Hello 🙂 The weather is getting cooler here, and it’s really starting to feel like fall. When I was a child, I can remember waiting for the sunflowers to be ready to pick, and when they were, I would grab the big flower, twisting them, as I pretended they were a steering wheel that I was driving 🙂 Then, it would be a feast, straight from the plant.
The card I have today is featuring a beautiful sunflower image from Power Poppy. It’s a digital stamp, called Sunflower Power. I printed it very light, so I could color it with my Prismacolor pencils on kraft paper in the “no line” method. I added a faint script stamp accent in the inked background and distressed the edges before layering it with a piece of brown CS, some cheesecloth (I love that stuff!), and a background that I made by stamping a large flourish corner, and heat embossing with a pearl powder for a subtle effect. I added a few die cut branches and some brown pearls to balance the design.
I’d like to enter this into:
Mod Squad Challenge – The Heat is On!
Power and Spark Challenge – Get Krafty!
As You Like It Challenge – Flora or Fauna…..why? although I love both, I’m way more drawn to flora for cardmaking, I love the range of colors and the beautiful imperfections of nature 🙂
Creative Knockouts – #211 ATG
Color Crazy Craft Challenge – Week 37 ATG
Wow your heat embossed background really set off that sunflower. Beautifully colored by you as well. Thanks for sharing with us at the Mod Squad Challenge this week. Good luck!
Barbara Challenge host
A beautiful card. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine
Lovely card I love sunflowers and have several in my garden this year the Coal tits had been busy planting them 🙂
Thanks for joining in with our challenge at AYLI Challenge,
hugs Samantha :0)
These flowers are gorgeous! You did such a great job on them. Your layers are fabulous and I love the color palette you used.
Thank you for joining us at Creative Knockouts for our Anything Goes challenge.
That sunflower is stunning! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge. Good luck!
This is stunning! The softness and yet earthyness of your colouring on this sunflower is amazing! What a beautiful design. Thanks so much for joining us at Power Poppy this month!