This year I bought a dahlia root and some how it got forgotten and didn't get into the garden. One day I noticed it was still in the bag so I planted it in a big pot. Then the squirrels dug it up. I replanted it. They dug it up again and chewed it in half. Finally I covered the pot with netting and lo and behold the little plant started to grow. It was too late in the season for it to bloom outside so every evening I brought the pot in and every day it was warm I put it outside again. Finally it bloomed. That was my inspiration for this card. As I have said before I am trying to use up the P.O.T.D.. The dahlia I made for this card. The rest were pieces I had. The white background is the last piece of grooved paper and I wish I had more.
Here is the pic of the inspiration. The plant grew to over two feet tall but I have only included the flower. (and part of my hand lol)
Have a Blessed day.