Is there a Shadeflower? Or only a sunflower?
My great grandmother used to freehand embroider scenes of the sunflower fields on their farm in North Dakota. What I remember about those pieces is the crows though. She always embroidered in the pesky crows, which necessitated elaborate crow scaring devices. She was not overly fond of the crows.
You can imagine how much the little beasts liked the big fields full of conveniently dense cultivated crow food.
It must have added, in addition to annoyance, an extra level of creepiness to fields of flowers that towered over your head.
I wonder why they made Children of the Corn and not Children of the Sunflowers. You're welcome, movie makers - it will be a huge hit on the horror movie circuit. All I ask is ten percent of the ticket sales.
Anyway, what's not horrifying or crow ridden are my sunflower notecards I made for Dare to Get Dirty. This was for Anna Wight's challenge, and I decided to use my new big Sunflower stamp to make first - a box. It's hard to tell it's a box from this photo, but it is, and the pattern is here - the A2 Card Box.
On the top, I stamped the Sunflower image in Summer Sun, and then stamped the sentiment from On Your Birthday on top of it in black. It's the PERFECT size for this box top!
The notecards were equally quick and easy - just stamped the image on the left edge - well, partially off the left edge of each card - in Basic Black. Then I quickly watercolored each one with an Aquapainter and reinkers - Lucky Limeade, Summer Sun, Island Indigo and Poppy Parade.
The greeting is from Elements of Style, that I punched with the Decorative Label Punch and popped up with dimensionals. I stuck a little rhinestone on each label.
I like the kind of Warhol look I got. Kind of fun to get a pop art look with such a classical looking image.
I love how the image is giant, just like the real deal.
Hope you're having a crow-free, stampy weekend, wherever you are. :) I did a little live Ustream of two of the cards I did for my stamp class Saturday if you want to watch it. The people I'm talking to are people who were live during the broadcast. Not the people in my head :).