Thursday, September 6, 2012

Inspired By Stamping #25 - Sunflowers

Summer's end brings glorious sunflowers and beautiful chrysanthemums.  My card features a flower that can be used either way:


I'm playing along with Inspired By Stamping's Inspiration Challenge, and check out the inspiration picture:


The challenge is to use sunflowers and this color palette --  Yellow, Blue, Green, Cream.

I used some new-to-me paper from K & Co. called Merryweather as my background and bordered it with a stamp from Delicate Doilies II.  The sunflowers - from the set Daisies - were colored with Copics and dusted with Tiger Eye glitter.


I made a stamping boo-boo near the bottom of the card, so to cover it up, I put a sort of 'skirt' along the bottom made of three lacy layers.  I actually rather like the effect!


Come play along with us!  If you are new to the Inspiration By Stamping Inspiration Challenge, by all means go over and check it out.  It's a weekly challenge, and Joanna (IBS owner) varies the themes from a sketch one week, to an inspiration photo another.

Thanks for dropping by today!



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Mason Jar Add-On II, Daisies, Delicate Doilies II - Inspired By Stamping
Paper: Very Vanilla - SU; Merryweather - K & Co.
Ink: Old Olive - SU; Antique Linen - Ranger; Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: satin ribbon - Michael's; lace
Other: oval punch - SU; Tiger Eye glitter - Martha Stewart; Copic markers

25 comments:

yyam said...

Oooh...just gorgeous Colleen. I love the beautiful colouring and the lace trim. I can totally see the inspiration in your card! :)

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

So beautiful! Love the sunflowers and the glittery centers are so fabulous.

Pauline said...

Simply beautiful colleen! i love the bright sunflowers,a nd the pretty lace and silky ribbon!

Donna Bowman said...

Gorgeous card Colleen! Love how you colored those sweet sunflowers!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow wow wowwwwwwwwwww!!! This is GORGEOUS!!!! I am IN LOVE with those flowers!!!!!!! WOW!!!!

Annette said...

such a beautiful card...

Martha H. said...

This is an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G card! The colors match perfectly with the inspirational picture! The lace, the bow, the flowers, it's perfect!

Linda R said...

What a pretty card. I just love sunflowers. They are such a happy flower. What a fun challenge.

Hugs~

Lisa said...

So fresh and lovely Colleen! I really like the lace treatment at the bottom topped with your pretty satin bow!

Marisa said...

You rocked that inspriation challenge! Gorgeous card and love the punched border you added.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

GORGEOUS, Col!!! I love that overlay lace! And that ribbon is LUSH! LOOOOOOOOOVE it all:)

Linda Callahan said...

This is gorgeous! A spot on interpretation from the picture! Love that lace detail!

Ellen said...

Hey! Gorgeous card dear!!! I am so happy you made a boo-boo because that lace is just inspired. I love it on this card and will have to try that sometime. Your coloring is beautiful!
Hugs,
Ellen

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous take from the inspiration photo~

Carol Lucas said...

Beautiful card, Colleen. I love the bling on the flowers!

Kara Lynne said...

I love that background blue and green paper! It's so fitting for the inspiration photo and one I wouldn't think to do. Gorgeous details on your sunflowers, Colleen!

Joanna M. said...

Beautiful card Colleen! So gorgeous! Love all your details! Hugs, Joanna

~Tammy~ said...

Love the beauty the lace adds at the bottom and the gorgeous ribbon is divine! You always have the perfect papers to compliment any stamps.

Tracey said...

Fabulous card......love the sun flowers, gorgeous lace and big bow. Perfect take on the inspirations photo!

Benzi said...

Gorgeous...love the sparkly centers of your flowers and the dp you used is gorgeous. The lace is perfect.

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful card, love the design!! LOVE the flowers!!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the skirt and the bg paper and those Beautiful sunflowers with the brown sparkly centers! FAB, Colleen!

Anonymous said...

Great card! I love the centers with their texture. I just want to reach out and touch to see what they feel like! That BG paper is so pretty too. I have some new sunflower stamps from CTMH I have played a little with, maybe I will take the step and actually enter something. Yeah, right.....

Chris R. from Iowa

nwilliams6 said...

This is beautiful too- you are on a roll with the top tier cards - all are really great! I love coming to visit and seeing all the pretty stuff you have created. Hope you are doing well my sweet friend. Hugz!

Bonnie said...

I love the pop of the sunflowers on that muted background! And the lace and bow are perfect!

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