Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Desks, Sunflowers and Chicken Wire

Hump day again???  Seems like it comes more than once a week or else the weeks are just flying by!  At my age it's definitely the latter.  But I do enjoy the opportunity to blog hop to different desks all over the world through our head desker, Julia, at the Stamping Ground.  Please pop over to her blog when you finish here and check out oodles of desks!  I love the great inspiration and fun projects I see.

My desk has been busy.  I went to a stamp convention in Mesa, AZ this past Saturday and enjoyed looking at all the fun stuff!  If you're interested in seeing what I purchased just check out my last post.  But anyway, you can see a couple things here and I did get a card made using a new stamp set and matching die by Heartfelt Creations.  There is a flower I made center front using the Flower Punch Board.  I used some scraps just to get used to the board and hope to make a bouquet soon.

The chicken wire was made using a die by Cheery Lynn Designs and I used silver metallic card stock.  The flowers were colored with assorted inks using sponges and my Brushstix. (I did find this site to give you an idea of what I used.)  I shaped them using a stylus on a thick piece of foam. Oh, the "Smile" is from a stamp set by A|Muse Studios. Before cutting the chicken wire I used a piece of Stick It to the back of the metallic card stock before die cutting and it really helped in adhering every bit of the wire to my green card stock. (I even know Ken Oliver personally and have taken classes from him.  He's a sweet and very talented guy.)

I kinda followed a You Tube on the Heartfelt Creations site to color and shape the flowers. I also colored the centers of the flowers with my clear Wink of Stella brush but that doesn't seem to be showing even with this close up.  Sunflowers are my most favorite flowers and I hope to grow some this next spring.

This card also qualifies for Red Rubber Inspirational's Fall Foliage challenge since sunflowers are considered a "fall" flower, at least to me.  You can check out that fun challenge, too!

Ok, now that you're at the end of my post please remember to check out the Stamping Ground for more desks and projects.  Enjoy!


Artatag said...

I always love a busy desk, So much to see! You have a great collection of pens there, impressive!
I also like your card a lot!
Gabriele 30

trisha too said...

Wow, Carol, that chicken wire looks so real!

Happy woyww to you!
#54 this week with
painty things

Stacy's Paper Crafts said...

Beautiful sunflowers Carol! That metallic cardstock looks fun and adds some great texture to your card. Thanks for sharing!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Ooh, Carol, I love both the flowers and background! What a great combination. It looks really fab :-)
Hugs, LLJ 25 xx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Beautiful flowers Carole. I fully agree with you, Wednesday does seem to come round much quicker now, think we must have two a week Lol! Thanks for the visit and happy crafting, Angela x

Chrysalis said...

Hi Carol - I love the chicken wire effect - very versatile. The finished card is lovely. Have a great week, Chris # 7

Red Rubber Designs said...

Very pretty! The chicken wire is very cool!

Lisca said...

Stamp Convention sounds great! I must find your other blog and read all about it.
Oh what a lovely card! That chicken wire is so effective. I have not bought any of those intricate dies because they are such a bummer to stick.Stick it sounds like a very useful product. I must make inquiries if they sell it in Europe.
Sorry I'm so late in commenting. I like to comment on all of the posts but there just aren't enough hours in the day...
Thank you for letting me look over your shoulder.
Have a good week.

Beverley Baird said...

What a gorgeous card! The chicken wire looks great, as do those flowers. Thanks for stopping by.

okienurse said...

beautiful card! Love the chicken wire and the wya you colored it is awesome. Have a great week. Vickie #68

Drea Slee said...

Beautifully done!! I love the chicken wire and sunflowers! Thanks for joining us at Red Rubber Inspirationals!

glitterandglue said...

Hi there. I am SO late visiting this week.
Gorgeous. Lovely card there. Well done.
Thanks for visiting and for your comments. It was rather a manic week - but amazing, too!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #11