Saturday, September 14, 2013

Happy Thoughts for You

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Hi everyone.  Time for another Saturday Challenge at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug Challenge Blog.  Today it's a Theme challenge ...

Indian Summer


We frequently have Indian Summer's here on the Westcoast of B.C.  In fact, September is one of my most favorite months ... the sun is shining, but it's cool and breezy.  Perfect weather to be out in the garden (another of my hobbies).

Today I colored three sunflowers that are a partial of a digi stamp from Bugaboo, called "Sunflowers Vase".  I didn't print off the vase part, instead printed the sunflowers in two different sizes, colored them and then mounted them on a beautiful flourish.  I even managed to include a piece of designer paper from my stash!


Here's a close-up:





Stamps:  Sunflowers Vase (Bugaboo); Sunny Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White (C.C. Designs); watercolor; Early Espresso, Old Olive, Orchard Harvest DP - retired (SU!)
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Old Olive (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Flourish #6 die (Crafty Ann), Tender Leaves die (Memory Box), blender pen, sponges, glue, adhesives, and dimensionals


I printed the sunflowers onto watercolor paper and used the marker layering technique to color (link to tutorial is on my Tutorials Page).  I die-cut two flourishes and two leaves, sponged the edges, and used my Old Olive Stampin' Write marker to draw in the embossed lines on the leaves to make them more visible.



I hope you'll join us for this week's Theme challenge - it's gonna' be fun!!  Check out Catch the Bug Challenge Blog to be inspired by all the beautiful cards from the rest of the Design Team.





17 comments:

  1. This is really lovely Loll! September is my favourite month of the year too :)

    Hugs, Di xx

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  2. I love sun flowers they always seem to be 'happy flowers'....lovely card Loll...Its cooled down now here in the UK and they forecast really bad wind and rain for us tomorrow....so If you can send us some of your sun that would be lovely...

    Anne

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  3. these sun flowers are coloured beautifully Loll and great to use up some stash! x

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  4. Beautiful coloring, and I love how you draped the flourish around those pretty sunflowers! Love the mixed font on your sentiment and woodgrain background, too...Fabulous card!

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  5. I love your colored sunflowers with your 3-D leaves and pretty arrangement. TFS Loll

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  6. Gorgeous sunflowers Loll and I love your nurse owl on the previous post, so cute!
    Val x

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  7. This is so cute! I love how you take the images and make them "your own!" :)

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  8. You make the most pristine cards Loll.I love the sunflowers and leaves. Beautiful.

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  9. Hello Loll,Loving these Sunflowers ;)They are a lovely detailed design and they look just perfect peeping out of the leaves-gorgeous colouring as always :)
    Nessa xx

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  10. Gorgeous card Loll, love the pretty sunflowers, beautifully coloured. Cathy x

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  11. Beautiful, Loll ... the detail on these wonderful sunflowers is fantastic ... and you used up some stash too ... double whammy! Anita :)

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  12. This is so pretty. I love your coloring and the leafy tendrils...perfect.

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  13. Wonderful loll, just so very pretty, love the color of the wood grain background, would be so very nice to receive this card, would bright any ones days, great job!!! As usual, love your style.
    hugs
    Donna

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  14. These are such happy sunflowers! Love them on the flourish and that paper is awesome! A perfect backdrop!

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  15. Lovely card. The sunflowers are so pretty on that flourish and background paper.

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  16. Beautiful coloring, I love the movement of flourishes around the flowers :)

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  17. Beautiful coloring, I love it that you left some white to the tips of the flowers. Great card, the layout works perfectly!

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