Friday, April 5, 2019

Sunflowers & Ladybugs

     Hey, I actually remember buying this stamp in the summer of 2014 in Brown County, Indiana. I was spending a couple of weeks with my sister and her husband in Indianapolis. We decided to take a road trip to Brown County where the shopping is amazing. Believe it or not, there were two papercraft shops across the street from each other. I WAS IN HEAVEN!!! I spent quite a bit that day - mostly on stamps and paper. I bought so much that I had to mail it back home. One of the stores had stamps from floor to ceiling on two walls. I picked up two Miss Muffet stamps that day. I hadn't used the other one yet either (a winter theme).

     My compliments to Heather Hall on this sketch. This is my absolute fave type of sketch. I love layers and a spot for a focal point. I can see myself using this one over and over and turning it around and around. It has four great sides. I can reverse it and it will have four more great side. VoilĂ  . . . 8 different sketches in one.

Sketch #143 by Heather Hall
     I cut every mat on this sketch with Grass Green paper and then chose a patterned paper for each mat. Every mat is popped on here - lots of dimension. Since I popped the gray layer onto the red layer, I needed to to double pop the top half of the little girl. The lady bugs on the sand are from another stamp set. Originally I colored her hair with my fave hair color, which is the color of those sunflowers you are looking at. Oops too much of that color, so I colored over top of the golden hair with light browns.
     I have colored with pencils and watercolor markers, but Copics are my favorite. I love the way they blend and the vast choices of colors. There is rarely a project I do that doesn't have have Copics somewhere on it. It can be a touch of color under an arm so it don't have to fussy cut an arm triangle, a pearl gem, and here I was able to match the dress, sunflowers and leaves to the paper.
     The metal sunflower is a fun goodie from my stash. I interpreted the banner at the bottom a little differently than prescribed. I used 1/2 inch canvas ribbon to finish it off.

     For the inside of the card, I used scraps from the table and attempted to repeat as many elements from the front of the card as I could.

  • patterned paper
  • rounded corners
  • similar leaf stamp and green Copics
  • same ladybug stamp

Inside of Card

Materials List:      
     Patterned Paper: Close to My Heart - Grateful Heart
     Card Stock: Gina K - Grass Green
     Ink: Momento - Tuxedo Black
            Distress - Frayed Burlap
     Stamp: Little Miss Muffet - Polka Dot Pals
                 Gina K - A Year of Flowers
                 Impression Obsession - On Your Birthday
     Copics: Face - E50,51, 53, 55, 93
                 Hair - E31, 33, 34, 35
                 Sunflowers - YR20, 21, 23, E27
                 Dress - R56, 59
                 Pantaloons - C1, 3
                 Ladybug - E9, R56
                 Leaves & Headband - YG61, 63, 67
                 Ground - YR20, 21, 23, E27
     Embellies: 1/2" red canvas ribbon
                     metal sunflower


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  1. That is a real cutie! And, I love the vibrant colors on your card. Great layout with that sketch design.

  2. Beautiful card Sharon! I love the sweet little girl and that beautiful sunflower is so perfect with this paper!!

  3. Your card is so pretty. I love the image and your coloring is beautiful. Great design and so glad you shared over at Colour Crazy Challenge.
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  4. What a stunning card inside and out you have made here which fits perfectly the Colour Crazy Challenge this week. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Colour Crazy Challenge Design Team Member).

  5. Gorgeous card. Love the colors.
    Thanks for playing with us at Creative Knockouts.
    Good luck!! Michelle (DT)

  6. Great card, love the colours you used! Thanks for joining Colour Crazy Craft challenge, good luck! Colour Crazy DT

  7. Ths is so cute, and beautifully coloured. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx