I have to confess that my project is an overnight effort. Vicki sent me a reminder email yesterday and I shrieked - "Oh my gosh! I completely forgot!!!" I had to think fast and, since we are in July, a summer theme seemed appropriate. The sentiment was inspired by something I had said to Vicki. She asked me if we had anyone else playing with us and I said "Nope, just you and me!"
Here's to you, my friend! I've used stamps from Chocolate Baroque's Sunny Sunflowers A4 sheet to create my AJ page.
Let's take a closer look. I started by using a brayer to apply the colours for the sky: Folk Art 901 Wicker White, 481 Aqua, 524 Calypso Sky and 484 Brilliant Ultramarine. The letters for the sentiment are from Lawn Fawn's Harold's ABC and Clearly Besotted's Basic Alphabet, stamped with Versafine Onyx Black onto a page from an old notebook. For the die-cut word, I used Large Script Alphabet - Lower Case by X-Cut and glitter foam. In hindsight, I should have cut out the "u" and "me" in red instead. Oh well... The Sun is created by layering 2 fussy cut sunflowers and lots of Glossy Accent for some dimension.
Moving on to the field of sunflowers. For this, I started by applying shades of green, also with a brayer, onto a piece of cardstock: Folk Art 724 Evergreen, 923 Clover and 954 Fresh Foliage. Then I cut the top edge with Lawn Fawn's Grassy Border die. The sunflowers and leaves are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, coloured with Copics, fussy cut and adhered to the green field. I also added some Clear Wink Of Stella, Stickles Icicles and Hot Cocoa Liquid Pearls to some interest to the flowers.
And here it is - my overnight field of summer sunflowers! I did not fuss with it like I usually do and I am mighty glad I did not let the side down!
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Please head on over to VICKI PARSON of Stamp Smiles and check out what she has made. Vicki never ceases to amaze me with her creativity.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope your week is a sea of sunflowers too1