Thursday, 7 August 2014

Sunflower

On a recent day out with my crafty friend, Ruth, I bought this Prima Circle Lattice stencil.  Having discovered that they are not as scary to use as I thought, I used the stencil with an Adirondack 'Meadow' ink pad to make the background.

The sunflower is a Cheery Lynn die.  I made the yellow frame using Nestability dies and attached it with foam pads to make it stand out. As my blog name suggests, Sunflowers are my favourite flowers!

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21 comments:

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Hello Liz, that's a lovely card, the bright colours are fab. Thanks for joining the Lisa B Designs challenge.

Sarah said...

Such a beautiful card Liz, I too have recently found stencils and like you I like them :-) Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week for our Favourite Things challenge x

Veerle said...

A very sunny card Liz, beautiful sunflower.
Crafty greetings from Veerle x

Di said...

A perfect sunflower card Liz! I'm also with Sarah - just beginning to play with stencils and loving it.

In Southern Germany they have massive fields of sunflowers where you can just go and pick your own. They are so huge that really a single one makes a lovely statement on its own. Plus, they have an honesty box at the field gate. Can you imagine that over here - the sunflowers, honesty box and possibly even the gate would disappear in some areas! :)

Sigh, must be getting cynical in my old age :(

Hugs, Di xx

Di said...

Di again Liz - laughing at you and Mo on the swings, that's the spirit!

And if you find you're running out of snippets, I bet the girls will happily send you a shed load!

Hugs, Di xx

Liz said...

We've driven through Germany several times and seen the fields of sunflowers. I had no idea that you are allowed to pick them. You're right about an honesty box in the UK. Probably wouldn't stay there long! LOL!

Liz said...

Me? Run out of snippets? I could live until I'm 150 and I still wouldn't run out of snippets! Despite giving boxes of snippets to three Reception classes in local schools for their art areas, I still have a mountain left. :-)

PS I had a lovely time on the swings! ;-)

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

Gorgeous card lovely to have found your blog via the lovely Darnell :)

Linda said...

Love the fresh summer colour of your card and the stencil background really makes the flower pop - beautiful.

Stamping With Bibiana said...

happy to meet a new friend!!! I am bibiana, I come from Darnells post...Your card is lovely and me too I like sunflowers,,,I see that you like Lavinia's, me too!
I love them!!!
hope to see you soon
hugs from california
bibiana
DTM of Memory Box and Lavinia stamps!

Janis said...

Saw you mentioned on Darnell's blog and had to come visit, since sunflowers are my favorite flower, too. I think it is magic how they grow so large in one season from a seed. I have grown dozens of different kinds of sunflowers for selling at Farmer's Market, but now I just let my favorite variety, Autumn Beauty, reseed themselves. I love the natural color variations that are in their gene pool and their branching habit....and the birds go crazy over the seed. Love that!!

Your card is so sweet. Love the cheery sunshiny yellow!!! I'm glad to be a new follower of yours!!! If you put a "Follow by Email" box widget up, I'll subscribe that way, too!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
Candy coming up soon at HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Liz said...

Thank you for following my blog. I've had a look at your lovely blog too! x

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card!

Pat said...

Lovely bright and sunny card Liz. Sunflowers are gorgeous! We are obviously moving in the samecircles now which is great . x

Diane said...

Gorgeous design and colors.

Hugs diane

Liz said...

I found Pixie's Crafty Workshop through your blog - and several others from there. All because we won a joint prize from Craftasmic! x

MaryH said...

Hi Liz, so lovely to meet you. I just saw your link at Darnell's and I see you know Pixie too! Also we started our blogs - March 2012. I had tons of blog help along the way, both from Darnell, Diane (Pixie) and many others. I'm looking forward to getting to know a new friend and be inspired by your work. Love this card that you're sharing today. I like sunflower images too and the vivid colors of this one glow brilliantly. Love the embossing background as well. Hope to see you in the Playground often as I can get there and I just became your newest follower. Hope you may have time to pop over to visit me sometime. Hugs & TFS

Brenda in IN said...

You did a great job with the stencil. It is a pretty background for your card. I love the sunflower and it's a favorite with me too.

Irish Cherokee said...

Excellent design. - Jim

Teresa Kline said...

stunning card, I luv the sunflower!

sparkle & shine *~*

Flower Shoppe Cards said...

Greetings! Wonderful to meet new people by blog and see your work. I came visiting via Darnell's site. What a helpful gem she is!!! Lovely card! Sunflowers are among my favorite too! Welcome to the blog world. I am new too and appreciative of Darnell's assistance in learning many "How To's"!