Sunday, 20 November 2016


Hi and welcome!  Today's card uses an image I colored early on in the current Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge.  I had great intentions of coloring every day, but with the stresses of work and other things, it just didn't eventuate.  So I'm gonna try when I can and if I can't, then so be it 😃

I've used the image to create a card for the current challenge at Card Concept, where I was (obviously) inspired by the sunflower and also the plaid pattern.  The card I've made is clean and layered and follows the sketch at SugarPea Designs and the colors from ColourQ.  It also meets the Thanks/Thanksgiving challenge at Simon Says Stamp.

The sunflower is a digi stamp from Power Poppy - I just love their images and have a few digis and my first clear stamp set is winging its way to me at the moment from SSS.  Apparently Power Poppy are having a big Black Friday Sale, so I'm sure I'm going to be adding to my fledgling collection!

I cut the image into a rectangle (changing it from the oval in the sketch) and stamped the "Thank You" from SPD's Gift Greetings in Dark Chocolate ink.   I mounted the panel onto a Dark Chocolate layer and set it aside.  I spent quite some time last night stamping the plaid pattern (yes, that was the highlight of my Saturday night 😄)  I didn't want the plaid to upstage the sunflower so I covered it with a strip of vellum cardstock before mounting it onto a Dark Chocolate layer.  Both panels were mounted onto a Desert Storm card base.

Thanks for visiting!


Products used:

Stamps:  Sunflower Power (Power Poppy), Gift Greetings (SPD), Jumbo Stripes (SSS)
Ink:  Dark Chocolate, Simply Chartreuse, Harvest Gold, Orange Zest (PTI)
Cardstock:  Desert Storm, X-Press It, White, Dark Chocolate
Accessories:  Copics, Wink of Stella



Aileen said...

Perfect Karren love your plaid and the vellum over it together with that magnificant flower.

I Card Everyone said...

Please come teach me to color? Gorgeous!!! and OH the perfect slip of vellum!

Barbara said...

Your ability to use Copic Markers is fantaastic! love love love your coloring, the flower is spectacular! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

Oh my goodness, that sunflower is stunning! You sure know your way around a marker or too!

Joyce said...

This is so stunning. Your coloring is amazing and I love how you used our colors this week. Thanks so much for playing along at ColourQ.

Rosemary said...

gorgeous card, karren... your coloring is spot on perfection!!

laurie said...

The sunflower is gorgeous, and I love how you used the vellum.Thanks for sharing at The Card Concept, so glad you joined us!

Barb Ghig said...

I can see why you like their digi's...this sunflower is gorgeous! Beautiful Copic coloring, as always, and I'm really loving your plaid pattern! Great idea to use the vellum, too...Another beautiful card, Karren!

Kim Heggins said...

So beautiful....your sunflower looks almost real, simply fabulous coloring. Thank you so much for taking the time to play along with us at ColourQ!

Karen Davis said...

Oh my Karren! Your plaid panel is amazing, love your thinking for the vellum too. Your sunflower panel is just gorgeous, beautifully coloured with your usual flair. Thank you so much for joining us at The Card Concept :)