What Sunflowers Do

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
It’s what sunflowers do. ~ Helen Keller

At Splitcoaststampers, we published a Product Focus review for our friends at Ranger this morning. A Product Focus is an in-depth look at a specific product or product line with how-to, photos, videos, links to appropriate tutorials, reviews from fellow paper-crafters and projects to inspire you.

We were specifically looking at Distress Markers this week. How pretty and what fun!

I stamped this sunflower image and sentiment from Prim Blessings (Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps) on Distress Watercolor Cardstock using Timber Brown StazOn ink. Then I set to coloring with a combination of Wild Honey, Spiced Marmelade, Ripe Persimmon, Gathered Twigs and Barn Door Distress Watercolor Markers. The colors blended very easily on the cardstock with the Detailer Watercolor Brush, and when the first layers were completely dry, I went back over the leaves and sunflower center with my markers to add texture, using both ends of the marker (brush and detail tip) to add dots for added depth.

I only have one brown Distress Marker and the Timber Brown has more of a yellow undertone to it than I preferred for this image. The beauty of watercolor markers is that you can create a palette of two inks and mix a new color right beside your work space. That’s what I’ve done here. Easy.

You can read our full team review here. The ladies really loved working with these markers, and I think they rocked the gallery with beautiful projects.

Have a GREAT Wednesday!

  • Stamps: Prim Blessings – Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps
  • Ink: Timber Brown StazOn – Tsukineko
  • Cardstock: Distress Watercolor Cardstock – Ranger, Distress Color Kraft Core Cardstock – Core’dinations and Whip Cream Cardstock – My Favorite Things
  • Other: Wild Honey, Spiced Marmelade, Ripe Persimmon, Gathered Twigs and Barn Door Distress Watercolor Markers – Ranger, button, twine, burlap ribbon

3 responses to “What Sunflowers Do

  1. Gorgeous card Lori. Sunflowers are my daughter’s favorite. Her kitchen is all in sunflower stuff. You would be surprised at how much there is to buy. She has canister’s placemats etc. She is in my mind alot these days, she may be looking at surgery #4 on her hip. I just can’t believe it. I am going to email her with your card, I am sure it will brighten her day. Always appreciate seeing your creativity.

  2. Absolutely gorgeous!!! THANK YOU so much for sharing! Love the colors and the textures. So pretty!

  3. Lori this is just beautiful! Love the stippling on top for texture!

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