November 18, 2016

Not Your Average Sunflower!

We have a topsy-turvy challenge at Flourishes l.c. this week! Any type of card was fair game as long as we used atypical colours for the image or theme.

fl sunflower wm

I Googled it… there are sunflowers in just about every shade of yellow, orange, rust, burgundy and even a few with bits of pink! But there are absolutely no blue sunflowers! And I added a yellow center instead of a brown one. The image was coloured with Copic markers but the background was sponged with three shades of Distress ink. I allowed the ink to smudge and applied it unevenly so it better matched the rustic, distressed patterned papers.

fl sunflower b

I added some calligraphy to this card. The fig 2 was supposed to resemble a botanical illustration. Sadly too much ink came off the pen and the result is less than stellar. And of course I did it at the very end after everything else was done. UGH! But I like how the Miss You on the tag turned out! You can’t see it here but the shading on the center of the sunflower was done with a Spica glitter pen. I added it in tiny dots like pointillism. I just realized now that I see the enlarged image that I missed adding the dots to the little flower! I’ll go back and fix it.

Please visit the entire design team to see how they interpreted this fun challenge!

Flourishes Blog
Barb Thompson
Beverly Cole
Linda Lucas
Naomi Gong
Tricia Traxler

Enjoy, Rebecca

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Rosy Newlun said...

Just an amazing blue sunflower ♥ Love how you went outside the box to create this. Good for you!!!! Beautiful card!

kReN said...

A blue sunflower! I love it and I love non-traditional colors for flowers. Your card is wonderful and I love that MM sketch as well. So versatile. TFS! I hope you will follow me as well. kReN@afourthlife

Marisa said...

Gorgeous flower and love the ribbon up top too. Thanks for joining us at Mojo Monday.

Marisa said...

Fabulously coloured flower and love the yellow sponging and lovely bow at the top. Great take on the sketch! Thanks for joining us at Mojo Monday.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a beautiful card! Love that beautifully colored flower. Thanks for playing along at Mojo Monday!

Tracy's Photogaphs said...

These are really beautiful! Tracy Kichinka