Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sunflower Sunshine

Good day to you - thank you for visiting my blog.

I have recently been 'playing' with digital stamps, and have come to the conclusion that I enjoy working with them... after a few hit and miss experiments, some of which missed :-)  But that is all in the learning curve.

I have also been honoured to be asked to be part of the Priscillastyles Design Team, this has increased the angle of the learning curve dramatically, but I am enjoying the challenge. 

This is one my first cards using a Priscillastyles image - this is a freebie available here.

 I printed the image and  coloured it with chalks, cut it out using Nestibilities and sponged the edge of the oval before removing the die.  I mounted it onto a scalloped oval, and then added the buttons - from my inherited stash from both my Mother and Mother in Law!

Before mounting the ovals onto the green cardstock, I put several wraps of paper ribbon around it to form a background, then layered the whole onto the bright orange base - then realised I wanted a sentiment on the card.

I stamped and embossed a greeting using the Hero Arts Tiny Happy Birthday stamp, and very carefully shielding the rest of the card with scraps of cardstock so I didn't melt anything - having been there and done that recently!!

I am linking this to 
Crazy4challenges # C4C51 - sketch challenge

Thanks for calling by and I do appreciate you comments.

Have a blessed day.


Lovely Linda said...

Hello Maxine - I love what you have done with Priscilla's image - the buttons are such a great touch and gorgeous colours my friend! Congratulations on being part of Priscilla's Design Team - I am thrilled to be working with you Maxine - there are fun days ahead! God bless you Maxine! {{{hugs}}}

Donna Moore said...

Hey Maxine!! I love your card, it is so warm and friendly! You used your buttons so well, I love using buttons but never seem to get them in the right place!!
Congrats on your spot on prisicillastyles design team, I am looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful work!!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Maxine this is gorgeous there is something about sunflowers that always make me feel happy, the colours and your designs are so lovely.
Lorraine x

Pat (mspfd) said...

Hi there, Maxine. What a wonderful card. Love the rich colors. Buttons are my favorite embellishment.

Dori Shelton said...

What a fun card! Simple and yet very eye-catching. I love how you colored the sunflower with chalks!

Carol Hurlock said...

Maxine this "priscillastyles" sunflower looks wonderful in front of those bold colors. The addition of the buttons for embellishment is just darling. I love the texture too of the bands. Great job!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}