Monday, October 3, 2016

Sunflowers and Shimmery Butterflies


The image on this card was coloured while I was visiting DH in hospital last week - I needed the card in a hurry, so I then dashed home and just before the light faded completely I sorted out the papers etc to complete it - thank goodness for daylight savings time!!

I found this image on Pinterest, traced it backwards, and discovered that it came from here on 1001 ColoringPages.

I coloured it with prismacolor pencils - no blending as there was no time!! Die cut it with a square S/B die, and backed it with a scalloped die cut.

Stamped and embossed the vertical sentiment after deciding to use this layout that I have seen around the 'net quite a bit.

The final details were the butterflies which I coated with WoS, but it came out rather fast and the twinkle really showed up, and some yellow rhinestones.

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  1. Hope your hubby is better now? Your card is wonderful Maxine! :)

  2. Fabulous creative card love the style.xx {aNNie}

  3. Wishing your hubby a quick recovery, Maxine.

    Your smiling sunflowers are beautiful. I love vertical sentiments.

    Happy crafting,


  4. Beautiful Sunflowers Maxine, always such happy flowers, many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  5. Your pencil coloring is a big WOW! Even when you say it's not blended, it still looks very smoothly done, with no harsh lines that I can see. Love the layout and the tiny butterfly. Hope DH is feeling a lot better, and home with you now rather than the hospital. Take care, have a great week, the both of you. TFS

  6. This is beautiful and I love your pretty glittery butterfly, Maxine! Me too... hope your DH is home and feeling better.

  7. Hope your husband is doing well. I love it. I love to get ideas from other cardmakers that are so brilliant! Hugs.

  8. I like those extra glitz butterflies. Sometimes when the WOS comes out too fast it works out, other times not so much. Great quicky card. I like that layout and I've seen it around the net a lot but never made it myself.

  9. Gorgeous Maxine. A lovely card.

  10. I just love the sunflowers; they look so strong and sunny! (haven't done any this year; now would be a good time... :)

  11. Such a happy design! I love the sunflowers and the color combination Maxine!
    Happy Day!

  12. Wow. A great job for a quick card. Your colour combination is perfect. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 'Anything Goes'.
    Nicola CGE DT Amethyst Lily Designs

  13. Cheery card sure to brighten up someone's day!Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations

  14. Lovely card - I love sunflowers - thanks so much for joining us over at the Glitter 'n' Sparkle Challenge Blog.

  15. Hoping that DH is feeling much better from his stay in the hospital.
    Don't you just love sunflowers? What bright cheery flowers they are and what a bright cheery card you have made using them. The butterflies loo lovely and add just that touch of sparkle that is needed.
    Have a good week, take care
    Hugs, Neet xx

  16. Great sunflowers and beautiful sparkly butterfly!
    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Wanda DT World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  17. This is gorgeous Maxine! I wish I could make beautiful cards like this so fast! I hope your husband feels better!
    Xoxo Olga

  18. Love the sunflowers, Maxine! Such a beautifully bright and cheerful card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


  19. Beautiful coloring and I love this card design!

  20. Well I am glad to hear someone is happy with Daylight Saving Time (lol) not me (lol).
    What a good way to create something whilst visiting at the hospital,you have done a great job with this card. I love how you have created your odd shape in the background and the gorgeous colour behind it, very effective and your image is so beautiful. Nice work, love it. Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  21. Love your colors- just fabulous! The glimmery butterfly are such a great accent!

  22. What a beautiful project, thank you for joining us over at The Come and Get it Challenge Blog, DT MaryAnn

  23. Hope your hubby is on the way to recovery :) This is a fabulous card, I don't believe you made it in such a hurry!! Thanks for playing along with us at CAGI this week!
    Susan - DT

  24. beautiful card. Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

  25. the flower is beautiful Maxine
    and the coloring is very lovely
    love that sketch too
    sweet wonderful card Maxine

  26. Thank you for sharing with us over here at the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Lisa DT for:-

  27. Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create, good luck with your entry. Hope to see you again soon
    {613 DT Member}
    Alex x

  28. Sweet card Maxine ... love those sunflowers. Sorry to hear your DH is in the hospital. Hope things are going well. xx

  29. A great card.

    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

    Helen x

  30. Beautiful card! Thank you for joining our Great Impressions Challenge this month.
    Ruza's Craft Corner


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