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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Sunflower Sparkle


Good morning!! First, I want to thank everyone for your kind thoughts and prayers for my Dad....he is home now and feels much better. They changed some medications and hopefully that will take care of the problem!! There's nothing like a few days in the hospital to make one appreciate their home, bed, food, and privacy!!! Anyway....I got back in the craft room this morning and I am a new woman!!!

The Ways to Use It challenge on Splitcoast was to use foil. I have had the copper foil bits for ages and finally had a chance to use them. The Clear Dollar Stamps Sunflower Songs images were stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa onto Basic Grey's Marrakech dp, cutout, and attached with dimensionals. The leaves in the background were stamped with Always Artichoke and colored with copics. The leaves around the smaller flowers were cutout and attached with glue dots. I drew the pot onto the BG Marrakech paper, cut it out, and attached it to the white cs with dimensionals, also.

The foil was attached to the flower centers with glue and a clip, ribbon, twill, hardware, Primas, and a Candy Dot finish it off.

Thanks for visiting today and I hope you have a wonderful Thursday!!! I'm headed back to the craft room to finish a few more projects and do a little blog hopping!!!

Recipe:
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Sunflower Songs
Paper: Whisper White, Really Rust, Pacific Point, Basic Grey Marrakech dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Copper Foil Bits, Copper Clip, Ribbon, Twill, Primas, Candy Dot, Copper Hardware, Copper Brads

24 comments:

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Glad he is home and doing better, and yes nothing is like coming home to your own belongings.
Your flowers look great and I like the flower pots. Great card.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

I'm so glad to hear your dad is doing better. I just love your fun creation with the flowers and metal in the centers!! :) So sweet!

Tricia said...

What pretty colors you've chosen for this card!! TFS!!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Wow! How beautiful! I love the copper flower centers. So glad you had time to play!

jacque4u2c said...

Just stunning! I love the layered effects! Do glad your Dad is doing better.

Joanne Travis said...

Holy Wow!!! This is amazing. Love all of the incredible details and obvious thought and work you put into this, Joan!
I'm glad your Dad is doing well, I think all of the prayers helped :)
Hugs,
Joanne

Julia Aston said...

So glad your Dad is doing better and home from the hospital!

I love how you used the copper bits for the centers of these wonderful flowers Joan! and I love the new basic grey papers!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Joan, your sparkly flowers are beautiful!! Wonderfully fabulous card!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Good news to hear your Dad is doing better, meds can really mess a person up, can't they?


This is a fabulous card, Joan! The copper foil adds so much dimension!

ChristineCreations said...

Oooh I love that BG paper, and hope to get some this month...love your gorgeous sunflowers Girl! ...glad to hear your dad is doing better too. That's always so hard - my Dad had heart surgery several years ago so I'm glad they've worked your Dad's meds out.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh my word, girl, LOVIN' the foil centers. Wow Wow WOW!!

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

So glad your dad is doing better. I loved this card on SCS today and I love it here. SO much detail. Great job.

My Paper Adventures said...

Love all your details!!

Lisa Foster said...

Ix'd say more than this is SO BEAUTIFUL, but my jaw is in my lap again, and it's kinda hard to talk...makes the typing a little wierd too...LOL... Seriously, Joan this is gorgeous!!!

How's your Dad doing?

Joanne said...

so glad your dad is doing so much better....I can see your joy in this beauty of a card...love all the dimensionality

Dawn Easton said...

Oh Joan, I was so happy to see you pop into my blog...I rushed right on over here...lol! I'm so glad to hear your Dad is home and doing better...hope the new meds are okay now!

YEAH...Pacific Point...you go girl...see it's not that scary ;)
Your card is beautiful! Those flowers are stunning!

Anne said...

Yay!! Dad's home!! What a relief!!

You can tell you are happy by this gorgeous card!! Woweee!!! Love the copper foil and that Marrakech paper!! (Tell me I'm not the only one that hears that song about the Marrakech Express everytime I pull out that BD pack!!) Wonderful card Joan. It's great to have you back in your craft room again!!

Jerri Kay said...

Wowzers Joan, that is one gorgeous card!

JulieA said...

Wow, this is spectacular!!!!! I love all of your precious details. It looks like you truly cherished your time back in the craft room...a great place to be! I had no idea that you had drawn the pot until you said it. Beautiful!

Susan (rainy) said...

So glad your dad is feeling better and is HOME!!
And I love your card. Those flower centers are awesome!

Stamp and Smile said...

Fantastic Joan! You sure are showing you love for creating with this card... so many fun embellies, details and the rich colors ROCK! Have a super weekend... :)

Katie Renz said...

Joan, so glad your Dad is feeling better. Gorgeous sunflower card! There is a lot going on and it flows together so well. Great job.

wendyp said...

Wow! This is amazing! Love the copper foil pieces inside the flower centers. It gives such a beautiful effect!

Candyf said...

This card just pops out at you. The foil centers are perfect with this image.