Monday, March 8, 2010

Thinking of Sunshine

Today was absolutely gorgeous in the DC area, so I thought I would celebrate with a sunny card. Of course, I seem to be marking all weather occasions lately with Gary Robertson sunflowers. If you remember, I posted a different sunflower when we were expecting a lot of snow.

I was immediately drawn to the Impression Obsession Sunflower Scene (G1764). It is just so unusual. I don't think I would ever have thought of drawing a farm scene in the center of a sunflower!

To color the image, I stamped the scene onto white cardstock and colored it with an assortment of Copic markers. The stamp itself had a lot of detail and built-in shading so I didn't worry about adding my own shading. I simply colored each area with a solid layer of color. Easy! For the background, I used the Cover-A- Card Flourishes stamp (CC027). The Cover-A-Card stamps are 5 3/4" x 5 3/4," so they are an easy way to add a decorative pattern to a standard sized card.

On a personal note, my mom and aunt visited me this weekend and we had a chance to see the Terra Cotta Warriors on display at the National Geographic museum. They are absolutely amazing! I wish I could travel to China to see the rest.

My mom also brought me an Easter present. I am including a picture of my new styrofoam glitter bunny egg. He just makes me smile!


GiftsByHeidi said...

I loved terra cotta warriors too. Isn't it amazing... I would love to know how they made all that detail and had all that technology so long ago. Your card is beautiful!

Diana said...

BEAUTIFUL card Laura! And...adorable little glitter bunny. Happy Tuesday!