Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sunflower Smile

Today's card is for the The Paper Players sketch this week which is designed by Nance.

I really really love this new sunflower stamp - I just think that I really really need to figure out how to use it.  I'll be scoping out some galleries for this!!!  I tried stamping the image on watercolour paper but the detailed lines didn't show up.  I tried quite a variety of different things before deciding to use one colour and not colour anything in.  However, I liked how the petals turned out when I did added ink with the aqua-painter (I just totally botched the inside of the flower) - so I cut out the petals to raise up above the stamped image.

Hope there are loads of things for you to smile about in your life today!  Thanks for taking the time to stop by for a visit.


Lauri said...

Joan! The Sunflower stamp! I like how you just used one color...I think that works with a large stamp like this! Love how you cut out the petals! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Marlene said...

Stunning card! I love sunflowers almost as much as butterflies. This is really pretty.

Lesley said...

Hi Joan! Love what you did with the sketch and the single colour! Great way to highlight the sunflower by cutting out the creative! Hope you had a great trip!!

Ann Schach said...

Fabulous, Joan! I love the bright color you selected and how you cut the petals of the sunflower...very unique and creative! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

jaydee said...

Joan, really love this stamp set and the fact that you cut off a part of it. the single color really does work so well. Fabulous.
So glad you joined the Paper Players this week

Anne Marie Hile said...

Joan, this is absolutely gorgeous! What a creative way to use that stamp. The cut out petals add SO much wonderful detail. Love how you used the sketch this week. Thanks so much for playing along with the Paper Players! :)

Nance Leedy said...

Oh WOW Joan!! What a fabulous way to feature this gorgeous stamp. cutting the petals out is fabulous! It adds so much dimension to the card. Great take on my sketch--I'm so happy you played along this week!

Sandra Azzopardi said...

Ooooh....very nice, Joan! I love your happy sunflower, it just oozes summer. Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players this week!