Monday, March 5, 2012

Bloom, Sunflower

It's Monday! It's time for another challenge on the Outlines Challenge Blog. This week we have a sketch challenge. Make sure you play along with us this week for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate from the Outlines Rubber Stamp Company.

Here is the sketch we're working with this week:

Since it appears as if winter is never going to visit around here and give me a much needed snow day, I decided to brighten things up a bit and jump right into growing season with this sunflower card.

To make this card, I first stamped the Outlines image of "Sunflower" (H-81) twice onto X-Press It cardstock with Marvy black dye ink. I colored them with Copic markers and sponged a little bit of Distress Wild Honey ink onto the center of the sunflower. I cut around these images with my Cutterbee scissors and then placed them on top of each other to create a sunflower full of petals and dimension. I then stamped the Outlines image of "Posey Leaf 2" (E-1046) onto X-Press It cardstock with Marvy black dye. I colored the image with Copic markers, and then cut two of the leaves from the image. I used a Memento Tuxedo black marker to draw the stem, and then colored it with Copic markers. Then I was able to assemble the sunflower and put aside.

The background panel was stamped with the Outlines image "Small Dot Background" (I-552) using Distress Ink Faded Jeans. I then sponged Adirondack Sailboat Blue dye, Vivid Sky Blue, and Distress Ink Faded Jeans onto the panel. I rounded the corners with a punch, and paper pierced and faux stitched with a white Prismacolor pencil. This panel was then framed with kraft cardstock. The strip across the near bottom of the card is also kraft.

The sentiment is a small portion of Outlines "Blooming Layering Collage" (K-701). I simply inked the sentiment with a Memento Tuxedo black marker and created a little sentiment flag as suggested by the sketch. The letters are colored with Copic markers.

Make sure you visit the blogs of the design team. It is always fun to see sketch interpretations.

Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Julie Warner
Sue Kment

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. I appreciate it very much and wish you a very pleasant week.


Julie- justwritedesigns said...

What a beautiful sunflower, Kecia! I love the blue dot bg and your coloring is just fantastic.

Jenny Gropp said...

Your coloring is always superb! The brilliant blue and bright yellow sunflower make this a stand out card! The ONLY think that could make it better would be a kitty somewhere on there.... lol! Just read your comment on Julie's pink kitty card!

Joan Ervin said...

OMG!!! Your coloring is spectacular, Kecia...this is absolutely stunning!!!!

Lisa Lara said...

Gorgeous in true Kecia style!


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