Sunday, 15 April 2007

The day of flowers -card


This week's DCM's challenge was to make a card that celebrates and reflects a festival from another culture to your own....

I've been living in Greece and in Cyprus couple of years ago. They both have quite similar cultures and mostly same festivals also. Something very different from ours is how they celebrate first of May: They have that day called "The day of flowers". They use to decorate their front door with flowers and have a picnic eating mostly vegetables. (Those flowers were later on taken to church, where they were burned, don't actually know why.)

So I made this card to celebrate the day of flowers. I crocheted the white flower, printed out the sentiment, cut the end of the card with Fiskars shape template and their cutter, added some patterned papers, ribbons, lace, silk flower and wooden button.

16 comments:

Allison said...

This is so unique...love the crocheted element.

Saffa said...

OOh how gorgeous, I love the combination of the crochet and the blue paper! Wish I had the patience to crochet flowers...I only go in straight rows!

xxSaffa

Kathy said...

oh this is beautiful Annikki and what a lovely celebration to choose.
I love Greece and am rather envious of you having lived there!

Angelnorth said...

This is so delicate and pretty Annikki - beautiful card! The colours are lovely and the crochet detail is a great way to make it a little bit different. Great job!

Lynne.x said...

Very pretty card Annikki, the crochet flower is fab.

Maisymary's Findings said...

wow ! great cultural take on the dare ! love the details !

TFS !

Gillian Hamilton said...

Annikki this is GORGEOUS!..lovely soft colours and beautiful texture,love your crochet flower it's such a special touch!

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Paula said...

Really love this & what a fab festival. Just the name makes me smell gorgeous blossoms of Gardenia & Freesias.

tikkelperi said...

Ihanan ihku kortti! Tuo virkattu kukka on söpö, sopii hyvin kortin väreihin ja kuvioihin.

BondGirl said...

great card, I love the flower and the colours. Great celebration to use

Rainowgirl said...

It's very pretty and I like the crochet flower.

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

A great choice of celebaration and a wonderful card.

Rhi said...

Beautiful Annikki! Ive never heard of the day of flowers, what a lovely celebration, Rhi x

Sam Morris said...

Soooo pretty! Love the crochet flower!

sari said...

Aivan ihastuttavat sivut sinulla, tulen mielelläni kurkkaamaan uudelleenkin vaikka en englantia kovin hyvin ymmärräkkään, tekeleesi ovat todella upeita=)