Wednesday, 17 August 2016


Hi all,

I do love it when I am inspired, and just so happen to have what I need sitting on my desk!

The inspiration came in the form of the current As you like it challenge, which is to use your favourite flower. It just so happens that I picked up a set of absolutely gorgeous Inkylicious sunflower stamps at the craft fair I was at on Saturday.
As soon as I saw them, they dropped straight into the basket. Sunflowers are my favourite, because they just make me so happy to look at. I love the warm colours, and this trio was such a joy to colour. Sooooo relaxing!

The background was one I already had on my desk too... I was playing about with the distress stain marbling effect a few weeks ago, but this one didn't come out the way I wanted for what I was working on at the time. I did like the background though, so kept it aside, and it just worked perfectly with my sunflowers!

Also, one of these days I'll learn how to put sentiments on straight! lol.

I'm still debating whether to make this a gift tag, or to mount it on a card. I have the feeling it would look pretty cool on a black card base...

I went ahead and added it to a black base. I'm rather pleased with it! I think the contrast really makes it pop.

That's it from me for now, running off to join in with As you like it! :-)

Don't forget to enter my candy! And have a fantabulous day!



riliska said...

oh, it is very beautiful tag.. The sunflowers are so bright anf cute :)

Carole said...

Love your tag Sammy. I think that background works so well with your sunflowers and yes a black background...stunning!!

Kath said...

A lovely tag - the sunflowers are fabulous and I can understand why the stamp fell into your basket!
Kath x

brenda said...

A really gorgeous tag Sammy, Sunflowers are always such happy flowers.

B x

Redanne said...

It would look wonderful on a black card base, those sunflowers are gorgeous!! x

cotnob said...

A fabulous tag Sammy, beautiful sunflowers.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful tag Sammy, I love those sunflowers
Kevin xx

Irish Cherokee said...

Bright and sunny. Sunflowers are the perfect symbol of summer.

Hugs and Blessings,

Darnell said...

Stunning!! You nailed the design with the black base, Sammy, and you're right, it really makes both the background and the beautiful flowers pop! I can't decide which I like best as the coloring on both is just divine!! Hugs, Darnell

Valerija said...

This is so beautiful. I just love sunflowers.
Valerija xx

Jane Savage said...

Love those glorious sunflowers, Sammy! Very striking! xxx

Kat W said...

I knew you would have to come and play with us at As You Like It and that it would be sunflowers! They are such cheerful blooms and your gorgeous tag reflects that beautifully, especially with the sentiment :-)
The black border really does make them pop; definitely a fab choice :-)
Big hugs, Kat xx

Chris said...

Stunning tag Sammy, love those gorgeous bold sunflowers, you've coloured them beautifully and the distress stain background in the lovely shades of green is perfect. You were right to make this one into a card...the black contrasts so well and ties in with the sentiment.

Christine L said...

LOVING these fabulous Sunflowers Sammy... they've really brightened up this rainy day!! Superb colouring...... love your tag!

Christine x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Wowser! That's delish Sammy! Love it to bits!! Hugs, Wends xoxo

Lori Turner said...

A girl after my own heart - sunflowers are one of my utmost favorites and you've displayed them beautifully!! Gorgeous tag! Thanks for joining us at As You Like It this week xoxoxo

Annette said...

Beautiful Sunflower tag. Really pretty and summery.
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
Lili of the Valley,
My Mum's Craft Shop,
In The Pink Challenge
Squirrel's not-so-random Challenge
As You Like It Challenge.

SewPaperPaint said...

An AMAZING tag! Wow, this is so pretty, the coloring is out of this world! I can see why you've gone tag happy! ;0 (I'm watercolor crazy!) Hugs, Autumn