I'll speak to you again soon 

*hugs*

Linda x

9 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Very pretty card! Love the added flowers around the base of the tree:)

melania deasy said...

A pretty scene!!! love the tree and the flowers. Thank you so much for playing at Lawnscaping :)

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Linda, what a pretty scene. Love the soft colors, too. Thank you so ,much for playing along with us at Lawnscaping. :)

Sonia said...

So so pretty...looks a lot like Victoria, BC, Canada in the spring, and DC, too!!

Christiana said...

This is absolutely gorgeous and I love the story behind it! I've never seen anything like this. It's so creative! Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

contadinak said...

This is really adorable - the colors are you chose are just scrumptious!

contadinak said...

Cherry blossoms are so symbolic - love the thought for a card suggesting to savor the moment. Wonderful.

Chari Moss said...

WOW!!!!! :) So beautiful

glowegal said...

SO pretty! I love sakuras, too! I finally got up to DC to see them this past Spring. I grew up in Hawaii and was lucky to be able to learn Japanese in school. I am very sad that I wasn't able to continue it in college. Gorgeous card! Hopefully this inspires LF to do a Sakura set for their spring release???!! ;)