Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Sunflowers over the Fence

 Actually it's sunflowers over my neighbor's fence 😀

When I look across the street every morning, this is the sunny view with which I am greeted.  It is my inspiration for this card.  

My neighbor started these sunflower plants from seeds.  She said she'll help me next year.  I'm afraid my green thumb may only work on paper. 

I started by stamping the Penny Black flowers on watercolor paper.  I  used distress inks to watercolor them.  Then fussy-cut them out, and  popped them up.

To create the fence I used a wood plank background stamp by My Favorite Things.   I stamped and clear embossed it with Morning Mist by Versafine Clair.  Then I "smooshed" it with Weathered Wood and Tea Dye distress inks. I cut it into thin strips for the fence boards, then cut in 1/2, then cut the tips on each board. I inked the edges in Weatherd Wood. 
The flower was popped up, and I placed the fence boards over the flower.  A die cut sentiment from PhotoPlay and done.  

I'm putting this in the following challenges:
  • Double D Challenge - The Theme is Sunflowers

  • Double Trouble This card will go to my neighbor.  I think it will brighten her day.  So I'm putting it in the 
    Thing 1:  Trouble Maker  says, "You make me happy when skies are grey.  Thing 3: Twisted Sister says, "Let's start with using any shade of grey and then brighten the day with your choice of TWO additional colors. And Thing 2:  Double Dare says, "If you have taken on Twisted Sister's color palette above, it also matches the Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #407.  
  • Color My Heart Use Gray and 2 other colors of your choice. The fence is shades of grey and the other 2 colors are green and yellow.  The white is a freebie. 
As always, thank you for stopping by and taking a look.
Stay safe and stay well.


  1. I just LOVE this! The fence pieces are so imperfectly perfect as they represent a worn fence - great work! Thanks for sharing with us at both Double Trouble and Colour Dare :)

  2. You certainly had some great inspiration from the lovely Sunflower display and created a great card, many thanks for joining in with our 'Say it with Flowers' theme at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  3. Perfect creation of the inspiration! Thanks for joining us at Color My Heart Color Dare!

  4. Oh how very pretty and creative, looks like just like your neighbors fun! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  5. WOW this is just beautiful Carol and LOVE that fence ... well done! What a gorgeous morning view you have of your neighbors sunflowers ... a lovely way to start the day! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Sunflowers’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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  6. Carol - what a fun card!!! You did a wonderful job creating the feel and look of your inspiration view. Great coloring, and creative job creating your picket fence!!! Thank you for sharing your creative talents with us at Double Trouble!!! -Donna

  7. A really super image and a great 'over the garden fence' scene. Thank you for joining our 'Say it with flowers' challenge at Penny Black and More.

    Kath x

  8. What a great inspiration and love the card you created. Thank you for joining us at Color Dare!

  9. What a great interpretation of the neighbor's photo of sunflowers and love how you created your fence. I first thought it was a paper... great job. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and Color Dare.

  10. Oh I love how your card matches that photo scene so perfectly! What an adorable card. I love it and am so glad you'd share with us at Double Trouble! :)

  11. Love the aged fence you created and the sunflowers are perfect. I lived in Kansas and never grew tired of seeing fields of sunflowers as well as gardens where they were peeking over fences like yours. We're glad you played along with us at Double Trouble #64. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  13. Love this - and the inspiring photo!
    Thank you for sharing with Color My Heart Color Dare!
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  14. Wow! So pretty and perfectly done. Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenges.
    Amelia (DT Double "D" Challenges)