Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Sunny Sunflowers with Sherry West Art and Outlawz Wednesday Sketch

 Happy Hump Day! It's time for my DT sample make for the new challenge at Outlawz Wednesday Sketch, sponsored by Sherry West Arts.
I've been craving Spring and Summer lately, have you? I sure got a lot of pleasure out of making this card. 😊 I've used Sherry's Sunny Sunflowers digi image, which she generously provided us with. I know up north, sunflowers are for autumn, but down here they bloom twice: May-June and September-November. I colored the focal image with Promarkers and added Rose Gold Stickles in the center of the flowers. I fussy cut the image and layered it over Spellbinders Classic Circle and Teardrop Doilies die cuts.
Here's our challenge sketch. I resized it to A7 and rotated it for my card.
The dark and light pink card stocks are SU. I chose two patterns of DCWV designer paper from their 12x12 Summer Stack. I used some green and some yellow sheer dotted ribbon. I raided my paper flower drawers determined to use some up so I layered them and used some old brads to secure them. I also cut some HOTP Tiny Flowers out of the darker SU, adhered one to each large blue brad and dotted the centers with the Stickles. The smaller layered flower at lower left has an old yellow Prima Sprite, still have several of those, I thought they were so adorable at the time, lol. Ok, still do. 😊 I stamped the Elizabeth Craft sentiment in Versamark and heat-embossed with Ranger Lemon Yellow powder, then cut it with an MFT banner die. I glued down another tiny flower beside it on top of the ribbon.
Inside of the card I added a white scrap card stock mat stamped with sentiments by Hero Arts, Hampton Arts and Crafty Sentiments. I used Shady Lane Versafine Clair ink. On back, more of the DCWV paper and a matted, punched and  and stamped Impression Obsession siggie.
Close-up of the Stickled sunflowers
Close-ups of the lace and layered paper flowers
And a final view. Just looking at this makes me smile and want winter over with, I may be testing positive for spring fever, lol. Thanks for visiting and have a good day! XOX

I have used both big and small paper flowers
I'm loving ALL these colors right now, all together - so Springy/Summery!
Counting all my card stock and flowers and I'm going for it.
ABMTTC 15th of Feb Challenge: AAG
Crafting Happiness Challenge #120: AAG

20 comments: said...

Beautiful card love the design. Thanks for joining us over at A Place to Start Challenge, we hope to see you again. Alison DT

My name is Erika. said...

I've been craving spring and summer also. I have been on the hunt for a green leafy garland to put over my fireplace. I need green. Funny how you can miss a color so much when it is gone, and then just get used to it when it is around. You sunflower card is so pretty Aimeslee. Sunflowers may not be glamorous but they are gorgeous flowers. I like the image you used and how you added the other paper flowers. As I said, hope you have a great rest of your week. Hugs-Erika

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A brilliant sunny and Spring like card for the challenge, super take on the sketch Aimes. I'm with you I am testing positive for Spring fever also!.
Faith x

brenda said...

Your on a roll this week Aimeslee, another lovely colourful creation with all those flowers, thanks for joining in at River of Creativity again.

B x

Zoechaos said...

Goodness this is bright and cheerful, and as always beautifully made. As ever thank you for joining us at River of Creativity. xx

Bonnie Lynn said...

Aimeslee, I love your sunflower card! I'm partial to sunflowers anyways, but this is beautiful and so cheery. I cannot imagine all of the different types of arthritis you're dealing with. Cyber hugs coming from my way. Thanks for adding some sunshine into my day and THANK YOU for the love you left on my blog.

Darlene said...

WOW! Lots of pretty flowers on this one! Great job my friend! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.


craftytrog said...

Very bright and beautiful! I love this one!

LOU said...

Gorgeous card Aimeslee. Love the sunflowers.
Thanks so much for joining us for our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #175 sponsored by Fred She Said.
We hope to see you again soon,
Lou DT xo
JemLou Productions

Marlene Atkinson said...

A beautiful card, thank you for joining us at Passion for Markers. Marlene

aussie aNNie said...

This is really lovely, love your whole design and thanks so much for entering our challenge, anything feminine including flowers,
with your fabulous design at[aNNie designer for The Sisterhood of Crafters]{My Blog}

Ellibelle said...

I am loving all these beautiful colors on this pretty card! And such a great design!
Thank you so much for sharing again at my Crafty Wednesday challenge this month!
Ellibelle's Corner

Crafty KJ said...

Such a fun card and I love all those bright colours! Thanks for joining in with my challenge this week at Passion for Markers. Hugs, Karen x

The Crafty Den said...

Such a bright and cheerful card Aimeslee. The flowers are so pretty and your colouring is perfect. Thank you for sharing with us at Passion for Markers and good luck in the prize draw. Hugs, Denise x

Chana Malkah said...

I am definitely in the mood for Spring! Today, the temp in Decatur, Ga. was 73 degrees. I am suffering from early-onset Spring fever! Your card is a fabulous and perfect hommage to Spring and all it brings!

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Karen C said...

Love all of those flowers! Thanks for playing with us at Incy Wincy Designs!
Karen C

Ellen said...

Lovely card! Thankd for joining us at Daisy Chain Challenges.

groetjes, Ellen

dorsetdawndesigns said...

Love sunflowers and your card is so pretty. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Sparkles Monthly Dawn S DT x

Art by Zowie Dixon said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Sparkles monthly challenge. Hugs, Zowie (DT) X

Dawn Phillips said...

This is such a sunny and cheerful card. It made me smile. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge. Love Dawn x