Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Sunflowers with Eyecatching Ikat

Stampin' Up's new photopolymer sets are the business! That's my verdict after a bit of a play this morning when I used Eyecatching Ikat (free as part of this promotion) and found that this set is fabulous  - and not just for those super trendy ikat designs either! Come and see:


Sunflowers are also all the rage at the moment! These sunflowers and leaves were stamped in a cluster using Eyecatching Ikat, cut out with my sharp paper snips and attached to a panel trimmed with one of my labels framelits.


I wanted a little dimension, so I made more flowers and popped them up over the originals. I'm old enough to remember the last time sunflowers were everywhere but the chevron trim adds a lovely fresh twist.

I was inspired today by Less is More, where the theme is flowers; The Paper Players who also want to see CAS flowers; ATCAS where Off the Edge is the code phrase this week; and, last but not least, the gorgeous sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch:



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Sunflowers are amazing although I'm not a fan of them in my tiny garden. Once, when my daughter was a little girl, she and a friend had a tea party in the garden. They loved pouring 'tea' (water) from a toy teapot and I gave them some little fairy sized nibbles including some sunflower seeds. My daughter later confessed that the seeds were spilled during the course of the afternoon but the following year I couldn't understand why we kept getting rogue sunflowers growing in my flower beds!

See you tomorrow,


18 comments:

  1. Still on hols so just a quickie catch up - Fab (as usual!) x

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  2. Very elegant, Vicky
    Rosie x

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  3. I love the cluster of sunflowers in the corner. Great CAS card! Thanks for sharing with us at ATCAS. :)

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  4. Vicky, I love the way you used the IKAT stamp. I love that set and I am so excited to see your card. Beautiful sunflowers! Thanks for sharing this idea! XX

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  5. Very creative & so summery :) Hugs Bev x

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  6. Beautiful vicky, Sunflowers always make me smile.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  7. A stunning layout and striking sunflowers. Just perfect and thanks for sharing it.
    Sarah
    Less is More

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  8. A beautiful fresh card, who would have thought chevrons would look so good with the flowers? That's why you're a genius with your cards.

    I'm old enough for the second round of Sunflowers LOL Hubby just planted a few in the garden.

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  9. Love your card design Vicky, perfectly CAS!
    Val x

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous, Vicky, and the Ikat leaves are genius! Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

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  11. Vicky, love those fabulous sunflowers and a great take on the sketch. Oh.. and perfect for the ATCAS off the edge challenge. So glad you joined us this week
    Jaydee

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  12. Love the Ikat stamp and super card Vicky!
    Thank you for your LIM entry
    Anne
    Less is More Designer

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  13. So pretty! Wonderful take on the sketch!

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  14. This is gorgeous and so very pretty :) Thank you for sharing with ATCAS!

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  15. This is such a cheerful card, I just love it Vicky!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  16. Another stunning creation again Vicky, I love it :) Viv xx

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  17. Such a "happy" card, Vicky! Thank you so much for joining us at the Paper Players this week! :)

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x