Monday, May 29, 2017

Summer Sunflower

Hi everyone.  It feels like summer here, even though officially it's not summer for three more weeks.  The rain finally stopped a week ago or so, and we've had glorious sunshine and warm temps every since.  Today is supposed to get up to 25 C (high 70's F) ... but I think it will actually get even hotter than that.

What better flower to celebrate summer than a bright and cheerful sunflower.  I love this stencil that I got from my dear friend, Bonnie.  I have used it many times, and each time I find a different way to use it. :)  This time I used it with Lemon Yellow and Light Brown Brushos.  Even just using those two colours, you can see all the other colour pigments there are in the powders.  I sprinkled the Brushos over the stencil, sprayed with lots of water, and quickly removed the stencil. Let it sit for a bit and then lightly blotted with paper towel.  A simple stamped sentiment finishes the card.

I'm entering this card at Time Out (Challenge #84 - Flowers and friends make life a garden").







Stamps:  Thinking of You (Happy Little Stampers)
Paper:  Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Brushos:  Lemon Yellow, Light Brown; Baked Brown Sugar (SU!
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, Mini Sunflower Stencil (The Crafter's Workshop)

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19 comments:

  1. Lovely sunflower card Loll great splash of colour

    Anne

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  2. Lovely bright sunflower - perfect for summer! The brushos worked beautifully for this one.

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  3. Beautiful, bright cards today, Loll. What a great stencil to use with the Brushos. What's funny is that I just saw that you have a tab for your recipes and I just saw it for the first time. They look delicious and when I'm in a cooking mood, I'll have to check them more closely. Have a great day!

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  4. This is one of my favorite stencils too! I love the different colors in those 2 Brushos! Bright and summery. A happy card, my friend!

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  5. This is glorious, Loll! I can't get over the wonderful impressions you achieve with stencils and wet techniques! This is such a cheerful card!

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  6. You created a real spring sun, Loll. Yellow color is so fresh, bright that it reminds me more of the spring sun. The one that energizes and warms up. Great card, very optimistic.
    Hugs,
    BożenA

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  7. Oh my, Loll...glorious, as is the sunshine we are having here in the Northwest!! I love this stencil and am thinking of getting it...we'll see. You always do a perfect job with stencils.

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  8. Love your Brushos with your sunflower stencil, Loll. What a wonderful way to show off the different pigment powders that are in a single color of Brushos. This stencil is one of my very favorites too. Bonnie really started this sunflower craze :-) TFS my friend. Hugs...

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  9. What a dreamy card Loll - love your stenciling with the Brushos and the gorgeous pigments that show through.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  10. This is gorgeous, and so summery xx

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  11. Sunny, bright, happy and so artsy, Loll ... the variations in colour from the brusho's add such a great sense of dimension to this gorgeous sunflower! Delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

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  12. Such an eye catching stencil and love that you used just two colours of brusho's to achieve this stunning card x

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  13. Nothing better to lift your spirits than looking into the face of a giant sunflower, for real or on a card. This one is so lovely, Loll, and what control you have with the Brushos. I should try using them with stencils.

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  14. Wish the rain would stop here for a bit or at lease slack off some! lol Our spring and I suspect our summer is going to be just like our winter, warm temps and cooler temps cause that is how it has been going so far! One week we will be summer and the next back to cool spring temps. Crazy weather for sure! I am totally in love with this card Loll and with that stencil as well!!! lol I love all the different looks you can get from one stencil. You are so talented my friend! Hugs, Brenda

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  15. the specks of blue, green red and brown are the best thing about powdered inks. awesome card.

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  16. Yay, another one of your fabulous sunflower cards! This one looks stunning with the brushos!

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  17. Another really beautiful card, Loll! I love to see all the other color pigments there are in Brushos...especially the yellow!

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  18. Great use of the brushos! Such artsy outcome with the different color pigments showing through. Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT!

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  19. Your sunflower collection is better than Van Gogh :-) Wonderful card, another amazing picture
    Hugs,
    BożenA

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