I know it's been more than a week since I posted anything but my daughter has a vendor booth at our local County Fair and I've been hanging out with her, pretending to be a valuable co-worker, managing the behind-the-scenes technical issues while she handles customers and sales. I have to admit I'm really tired of making all the little sleeves and envelopes for the myriad of coupons and give away items that funnel through the booth, but it's filled with fun activities even if it is busy, busy, busy! :-D
Today, we have a new challenge starting over at FarmQuest and our new theme is "Sunflowers." Don't forget that all entries must be 'country' or 'farm' related but it's pretty hard to focus on sunflowers without being at least a little bit country. I found this delightful clip art image in my collection of flower digis, printed it in grayscale, then colored it with my polychromos pencils. I used gamsol to blend the coloring.
I knew as I was coloring that I wanted to do a very simple design, partly because I had printed such a large image piece but also because I wanted the sunflowers to take center stage and not have to compete with too much embellishment. I had added the sentiment before printing the image, so I just cut it square, then rounded the corners with a Uchida punch. I put that onto a bright orange card front and called it finished.
BTW, orange is definitely NOT one of my 'go to' colors but it is my favorite harvest/autumn color because I use it so rarely all the rest of the year that it's kind of refreshing to use it for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or other autumn cards. :-D