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Friday 15 June 2012

Tall trees and Sunny Sunflowers

Hi there, as you can tell I really enjoyed using the new Sunny Sunflowers stamps from Chocolate Baroque, they are such beautiful versatile stamps. Todays card combines the new stamps with one of my old favourite Chocolate Baroque stamp sheets, Tall Trees. The bp is from Essence of Nature cd and mirrors the delicate trees stamp beautifully.

To create the little forest scene I used permanent red shade panpastel and black panpastel then added a little white for a misty effect. I stamped and embossed the trees with Pearl White WOW EP (love this as it gives a delicate translucent effect) and then stamped again with black archival ink. 

I made the flower using the large and small flower from Sunny Sunflowers, coloured with distress markers and cut out. I added Sepia glossy accents the the centre and some

I've used black and lime card to mat and layer as it picks up the colour of the leaves but the green card isn't showing up in the pic for some reason. I love red and lime green together :-)I think these stamps would make fab brooches, when I get a minute I'm going to dig out my grungepaper and see if I can make one

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Amusing challenges: Hot embossing
Cheerful Stamp pad: In the garden
Stamp and Create: bold and bright
Truly Scrumptious: flower power

Thanks for popping by
Claire xx


  1. Totally and utterly stunning Claire, I'll not say more.

    B x

  2. Fabulous card Claire. Love the scene you have created with the Pan Pastels and the pearl embossing of the tree stamp. Very artisitic and I love it.
    Beryl xx

  3. Very striking forest & really atmospheric with the combination of lime & the russety browns.
    Paula (PEP)

  4. You never cease to amaze me Claire with what you can do with that sunflower stamp. It has to be one of the most versatile, although my brain does not work as creatively as yours! Beautiful card Claire, really love this one.

  5. stunning card Claire and just loving that background - looks fab!
    Kim x

  6. Wowza, Claire, this is so gorgeous!!

  7. Such a wonderful card, the colors rock.

  8. Wow Claire, this is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING. The background is amazing. I LOVE IT. Hugs Suzanne xx

  9. Totally awe-inspiring as usual Claire the overall effect is so talented.

    Hugs Shirley x x

  10. Stunning - I love the details on this card. I bet it's even more amazing in real life! Thank you so much for playing in my Amusing Challenges.

  11. it is lovely! thanks for joining the "in the garden" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo


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