Wednesday, September 7, 2016

A Sunflower

Well, here we are smack in the middle of the week and the seasons are changing.  Sunflowers are just one of those flowers that scream fall to me, and seem to be one of my many weaknesses when it comes to flowers.

This beautiful stamped image comes from CC Designs, I snatched it up as soon as I saw it a couple years ago.  It is a delight to color too.  This time I used Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, a new little giftie to myself.  After getting the image colored I did the blue background out so far.  These markers blend beautifully...........but I took the blender marker around the edges and made more of a water stained edge.  The blender marker really DOES NOT BLEND, but works more like an eraser (?)  Who knew? Or is it just that I'm so NEW to alcohol markers? I did know this before making the card, but I loved the effect it gave me around this image.

I didn't add a sentiment, I'll leave it blank until I decide what I will need it for. I like having cards on hand that I can complete (quickly) when needed. I usually do add general sentiments to the fronts, but leave the insides blank...........then wish it said something different.....LOL!!!

Do you complete your cards or leave certain things for personal touches? 

The inspiration for this card started with Darla's blog  where she has a beautiful photo of sunflowers at a farmer's market.

Inspired by All the Little Things has a photo inspiration challenge this week too.  Sadly I cannot get the linky tool to work and have ended up going in circles, but that should not detour you from visiting and seeing all the beautiful DT work.

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  1. This is a gorgeous sunflower and a beautiful coloring. I've never heard of those markers before, but you did a lovely job blending everything.

  2. What a beautiful card! I added it to the link up for you. :) Thanks for joining us at Inspired by.

  3. Beautiful! Wonderful colouring and take on the inspiration photo!

  4. Love that quote my inky friend! And the sunflowers are a weakness of my own... Love how you colored yours... I think there is a learning curve with the alcohol markers... I've thought of getting them but i love my Prismacolor pencils with Gamsol so much i've decided just to stay with them... Now i would like some water color pencils and markers.... they are on the wish list. :) Good to see you post girlfriend! Hugs! deb

  5. Love that blue background you blended! Thanks for playing with us at the Inspired By challenge.

  6. Pretty stamp. Yes--I like to leave a lot of cards blank (other than Christmas and Birthday cards) so you can add or not add a sentiment as you wish later depending on what you need at the time. Very pretty card. :)

  7. Beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at Inspired By All the Little Things!

  8. Beautifully colored! A no-sentiment card is refreshing every once in awhile:) Thanks for playing at Inspired By!!