Thursday, August 16, 2018

Hello Sunshine!

Hi everyone.  It's already over half way through the month, so here's a reminder card for the CAS Watercolour August Challenge - Sunflower.  This month's challenge is being hosted by my wonderful teammate, Marcia.


I used a NBUS (never-before-used-schtuff). :)  I recently bought this fun set.  I though this whimsical sunflower pot would like cute as a tag.  I stamped the image in permanent black ink onto Bristol paper (having fun experimenting as I've not used this type of paper before), watercoloured with zigs, added yellow gingham paper at the bottom and die-cut into a tag.  To finish I added a small sentiment tag and some twine.

Here's a close-up ...
I hope you'll check out the reminder post for the challenge blog to see a new set of inspiring cards from our Designers and wonderful Guest Designer, Izzy!  If you haven't had a chance to play along yet, there's still lots of time before the challenge closes at midnight Aug. 24th (PDST).

Hope to see you in the gallery!






Stamps:  Our Friendship Grows (Lawn Fawn); A Little Sentimental (Clearly Besotted)
Paper:  Bristol paper (Strathmore 2 ply); White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); yellow gingham patterned paper (unknown)
Ink:  Versafine Black; Zigs
Accessories & Tools:  water brush, Pinpoint Main Street Tag (Poppy Stamps); Lemondrop twine (The Twinery)

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour August Challenge - Sunflower

22 comments:

Liz said...

Lovely clean and fresh looking card, Loll. I love the touch of gingham to your design. xx

Susan said...

What an adorable little sunflower in a pot! Looks like it's sitting on a gingham tablecloth! Great idea to have it on a tag with the perfect matching baker's twine.

Mac Mable said...

Sure is a cute card and so very pretty. Love the tag idea and then the mini one as well x. CAS perfection x.

Nancy Stislow said...

This is such a wonderful example of your clean and crisp style, Loll! Love the beautiful shading. I also think you will love Bristol as much as some of us do. This is one of those cards that says "cheerful" and those are always the most welcome by recipients.

Bonnie said...

This is adorable, Loll! Love the bright sunflower and the gingham strip on the bottom of the tag with the yellow and white baker's twine at the top! Delightful, my friend!

nancy littrell said...

Aaahhh..such a sweet sunflower tag, Loll. I especially like Bristol and Strathmore Mixed Media for Zigs watercoloring. TFS your beautifully colored tag with your twine and gingham border, my friend. Hugs..

Trina P. said...

Super adorable sunflower stamp, Loll! Love the tag idea and how you grounded the sunflower with the gingham. Love your card! xx

Christine Alexander said...

Loll, what a cute little sunflower, it looks perfect on the gingham tablecloth and love the tag on tag design :)

Barb Ghig said...

I love this charming sunflower and your clay pot is just perfect, Loll! Great idea to place it on a tag and pop it up on a card, and I'm loving the gingham border...so cute!

Maxine D said...

What a beauty Loll - love the tiny tag on the small tag. And your sunflower is beautifully coloured too
Blessings
Maxine

Jeanne said...

Delightful!!!

Marcia HIll said...

LOVE your little sunflower in a pot image Loll, and it's just perfectly sized for a tag too! Really like the little strip of yellow gingham at the bottom of the tag too and also the bit of yellow twine and tiny tag...cute, CUTE card my friend!! :0)

Daffodil Cards said...

An adorable and so lovely card.
Faith
x

BożenA said...

Such a sweet card, Loll. Your little tag looks beautiful with this wonderful sunflower. Such a beautiful inspiration.
BożenA xx

Susanne Vargas said...

Adorable! Love the strip of gingham to ground the flower pot!

Linda said...

Beautifully CAS ..... I do love sunflowers xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

So sweet! I love the twine and gingham!

Anita in France said...

Cute and fresh, Loll ... with a fabulous touch of whimsy ... so pretty with the gingham! Hugs, Anita :)

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is so cute and lovely, Loll! Your little sunflower makes me smile. The pretty little "hello" tag, yellow twine, and the yellow gingham for the sunflower is like earrings, necklace and pretty shoes for a girl (like us)! Hideko xx

Izzy Scrap said...

Such a cute card with this adorable sunflower! And I love your idea to use a tag to pop it up. I have been more than happy and honoured to be guest designing for this challenge. Thanks so much for inviting me ! Hugs xx

Jo Manna said...

Such a cute adorable sunflower tag. Definitely a sunshine card, the perfect HELLO :D xx

Karen D. said...

such a sweet card, so sorry I am late responding. Ive been off for the last 2 wks and trying to play catch up as I was so darn busy this summer with my little one.
xx Karen