Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sunflower friend

Moxie Fab World Square Sketch Challenge  Hello there!  Anyone seen any sign of Fall weather out there?  We are still roasting here in Austin.  We have set the record for the hottest summer here...ever!  Thinking of Fall always reminds me of sunflowers.  When I used to walk to school in 4th grade, I would pass by a neighbour's house that had sunflowers for us to pick the seeds!  It is such a special memory to me, all these years.  
For my card today, I wanted to make a card for a friend at work that is leaving.  She is a wonderful friend and loves Fall colours, so here I go with a Sunflower card.  I decided to use the square sketch  over on the Moxie Fab World blog for the Square sketch challenge. 
I started by stamping the sunflower image (Heartfelt Creations Sunflower II) right onto a piece of K and CO. dp and shaded and dotted with various Copic markers.  I cut the image out and positioned it onto a piece of card stock and cut that out too for a heavier base and added some foam dimensionals.  The card base is made with a rust coloured card stock.  I layered a smaller square of ivory under a smaller piece of a different K and CO. dp and stitched together.  All edges were sponged with crumb cake SU ink.  This front panel was adhered to the rust card base.
The sunfloer image was trimmed to a 90 degree and added to the bottom right corner, just a little over the stitched edge to create a little something something.  For the sentiment panel, I used a Label 18 and cut another K and Co. dp, stamped the sentiment in black ink and stitched the top of it right through the whole card front.  I added the Basic Grey square rhinestones and I also made these Spellbinder leaves from a piece of paper that I received flowers in a few months ago.  I kept it because I was intrigued with the lines and the thinness of the paper.I am really pleased with how the flower turned out and I just returned from giving it to my friend Jackie...she loved it too!  I must thank the MoxieFabWorld for this great sketch!
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  1. Gorgeous card...fab take on the sketch!

  2. Hey Chriss! Thanks for linking this up to the Square Sketch challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

  3. OMG, Chriss...I didn't realize you lived so near the fire...what a nightmare!!!! I am sooo glad you and your family are OK and your house wasn't in the path of the flames!!!! Our fire was scarry least we didn't have to move the animals and the three houses on the other side of the road were saved!! Anyway...
    Your card is gorgeous...I love sunflowers and yours is especially pretty stamped on the patterned paper..Your friend is going to love it!!!


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