Friday, July 31, 2009

Bleached Sunflowers

STVPF24 Sunflower Garden

Head over to StampTV for the Potluck Friday Challenge…a Summer Bouquet and some bleaching too!

I stamped and masked the sunflowers from Signs of Autumn, embossing as I went along. Then I bleached out the flowers and leaves.

bleached sunflowers soft sand

I watercolored with Adirondack reinkers and a waterbrush, then I did the cutting with my craft knife. Several of the sunflowers are popped up on varied thickness of foam dimensionals.

Sunflower Garden PeekMy 3yr old granddaughter planted sunflowers along the fence to their garden, I can’t wait to get some pictures when they bloom. Just wishing there was a picket fence with them too! I love this punch with the flowers!

The Green Apple cardstock is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.

Here’s another card I did with this set and Thanks a Million, colored with Copics and airbrushed. So many possibilities… the basket was masked to stamp the wheat, then I stamped a couple extra, cut them out and placed them on top. The papers are Pure Luxury and Heidi Grace. I curved the sentiment a bit on my acrylic block before stamping.

SC239 Thanks a Million

And Thanks a Million for stopping!



smallcity said...

Wow, this is beautiful, i need to try the bleaching technique.


Brenda said...

Wonderful cards Dawn! I will have to give your challenge a try.

- dlm. said...

Beautiful cards, Dawn! You are a wonder with the craft knife. The flowers look amazing bleached and then coloured. The picket fence punch is a great addition to the card. I really like the harvest/fall look of your second card. Well Done!

BTW, our giant sunflowers are now over 6 feet tall.