Friday, October 24, 2014

Mixed Media Sunflower Botanical Card


Hi, all. Aren't you glad it's Friday? I have another mixed media card today. I have been inspired by many challenges that seem to highlight the fall colors of yellow and orange. I didn't want a fall card, so decided on a sunflower. I freehand painted the sunflower with watercolors. I meant for it to be just a plain painting, but I messed up on some of the petals, so I decided to use it as a background for my card. I love that I didn't have to throw it away.
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I stamped the Penny Black Music Background stamp with Distress ink and spritz it with water. When it dried, I white embossed Penny Black Letter background with white on the lower right of the panel. I tore some paper scraps for the corner, distressed the edges then stitched the whole thing on the card base. The bird stamp I got from ebay and was water colored as well. The sentiment is from PB Amazing! I adhered Want2Scrap pearls on the corners. Adhesives by SA by 3L.
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27 comments:

  1. Beautiful card! Love the layers of stamping and the torn paper corners.

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  2. Gorgeous card! I love the torn paper corners, the bird and the beautiful sunflower!

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  3. This is gorgeous! Love how you layered all of the different elements. Thanks for joining us at The Color Throwdown!

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  4. GORGEOUS CARD, Love all the layers!

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  5. What a fabulous card Nina - love the fact that you re-cycled the image as a background.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  6. I love this beautiful bright flower!!

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  7. Your card is absolutely beautiful and so elegant! Thank you so much for sharing your project and for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! :)

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  8. Oh Nina, I simply love your style and your love of color!
    Thanks for playing with us at Curtain Call!

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  9. What a beautiful sunflower! And I love those torn edges. Your card radiates warmth. Thanks for joining us this month at the MMCC.

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  10. Thanks for adding your card to The Card Concept Challenge!
    I just Adore all the layers and colors!

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  11. Stunning!!! The colours of sun flower and the bird give such vibrant contrast!!!

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  12. Beautiful! I love the hand-painted sunflower!

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  13. Thank you for sharing this stunning card at Fusion, so stinking amazing!

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  14. Wonderful mixed media card Nina. Love the colors, the images... the torn edge, the stitching... so many wonderful elements... Thank you for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown this week.

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  15. Gorgeous!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us this week at MMCC :-)

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  16. gorgeous card! thanks for joining in with us again at MMCC :)

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  17. SO pretty!! Bozena
    GDT Card Mania

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  18. What super loveliness this mix-media creation is, Nina! Thank you for sharing your fabulous artwork with us at The Card Concept!

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  19. ABsolutely stunning Nina! Love all that color and watercoloring!

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  20. Another beauty! This is just gorgeous...every element is perfect! Thanks for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown!

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  21. So glad you didn't throw away the sunflower (which doesn't look spoiled to me!). I love how you turned it into a mixed media card with all those gorgeous elements. Thanks so much for playing at The Mixed Media Card Challenge.

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  22. Glad you didn't have to throw this background away too. Makes for a great card.

    So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas for the October challenge of changing seasons.

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  23. STUNNING!!! AMAZING colors, lovely addition to the FUSION Gallery of cards, LOVE it, thanks for joining us at FUSION!!!

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  24. Such an amazing mixed media card, Nina! Love your cluster of the bird, the string, and the sentiment. Thanks so much for joining the Fusion Challenge!

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  25. Oh this is an absolutely stunning card! Love the mixed media. Thanks so much for playing with us at Fusion!

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Thank you for your kind comments.