I am so glad I got to play along with CSI's challenge this week! The colors were so beautiful. When looking at the pallet we had to work with, I thought of these photos I took with my macro lens during a snowfall we had a couple of weeks ago. The pink in the rose bud matched perfectly to the pallet. I thought the other, softer colors played well with a winter flower.
I incorporated a circle in the overall design and then reinforced by the flowers, button and gems. I used a tag for the journal/title spot. The sheer ribbon was a good way to add the lavender, and the stick pin, which I made from coordinating beads, adds the gold metal elements. I also chose to journal about growth being found even in the bleak winter months. I used a sketch by Sketches in Thyme and I think that is Thyme, which is dormant, represented in one of the photos.
Here is the challenge specifics and sketch