Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Happy Sunflowers

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  This week we have a tic tac toe challenge for you:
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These are so fun because you pick the elements you want to use!  I used the right hand column: embossing (I used a linen texture plate from PTI), thinking of you, and charms.  And here is what I came up with:
 I was completely inspired by this card on the Power Poppy blog and wanted to give it a try myself  I started by masking the stem on the sunflower image and stamping it repeatedly over the panel of kraft card stock (this was a bit time consuming as I had to mask the stem each time to ink it and then REMEMBER to take the tape off to stamp the image.  I forgot one time, but that's why they make card stock with two sides).  Then I stamped the leaves and colored everything in with colored pencils (I really wanted to use my markers, but the pencils showed up much better on the kraft.  I shaded the flowers with a gray pencil as I already used the darkest yellow I had to color the flowers.  I added highlights with my gel pen.  I colored the leaves with two shades of green and highlighted with the gel pen again.  I outlined all the images with the gray pencil to add depth.  Then I cut the panel out with a stitched rectangle and used a linen texture embossing plate to add a subtle linen detail.  It's tough to see in the photo but you can see it better in the photo below.  I added stickles to the center of the flowers and I LOVE the sparkle!  Finished everything off with my sentiment and tied a charm on with some twine.
I hope you will play along with us this month; remember that you have all month to play with this challenge.  And if you need any of the stamps I used, there is a discount code off your entire order on my left sidebar.

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Sunflower", "Leaf Outline, small", "Leaf Outline, large", and "I'm so glad . . ."
Dies:  MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle
PTI "Linen/Canvas" texture plate

A Bit More Time to Craft #51--anything goes
Alphabet challenge--M for make your mark
Cards Galore--anything goes
Power Poppy--get krafty
Pink Gem Challenge #202--use kraft
Cuttlebug Mania--anything goes
As You Like It--flora or fauna (while I love adorable little critters, I mostly use flowers on my cards.  They're just so pretty and can be used for most occasions)
Aud Sentiments #188--anything goes
Creative Fingers #136--anything goes
Cardz TV #12--anything goes
Sketch Saturday #480--sketch

Crazy 4 Challenges #402--glitter (glittery stickles)


Glittered Paws said...

Love this card - the sunflowers are colored so true to life. TTT is one of my favorite challenges.

Donna said...

Stunning card Heather, all your little details really make it, the gel pen, gray pencil outline and stickles, etc! And you can never go wrong with sunflowers!

Beverly S. said...

What a pretty card! I love how you colored your sunflowers on the kraft cardstock!!! Good take on the sketch at Sketch Saturday too. Thanks for sharing your lovely work with us at Sketch Saturday this week! :)


Elaine Stark said...

Beautiful colouring. A lovely sentiment to. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

crafty-stamper said...

Great card and beautifully coloured sunflowers
Carol x

Stamping Bubbles said...

A very pretty card, love the glittery centres of the flowers. Thank you for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge.
Crafty hugs

DeBe said...

Perfect colouring and texture combine to make a lovely card. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes September Challenge. Good luck! Denyse x

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous use of Kraft Paper, love the design. Thanks for joining us at PG, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxx

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Beautiful card .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥
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Laurie Unger said...

This is gorgeous, Heather!

ChristineCreations said...

So sweet Heather! I like how the tinier sunflowers give it a more petite aspect, yet still has that warm cozy feel to it. That linen texture is great too! Thanks so much for joining us at Power Poppy this month!

Annette said...

Fabulous colouring on the Kraft card. They're really pretty flowers.
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
Lili of the Valley,
Dies to Die For,
In The Pink Challenge
Squirrel's not-so-random Challenge
As You Like It Challenge.

Larissa said...

Very pretty card. I love the sunflowers on your card. Your colouring on kraft is amazing. Thanks so much for joining us at As you like it! We hope to see you again soon.


Brenda said...

Lovely card! I love the bits of sparkle on the sunflowers. Thanks so much for joining us at As You Like It Challenge this week!

Swissie said...

Pretty sunflower card.
Thank you for joining Cuttlebug Mania this time!
Swissie DT (Liv)

Tindaloo said...

Lovely sunflower themed card, my favourite flower ♥
Thanks for sharing your creations with us at Creative Fingers
PS: I got a xmas blogcandy on my blog if you wanna join in!
♥ DT Tindaloo