Word Art Wednesday and Sunflowers and freebies

I'd like to invite you to join Word Art Wednesday's Anything Goes Challenge #194!
We have a wonderful devotion by Karen L and a beautiful verse in digital form by Karen M!
Join in, you just might be the recipient of a wonderful challenge prize, seize the opportunity!!

Here is today's verse:

For my sample card today I choose a sunflower.  

I stamped off two images using my ink pad with printer ink and pulled my colors

I laid down a base color:

Added more yellows and then worked in brown with a colored pencil, 
denatured alcohol and a blending stump.

I stippled in the center using black, brown and dark green.

for a bit of life like texture I added black glass micro beads

I layered my fussy cut flower on top of the second stamped image - I also colored the petals in a dark shade of yellow.

A little lineco glue in the area I wanted the beads

I added my verse that I also colored and cut to shape

My next step was to find a good background paper, this bold image was going to need a high contrast background to make it pop:


And here is the card:

Here are a few sunflowers for you to have fun coloring!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see your entry over at Word Art Wednesday!
Ginny M

I have  this Card  available in a kit format at


What a gorgeous sunflower, Ginny. Combining watercolor and pencils is completely new to me, but a very nice effect and the microbeads just complete it all. Simply stunning! Crystal
Glenda said…
I don't think I would've come up with the layering without your clever suggestion. Beautiful card and very clear tutorial --- thanks for sharing your talent and a word from the Lord!
Anne said…
Great card, super tutorial! I'm not a good colourist but even I could do something following your guidelines! I love your stamp,sunflowers are our son's most favourite flower! TFS!
Jan Castle said…
Beautifully done Ginny!!!! Thanks for sharing your expertise!
Paper Hugs,
Natalie said…
Loved seeing your process, well done!!! A beautiful card, I love sunflowers!
Just love it sis, may we indeed shine as brightly as this for Him,
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x
Team Clark said…
Oh, I love this card! Love your coloring and the way you added the sentiment! The sunflower is perfect, especially this time of year. WONDERFUL!

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