Monday, September 9, 2013

Sunflowers Make Me Smile -- plus W-I-N-N-E-R-S-!

Happy Monday, blog friends!  I'm filling in today on the Pinque Peacock blog.  I thought I might as well do something I love, and got out my Creative Inspirations Paints yesterday to do some water coloring. I love it when I can get ink and paint on my fingers all with the same project!
Creative Inspirations Paints is having a design team call.  Yes!  I've been stalking their blog, bugging their DT for info, waiting for this to happen!  Happy dance! So, this card will be submitted for the call.
Sunflowers are blooming right now here in NW Wisconsin, so they inspired me to paint this card. The sunflower is a Close To My Heart stamp, as is the sentiment.  I used 3 colors of Creative Inspirations Paints on the flower (Mocha Latte, Sunshine, and Mellow Yellow) and 2 on  the leaves (Emerald & Evergreen). I used a Spellbinders die in 2 sizes, and the designer papers are retired papers from Close To My Heart called Stella. There's some scrumptious 3 Girl JAM ribbon tied around the card. And, of course, a FAB Pinque Peacock beaded stick pin. Oh MY!
If you hopped with the 3 Girl JAM design team over the weekend, you know I promised blog candy.  And, here are the winners, as promised:
Winning the School Days Flair buttons, generously donated by 3 Girl JAM -- Diana Larson!
Winning the blog candy from my blog -- Beckie Creative Crazy.
I'll be in touch with both of you to get your winnings to you.
Stop and smell the sunflowers!
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Raisin Boat blog -- Hurray for Summer Challenge
Creative Inspirations Paints -- Inspired By: Autumn Colors


  1. Love this card the way you colored the flower makes it look so life like. Gorgeous thanks for joining us at CI Paints

  2. Whoppeeeeeeeee that is me i love buttons thank you for the prize I will e-mail you now.

  3. Wow, that is one gorgeous sunflower, both the stamp and the fabulous painting!

  4. Beautiful card Julie!! Sunflowers are the smiling faces of fall :)

  5. Beautiful and love the flower!
    Thank you for joining in on the Creative Inspirations paint challenge!
    Michelle, dt team