Monday, July 4, 2011

Sunflowers, Butterflies & Blue Skies!!!

Hi's Showcase Monday on Scrapbooker's Paradise Blog and this month's theme is Summer Fun........since I don't do a lot of scrapbooking this was a hard theme for me......but I did come up with something and I hope you all like it!!!

When I think of summer, it reminds me of butterflies and sunflowers, so here's what I came up with............

Products Used
Cardstock: Light Aqua, Dark Aqua, Brown Strathmore Watercolor Paper and Prima 6"x6" Madeline Paper Pad
Stamps: Flourishes- Sunflowers and Country Charm
Inks: Ranger Archival Ink-Black and Momento-Rich Cocoa
Misc.: Creative Imaginations Twinkling H2O's-Solar Gold, Warm Pecan, Lemondrop, Rainforest, Kiwi and Navajo Pearl, Sizzix Embossing Folder- Butterfly Migration, Sakura Koi Waterbrushes, Tim Holtz Sanding Block, Copic Glitter Marker-Lipstick, Eclipse Masking Tape and misc. Brown Ribbon

I wanted to play with my Twinkling H2O's and do a sunflower, so I stamped the large sunflower with the black archival ink from the flourishes set, then masked it and stamped the leaf and then masked it again and stamped the small sunflower bud. Then I used my waterbrush and coloured all of it with the H2O's. I stamped the sunflower again and coloured that in, shaped it and cut it out. It's pop dotted over the first one. I stamped the little ladybug, coloured it in with the glitter marker, then cut it out, shaped it and pop dotted it. The pic really doesn't do it justice, as it's much more shimmery in person! Then, I used the embossing folder on the patterned paper and the dark teal cst, sanded and used the rich cocoa around the edges. I punched the lattice out of the patterned paper and layered it on top, then pop dotted the sunflower, which I layered with the brown cst. Stamped and die cutted the sentiment and added the ribbon. Adhered all of this to the card base. That's pretty much it for this I hope you all enjoyed my version of summer!!! Have a great week, till next time..............

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1 comment:

Shirley Fread said...

Love this card! Sunflowers are great. The butterflies in the background really set it off.