Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Sunflower for a Friend

It was a hot 104 degrees here in my area of Alabama yesterday and I don't think I've ever heard more thunder or seen more lightning than we had about 3:00-4:00 a.m. this morning. It was non-stop and seem to last forever. I've had little sleep. Another hot day today with a heat index of 110-115 degrees but the temps are not as high. But, I still love summer. :-)

Wow! I have a very bright card today. Hope you like orange. Lois is our hostess this week for the Stampin' B's Design Team challenge #122 and she asked that we make a square birthday card with piercing. I lined up my Spellbinders circle, scallop nestabilitie and pierced around the  grooved edges to pierce around my flower. I stamped three times and cut out two layers that I popped up. Colored with Copics and added Dazzling Diamonds to the center. I am using a French Scroll punch around the page.

Hope you'll join us this week. If so, just add your card to the inlinkz tool .

Speedy the Cat's blog challenge #66 at Mark's Finest Papers is to use twine, baker's twine, jute, yarn, anything other than ribbon. I am using Cappuccino baker's twine.

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers-Hearts, Hearts, Hearts and Mark's Finest Papers- Blackberries, Sunflowers, and Bees
Paper: PTI dark chocolate and white
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Spellbinders circle, scallop nestabilitie, Martha Stewart punch around the page-French Scroll, Stampin'Up! Dazzling Diamonds, Martha Stewart artist glue pen, Copics, Cuppuccino baker's twine, piercer and pad, button


Crafterkhush said...

I love the way you've done the flower.. very very catchy.. and the flower center looks gorgeous.. How did you do that??

Hussena said...

oh this is so lovely love that sunflower and the frame very much ,u have used such a beautiful color for the sunflower.

Bernie said...

Fantastic card! Love your flower and the way you used the twine. What great idea to use your Spellbinders this way! This is one of the reasons I love blogging; I love learning new things.
Blessings Bernie

Basslady said...

my goodness, sweety!!!

you are my flower-queen!

i love the image and the shining and vivid colours and the embellishments!

i think it's definitely time to get some twine! ;-)

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Marisa said...

I'm baaaack :) Two weeks away from cyber world and lots to catch up on. Love the punched border and your flower is gorgeous. Those are some high temps!! Keep cool :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful sunflower!! Just stunning in orange~

Winnie and Patty said...

Benzi--this is just beautiful!! I love the border punch you used, it really shows off that beautifully colored sunflower! Great job! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

Carol L said...

AHhh, I see why you like orange so much! This is so pretty with that brilliant flower and I love the beautiful punched borders too! Awesome work!
I hope you get some sleep tonight and that those storms are behind you! We finally got some good rain last night and I'm so thankful too!

Pam~ said...

I really like the brightness of this card ... you know orange is one of my favorite colors ... War Eagle! *smile* All joking aside, this is oh so pretty, Brenda!

Did you have the massive winds with all your thunder and lightning? It was a wild night! When I went out this morning, flower pots were overturned as was our trash can which had blown into a tree. Sadie, the whippet, does not like storms so it was like having a new baby in the house ... no sleep!

Have a great day!

pam124 said...

You know how much I love your beautiful bright card Brenda. B/T you and myself, we really lit up the StampinB site this week. Your flower is awesome and I love the creative piercing. The PATP - well you know how I feel about that - I WANT IT!! - and your baker's twine treatment are great touches to this beautiful card!!! Why am I being so nice to you? Oh, that's right, I'm nice on your blog, but not on SCS. I knew there was a reason! Blog is looking mighty fine!

Grace said...

Hi Brenda! Oh you certainly rocked Lois' challenge! This is beautiful! I love all the dimension to the flower with the paper tole! Love how you pierced it too! Great idea to use the SB! Thanks so much for leaving your sweet comment on my blog today! It's so appreciated!!! I feel for you with those HOT 100+ degree days! I'm about done in at 97-98!!! Thank goodness for ac!!! How DID they do it before that??? Stay cool.... craft in that nice cool room!

Joanne (jojot) said...

the vibrancy of color is what I love the most about this card....fab punchwork too.....but that orange is just beautiful and such a delight for the eyes

Dr Sonia S V said...

Benzi your orange flower looks so fantastic. So sad its hot in your area. If you like the occasional rain come over to Bangalore its quite nice here now

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh, what a stunner! Your flower is exactly the colour I imagine 104 degrees would feel like!

Julie said...

Wow this is GORGEOUS! Your flower is FABULOUS!!!!! Love the gorgeous colors and layout! Stunning card!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Hey Benzi! So good to see you playing with Speedy's Friends! Thanks for the comments on my blog yesterday. I still need to come back and visit more of your posts! Beautiful card and the orange flower is very gorgeous. :)

Carol Hurlock said...

Wow Benzi this is a real attention getter. I just love that deep rich color of this gorgeous flower and how it sparkle and shines. This is an exceptional beauty. Thanks for playing along with Speedy's Friends Challenge. Hope you can play with us again this week.

Bear Hugs,

NanaConnie said...

Benzi, Congratulations on your win over at Mark's Finest Papers for this fabulous card! I'm spreading the word! :-)