Monday, September 14, 2015

Sunflower Time of Year!

Happy Mid September Everyone!
Such a beautiful time of the year ... Fall!
With Mother Nature's amazing work on the trees and the rich earth tones of the sunflowers & mums ... I love living in this part of the country!  I don't know what I would do if I didn't have the changing of seasons to look forward to!  Each new season holds special memories in my mind and heart!

Today I have a Fall card to share that I've created for the Crafty Secrets DT.  
This beautiful SUNFLOWER collection of images was so much fun to color and create with!!   
You will be seeing more from this set in weeks to come! 

 I have used Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to color today's image.  
Then when complete, I sponged around the outside edge with Tim Holtz distress ink and a large sponge dauber.  A little corner paper piercing is all that was needed to complete the image.   
With an image as beautiful as this ... nothing more is needed!

Peek at the inside!

 Please be sure to pop over to our Crafty Secrets Blog!
We have a linky party/challenge going on and you won't want to miss it!!
There's no theme to follow (only for the DT) ...
Only requirement is you use a Crafty Secrets product on your creation.
Don't have any you say . . . well, there are freebies available you can grab to be able to join in the fun!  

Challenges to share in:
AAA Cards Challenge #48 - Autumn Colors
Di's Digi Designs Challenge - Fabulous Fall Colors
My Sheri Crafts Challenge - Thinking of Fall
Crafty Catz Challenge - Autumn Colors

So many beautiful images, paper & more available at the
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS week ahead!
As always . . .

Papers:  White cs, Rust cs
Accessories:  Spectrum Noir markers, SU paper piercing mat, TH 'broken china' distress ink, large sponge dauber, X-Cut Dies 'Leaves'


Dr Sonia S V said...

The jar is Especially beautiful and your sunflowers look gorgeous in it
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects said...

Sunflowers and Mums are some of my favorites! Love your card!

Ceal said...

Gorgeous card, beautifully colored sunflowers! thanks for joining us at AAA Cards!

Céline said...

fab card
thanks for playing with us at di's digi

Macimbalo said...

This is gorgeous!

Leslie Miller said...

Ohhhh, I love flowers in pitchers, especially when I can color them myself! This is so pretty with the sunflower vase. Love it!

Janette said...

Beautiful card, so pretty...
Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week...x

Diane said...

Gorgeous!!!! I love the little bit of paper piercing too...perfect!! Yes, I agree, an amazing and beautiful image, colored beautifully as always!!

Jane said...

It's good to be reminded that it's not only leaves that reflect Autumn colours, sunflowers are at their best now too. Fab card! Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards.

Joann Williams said...

This card is so beautiful Darlene! Sunflowers are my favorite flower, well my fall flower anyways. Tulips are the Spring flower. But in any case, I just LOVE this image! LOVE it! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful creation once again!

Scrappin4kim(Jennifer) said...

Love your vase of flowers, it really embraces the season!!

Jenny Colacicco said...

Wow!! Awesome coloring and thank you so much for also entering the AAA Cards Challenge!