Here in the midwest, those hot summer days make for big ol' sunflower blooms. I used the gorgeous sketchy sunflowers from The Birds and the Blooms STAMPlorations set and embossed them in white before filling them in with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. (GB3, GB7, EB8, BGR4, TB6, TB5, TB4).
There's a new sketch in town over at STAMPlorations,
so I squared up to make a card today.
Isn't it a beauty?! Sometimes I don't know what to do with a sketch, but this one gave me all sorts of ideas!
To create the grunge background, I stamped a bunch of grungy stamps from the Mixed Media Grunge set. (Seriously makes mixed media soooooo easy). and then I used a stencil (Brackets ARTplorations stencil) and embossing paste to create texture.
I used some Scattered Straw and Vintage Photo Distress Inks to sponge around the edges and a little over the top of the embossing paste. Then I stamped a sentiment from the Bloom Sketches set and, after a little gluing, had a completed card!
I'm also going to join the fun over at:
Crafty Gals Corner - Rays of Sunshine
Simon Says Stamp Monday - Summer
Mixed Media Monthly - Summer Days
Inkspirational - Grunge
As for you all - You should definitely go play along with the sketch at STAMPlorations and check out what the rest of the designers made!