We're doing sunflowers at
This is a popular die for this challenge!
I die cut the sunflower from Mixed Media paper keeping it all intact and
painted it with Gansai Tambi watercolors.
For the top layer, I cut again and removed all the petal pieces, sponged color
with Distress ink in the center, then spritzed with water and blotted.
After everything dried, I glued the piece with the colored center
atop the yellow petals.
I went into the base of each petal with a watercolor pencil
and pulled the color with a damp water brush to shade the petals.
I mounted it all on a treasured piece of specialty paper that my friend gave me
and added a narrow mat of Crumb Cake cardstock.
I'm also joining in at AAA Cards.
CAS Watercolour: Sunflower
AAA Cards: Friendship
Stamps: Friendship Messages (SSS)
Ink: Gathered Twigs, Vintage Photo (DI)
Paper: Neenah, Crumb Cake (SU), Mixed Media (Strathmore 400 Series)
Other: Sunflower Background Die (IO), Gansai Tambi Watercolors (#40 Lemon Yellow, #43 Mid Yellow), Watercolor Pencils (Faber Castell), Water Brush