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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sunflowers

Alas, I decided it was time to move back to Summer. I've been posting quite a lot of Autumn and Christmas projects the past week or so with all of the fun new goodies that are coming out from Close To My Heart on September 1 (only 5 1/2 more days until the new Idea Book is RIGHT HERE on my blog!). I guess it's time to be 'present' and move back to Summer. I am excited for Autumn though. As much as I love the sunshine, I think I love Fall even more; the smell of the crisp air, the brilliant colors of the leaves in the canyon behind my house, the smells and tastes of pumkin and cider, and (I know you knew this was coming)...FOOTBALL! I digress. Back to Summer.

Jeanette Lynton's "Color Me Monday" combo this week made it easy to move right back to August with this beautiful color scheme (Close To My Heart colors: Sunflower, Indian Corn Blue, Olive and Desert Sand). The first thought I had when I saw it was "Sunflowers". So, to work I went. I used the 2Sketches4You pattern (Laura's sketch #33) as my guide and this is what I came up with.

Close To My Heart products used: Cottage Floral Stamp Set (B1306), Magic Moments Level 2 Paper Pack (X7101B), Tinkerin' Level 2 Paper Pack (X7109B), Back Country Level 2 Paper Pack (X7110B), Indian Corn Blue Stamp Pad (Z2130), Sunflower Stamp Pad (Z2150), Olive Stamp Pad (Z2137), Black Legacy Writers (4275), Corner Rounder (Z578), 3D Foam Tape (Z1151), Clear Buttons (Z1155), Colonial White Waxy Flax (Z1081).

Non-CTMH products: Offray ribbon

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18 comments:

Erica said...

i do love all your work...but this might be my fav so far!

Wendy Schoonhoven said...

What a fun and sunny card did you make, great take on the sketch, hugs, Wendy.

Laura Davis said...

This is beautiful! The colors are divine, and I love that ribbon technique.
Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura

Dana Bishop said...

Love your card. How did you do that ribbon?

Krista Ritskes said...

Your card is beautiful! Love the flowers.

Brenda said...

Karen, I needed your inspiration today! What a beautiful card in beautiful colors! I like that you incorporate "old" stamps. That's an economical idea.

cheryln said...

oh wowzers!! this could not be more perfect!! love, love, LOVE it in every way possible!! wow!

kimber said...

I love it too. Love the colors, love the technique, love the design and texture. So beautiful!

Tammy said...

I just have to say...I LOVE your artwork on your blog. I am a fellow CTMH consultant and enjoy your work so much! Also, I must confess, I use your blog for music in my craft room! I can tell you are a fellow Adam lover! Thanks for sharing!

Sarah said...

WOW Bright and Bold and Beautiful!!! The 3 B's!!!

Rick and Kori said...

Wow I really like this card. I especially love how you outlined the flowers with your black legacy writers. I think it really adds to it!

nonapearl said...

gorgeous card Karen! You have so much crafy mojo! Care to toss a little my way? ;)

Laurel said...

My goodness what a bright and cheery card!

Big Red Scraps said...

This is fabulous! So bright and fun and the ribbon is great.

Crystal said...

Great card. Beautiful use of the Color Me Monday colors :)

KimmyS said...

Awesome card! Congratulations on making the Fab Five at http://2sketches4you.blogspot.com/2009/08/card-of-week-fab-5_30.html

Winter said...

Congrats on making Fab 5! I love the ribbon one your card! :)

Margi said...

Love the card Karen!! Happy Belated Birthday too!
Can you share how you scrunched the ribbon? Maybe tombow on the back and pinch it as you go? Just a guess. However you did it, it's super cute!

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