Friday, September 2, 2016

Sunflower Gorgeousness Card

My favorite flower is a lilac, but my favorite flower to COLOR is a whole different story. When it comes to that category, the sunflower has no close seconds - it is by far my favorite bloom to ink up. 


So when I saw the sketch for this month's STAMPlorations Theme & Sketch challenge, it immediately gave me a chance to think Fall and pull out the gorgeous Large Happy Sunflower stamp.

To play along in STAMPlorations challenges you can use ANY products/stamps you want!!

Choose to play with the challenge theme
Choose to play with the challenge sketch
Choose to play with both! 
The possibilities are endless! (ok... there's really only 3 but still...)

Here's the theme and sketch for this month -

So I inked up my stamp using Vintage Photo Distress Inks and then I started coloring it in with Fossilized Amber Distress Markers. 


I used a waterbrush to get the color to blend nicely. Then I stamped a sentiment from the VIGNETTE: Chevron and Arrows set onto a piece of vellum. 


Finally, I made my center panel by using the Crazy Double Running Stitches Nestable die and I added some drips of Fossilized Amber Reinkers and Vintage Photo Reinkers to the card. I added some drips of water to my Reinker drips and let them flit down the page. 

***Please note - I tried the reinker bit as an experiment and I would NOT recommend it. I felt like I wasted a lot of ink and it didn't run smoothly. There are so many better ways to get drips/splatters***


Anywho - here's the finished product, which is very sunflowerlicious and therefore makes me very happy. :) 

I'm going to enter this baby into Virginia's View Spray, Mist & Splatter challenge. (It's not using Altenew - I hope that's ok).

I'm also going to play along to Addicted to Stamps CAS challenge, and Shopping our Stash Try something New Challenge.  

Thanks for popping by! I hope you'll go give some love to these challenges this month!


  1. It might have cost you a lot of ink but the dribbles work so well as stalks! :)

  2. Wow!! This is So splendid!! :) We both thought of flowers! *Wink*
    Suchi xx

  3. Fab CAS with this sunflower and the drips look great!! Love the vellum banner and the background!

  4. Beautiful sunflower card, love the drips!

  5. Same pinch I too love coloring sunflowers ,I have done it with skeched sunflower stamp so many times but always yellow ! Loved the vintage look you achived n the running drips looks like stem !

  6. Well, in my case, since yellow is my favorite color, this card is at the top of my list today. Just beautifully colored and I really like the way your drip looks like a stem. (BTW, thanks for the tip on the reinker, it'll will save me scads of frustration.)

  7. Absolutely gorgeous, Becca! I, too, love colouring sunflowers and my favourite flower is also a lilac (closely followed by asters)...

  8. This is absolutely gorgeous!! The sunflower looks amazing!! You colored it perfectly!! The drips are a fabulous touch!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  9. Oh my this is stunning Becca!! That sunflower bloom steals the show today!! :) Have a great weekend! HUGS

  10. Your inking with the spray paint is perfect!! The droplets are organic and artistic. So warm and beautiful, Becca! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “Spray, Mist & Splatter” Challenge! WONDERFUL! Happy to see more and more your stamp designs coming to life!

  11. And what a pretty sunflower you chose to color Becca!! This is warm and wonderful!!

  12. Well I really do like the drips/splatters you got. Love how you coloured your sunflower. Again a great card great background and great use of vellum. Love it Becca.

  13. sunflowers are my favorite. gorgeous!

  14. Fabulous Becca - love your experiment, it's given you a great background.

  15. This sunflower card is really stunning!The droplets are artistic!

  16. Adore how your sunflower is a stand out against the page...they are beautiful, I agree. But 'IRL' give me a lovely smelling tree any day - so yeah, Lilac. DELISH! And some thing that does NOT grow here, even MORE delish cos of that!!!

  17. Sooo beautiful!! Love these colors... I do miss lilacs ... they were one of my favorites too.. that scent!

  18. Such a great design! So creative and organic! Love this Becca!

  19. Sunflowers are so bold and beautiful and yours is just that!! Love how you gave this lovely image such great earthy colors. Beautiful background paper and your golden sentiment embossed in gold is a beautiful detail.
    Thank you for playing along with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you come back next time.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  20. What an amazing card Becca! I love that big, bold sunflower!

  21. Wow, Becca what a beautiful card. Love the drips as the flower stems and the beautiful way you coloured in your sunflower. They are such happy flowers, aren't day? The gold embossed sentiment adds the perfect finishing touch.
    Have a great holiday weekend.

  22. This is gorgeous, Becca! Love that big sunflower, and even though you didn't like your running ink technique (is that a thing now?), it sure looks pretty awesome! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  23. Hii Becca how are you
    I visit today all my blogland friend (I try my best) cause not so easy to blogging because my mom keeping me busy cooking Indonesian food hehehe
    but we are happy in the kitchen
    We were in Holland for vacation and today just today I have time to sit and commenting
    Becca you give me idea with this sunflower stamp
    I have also this stamp yay
    and i really love that drop of reinker
    I dont have much reinker only one the tea dye one (poor lady haha)
    but will try your idea
    cool and clever!!
    great card as always Becca
    hope to see you soon on my Blog
    I miss your visit hope I am not disturbing you sweety

  24. Becca,
    I love sunflowers too. There is something about those broad petals that's just fun for coloring. I really love the composition / design of this card. You have a great eye.

  25. ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh wow! what a beautiful sunflower! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (learn something new!) STASH with us this week, miss becca dawn! <3

  26. What a beautiful card! Great colouring! Thanks for joining us at ATSM!
    Kamila DT

  27. This is stunning, Becca! Love your colors and the dripping paint. Really, I love everything about this! Thanks so much for joining us at Addicted to Stamps!

  28. Ok, Becca! I totally feel you on the ink-conservation front! Save the ink! (Forget the whales!) Absolutely love the look of this and am so glad to see your stuff at SOS... please stop by and share more of the goodness next week!

  29. Ok, Becca! I totally feel you on the ink-conservation front! Save the ink! (Forget the whales!) Absolutely love the look of this and am so glad to see your stuff at SOS... please stop by and share more of the goodness next week!

  30. Becca, I love sunflowers and I love this card! It is so elegant! I think you could send me this one!! giggle.

  31. Becca, I love sunflowers and I love this card! It is so elegant! I think you could send me this one!! giggle.

  32. I love this, Becca! Beautiful! Now I am going to put that stamp in my cart! :) TFTI(nspiration)! :)