Friday, September 4, 2015

Artsy Sunflower Collage

Happy Friday paper crafting friends! I wanted to share a card I made using this image I found on Pinterest as inspiration:

It's a piece of canvas wall art but I was inspired to make a card.

I started with a piece of Parchment cardstock and stamped a bacgkround from Heidi Swapp in Antique Linen Distress Ink. I added some script background from PTI. The butterflies are from Crafts Meow Butterfly Kisses. I added a postage stamp and cancellation image from PTI's Postmarks and Just Rite's Greetings from Paris. The sunflower is stamped using Clearly Besotted Sunshine & Smiles (love this flower!) and colored it with my copics and adding gel pen accents.

The sentiment is also from Crafts Meow Friend of Mine and I added some black Wink Of Stella to give it some sparkle.

I distressed the outside edges with more Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.
I haven't done a collage style card in a very long time and am just loving how this turned out.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday
The Shabby Tea Room
Simon Says Monday Challenge
Time Out Challenge

Thanks so much for visiting! Blessings~ Birgit


Unknown said...

Oh my goodness this is a beauty. The background is a perfect landing page for that very pretty sunflower. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, in our 199th challenge.
Blessings and Hugs, Carole

Natalie said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, your collage design turned out lovely!! What a beautiful inspiration photo. Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week, hope you'll join us next week for our 200th challenge!!

Charity Morris-Chamberlain said...

Beautiful card! You did an amazing job matching the image from Pinterest as well! Love the parchment paper and sunflowers! Thank you for playing along in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge! I hope you will join us again next week for our big 200th Challenge. Have a blessed day!

Charity - DT Member - Word Art Wednesday (my personal blog)

Marcia Hill said...

WOW...this is stunning Birgit! Love every little detail you added to the background, and that sunflower is just gorgeous...loving the white gel pen accents too! You ought to frame's a keeper!! :0) Have a great weekend my friend! :0)

Diane said...

Beautiful...I love the pretty vintage look of this! Thank you for joining us at The Shabby Tea Room for our "ABC- 123" challenge!

Amelia Breytenbach said...

This is simply stunning! Thanks for sharing at The Shabby Tea Room and hope to see you again soon.
Amelia (The Shabby Tea Room Design Team)

Kara Lynne said...

Amazing all the details that you have blended to make an amazing card, Birgit! Just beautiful!

Maura said...

I love how you translated the canvas into the card! It is gorgeous, and I especially like the white highlights that pop. Glad you joined us at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge!

Gerrina said...

That is a great card! Love all the elements in your background and that sunflower looks so great! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and sharing this with us!

Beverley said...

What a beautiful inspired card, you have really captured your inspiration. Beautifully coloured too. Thanks for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge. Hugs Bev (Uniko) x

SewPaperPaint said...

Oh wow! This is just amazing!!! Congrats on your feature!

Joyce said...

Wow--I think this might be my favorite of all your cards so far. The collage elements all work together so well--there is not a thing out of place. And, that flower is just gorgeous and your coloring is amazing. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

Tricia Coffin said...

Excellent work!

rosebudinnh said...

love this