Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sunflower....

Good morning! I have a card to share with you today using a new Crafty Secret's stamp. Sandy (the owner of CS) has come out with some gorgeous new flower images. I love that they are large and take up most of the card! The one I used today is the Sunflower. I colored the image with my Copics.......twice. I cut out the second sunflower and added 3 different Stickles to the center. 3 shades of brown. I used a pin to mix the colors a bit, so the "rings" of color weren't so distinct. The rest of the flower was covered with Crystal Lacquer and set aside to dry. Once dry, I bent the petals up a bit and placed it on a foam circle in the center of the first flower. The frame and tag are cut using my Spellbinder's dies. Rhinestones and scrunchy seam binding were added as finishing touches.
I love the look of the Stickles! : )


Off to start my 4 day work week! (......niiiiiiiiiiiice!) I could get used to this!
Have a wonderful Tuesday! Thanks so much for visiting!!!

20 comments:

Crystal said...

I really hope you got my comment, my cpu keeps timing out!

Crystal said...

Nope guess not, sorry..teehee.....this is soooo gorgeous Michele, that sunflower is STUNNING!!! WOWEEEE your talent goes soooo far...your coloring is GORGEOUS!!!!!!

mary stuart said...

Fabulous! Your card is quite lovely!
I love Stickles, too. 3 shades of brown is something i haven't seen locally. Copper is the only shade i have so far,just recently found, and i love it!
Thank you Michele. Your work is beautiful!

Jessica said...

I love the look of stickles too! The flower is gorgeous too!

Beate said...

Michele, your sunflower looks incredible! GORGEOUS card!
Hugs and smiles

Toni K said...

Wow! This is so gorgeous! The flower image is so striking!

Lorraine said...

Wow, this is so cool! I love your sunflower "creation"! Stunning!

Clare said...

The sunflower image is very pretty, and the glittery centre of the flower is perfect - it looks almost real!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Michele.

Hugs Riet.xx

Renkata said...

Gorgeous card. Lovely layout!

Allison said...

All of this screams pretty!

1CardCreator said...

Love the card and the sticlkes look great! Enjoy your week. ~Diane

Marisa said...

Oh Michele, I love the look of this Sunflower and especially the effect you created for the center with the stickles. I made one and just finishing it up and used fun flock instead for the center.

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Michelle this is gorgeous! That sunflower looks so real!

Sheri said...

oh my goodness this sunflower looks wonderful! I bet it is really amazing in real life. Beautiful card. I love it!

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Your sunflower card is simply STUNNING Michele and I love everything about it!

Bravo and thanks so much for creating this! I think we will have to create 'printable projects sheets' for stores and consumers with all 4 flowers because this is the 4th card we were missing and it's perfect!

Sandy

Pieces of Home Designs said...

LOVE this Michele! I think I need to try this!

mary

Nancy Wethington said...

WOW!

Connie Paxman said...

ah...a beautiful work of art coloring this image...you really showcased this stamp to it's true beauty.
connie paxman

Regina Easter said...

oh oh oh oh my this is gorgeous...