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Monday, June 22, 2009

The Amazing Talent of Anna Wight

Who doesn't love the amazing talent of Anna Wight? Her rubber stamp images she designs for Whipper Snapper, her darling card creations, and her awesome photography! I love reading the delightful stories and captions on the photographs on her blog and checking out all her stunning photographs.

For this week's CCEE challenge, I challenged my friends to go to Anna's photo gallery and choose one of her photographs that inspired them and make a card around that photo. For my card, I chose this beautiful sunflower photo. I love the happy feeling sunflowers evoke.



I used my Copic markers to color the sunflower. To replicate the tiny yellow dots in the center of the photograph, I used 3-D Puffy glue, heat set it, and then colored it with my yellow Copic marker. I cut the flower image and bent some of the petals forward for dimension. I watercolored the stems and leaves with Mellow Moss reinker and watercolor brush. My clouds were made with Stampin' Up's cloud template.

Please check out our CCEE blog if you'd like to see the creations my friends made and/or participate in our challenge. Have a happy day!

Stamps: A Year of Flowers (Gina K); Pullin' for You (My Favorite Things); Wonderful Words and Aida Cloth bg stamps (Stampin' Up)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Always Artichoke, Gina K Pure Luxury White
Ink: Tuxedo Memento Black, Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Soft Sky
Accessories: Copic markers, circle Nestabilities, MS picket fence punch, 3-D Puffy Glue, paper piercer, chocolate chip marker, SU cloud template, watercolor brush


13 comments:

StampOwl said...

very pretty Charlene, looks like we both selected the sunflower as our inspiration

Mothermark said...

Wow! This is the coolest card! That big ole sunflower against your beautiful clouds looks so realistic! Beautifully done Bertie! I love it!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Charlene this is awesome. Your coloring of the sunflower is perfection! Love it!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful Charlene, thanks for the fun challenge.

Joanne (jojot) said...

stunning ....and that sky....wow....and the flower....wow.....and the 'framing' of the flower...wow......a winnah, my friend

Connie said...

This is just so beautiful, Charlene!! Love the frame you placed around the flower!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Charlene!! Love your dimension!! The sunflower is so beautiful and realistic! Love your clouds too. What a fun challenge!! Hope I have a chance to play along sometime this week.
hugs,
Chris

Carolyn King said...

Beautiful Charlene..love the puffy dots and those clouds!!! This is awesome!

Allison Cope said...

Gorgeous Charlene! Love the papers you used.

Traci M said...

Love your sunny flower Charlene...and the entire layout is awesome as usual!! Your idea to use photography is really a good one...I would play but am getting ready for a few days in California. I like your challenge though!

Brenda said...

Gorgeous card!!

redwasher1 said...

Fantastic! Love the sunflower. Geri

LeAnne said...

Yes, who doesn't love Anna's designs especially when you've turned one into a fantastic card! How cool!