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Friday, 15 February 2013

Sunflowers Grow On You!..........

Hi everyone, it's Friday again....yay!
I've had a very busy week, in fact I've had a busy 2weeks.......so much has happened!
In the past few days I've been invited onto the design teams of Oak House Studio,  Petal Lu  and now Papermill !
To say I'm thrilled about all this is an understatement, and I do have another little announcement coming soon, but can't say anything yet :)
Anyway, enough of that......tonight I have another card made with the lovely Sunflower from OHS. I'm finding this stamp so versatile, and it looks good however it's used.
 



 I just wanted very suble colouring for this one.I used distress inks with a water-brush



The main image was stamped then masked as I didn't want to 'overstamp' .
I used the linen cardstock from Papermill, of course....it's fab for stamping on.




Just a simple sentiment to finish off, and of course those seed-beads....told you I'd use them again, didn't I ?  ;-)





Well, that's it for tonight...I'm off to bed, shattered. My son is opening a Pet Supplies shop next week, and we've been helping him this week to paint etc. I'm afraid my crafting has been put to one side for a few days, but hoping to get some new stuff done tomorrow.
Please leave a comment if you've enjoyed looking,
Catch you tomorrow
Barbara xx

28 comments:

  1. Hi Barbara . . . I am so excited . . . I have that stamp, but I've never thought of using seed beads. This is so pretty and just in time for spring. Thank you for the inspiration :)
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  2. Connie is right this card 'sings' spring to me.
    Lovely work again Barbara.. DT work sure agrees with you . you are producing some stunners!! Good luck to your Son's new venture.
    E xx

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  3. Glad you are still being inspired by the sunflower. I love to colour it with everything I have.

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  4. Can't help but smile with a sunflower, they are such a cheerful flower! And this stamp is stunning. Beautifully coloured and the seed beads are a great idea! Helen x

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  5. Another gorgeous card using this wonderful stamp Barbara.xxx

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  6. This is another gorgeous card Barbara...I love this stamp and how you use the seed beads as the center hun
    Hugz, Lorraine xx

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  7. Hello, A gorgeous card and I really love this image and great colours. Good luck to your son's new venture. Lisa :)

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  8. An absolutely stunning creation. Wow, I love it.
    xx

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  9. Really beautiful, love the sunflower image and those beads look fab
    Lindsay xx

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  10. Another gorgeous card using that sunflower. The seed beads just finish it off nicely.
    Mags
    x

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  11. Beautiful sunflower card Barbara - you really make these come to life. (A cheap option for the middle of the sunflower is to use poppy seeds collected from the garden!!)
    Kate
    xx

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  12. Another beautiful card Barbara i love the sunflower xxxx Ros

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  13. Such a beautiful card, I love the spotlighted effect, beautifully coloured in too, wishing your son good luck with his new venture xxx

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  14. Ooh I love this! Sorry for the late visit, been too poorly to hop but catching up now :-) Have a fab weekend! Elaine-xxx-

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  15. Fantastic stamping and masking, Barbara and I love the little seed beads in the flower centre.
    Hugz, Jan xx

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  16. Beautiful, i really love sunflowers, great idea with the beads txx

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  17. Beautiful card, love what you have done with the seed beads and love the masking technique not done that for ages. Good luck to your son in his new venture and hope he has left a corner for you to sell your cards. Chris xx

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    1. Yes, he has Chris, I'm struggling for time though at the moment xx

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  18. Congratulations on all your DT posts. Love this card and it's design. Good luck to your son too x

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  19. Great card, those seed beads look brilliant,
    Ruth x

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  20. This is beautiful! Sunflowers really do grow on you! I love the backing and the splash of colour with the sunflower. I love how you have used the beads in the centre of the flower, really finishes the card off perfectly!

    Thank you for leaving such lovely comments on my blog :-)

    Hugs Lisa xxxxx

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  21. This is brillant!!
    What a great idea!! I still have to master the masking technique with stamping!
    Awesome card, I love it!!
    Thanks for sharing.. Toni.. xoxo
    http://toniherron.aussieblogs.com.au/

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  22. Barbara this is fabulous i love sunflowers they just make you smile.

    Joan x

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  23. Another gorgeous creation Barbara, I could do with some lessons from you !!! P xxx

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  24. I have to say quite honestly I am not a lover of sunflowers. But this is so subtle I love it. xxxx

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  25. Love this card - great use of the distress inks to colour the sunflower too x

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