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.

6 comments:

  1. 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}}}

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  2. 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!!
    hugs
    donna

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

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

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

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  6. 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}
    PSDT-Coordinator

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