Thursday, 11 April 2013


Hi everyone, don't worry I'm not talking about the weather - lol!  I thought you might like to see my creation using 'Sunny', one of Heather Valentin's lovely 'Flowerpot Pretties' digi stamps.

I coloured Sunny using Spectrum Noir Pens, die cut her and then added a softly inked edge to the image with the die still in place and making this diffused edge slightly deeper at the bottom so as to 'ground' the image without adding any further colours.  The same shape was cut (Spellbinders Adorning Squares) using green pearlescent paper from my stash and twisted around as a base mat, I wasn't too keen on being able to see through the 'lacy' edges of the image to the background layer - it looked a little untidy - so cut a further layer using the pearlescent paper just using the outer edge die so I didn't have the intricate details, then glued this layer on the back of the coloured image, now you see the lovely detail of the image and die without being distracted by looking thro' to the back layer!

The white base card is 8" square, matted with the same pearlescent green as for the die cut mats, the top layer is Ivory Centura Pearl card embossed with Grande Dots Embossalicious (8") folder.  The sunflowers were die cut using Die'sire 'Stamen' and  both large and small 'Sunflower' dies, quilled and when dry 'Nut Brown' Flowersoft/ black microfine glitter was added to their centres, which I think has worked quite well.  The 'Victorian Romance Flourish' by Cheery Lynn was cut in half and placed under the sunflowers to represent leaves.

Now for a confession..... I've never seen an actual sunflower.... so if my representation is way off the mark, then I apologise profusely!

Hoping 'Sunny' adds a little brightness to your day and I'd like to enter her into the following:-

Just for info:-

Spectrum Noirs, Centura Pearl, Embossalicious and Die'sire all from Crafters Companion
Skin - FS1,3 & 5, TN2;  Eyes - all DG's; Hair - EB2,3 &5, TN3 & 5
Dress - CT1,3 & 4, GB7; Flowers - CT1,3 & 4,GB7, EB6; Leaves - DG3 & 4
Plant Pot - BG1,2,4,5 & 6, then overlayed with OR1

Bye for now

Su x


  1. Just stunning Su. Love the way you've coloured up the Sunny digi...and they look like Sunflowers to me. They come in various shades now...even red ones! Fab layout and love the die cuts and flowers.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge. Good luck.

  2. Beautiful card Su and love the design. Thank you for joining us over at Lacy Sunshine challenge blog.

    Linda xxx

  3. This is gorgeous Su. I love the sweet image, beautiful colouring and wonderful sunflowers.
    Thank you for taking part in the first A Little Bit Crafty Challenge
    Sue xx

  4. Great card Su, love your colouring. We're going to have a glorious Summer this year( wishful thinking maybe) so you'll have to grow some of your own

    Andrea xx

  5. This is lovely! Thank you so much for joining us at A Little Bit Crafty this time, hope to see you in the next challenge too! Elaine DT -xxx- ps I have candy if you would like to pop by and enter :-)

  6. A very beautiful card, love it! Thanks for joining us at Crafters Companion. Good Luck!

    Donna x

  7. Thanks for joining my Lacy Sunshine Challenge! This Card is wonderful<3