Sunday, May 14, 2017

Hello Sunflower

Hello friends and Happy Mother's Day to the all of the Mums - in any shape or form.  I hope your day is blessed and you are surrounded by family and friends.  For those who Mother's Day is tough - please know you are being thought of today - by so many!

I have been doing a little bit of colouring - Spellbinders has such a great range of stamps, along with stamps and Dies - I am in Heaven! Wink:wink!  I have stamped the Sunflower Bunch Happy Grams by Tammy Tutterow using  Imagine Memento ink in Tuxedo Black, before colouring using Chameleon Pens, I have sponged the background using various colours and sponge daubers.  Once coloured, I have randomly whitewashed the image - to give it a more 'urban' feel/look.  It has been cut/embossed using the Spellbinders Nestabilities Art Deco Astoria Labels Etched Dies and the Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine.  


The patterned paper for the card front has been embossed using the Embossing Folders Tammy Tutterow Designs Picnic.  The embossed card front has been lightly sanded using a sanding block.  The die cut image has been popped up using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  The sentiment has been cut twice using the Shapeabilities Hello Geo Heart Wild & Free by Debi Adams Etched Dies.  Adhere the pink sentiment under the image using liquid glue, followed by the yellow sentiment - offsetting a little to give a shadow effect.  The layers are now popped up onto a pre-cut card base using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares. 

This card is linked to the following challenges:
Crafty Calendar Flowers
A Gem of a Challenge - Spring Fever 
Brown Sugar - Embossing
Craft for the Craic - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Flowers +A Sentiment
CCEE Stampers - Flowers
Card Mania - Life is Colourful
Craftaholics R Us - Spring Colours or Flowers
Crafty Awesomeness - Always Anything Goes
Mod Squad Challenge - Color an Image
The Crafty Addicts - Add a Sentiment
WordArt Wednesdays - Anything Goes 

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

{{{hugs}}} and happy crafting


  1. What a beauty Linda - love the offset sentiment and the white washed look.

  2. I love all of the layers and fram you lovely colored image of a beautiful sunflower. Thanks for joining in the challenge this week at the Mod Squad. Good luck and hope to see you again soon.
    Barbara DT member

  3. Cute! Thanks for sharing at Craftaholics R Us.
    ~Owner/DT Janis

  4. This is fabulous Linda, so beautifully coloured and I love how you have shadowed your sentiment, it really makes it pop. Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts. Sue xx

  5. This is so pretty and gorgeous flowers and colouring is fab thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar Challenge hugs Sue J x

  6. the embossing design at the backdrop makes the flowers to popout. a beautiful card.
    Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar Challenge Blog.
    Shylaa DT

  7. This is such a pretty and happy looking card with the great colors. The background is amazing!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creative Fingers Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  8. Very nice!! Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Addicts.
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  9. A truly beautiful card as always Linda.

  10. Linda, your card is gorgeous. Your colors are beautiful and love the embossing. Thanks for joining us at Imagine That Digistamp Creative Playground, Lisa Lynn DT.

  11. Beautiful card - love the embossed background.

    Thanks for joining us at a Gem of a Challenge.

    Helen x


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