Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Sending You Sunshine

Hi everyone.  Sharing a card I sent to a friend who has had a very tough summer.  I wanted to send her some sunshine to brighten her day. :)

I started with yellow watercolour sprayed background.  I die-cut the sunflower from watercolour paper and then used inks to colour.  I altered the die-cut slightly by cutting off two petals and rearranging them.  I framed the sunflower and stamped a sentiment (masking two sentiments to create this one) in one of the colours of the sunflower to finish the card.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!






Stamps:  A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted); Sunny Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press); White (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Sunflower die (AliExpress), Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Yellow Watercolour Spray made from concentrate (Dick Blick)

17 comments:

Mac Mable said...

Now that's spooky that I blogged my card with the same sentiment x So sorry to hear that you had to send this card to your friend who's having a tough time Loll but I suspect it would have really brightened her day. Such a beautiful card x

Susan said...

A lovely card for your friend, Loll. The sunflower die cut is beautiful!

Sheila H said...

Loll, your friend is sure to appreciate this gorgeous card. I especially like how the flower and frame look together.

Nancy Stislow said...

This is such an uplifting card, Loll! The sentiment works so well with your beautifully painted sunflower. Love how you combined it to come up with your own sentiment too! Love the variation in colors on the sunflower.

Bonnie said...

A perfect sentiment to go with this pretty, framed sunflower!

Karen Knott said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours and the sentiment is great
Hugs Kaz xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Your friend is sure to feel a little lifted after receiving such a bright, beautiful and thoughtful card Loll! It's so cheery! Have a great day my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
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aussie aNNie said...

This would brighten up anyone's day, it's so pretty and uplifting... xx [aNNie]

nancy littrell said...

So pretty and wonderful card to brighten your friends day. Love how you altered your die and sentiments to make the perfect CAS design. TFS Loll. Hugs

Julie B said...

So full of sunshine cheer, it's sure to raise your friends spirits. :)

Linda said...

I'm sure this would brighten anyone's day .... it's gorgeous. Great alteration work too xx

Daffodil Cards said...

It would brighten anyone's day.
Faith
x

Jeanne said...

Beautiful card, Loll! Definitely looks like sunshine on a card and one can't help but smile. You are very thoughtful! I'm sure your friend will be so appreciative!! I hope you have a sunshiny day yourself. Hugs! :)

Happy Dance said...

Another beauty, Loll!! Those colors are amazing, and because it's one of my favorite colors, I was drawn to that pretty yellow background right away. Stunning. And that flower is light, airy, and sure to bring a smile to your friend's face. She'll love it as much as I do! So pretty!! Bev

Anita in France said...

You will have lifted your friend's spirits no end with this beauty, Loll ... such a stunning, dreamy sunflower ... it truly is blooming! Hugs, Anita :)

Bobby said...

I just ordered that sunflower, Loll. I love how you've colored it and the sentiment is sure to lift your friends spirit.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

I'm sure your friend found a lot of sunshine through you and your card. I love the sunny yellow background for this beautiful flower. Great support card, Loll.
Hugs,
BożenA