Mallard - Female

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Sunflower Power

Hello and hope your enjoying your weekend.  

Many of you know how much I love to colour flowers, well when Marcella from Power Poppy announced that there was a challenge this weekend with Passionate Paper Creations & Friends over on Facebook with a chance to win $25 to shop at Power Poppy I was in!  You can read all about the challenge here.

I resized the image and sentiment to make it fit to the size I had in mind.  I must give huge kudos to Cheryl for helping me with combining both the image and sentiment into one image.  If you only knew how many wasted hours I have spent trying to figure out how to remove the boxes so I could combine them!  After following Cheryl's instructions I had it done less than 10 min! Phew.....

So with out further ado this is what I came up with....

After printing the image I cut it out using a square die, then left the die in place and sponged some distress antique linen inside the frame area.  I then coloured the image using copics.

Used this image as a colour inspiration:

 Image result for sunflowers

The rest is pretty simple - some distressing of paper edges, ribbon, glitter and clear dots.

stamps - Power Poppy - Digital sunflower power
ink- copics - R30, R32, R35, R37, R39 R89, RV99, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99, YG01, E19, YR27, distress antique linen
paper - PTI Kraft, burgundy, Basic Grey - Lucille
dies - spellbinder square, spellbinder triple floral
misc - burgundy ribbon, glitter, kraft foam (I cut a piece slightly smaller than the image square and glued it to the back- I find it gives it a more stable even level of height), PTI raindrops, bow maker

I'm really thrilled with how this turned out.  I hope you enjoy it as well.  Thanks for stopping by.

Again, thanks to Cheryl for your help. I couldn't of done it without you! :)



NancyT said...

This is so stunning. The card design and the colour combinations you used are incredible. You are so talented. Thank you for sharing your creation with us.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my word! Stunning! I was thinking of using this color as well, but I haven't started yet, so we'll just have to see what happens when I sit down. Love your fabulous card design with the perfect die and ribbon. I'm glad Cheryl was able to help you with the sentiment. Happy day!

Kerri said...

Gorgeous card love your colouring!! Thks for sharing

CherylQuilts said...

Yay, Pauline! I knew you could do it, sweet friend! I'm delighted to see our gorgeous card, and I love the colors - so rich and dramatic! What a beautiful layout with the square and wide mat, and I love the lacy/scallop die...and finished beautifully with the burgundy ribbon! Stunning, sweet friend! So glad you were able to join the color challenge this weekend! Hugs!

Shirley T. said...

Hi Pauline,

Well done you. This card is really lovely and well worth the first prize, let us know what you buy with the prize money!!!

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Tracy said...

Sooo beautifully elegant Pauline. The rich colors you chose are so appealing. Just another example of your amazing talent. Hugs!