Friday, April 6, 2007

Sunflowers



I love sunflowers! They seem to smile at the world and say "be happy". OK I am reading too much into them, huh? I tend to apply human thoughts to all living things :) Anyway here are a couple cards with sunflowers. I only have a couple of sunflower stamps being that since I do have some I tell myself I don't need any more (there is the scrooge in me!) so I tend to re-use them a lot. Isn't that good?! LOL! Doesn't feel like it when I see people's stash! The first one is alcohol ink. I used Pinata inks, a red and a yellow and sponged (that ranger white foam stuff) them onto a piece of glossy cardstock, then dripped some of that clear ummmm blending stuff (what is it called?!, too lazy to go get it out and look at the label!) and it makes such an awesome look. Stamped the sunflower bunch over it and also used it for the background. Mind you being scroogie (new word) I cut out the center of the background piece and mounted it to cardstock and then used the cut out piece to stamp the sunflower on, covered the background hole with the image so you can't see I cut it. So in total I used 4.25 x 5.5 piece of glossy cs. That stuff is expensive! The second one is just plain fun, using limited supplies (challenge) and sponging lots of sky on it. Don't they look like they are smiling?!

3 comments:

Allison said...

Nice cards...that first one is striking!

Anonymous said...

LOVE 'EM ALL!

Wish I had time today to comment on each of them...they (and you) deserve that for all your creativity and hard work!

Donna

papersunshine said...

Thanks, I love alcohol inks but that is about all I know to do with them. You can use them on glass and other shiny surfaces but for cards that and acetate is all I have done. I love doing it.