Sunflower Splendor

Hello 🙂  The weather is getting cooler here, and it’s really starting to feel like fall.  When I was a child, I can remember waiting for the sunflowers to be ready to pick, and when they were, I would grab the big flower, twisting them, as I pretended they were a steering wheel that I was driving 🙂 Then, it would be a feast, straight from the plant.

The card I have today is featuring a beautiful sunflower image from Power Poppy.  It’s a digital stamp, called Sunflower Power.  I printed it very light, so I could color it with my Prismacolor pencils on kraft paper in the “no line” method.  I added a faint script stamp accent in the inked background and distressed the edges before layering it with a piece of brown CS, some cheesecloth (I love that stuff!), and a background that I made by stamping a large flourish corner, and heat embossing with a pearl powder for a subtle effect.  I added a few die cut branches and some brown pearls to balance the design.

I’d like to enter this into:

Mod Squad Challenge – The Heat is On!

Power and Spark Challenge – Get Krafty!

Snow!!

Good morning!! Today brings us to another challenge at the C.R.A.F.T. challenge blog, and it’s time for another Christmas themed challenge!!  We are being sponsored by two wonderful companies this time:

Digital Delights

and

Oddball Art

I have used the adorable image Snowy, Slippy and Flurry from Digital Delights, and have colored the cute trio up with my SN markers.  I had a bit of fun with my white gel pen on the word, to give it a bit of oomph! After it was all colored, I matted it with a coordinating blue CS, and placed it on a background that was embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.  I added some die cut snowflakes, cut from the same blue CS, and added some little blingies in their centres 🙂

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

ABC Christmas Challenge – S for Sketch, T for Trio….I used the Trio option (Snowy, Slippy and Flurry)

Crafty Creations – #350 ATG

Creative Inspirations – #280 Seasonal

The Paper Shelter – #309 Embossing of any Kind

The Corrosive Challenge – #9 September ATG

Rainbow Fantasy

 

Hello there!! After remaking my blog, after the mishap, I figured it was time to have some fun.  I made this card, featuring a beautiful image from Aurora Wings called Stars.  The inspiration for the color scheme came from the Aurora Wings Facebook challenge for the month of September:  Rainbow Inspired.  I colored this lovely image with my SN markers, adding some accents with white gel pen and silver glitter on the stars.  Tuesday Morning Sketches has this sketch

which was the basis of the layout.  I used a pretty rainbow dotted background paper, and mounted the image on a large white tag.  A ribbon and bow, some glittery stars attached to wire, and glitter around the edges of the background finish this card off 🙂

I would also like to enter this into:

Aurora Wings Challenge Blog – #56 ATG

Digi Choosday – ATG week 36

Through the Craft Room Door – ATG week of Sept. 5

Summer Goose

Good morning!  I’m trying to get things back on my blog, after the unfortunate maintenance accident on the server in which EVERY.LAST.THING.WAS.LOST!!  Every post, comment, picture, badge……everything…..like I said in my previous post…..ooooops!

I’d entered this in a few challenges, so thought I’d better get this back up.  This card is featuring a Gertie Goose, from the Summer Fun pack at Imagine That Digis.  For the layout, I used this sketch from The Sketchy Challenges.

I’m also entering this in ITD’s Creative Link Up for September.