I'm so happy to be playing cards with the Color Hues challenge again - and they couldn't have made me happier by choosing these colors for #TCH #5! I had a wonderful surprise in the mail , from a very sweet friend - you tell me, serendipity?
This stunning stencil is one I've admired for a very long time from The Crafters Workshop. I've blended from the center of the bloom, starting with Catherine Pooler's Sand Castle - my closest match to kraft, then deepening it with DOX vintage photo, the a few Distress Oxide inks in the yellow family: Fossilized amber, scattered straw, and ending at the edges with squeezed lemonade.
Since I started with a piece of Bristol paper, it was a bit brighter than my eye liked. The fix? Over stamping with the Crackle Background from SSS in that sand castle ink.
MFT had the perfect sentiment, in my humble opinion... I do like to send a few Thanksgiving cards!
Okay, I'd better tuck this into the Color Hues gallery... hope to see you there!
Thank you, Color Hues!
This is amazing!! I LOVE this stencil and that background looks so cool underneath!!
Absolutely fabulous! Such perfect timing for a lovely gift, and you showcased it beautifully! Love the Crackled Background, too. Thanks for joining us at Color Hues! It's always great to see you there.
WOWZA, this is beautiful! Love the over stamping with the crackle and the heartwarming sentiment!
Aaahhh...one of my favorite sunflower stencils too, Michele. I love your stencil in yellows and the over stamped crackle image with a kraft hue color. Lovely sentiment for these times. TFS my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy
Love the look of this beauty mf....
Still waiting to hear the results of the election. Can't stop thinking of you!
Wow!! Oh my that is so beautiful... Loving the crackle background and your stenciling... the twine is perfect for the earth look you so brilliantly captured.
Wow! You've used this beautifully, my friend! I love how it covers the card and the crackle that gives it the feeling of being stenciled on a piece of wood! The twine is an awesome touch and the sentiment says it all! We need to focus on our blessings, especially during these times.
I absolutely LOVE this stencil and the over stamping with the crackle! So perfect! Always great seeing you play cards with us over at Color Hues! xoxo
I still can't believe you crackled afterward. Amazing!
Ohhh ...I am loving this card Michele x. It is so eye catching, so unique and the overstamping is genius! Great sentiment too x.
Absolutely GORGEOUS and perfect use of the colors Michele...lovely, lovely card!! Hugs. :0)
Per-fec-tion...you nailed this opportunity. Of course, yellow but the overall design is just fantastic. I am beyond impressed.
Amazingly beautiful, Michele. I can see why you've admired that stencil.
It is all about that crackle! Beautiful stencil but your finishing touch made it amazing!
Your big sunflower is gorgeous, Michele! The various yellow shades of petals are so beautiful! The crackle background and the linen thread are the perfect touch! Love the organic feeling!
You were blessed to get this stencil but it's what you did with it that blesses us! Gorgeous coloring and that crackle in the background is the cherry on top!
Gorgeous sunflower, Michelle - perfect for this challenge!! The string bow adds the perfect touch!!
Adding that background stamp was a stroke of genius, I think it has made it truly unique and gorgeous xx
Oh! The Crackle background was an ingenious choice, Michele! So gorgeous!
The crackle and twine give a very farmhouse look to your lovely sunflower, Michele.
WOW! I'm just going to pick my jaw up now... all of this with a stencil! You are one amazing papercrafter my friend!
This card is truly so amazing and eye-catching Michele! The twine was a lovely addition! Thanks for supporting our challenge at Color Hues!
It's beautiful, Michele, but I really do love the tone-down using the crackle stamp! Fab!
Another really stunning card, Michele! Beautiful ink blending on the stencil and your crackle background and rustic twine are just perfect! xx
Congratulations on your runner-up win. It is clearly, the winner to me.
WTG Michele on your runner up win! You totally inspired my using a sunflower with your card. I have both that stencil and the background on a wishlist.
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