Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Sunflower Wishes

Greetings once more to my cyber-visitors - it is always wonderful to know you have been here.

I wanted a cheerful card to send to a friend who is a bit under the weather at the moment, added to the fact it is the end of autumn (fall) here and the weather is rather wet and cold!!
I chose a sunflower image from Rebecca of Beccy's Place and printed it off four times, and the joined leaves twice, painted them with water colours and Twinkling H2O's, then cut two of the flower images back to give some layers, adhering them with foam dots to increase the dimension.
I wanted the flowers on a blue backdrop, but the blue card I found was a wee bit small, so ran it through the Cuttlebug in the Rellie Rave folder to give it some texture.
The sentiment (from Layers of Color Happy Wishes Set) was stamped with blue ink and embossed.
And as I assembled the whole I added some hand made tatting and chocolate pearls for some final detail.


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32 comments:

  1. Just love the layered sunflowers and so beautifully coloured.They look fab against the background.Lovely card.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
    Lisa x

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  2. Hello Maxine - what a warm and pretty card this is! I love your colour combo - it is like a summers day! The embossing folder is gorgeous too, along with the LOC senitment!! Your handmade tatting is divine - it is such a talent Maxine and you do it do beautifully! It is always a pleasure to visit with you Maxine! {{{hugs}}}

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  3. So pretty Maxine! Love those flowers and the sentiment is just perfect :o)

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  4. Nice - is that for Aunty Shirley?

    Could you make me two similiar ones please... one like that but with a 'Thinking of You' on it, rather than
    'Get Well' (for female) and a 'Get Well' for a male. Will e-mail and explain to you who/what/where etc.

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  5. hello Maxine . Love the sunflowers and your 3d of them . love the embossing to add texture , well done . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

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  6. Beautiful card! Love all your flowers layers and the pretty embossed BG too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stamps R Us! 8-)

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  7. Such a pretty card. Thanks for joining us at SFC.

    Hugs Nadell

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  8. Wow, this is great! I love how the embossed background looks like water!

    Thanks so much for playing with us at Use It Tuesday!

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  9. A lovely cheery card, great sunflowers and love the blue embossed backing. I saw your card on Make It Monday Linky Party and stopped by for a closer look. Good luck,
    Sandy

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  10. Hi Maxine! The sunflowers look gorgeous and is perfect for bringing some cheer to your friend. I love the pearls with the lace too. Take care & keep warm! {{hugs}}

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  11. Super amazing 3D effect on these flowers,,,, OMG, very well done.

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  12. the texture and layers are amazing

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  13. I love the sunflowers! So beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out.

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  14. Your sunflowers are just gorgeous - especially against that awesome blue background! Thanks for playing with WoodwareUSA!

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  15. Your sunflowers are wonderful, along with a bright embossed blue. However, we have a ruling of a max of 10 entries including one to us at Crafty Cardmaker's. Thanks you for including us. Best of luck with your other entries. Caz

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  16. Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers !
    Tks for joining us at the House of GILLI Flower Challenge this week. Hugs,Yone
    http://artesdayone.blogspot.com

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  17. How beautiful Maxine! Lovin' the colour combo!

    Thx for linking it up to the Make It Monday party too!

    Mary J x

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  18. Beautiful card, and your coloring wow ;)
    Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out

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  19. Beautiful!!

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog, and for leaving some love. Glad you are enjoying the freebies. :)

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  20. I love the bright colours on your beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at Southern Girls :)

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  21. A lovely cheerful card!! Love the techniques you used on the sunflowers and that tatting edge is amazing!! Thanks for playing along at Southern Girls. Karen xx

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  22. Very pretty thing! Thank you so much for joining us at stamps&fun=CREATIVITY this week!

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  23. Beautiful Creation and I love all the extra goodies that you have added! Thank You for joining us at Get Hippity With Ippity! I hope you have a wonderful and safe weekend! Happy Creating! Sara

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  24. Aww wowsers!
    This is just stunning! Those flowers just pop against the blue background! Wow!
    Thanks for playing along with Crafty Cardmakers Challenges!
    Hugs Melly xxx

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  25. Oh Maxine this is the most gorgeous card!!! I just love the rich blues with the gorgeous sunflowers! Your little touches of bling and that tatting!!! OMGOodness I LOVE THAT!!! This will most certainly be a special treasure to your friend! Have a wonderful weekend!!!!
    hugs,
    Grace

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  26. Another beautiful card!
    Photoscape is free - go to http://www.greatfun4kidsblog.com/2011/05/blog-tips-making-photo-collages-using.html to get a tutorial on how to find and use it! :o) Amy

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  27. Very pretty card! Awesome job cutting out those flower...it looks awesome! Thanks for joining us over at Anita Be Stampin!!

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  28. This is just beautiful thanks for joining us at ABS this week..
    Hugs, Linda

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  29. Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us this week at SFC…....
    Hugs GDT-Bella

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  30. Really great work with those sunflowers!! Love this design!!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Anita Be Stampin!! Bren

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  31. Your card is filled with life! Love the strong colors and the beautifull flowers.
    Great detail with the lace!
    Hugs Guro

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  32. I'm sure your friend was cheered up by those beautiful sunflowers. I know they always make me smile. They are my daughters favorite, to whenever I see them, I think of here. Gorgeous shading in the petals!

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