Friday, June 26, 2015

Celebrate Each New Day: Linnaeus Botanical Journal

Hello, crafty friends! It's Karen here with my card showcasing Pion Design's new collection: Linnaeus Botanical Journal. It is a lovely collection, as my teamies have shown you. :o)
The central image is from the Plumbago Auriculata sheet. It's so beautiful and large enough on the 12x12 sheet to shine on its own. The new (and irresistible) Sunflower Pearl Trim lines exquisite Coco lace. The blue base is the reverse of the Borders sheet, which I paired with a Maja Design Coffee in the Arbor yellow.
The layered butterflies are cut from the Borders sheet. I particularly love the sunshiny ones. :o) The floral arrangement consists of several Wild Orchid Crafts goodies, joined by decoration berries and beaded pomegranate apples (in Vanilla Cupcake and Apple Chutney). 
I love resin pieces and incorporated two into my card. The key is from the Melissa Frances Small Lockbox Appliqué set, which I paired with a Prima Shabby Chic Square Frame. Both are accented with Shabby White Frantage. My sentiment is stamped onto a section of one of the Pion borders.
The interior is lined with the Caroli sheet, which is another lovely shade of blue. The Linnaeus Botanical Journal color palette is truly divine and the artwork is beautiful. :o)

Thank you for visiting LLC and have a beautiful day!

Hugs and blessings,


  1. Wow what an awesome card to beautiful for words. greetings marja

  2. This is absolutely stunning!! Wow!! The layers and shapes are amazing!! I love the gorgeous papers and flowers!! Each detail is exquisite and perfect!! Beautiful card, Karen!! You are such an inspiration!! Love, love this!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. This is just BEAUTIFUL! I love how you showcased every single product and such gorgeous details especially the butterflies.
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  4. Hello, Karen! Another visit into your soulfully incredible fantasy garden. You have such a way of featuring nature in your lovlies. Those layered butterflies and the creaminess of the soft colors are beyond words! I want to wear your card! LOL You've done a marvelous job with the papers, and the wonderful shapes and embellishments! Your visits to my blog always uplift my heart. Thank you for being you, Karen! xoxox

  5. Brilliant this is stunning love and hugs Carole x