Sunday, August 4, 2019

Hello Sunshine.....

Hi, there everyone: I hope you all are enjoying Summer, we certainly are.
So it's August, sheeesh!! half of 2019 is gone and now it's time for the new challenge over at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, our theme is "Use Your Favorite Flower".
This month we have a fabulous Prize from Michelle from Clearly Besotted who is generously sponsoring us, and it's a £20.00 E-card for one lucky winner.
There are some beautiful stamp sets, stencils and dies at the store so make sure you go and check that out.  And for more great news, the amazing Therese Calvrid is our Guest Designer for the month of August, she is one incredibly talented lady so go check out her blog Lost in Paper, to see what I'm talking about, her videos are simply fabulous.

Here's my DT card for this challenge, hope it inspires you to come and play with all of us in our gallery.

One of my favorite flowers is the Sunflower so I'm lucky I have this gorgeous image from the Power Poppy set called In Praise of Sunflowers.
Sunflowers are beautiful, with their big, smiley faces and bright, sunny colors, their centers that hold the seeds that are so yummy to eat and that also, attract birds, from the humble House Sparrow to Finches, Cardinals, Woodpeckers, Blue Jays and more.
I stamped this image on watercolor paper with Versafine black ink and clear heat embossed it then, colored it with Sakura Koy watercolors.
The pattern paper on the top is from Lili of the Valley (retired) and the "brick" on the bottom is from, believe it or not, some decorative backsplash, self-adhesive tiles that I found at Home Depot on sale, I thought they were so pretty and, since they are made out of vinyl, I thought they would look really awesome on cards.
What do you think?
This is how the INSIDE of my card looks like.

Both the sentiment and the corner image are from the same Power Poppy set.

I hope you come and check out my teammates' creations at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE blog and then, join us in our gallery.

Thank you for stopping by, your comments always make my day.


Leslie Miller said...

Wowie, Maria! How gorgeous this is! I think it depends on the time of year what my favorite flower is, but I do adore sunflowers with all the different warm colors they can be. Beautiful paper with the image colored to match, and I'm so surprised by the tiles!! They look fabulous! I don't want summer to be over yet, but after a couple more trips I'll be ready to settle down. I'm looking forward to more time in my stamp room!

Patti Willey said...

Ok now you've done it! I'm going to pull out this sunflower stamp set and give it some color! I had a SU! Upline that would utilize "finds" from Home Depot as well and utilize them on her cards, part of recycling she thought. Your brick tile design looks pretty cool to me! Happy August!

Viv said...

Fabulous card here Maria, it says sunshine to me too. I love your beautiful sun sunflowers, I received a large bunch of them from our son recently and loved them ;) hugs Viv xx

lostinpaper said...

Ooh, Sunflowers make me happy too! I love the bright colour combo that you used, it was the perfect choice to combine with the sunflower colours Maria!

Ericka Strange said...

Love your sunflowers Maria and the beautiful color combo! Great job!

Bobby said...

No one can look at sunflowers without feeling a lift, Maria. They are indeed happy inducing flowers.

Karen Dunbrook said...

such a cheerful, happy feeling card uplifting.
xx Karen