Even though I live in New Zealand and have no South African heritage, I love protea flowers. They are easy to grow here and they last so long as cut flowers and look so beautiful when left on the tree. My tree is right at the entrance to my house so I see it every time I drive in the gate.
I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Flowers Flowers Flowers
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Lace and Pearls
I have designed a CAS card and placed the protea centrally as I really wanted that to be the focal point of the card and not have anything detracting from it. I used some red lace in behind the image and some pearls from Rosie's Studio in each corner of the card.