Thursday, May 20, 2021

Sunflower Fun

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!


I love sunflowers!  They always make me smile with their bright, happy faces!

This sunflower had one petal that was really awful.
I learned not to go back in with a bright orange!

This little bee was just the right size to cover up most of the disaster.

It was inked and stamped with Distress inks on Neenah cardstock.

I used a slightly damp brush to move the ink around.

When dry, I added highlights and lowlights with watercolor pencils.

Challenges:
The Flower Challenge - Favorite flower (this is definitely one of my favorites)
Penny Black Saturday - Anything Goes/optional CAS
Krafty Chicks - CAS week

  



Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Rise & Shine (PB), Smile Today (PB), Nature Walk (ret. SU)
Ink:   Squeezed Lemonade, Bundled Sage (DI), Archival Black, Early Espresso (SU)
Paper:   Neenah, Early Espresso
Other:  Caran'  d'ache Supracolor pencils (Orange, Reddish Orange, Burnt Sienna, Umber)


29 comments:

Bunny said...

It's a lovely watercolored card. Thank goodness for bees! [Bunny]

Brenda in IN said...

Even the name - sunflower - sounds happy and fun! This is so pretty and the orange didn't hurt a thing. It attracted the bee so it must be okay. I love the sentiment and we all need to do that.

Marcia Hill said...

I love sunflowers too Bonnie, and this one is a beauty for sure!! I think your coloring is perfect on this one and I never would have noticed the mess up, but the little bee looks perfectly content right there on that particular petal!! FABULOUS card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Vicky Hayes said...

Trust a bee to make everything alright Bonnie! I agree about sunflowers - such happy flowers! - and yours is stunning. Vicky x

Daffodil Cards said...

SO Beautiful and until I read the post, I thought the bee was supposed to be there! Love it.
Faith x

Trina P. said...

Agree, sunflowers are happy flowers. Beautiful card and watercolouring, Bonnie. Brilliant cover up with the bee!... had you not pointed it out, I would have kept on thinking it was part of the stamp.

Pat said...

Your sunflower and leaves are so bright and pretty Bonnie and I love the sweet little bee which you used to hide what you felt was an ugly bit, but it is perfect as an added image anyway. We are always our own worse critics and we would probably not have noticed this. I have tried, not always with success, to train myself to think of these little blips as 'happy accidents'. The sentiment is just perfect. x

Ink Outside The Box With Diane said...

Oh, Bonnie! Such a great card. Fantastic water colouring skills! Sunflowers make me smile too. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Krafty Chicks Challenge.
Diane -DT

kiwimeskreations said...

A beautiful card Bonnie - and I certainly would not have known the bee was covering an oops...
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Ros Crawford said...

I'm so glad I stopped by... This is stunning... I adore everything about this card, so pretty and so serene!

I Card Everyone said...

They are also in my top 5 of flowers, Bonnie!! You've done a beautiful job of coloring this gorgeous Sunflower - your little bumble bee has done his job, in more ways than one, I guess!
Lovely, lovely card, Bonnie! xx
=]

JoAnn said...

Very pretty sunflower. Your coloring is always perfect. It looks like that bee is enjoying it too. Love how you were able to cover up the "disaster", you can't tell it. TFS

Sandy said...

Your card has me singing!~ "You're just too wonderful - too wonderful for words" And that's the truth!!
Sandy xx

Christine Alexander said...

So pretty Bonnie, it's so nice heading into sunflower season. I thought your bee was part of the stamp ♥

Nstiz said...

I really love this one and may have to have that stamp! What a fantastic job you did coloring it! This one is outstanding!

Mac Mable said...

WOW what a stunner Bonnie and one happy card, beautifully coloured x.

Leslie Miller said...

Well, I can't see a single flaw on this gorgeous sunflower, so I'd say your little bee is a perfect cover up. So beautiful, Bonnie! Soft and warm and earthy. Wow!

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous watercolored sunflower, Bonnie. Sunflowers are definitely my favorite late Summer, Early Fall flowers and the Bees and Birds love this flower too. We always have many volunteers that come up in our large fenced off veggie/berry garden (50' x 100'). TFS your beauty my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Viv said...

This is so pretty Bonnie - and thank goodness for bees! x

Karen Dunbrook said...

so gorgeous...so happy. Love it

xx Karen

Loll said...

Beautifully watercoloured sunflower Bonnie. They have to be the happiest flower, along with daisies. The bee is adorable. Isn't it great when happy accidents happen??!! xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Your watercolored sunflower is so happy and beautiful, Bonnie! The petals and the center of the flower are amazing! The pencil details make the flower look alive. I love the different shades of the leaves too. The bee looks like he’s in the right spot as planned. :-)
Hideko xx

BożenA said...

How beautiful, Bonnie !! I also love sunflowers. You colored this flower so amazing, it looks so artsy !! I love all the shadows that make it look so three-dimensional. The bee has done its job because I never would have thought she was hiding some bug.
xx

Susan said...

Sunflowers make me smile too - they are such happy flowers. You coloured yours beautifully with terrific shading. Great save with the little bee!

HilaryJane said...

Somehow I missed this one. I am so glad I found it now as I think it is truly special. Love that sunflower and the wonderful texture and depth you have given it with your colouring xx

Ericka Strange said...

Gorgeous card and sunflower Bonnie! Beautiful highlights and I love how you added the bee. Great job and thanks for playing along with us at The Flower Challenge!

LeAnne said...

You have a knack for this kind of stamping, Bonnie....it's a real work of art! Congrats on your win at Krafty Chicks...well-deserved!

Bobby said...

The bee is your friend, Bonnie. He wants to see close up how beautiful your sunflower is painted. I agree with him. The pencils add wonderful shading.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Stunning card! Superbly coloured! So happy to see your card in the gallery at PBSC:)