Saturday, September 28, 2013

Sunflowers


Hi everyone.  Here's my DT card is for today's challenge at Addicted to CAS.  The challenge is open for two weeks, so lots of time to join in ... we'd love to see your cards!

This challenge is being run by the very talented Sylvia (Poppy's Papercraft Patch) ... and she chose this fabulous word:





Prize:  $25 gift voucher
(please follow the rules to be eligible to win)




I used one of the sponsor's adorable images for today's card.  Here we have sunflowers blooming from early summer until late fall ... so thought a fall sunflower was perfect for this challenge.  I paper pieced the dress and flower pot ... all other sections are colored with Copics.  I've added just a little Crystal Effects to the flower in her hair for added dimension and shine.  Unfortunately, after coloring and paper piecing my image, I went to stamp the sentiment and slipped with my stamp ---- :(  Luckily this doesn't happen to me very often, so I'm thankful for that :)  To salvage, I simply fussy-cut out the whole image and popped it up on a new card front - SAVE! :)


Here's a close-up:




Stamps:  Sunflower girl (The Paper Nest Dolls)
Paper:  White (Neenah); More Mustard card stock (SU!); ?? Designer paper
Ink:  Basic Black (SU!); Copics:  E00, E01, Y21, YR24, E44, E49, W4, G43, YG67, R29, 0 (colorless blender)
Accessories & Tools:  Red chalk (for cheeks), white gel pen, glue, Crystal Effects, Cappuccino twine (The Twinery), adhesives and dimensionals



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





26 comments:

Kylie said...

Gorgeous with the sunflower and image! Great save with the stamp slip! Everything worked out beautifully!! xx

Deepti said...

This is stunning and so adorable :)

Anonymous said...

What a sweet card, Loll, beautifully coloured as ever! Fantastic save with the smudge ... great idea! Anita :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Loll so lovely to be here and see another of your stunning creations. Fantastic save but my oh my having to fussy cut all of that !!!! Beautifully coloured images and perfectly CAS as always.

Marie

Vicki Dutcher said...

How CUTE is she!! Love her hair :)

Stamps and Paper said...

Just adorable Loll...a super cute image beautifully coloured

Anne

MaryH said...

Adorable image, loved the paper piecing. Thanks for sharing that you occasionally have a boo-boo - it surely makes me feel not so inept! Great save, and if you hadn't told the story, would never have guessed it. A cheery & bright - great paper piecing - work and it made me smile! TFS & Hugs

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Loll-Isn't she just beautiful :)
Well done you saving the card-I need sticky fingers as I am always dropping those pesky ink pads onto my almost finished cards Grrrr!!
Have a lovely weekend,Nessa xxx

Karen B said...

Absolutely lovely Loll. She's so cute and I love your paper piecing and touches of glossy accents.

Karen x

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a super star! And the little girl is adorable, too! Aren't sunflowers just the quintessential flower of fall? Love this, Lolly! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Dolly

Carole said...

This is darling...worth the fussy cutting to save the work..so crisp and fun.

Sue said...

Gorgeous card, Loll. Adorable images and wonderful paper piecing.

shirley-bee said...

Great save, Loll! Love the girl and flower image.

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely darling images and I love your paper-piecing, Loll! Beautiful coloring, too!

Cathy said...

Beautiful card, love the sweet image and your fab paper piecing Loll, Cathy x

Colleen said...

What a gorgeous card...beautiful coloring! Thank you for your nice comment on my blog!

sandie said...

Cute dress! And I adore sunflowers so this is a winner for me x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Isn't it annoying when that happens Loll - great recovery job though! Your paper-piecing is perfect, as always - gorgeous colouring too.
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Bonnie said...

Hi Loll, What an adorable little girl and her big sunflower! I've dropped my share of inked stamps in the wrong place. I'm glad you managed to save this. It would have been a great loss to have to toss it!

Diane said...

Oh Loll, this is just adorable. Great coloring and placement.

Regards diane

Karen D said...

Loll, your paper piecing and copic colouring skills are outstanding. This is such and adorable card with wonderful images.

Julia Aston said...

what a sweet image Loll! Wonderful coloring on her and the pretty sun flower - I too have dropped a stamp rignt onto my card and had to do some corrective action!!

Mau xx said...

aww!! so cute Loll, great paper piecing.
hugs Mau xx

Shana Gaff said...

I always love your paper piecing, Loll! It looks fabulous...wish I would remember to do that sometime! lol I can't believe you fussy cut all of that. WOW is all I have to say about that. It looks fabulous.

Harriet Skelly said...

This is so sweet Loll - love that sunflower with the cute girl! We have a neighbor that grows sunflowers that are 6 feet tall!

Christine said...

Loll, I really love your popped-up image and your coloring!
Great job - like always ;)