Thursday, September 16, 2010
Fall's Fading of the Sunflower
This week for the Speedy's Friends challenge #20, Joanne Travis gave the challenge to do FALL COLORS. That is just perfect as I love to work with those rich colors.
From the first time I used this sunflower from Mark's Finest Papers (Mother's Day card, I believe), I've been in love with it. It is so easy to color and cut out. My coloring today is a bit different to show that the flower is on its last showing of pretty oranges and yellows and is fading fast. I've added some microbeads to the center. Would someone tell me why I keep using them....so messy. I have a 'love, hate' relationship going on here. I guess I love them more than I hate the mess. LOL
Speedy's Friends Challenge is found here:
I'm also entering my card into the Paper Pretties challenge found here: Their challenge is to use pearls, rhinestones, or glitter dots. I am using some gold pearls.
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers-Blackberries, Sunflowers & Bees
Paper:My Mind's Eye, So Sophie-Open Your Heart, Berry Stem, Stampin'Up! Chocolate Chip, DCWV The Metallic Stack-brass
Accessories: The Paper Studio Fibers, Mark Richards gold metal (for pearls), Martha Stewart Fall Leaves edge punch, Tombow markers and brush for watercoloring, Martha Stewart luster glass microbeads in Brownstone, glossy accents by Ranger, Spellbinder's scalloped circle nestabilitie