Sunday, 21 August 2011

CR84FN36 - Sunflower shines ....

... we're on week two of the current CR84FN challenge - CR84FN36 with our lovely sunny colours of yellow, kraft and a neutral.


I've been having fun playing with bows - thanks to a wonderful tutorial by Becca - and I've got one on this card - it worked a treat.  I started off by making my own gingham backing - a perfect match to the sunflower.  I stamped the sunflower three times - using two of the images to make layers.  The images were all coloured with Promarkers.  I cut the base image out using my trusty nesties and also made a mat from the coordinating scalloped set.  Before attaching the image, I tied on some raffia ribbon and did the bow!  So proud of that bow!  You might be seeing few more bows now that I can do them :)  Finally, I added a sweet flower shaped sentiment which I think goes with the flower perfectly!


Stamps: Hampton Art - Willowy Sunflower
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso; Versamark
Promarkers: Gold, Lemon, Canary, Lime Zest, Moss, Pastel Beige, Warm Grey 1
Spellbinders: Standard Rectangles Sm (S4-130) #5, Scalloped Rectangles Sm (S4-131) #5
Accessories:  Card, raffia ribbon, Craftwork cards sentiment from stash

These colours are proving to be really popular and we have lots of lovely cards already entered, but there's still plenty of time to join in.  I hope this has given you some more inspiration.  Do check out the blog for more cards from the team and for full details of the challenge. 

That's all for today.  See you soon.

18 comments:

Jackie said...

Beautiful card, I love your bow :o)
Jackie xx

Pauline said...

Gorgeous image beautifully coloured, and the bow tops it off so nicely!

Yes, one wash load done, only another 3 to go.... sigh!

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card Deborah..love the sunflower great bow too.

Anne

Paula (PEP) said...

Love the combination of raffia with those colours & the sunflower is a beauty. The time thief imp is rampaging & Richard is trying to deal with the dust impregnated carpet thus sending my clouds of more, bookselling duty today.
Paula (PEP)

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful summery card. Love the flower and the dimension and the bow is lovely. The texture really adds to the overall effect.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Such a pretty and happy card, Deb! Love the big, beautiful sunflower!

Sue Lelli said...

Deb, LOVE that gingham background you created and your sunflower is FABULOUS! Most of all LOVE that bow! GREAT card!

Daniela said...

Beautiful card. I love that raffia ribbon.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Lovely card Deb! Love how you added dimension to the Sunflower and the rafia bow looks wonderful!

Yvette said...

very pretty, the sunflower looks so lovely

igła i nitka said...

I like very much this ribbon and sunflower - it make this card "eco-friendly":)

Lisa said...

Love the sweet gingham background Deborah and your wonderful 3D sunflower!

Cyndie said...

I like your second card for this challenge even better than the first! Awesome cutting, and the background paper works so well with the sunflower image. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sasha said...

Such a gorgeous summery card, Deborah. I love the gingham paper, beautifully coloured and decoupaged sunflower. Your raffia bow is lovely!

Andrea M said...

Hi Deb!! this is DARLING!! I love sunflowers so this absolutely speaks to me! Love the rustic touch of the raffia too!! Great job girl!

~Tammy~ said...

Stunning!

Marie said...

Beautiful card Deborah. Looks like you mastered the bow tutorial and with raffia no less! WOW lovely bow, background, flower and fancy cutting.

Silke Ledlow said...

Deb, your sunflower card is beautiful!!! Hugs ~S~

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