Saturday, April 20, 2013

Sunflowers



Hi everyone.  Here's my Design Team card for the latest challenge at Addicted to CAS.  I love sunflowers ... and had so much fun making this card.  I used a sweet digital image from our sponsor, Bugaboo ... and used the marker layering technique.


This challenge is being run by the wonderfully, talented Caz (Cazro's Crafty Corner) ... and here's the awesome code word she chose ...




Stamps:  Sunflowers Vase (Bugaboo); Be Happy Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White, watercolor; Hello Sunshine DP (Bo Bunny)
Ink:  Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, Soft Suede (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  blender pen, 1/4" Daffodil Delight grosgrain ribbon, glue, and adhesives



The original digital image from Bugaboo is two sunflowers in the vase.  I wanted to have a larger bouquet, so printed the image twice, used the marker layer to color the sunflowers, fussy cut them and then layered them on top of each other so that there are four in the bouquet.  I'm really happy with how it turned out.  And, the great thing about digital images, is that I printed the sunflowers again a third time onto watercolor paper, but smaller in size and added them to the inside of the card.

The vase is paper pieced using one of my favorites papers from Bo Bunny, called Hello Sunshine.  A knotted ribbon and the card was done.  So fun ... and easy, peasy! :)


Here's a close-up of the vase of sunflowers:



Here's the inside of the card with smaller sunflowers:



I hope I have inspired you to join in our fun challenge at Addicted to CAS - Flower.  Come check out all the wonderful creations by the other Design Team members.




22 comments:

  1. This is really pretty Loll. Love how you have added the detail to the inside as well.
    Hugs, Florence xx

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  2. Gorgeous card Loll...love the paper pieced vase and your flowers are beautifully coloured. Have a great weekend

    Anne

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  3. Great paper piecing, Loll! I love your sunflowers and how you decorated the inside too.

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  4. That paper is beautiful. No wonder you love it! Perfect card, Loll. I HAVE to start decorating the insides of my cards. xx

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  5. Doesn't sound easy to me !!! the thought of fussy cutting anything fills me with dread. I adore this beauty the sunflowers are just glorious and beautifully coloured, a real ray of sunshine !


    Marie

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  6. Your cards are always so simple but absolutely lovely. This so pretty!
    Best wishes lea

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  7. I love your sunflowers and how you colored them and made them into this lovely bouquet.

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  8. Wow, these sunflowers are just gorgeous, Loll ... they really pop against the bold green DP! Love how you've 'dressed' the inside of the card too, so lovely! Anita :)

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  9. Wow - this is just what I was looking for so I downloaded the digistamp. Now to figure out how to use it!!!! Your coloring is awesome!

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  10. Gorgeous card Loll. Love the dimension you've created with thr extra flowers.

    Karen x

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  11. Terrific card Loll, I too love sunflowers, I usually grow quite a few through out my yard during the summer, then give all the seeds to the birds in the fall!!

    Love you card
    hugs
    Donna

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  12. I love sunflowers and this is a wonderful bouquet! The vase is beautiful too. And I love how you brought the paper to the inside with the smaller sunflowers!

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  13. Beautiful card (as ever), Loll! I love the contrast of the deep green with the yellow sunflowers and ribbon.

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  14. Gorgeous card Loll. That DP is so pretty. Love the inside desing to compliment the outside! Lots of work there!

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  15. Beautiful card loll - your flowers are always amazing! Hugs xx

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  16. This card is so beautiful, Loll!
    Love the colors and the paper piecing!

    Hugs
    Christine

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  17. Neat as a pin and so very pretty, Loll!

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  18. Beautiful, like a breath of sunshine! Love the clean, crisp look.

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  19. Gorgeous Loll! I love the way you layered those flowers and finished the inside.

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  20. I love all those sunflowers, Loll! I haven't seen any sunflower stamps in a while so this just made me smile. :) The layers look great!

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  21. I loved the idea that you used the image that you printed twice, and then layered together. Your flowers are so beautiful, and the look 3D. I actually came to check out how you made the flowers stand out to look so 3D. Very nice coloring really does the trick.

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  22. love-love-love the sunflowers Loll! The layering technique gives such a great depth!

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