The Secret Life of Sunflowers – Jar of Flowers

Welcome back!  A few more challenges with quickly approaching deadlines…

The Challenges: Use Your Stuff (#475) – Inspired by a Book, Color Throwdown (#727) and Sketch Saturday (#717),

I really enjoyed reading The Secret Life of Sunflowers by Marta Molnar.  It is a work of historical fiction based on the true life of Johanna Bonger who was the sister-in-law of Vincent Van Gogh.

Here is the result:

JAR OF FLOWERS – SS717 – UYS475 – CTD727


  • Case Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Soft Sea Foam cardstock.
  • Background Panel: (4” x 5¼”) Soft Sea Foam cardstock dry-embossed with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Tilted Rectangle Panel: (2” x 4½”) Pink-Toned Painted Canvas patterned piece of paper from the Fancy Flora Designer Series Paper pack.
  • Focal Image – Jar of Sunflowers: Basic White cardstock scraps.
    • The Sunflower Floral Arrangement image was stamped with Granny Apple Green ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends Markers.  Colors: Light and Dark Mango Melody, Pink Pirouette Dark, Flirty Flamingo Light, Granny Apple Green Light and Bronze.
    • The Mason Jar image, a reversible stamp, was stamped with retired Regal Rose ink and then cleaned and flipped over to add the fill-in color with retired Pink Pirouette ink.
    • The Flower Stalks image was stamped with Granny Apple Green ink and colored with the Granny Apple Green Light Stampin’ Blend Marker.
    • Both the Floral Arrangement and the Mason Jar were fussy cut with Paper Snips.
  • Side Circles – Sunflowers: Basic White cardstock scraps
    • Four Sunflowers were also stamped, colored and fussy cut as above to represent the circles.
  • Left Side Decoration: Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels were added to the edge of the Tilted Rectangle Panel.

I chose to create a Blank Card without sentiment as the decorated card front was so pretty.  This is a card that can be used for so many different occasions.  Just add your sentiment inside.

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today.   Cheers,  Jolanda!

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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

8 thoughts on “The Secret Life of Sunflowers – Jar of Flowers

  1. Love the textures and layers. The sunflowers are very pretty and make just the right touch for that sketch element. Thank you for playing along with us at Sketch Saturday.

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  2. I love sunflowers! Your take on our sketch for the Saturday Sketch Challenge is awesome! It sure brightened my day to see the cheerful yellow flowers. Thanks for playing along!

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