Thursday, August 23, 2012

Sunflowers ~ A Doily ~ and Movement

Now did the title get your attention or what??
I'll explain it all soon...lol...
 
Does it seem like the month of August is flying by??
August always makes me think of Sunflowers for some reason....
I striped all my decor down and am working on putting a few sunflower/fall items up....
So when the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge this week was doiles...
I decided to make my card a sunflower one.....
(I know none of this makes sense, but it's how my mind works...lol)
My very first Cheery Lynn die was the French Pastry Doily...
I can remember the rage was all those paper doilies you could buy
just about anywhere...a look I loved....
but, when this die came out, and I could cut one any color/pattern I wanted...
boy oh boy was I excited....
I could sit and cut these forever....
 
My doily was cut with LilyBee Designs "Double Dutch" paper...
if you like gingham, then this little 6 x 6 pad is for you...
when I saw it had 6 gingham colors in the pad, it was love at first sight!!
The background paper is Prima Sun Kiss
my "sunflowers" were made with Sizzix flower dies #2.....
the centers are punched circles and hard to tell, but embossed...
 
Also this week Moxie Fab World has a challenge called "movement"...
meaning how your eyes vocus on one thing and leads you up to another and so on....
I first see the big sunflower, then the gingham doily, then the leaf flourish
which leads me back down to the two smaller flowers.....
 
So, I am entering this in the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge "doilies"
and

9 comments:

Mihaela said...

So beautiful card, Diane, love the flowers!!!

Lisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Diane!! The doily is so fabulous!! And wow, the flowers look real!! Stunning card my friend!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

xxxtglxxx said...

Oh this is pretty Diane :) Love your wonderful sunflowers hun - they look fabulous!

My favourite flowers!

Hugs

xxalisonxx

Jeannie from PolkaCabana.wordpress.com said...

What a very sweet, sun kissed card. I love the way you used the entire doily as your background. Thank you for joining us on the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge blog! Good luck this week you did a great job.

Ros Crawford said...

How beautiful!! I love your doily and those sunflowers are just amazing!! ... Perfect background paper too!

Jodi said...

Very beautiful card...full of summer and sunshine!! Good Luck and thank you for sharing in the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Sandy Hulsart said...

Diane, I just love the doily cut out of gingham, just too cute. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

beadz said...

The French Pastry Doily die may have been my first Cheery Lynn die too! Great card. Thanks for joining us the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge and good luck!
hugs,
Gini

Cath said...

Hey Diane! Thanks for linking this up to the Movement Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

...and I loved the way you described the movement in your card! Bravo! :)