Sunday, July 15, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #43 {Live in the Sunshine}

Hello friends - Happy "Sun"day!  My card today uses a somewhat unusual perspective of the sunflower stamp.  I got this idea that I wanted it to look like the sunshine just starting to pop up on the horizon  through a field of sunflowers, so I cut the image in about half and then flipped it in this direction.  I like it - hope you do too!  The layout for my card tonight is based on the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #43 (see below). 
I chose these colors based on a very recent ColourQ challenge (#144 - oops I did miss the deadline for that one).  I find color challenges where there are more than 3 colors included to be well... "very challenging" for me.  I somehow seem to think that all the colors need equal space and view on the card and that doesn't work so well usually.  But... I like to try them and push my creativity just a tad outside of my comfort zone.  In this card, the daffodil delight is my focal point (that sun idea I mentioned above) and the other colors just kind of work around it.  Thankfully the FMS43 sketch helped me pull it all together! I actually made two very different cards using this sketch - my other card is very colorful and whimsical (and I flipped the orientation). In fact I had so much fun playing around with this sketch that I almost forgot that there is still a deadline to meet if I want to particpate in this week's challenge :o) so I had to commit to a card to share with all of you and quit playing around.

Gonna run off to my comfy bed here shortly - have had a very busy day.  Started out with a 2 1/2 hour hike up and around a mountain today with my family - it was sooo wonderful and the view was phenomenal! Rewarded my self with a large smoothie when I got home - LOL   Shortly after we got back we had a pretty good sized storm and wicked winds. So I got some laundry going,  played in my craft room for awhile and then cooked lasagna for dinner (Yum)!  All in all a great day - but I am suddenly whooped and my pillow is calling so will sign off for now.  Here is me and my kids at the top of one of the mountains - isn't it lovely (the view that is - not my sweaty self!)?

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit - I'm sure glad that you did.  Hope you enjoyed some sun today.  Hugs!

Supplies (all from Stampin UP): Cardstock - More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White.  Classic Ink - Chocolate Chip and Daffodil Delight (colored the stamp with my SU markers).  DSP - Spice Cake (retired).  Stamps - Sunflower and Pursuit of Happiness (sentiment).  Buttons - naturals wood (new).


  1. It is gorgeous,Danielle!!! I love the use of the half sunflower AMD your perfectly placed buttons! And gorgeous patterns, too! Glad you had a good day...hope you have a fabulous week!!!

  2. Lovely card Danielle and some great shots of the mountains. We are rained in here .....again!! - Jacqueline xx

  3. Wow ... I love that big bold sunflower ... what a great image ... and that sentiment is just perfect!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

  4. Hi Danielle! I love the big sunflower and your take on the sketch. Thanks for playing with us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  5. Gorgeous image! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  6. What a lovely card (and a beautiful view from the mountain!)! I love that sunflower! Great job with the colours! I also get challenged with more than three colours!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!


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