Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Sunflower

Good morning!
I hope your week is going well... 
The heatwave seems to be over here now and cooler temperatures are making it much more comfortable.. 

Today's card is for CAS Watercolour Challenge... I was fortunate enough to win last months challenge with the watercolour splash technique and this month's challenge is Sunflower


We have a field just near our house and this year there are row upon row of sunflowers! They look so beautiful and in all the years I have lived here that field has never had a flower on it!

Unfortunately I only have one stamp that resembles a sunflower, it's actually a large daisy by Stampendous so use your imagination haha!


I first stamped and embossed the image using my own mix of gold and silver embossing powder
then pulled out my Zigs to loosely paint it with. 
Normally I reach for my Gansai Tambi paints or distress inks when painting and the poor Zigs have just been left on the shelf... Now I'm itching to use them again


I love the yellow/orange colour I got using the Zigs - It just looked like sunshine so I die cut the word 'sunshine' from the centre and inlaid a second white die cut into the space.


So that's my sunflower... sort of

Enjoy your day and thanks so much for stopping by

~ Ros ~
 

18 comments:

Pat said...

I think for a daisy this looks amazingly like a sunflower Roz and beautifully coloured, and love your corner sentiment and so elegant on the stitched mat. x

Diane said...

Fabulous use of the stamp, so clever to turn it into a sunflower, I would never of guessed it was a daisy before...beautiful card Ros! To be very humid her today but not as hot...I am not complaining as it is much better then snow flying and just where does out time go, the days and months seem to fly by...how I wish I had the energy I once had...oh well that is life as they say...take care my friend!

Carole said...

A clever, colourful and fabulous card Ros! xx

bolletjelucky.blogspot.com said...

Wow you've used that stamp very creative Ros with an awesome result. I love the colour and the inlay in white. Beautiful contrast.
Greetings Miranda

Marcia HIll said...

Your "sorta sunflower" looks FABULOUS Ros!! You did a beautiful job coloring with the Zigs and I really like the die cut sun-shine from the center of the flower too! CAS and just perfect my friend!! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at CAS Watercolour!! :0)

Mac Mable said...

A sunflower it is Ros and a glorious one at that. Great colouring with those zigs and the mix of embossing powders give it a wonderful shine and vibrancy. The inlaying of the die cut sentiment sets off your beautiful card to perfection. Sunshine on a card and it's stunning x. The sunflower field near your home must look amazing too x.

Marina said...

Your post said 'sunflower'so that's what I believed it to be - till you confessed! Anyway, it's lovely and cheerful and a great card.

Loll said...

The mix of embossing powders gives a lovely warmth to the heat embossing image outline Ros. Great watercolouring with your zigs!! They are such gorgeous, clean, bright colours and perfect for watercolouring a sunflower. Wonderful design with the inlaid sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

Tracy said...

So striking! The colors are wonderfully vivid and the inlaid die cut looks amazing. Beautifully done Ros.

Maria said...

It certainly looks like a sunflower to me and so very pretty, Ros! Wonderful coloring with the zig markers and love the cut out with the sunshine die for your lovely card!

Papercraft Boutique said...

This IS a pretty sunflower, Ros! Fantastic job with Zig coloring and shading. I LOVE the inlaid sentiment in the center of the flower! Such a fresh idea. Hideko xx

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous faux Sunflower, Ros. I am a real fan of Zigs too and love how you colored your petals and leaves. What a cool idea to inlay your sentiment in the center of your flower and add the corner detail. The stitching is the perfect framing for your CAS design. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up, my friend. Hugs...

Leslie Miller said...

It looks like a sunflower to me. I'd never guess otherwise. Love the vibrant color against the white, and the "sunshine" in the center is a brilliant idea!

Kathy Krug said...

This beauty just pops off the page. Love the CAS design, the flower center and the sentiment in the flower. Just striking.

Bonnie said...

This is sunny and happy and looks like a sunflower to me, Ros! How nice to have a field of sunflowers near you! Great inspiration! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

Greta said...

Beautiful coloring, Ros, & love the sentiment on the triangle! So creative to die cut the word out of the flower center! Sending hugs, Greta

Barbara said...

If you hadn't mentioned it I would have taken it for a sunflower, no questions asked. It's a gorgeous card and I love the inlaid "Sunshine". I am very relieved the temperatures have dropped 15° here - we had 40° on Wednesday and work (or any activity whatsoever, really) was just unbearable.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Outstanding! I just realized that I haven't been blogging for a while?

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