Oct 06 2011

CCMC170 – Sunflower

Another Thursday Challenge over on Create with Connie and Mary  that anyone can play along and this one is a sketch challenge!  LOVE those!  Make sure to check out what the Challenge Team did with this sketch…there is a HUGE variety!



I decided to use the Sunflower stamp in the background on mine!  I just got this stamp and I love it!



I don't make these often, but I kept the Square shape and made a 5 x 5 sized card.  For the Sunflower, I inked it up in Daffodil Delight, then took my markers and added More Mustard and Pumpkin Pie to the petals and Early Espresso in the center, then stamped it on Whisper White.  I layered the White on Early Espresso with a base of More Mustard.  I used the Tasteful Trim die and cut the rope trim from Early Espresso cardstock, and added two More Mustard Brads on the ends.  I stamped Happy Birthday Wishes from Petite Pairs in Early Espresso on More Mustard and punched with the 1 1/4" Circle Punch, then layered it on 1 3/8 Circle of Early Espresso.  Finally, I added a little embossed Beautiful Wings butterfly with small pearls for the body.  I also added pearls up in the right corner.  I think I'll give this to my mom for her birthday this month!



It's not too late to join Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Edition!  This week we are featuring the Card Keeper…using it for something OTHER than cards!  You'd be amazed at the variety the designers have created!  



8 People have left comments on this post

Oct 6, 2011 - 08:10:22
Deb said:

Wow! I love this! This stamp is so beautiful! The highlights of different colors really adds dimension! Your mom will love it!

Oct 6, 2011 - 09:10:12

AWESOME interpretation of the sketch!  I love it!

Oct 6, 2011 - 11:10:50
Kim Innis said:

Love the card Connie. I love sunflowers, too.

Oct 6, 2011 - 12:10:23

Oh Connie, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card!!!!

Oct 6, 2011 - 10:10:37

I love how you added the complimentary colors to the petals–it adds so much to the whole design!  It's just fantastic!

Oct 7, 2011 - 06:10:46

Beautiful Connie, I don't have this stamp yet, wasn't sure if I would purchase it….you are tempting me, bad girl!

Oct 8, 2011 - 10:10:31

So very pretty, Connie. I love the bright and rich elements to this flower.

Oct 11, 2011 - 10:10:46
Joan Jeffery said:

This is a gorgeous card, Connie.  Thanks for the tip about colouring the flower – I hadn't thought of adding the extra colour with markers – duh!  It looks wonderful and I love that little yellow butterfly too.