Wednesday 21 June 2023

I Spy With My Little Eye #4 / 5

Hi everyone, it's Midsummer's Day today - the longest day of the year, so plenty of daylight for crafting!! It is also the 3rd Wednesday of the month already. so it's time once more for a new I Spy With My Little Eye... challenge over at Ellibelle's Corner.  

This time we are having a two month long challenge due to the summer holiday period, so we are offering a choice of two themes so you don't get bored!! Without further ado, the themes are:

I Spy With My Little Eye 

A Sweet Treat


Warm and Sunny Colours

Plenty of possibilities there we hope you’ll agree, so we hope you will be able to join us and look forward to seeing your makes.

Here's my card for the challenge, using warm and sunny colours.

For this card I used several of the new supplies from my recent win over at Visible Image - what could be warmer and sunnier than a sunflower on a summer's day?? I cut a square of stamping card, and used my new Heart Ink stencil with Lavinia hill masks and a home made cloud stencil to create a background landscape of grass and sky with blended Distress oxide inks. I then used the heart mask from the heart Ink stencil set and overlaid the Strobes stencil to create a sunray effect. I stamped the sunflower, then stamped again onto separate card, coloured with Distress watercolour pencils before fussy cutting and attaching. I also stamped some additional spatters from the same stamp set, and my sentiment. Finally I matted the finished piece onto green cardstock and my card blank, and decorated the sunflower with some white gel pen and Glossy Accents.  

Here's an angled shot to show the Glossy Accents.

Stamps: Visible Image Sunflower Grunge, Golden Daffodils (sentiment);
Media: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks (Mowed Lawn, Bundled Sage, Tumbled Glass, Squeezed Lemonade); Distress Watercolor Pencils (Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo,Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint); Versafine Clair (Nocturne); gel pen (white; Glossy Accents;
Tools: Visible Image stencils - Heart Ink and Strobes; Lavinia hills mask; home made clouds mask.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Allsorts #733 - Anything Goes with option Blooms, Bees and/or Butterflies (2nd entry)
Beautiful Blossoms #6 - Anything Floral Goes (2nd entry)
Colour My Heart #552 - Three Colours from inspiration Picture - THIRD PLACE
(Yellow, blue, green)

Double D - Colour Challenge ( use one or more)

Double Trouble #140 - On a Warm Summer’s Day
Dream Valley #296 - Summer Colours
Four Seasons (June) - Anything Goes Summer
Path of Positivity #113 - Anything Goes Positive (2nd entry) - TOP PICK

The I Spy challenge starts on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, and will end on the Sunday before the next challenge starts at 23:39 US Central Time - so this time that is  Sunday August 13th - our next challenge will begin on Wednesday August 16th..

Please do pop over to Ellie's blog to see her fab creation and link up your entries here.

Take care, and thanks for visiting.


Sarn said...

This is definitely a card full of sunshine Pauline. Love how you used your new stencils and that stamp is so lovely. xxx

brenda said...

Can't beat a sunny Sunflower Pauline, thanks for sharing it with us at Allsorts this week.

B x

Donna Walls said...

I adore sunflowers and this is the perfect summer scene. Thanks for joining us at the Beautiful Blossoms Challenge and sharing your love of all things Flowers.
Donna xx
Beautiful Blossoms Challenge
Paper Funday Challenge
Inspiration Station Challenge

Doni High said...

Great card! Sunflowers are my favorite....I love the scene inside the background heart! Thanks for joining us at Double D Challenges.

ScrappyHorses said...

Beautiful!! Gorgeous stencil work behind the lovely sunflower! So happy you shared with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

Ellibelle said...

Absolutely beautiful, Pauline! Love everything about it, beautiful scene inside the heart and the sunrays and splatter are just perfect. The sunflower of course is stunning! Now if only those that I planted in my garden would show some life, at this point I think the birds must have eaten the seeds!

So great to see you at Allsorts challenge too and of course it's a perfect card for your theme at I spy with my little eye!

Ellibelle said...

I'm back again, so nice to see your beautiful card shared at the Four Seasons challenge, too :)

Dena J said...

I love all those soft layers in the background! You really created a beautiful sunny scene for the sunflower. Thank you so much for sharing at Allsorts challenge.

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful sunflower and Sunshine card,love the stencilled and splattered background.
Carol x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A gorgeous, stenciled design for the background and fabulous Sunflower image too.

Darlene said...

Oh Pauline ... this is just awesome! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D, Four Seasons and Stencil Fun Challenges! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back again soon.


More challenge fun beginning July 7th … check it out … SIMPLY CLEAN & SIMPLE

Michelle said...

I LOVE your card! Creating a scene inside the heart is so pretty and makes a great frame for the flower! Very nice use of our colors, too. Thanks for sharing at Color Dare.

Linby said...

A lovely bright and cheerful card and a great background too.

Melanie Hungerford said...

Just love your combination of stencils and masking, what a fabulous background! Looks great with the sunflower. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

Alyson Mayo said...

Love that background with the heart, nature and sunburst stencils - fabulous! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and Colour Dare :)

Karen Letchworth said...

This is such a gorgeous card, Pauline. I adore the floral and your sweet design. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Four Seasons and please joi us again soon.

Diane said...

Beautifully created, a gorgeous sunflower and the background is amazing!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D, Four Seasons and Stencil Fun!
Diane DD FS and SF Co-Owner
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Sarah said...

What a beautiful sunny sunflower. Such a fabulous design. Thank you so much for sharing at Allsorts. SArah DT

Suzanne Reynolds said...
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Suzanne Reynolds said...

What a beautiful background scene created with stencils and masking and love the bright yellow sun rays, all perfect for your sunflower. Thank you for sharing with us at Double Trouble and Color Dare.

Chris said...

Beautiful card with a lovely summery feel, you created a wonderful background for your lovely sunflower. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Calendar this month.

Vandra said...

Love what you created with your stencil. Its really beautiful background. Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Dare Challenge. I hope you can join us again soon.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

Your layering of all those different stencils is wonderful. The background is beautiful on your beautiful card. Il ove sunflowers. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers. Barb Housner

Mrs.B said...

Love the different background effect you've created for the sunflower, it's a great design.
Avril x

foleysfriend said...

Great card. I love all the stencilling you did and how you used both the heart stencil and heart mask. Clever! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers ~ Stencil Challenge. Apologies for the late comment.

sue n.

Aimeslee Winans said...

Sunny and bright! Thanks for linking this up at Beautiful Blossoms Challenge! XXO, Aimeslee DT