Thursday, August 28, 2014

Color Throwdown Sunflower

Hi Friends

Today we're going to play with the Color Throwdown folks.  This weeks challenge is to use the colors of Pacific Point, Crushed Curry, and Old Olive.  Here is the inspiration picture... you can click here to view their fabulous samples.

As soon as I saw this inspiration photo, I guess the idea of a sunflower got hard wired into my brain and I just couldn't think of any other flower to use.  Fortunately, one of my favorite sets is by Flourishes Stamps, called 'sunflowers'.  Here is my card

As I've been saying in my previous blogs, I am trying to do more CAS cards (clean and simple) but, somehow, this card just needed to have some more detail so I went to a sketch I've had for some time and matched my colors with a strip of DSP from SU's Print Poetry mini stack.  

I colored the sunflower with my Copics and added a candy dot from the brights collection in Pacific Point to kind of balance the blues.  I love the sentiment which reads...

"Turn your face to the sun
and the shadows fall behind you"

I hope you like my sunny card ... it reminds me of a trip we took to Colorado one late summer and all the sunflowers were blooming in this one particular field.  We passed by it several times that day visiting friends and I noticed each time the sunflowers had their faces in a different direction... each time facing the sun!  

Thanks for stopping by ... come back soon!



  1. Pretty Card and beautiful coloring!

  2. Beautiful card Pat. Love the pretty sunflower. Wonderful coloring. Thank you for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown this week!