Sunday, April 13, 2008

Sunflowers- sketch challenge


I found those little sunflowers yesterday at Walmart and thought they would be perfect for a little windowsill project I had in mind.
Lauren dared me to do more sketch challenges to get out of my comfort zone, so I did! ;-)Following the directions from her last one: http://laurenm.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2008/04/12/saturday-sketch-time-simple-or-not/, I came up with this card.

I kept it very simple, although it was itching me a little to add a bit of brown satin ribbon somewhere... ;-) I just added a little bit of orange in the center of my premade sunflowers (I will definitely try to make my own soon with brown mini glass pearls in the middle) and cut some grass and leaves (they're of course on pop-dots), I cut my window with 2 Nestabilities nested together, added a tiny bit of light blue chalk ink in the back....
When I see simple cards on other peoples' blogs I'm always stunned, but when I try to make some myself it often feels like they're missing something...This one could maybe use some sprucing up, like a brown mat in the back, but I like it the way it is, so that my window stays the focal point.
I have been thinking about a friend who could certainly use a little bit of sunshine and cheering up, I haven't heard from her in a long time and my guess is she's struggling to keep it all together. It makes me sad, I am far and I feel like I can't do anything to help. :-(

18 comments:

Lauren (mytime) said...

THUD-----------OMG! Bee that is truly gorgeous!!!!! Now aren't you happy you did the sketch! That should be framed.

Lauren (mytime) said...

THUD-----------OMG! Bee that is truly gorgeous!!!!! Now aren't you happy you did the sketch! That should be framed.

9kids said...

Love this card!

Jenn B said...

Your card is sooo cute! Thanks for sharing it!

Angie said...

Don't feel sad. If you send your friend a card, and she smiles, then you did something for her. Your card is lovely; I don't think it needs a thing.

Lisa Thibault said...

This is a really, really cute card. I love the depth of it with the 3D elements.

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

This is so nice. If this is the kind of work you do you really should do more challenges

Carolyn King said...

this is awesome...love those flowers!

Lee said...

This card is sooooooooo amazing!! It absolutely IS one of those simple but stunning cards you see!!! And what a sweet RAK it will make for sure!!

Maren said...

This is SO amazing!

Fe-Fe said...

This is such a pretty sunny card. I love all the little flowers, it's beautiful.

LeAnne said...

This is very, very, very cute! There isn't a single thing that needs to be added, it is just adorable! TFS!
LeAnne

Shannon said...

Hi,
My name is shannon and I design blogs. I recently posted a blog design with a bee theme that you might be interested in. If you want to check it out go to www.eightcrazydesigns.blogspot.com

Inspiration Alley said...

I don't think there's anything missing from your card, it's simply stunning. Simplicity of design is sometimes the best, although the details within your card make it anything but simple. I love it.

Dawn Easton said...

oh my goodness! This card is beautiful! I think it looks lovely just the way it is....no ribbon needed! Fantastic!

brigitte from australia said...

Hi Bee !!
this is such a beauuudiful card !!
love it !!

Elizebeth said...

This is a beautiful card, I absolutely love it!

Otir said...

I am sooooo fortunate I got to receive that one. It goes perfectly with my blue walls and receiving cards from you is a pure joy. Thanks again Bee!

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