Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Happy Holiday Hop!

Happy Holiday Hop! Becky and Melanie thought it would be great fun to team up for a little Holiday Hop today. Today we are showcasing Becky's new set, "Warm Woolen Mittens" along with Becky's new cut file "Grand Banners" and "Grand Banners - Winter Sentiments" and Melanie's newest set, "Lots of Letters" as well as some of her other recent favorites. Joining us are some dynamic designers that will knock your socks off with their beautiful work today! Make sure you visit everyone's blog to leave a comment and be entered to win a clear "I do!" and "Beyond Baskets" stamp set! A winner will be announced Thursday.  Now on to today's projects!



One of my all time favorite flowers is the sunflower.  I'm not sure why, but it could be due to the warm rich colors, and it just seems so happy.  And, it's big!!  :)  So when I saw Melanie's sunflower from her Stately Flowers 5 set, I fell in love!!  It's stunning, and the leaves are gorgeous.

I colored mine with Prisma color pencils and double layered the flower for dimension.  I also stamped the "sunflower" sentiment directly onto the dp I used:  Genuine (Authentique).  Everything else (including the popped up butterfly) is from the dp. 

 I also added some Topaz Treasure Beads from Art Accentz (Provo Craft) to the flower center.  I think they're super fun!




Here's a list of those hopping in case you might have missed a stop along the way.



Melanie Muenchinger  (Illustrator of Lots of Letters)
Becky Oehlers (Illustrator of Warm Woolen Mittens)  
Tosh Leyendekker (you are here :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Happy Stamping!
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67 comments:

martinka74 said...

very beautiful card

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card. Caroline xxx

Beate said...

Tosha, your card look GORGEOUS! Love all the details you added. The tabs, bthe sponging, the beads...
Hugs and smiles

Melanie said...

Whoa!!! this card is such a work of art, should be framed! The coloring is so realistic and I just love that with your whimsical hills in the fun stitched on for background! and the notebook paper! and the bead center, eek!! I am drooling over this card!!

Marisa said...

A whole lot of wonderful work on this card, Tosh!! Love all the distressing :)

Maria said...

I really love your card. the colors you used are beautiful

richardbreaks said...

Wow, such wonderful detail on this! Ooooooooooooooooooooooo.....

Carolyn King said...

umm...i keep staring at that sunflower. Fabulous--love how you did the center and along with all your awesome Tosh-ness--what an amazing card!

Sharon Roselli said...

your beautiful sunflower card makes me sad that fall is over. I love the layers and coloring. the card is awesome.

Kathryn A said...

I love the details and distressing! Great card!

Angi Rankin said...

Wowee! Your card is fantastic!!! I love all the great details that you've added. The beads in the flower center...beautiful!

Olga said...

The card is alive! It looks gorgeous!

Debbie McIntyre said...

What a beautiful card! I like the touch of beads used for the flower's center!!

jean w. said...

Awesome card! So beautiful!

Linda said...

This card is stunning!

Diane said...

Wow...love this...the center is amazing, love the pop of the green leaves...stunning flower!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wow! The coloring is amazing, and all those beads in the center of the flower...GORGEOUS! Great distressing on the card too!

Jeanne said...

I too love sunflowers. Love your card - so much to look at and admire.

--Marcy said...

Great sponging technique! Lovely!

Shari M said...

really like this card. Thanks

Shawna said...

LOVE the beaded bling on this gorgeous sunflower!

Jackie B said...

What a terrific card. I love everything you did on it. Sunflowers are a favorite of mine and the deer that come through our yard at night.

Sharyn Polesel said...

This is a beautiful sunflower card. I love all the different elements you added to make it so special. I need to think outside the box more. So glad to see all the beautiful designs on this hop.

Sonia said...

beautiful, I love the look of your card TFS - Sonia

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card. I especially like the flower center's texture. Louise

Holly Annette Amero said...

Wow, Wow, Wow!! It's gorgeous and all that detail is amazing! I love the beaded sunflower center!

naneruth said...

Wow! This is so gorgeous. Love the colors of the sunflower.

Card Crafty Club said...

WOW! This is AMAZING! I love your work!!!!

Karen B said...

Truly gorgeous card.

kathr said...

This is such a Beautiful Card...
hugz Kath...xx...

Mama said...

Beautiful card!

Rosy Newlun said...

I love Melanie's sunflowers - you made such a beautiful card with it and love the touches of beads to the center!

zehra said...

Wow love the card your layout and the different dimension on the card is awesome beautiful coloring too

Melinda said...

So pretty, I don't even know where to begin! Love the coloring and the beads!

Sharon said...

A beautiful card! Love the warm colors and the design. Great papers for the background.

Ravengirl said...

The beads are really fun and totally belong in the sunflower center! I also like the look of the sunflower label you created!

Lori said...

Wow, your card is breathtaking!!

Doris W. said...

Jaw dropping gorgeous sunflower! Love the added beads in the center!

Lynne said...

Wonderful card, beautiful sunflower, well done.

Pat said...

WOW! Love that Sunflower and it's center. Beautiful

Sharon said...

Wow this card is stunning!

Donna Phelan said...

GORGEOUS sunflower, love how you added the beads for the center, lovely!

Lady Bug Stampers said...

OMG this is over the top beautiful. I agree that the sunflower is beautiful but all flowers are beautiful even weeds with flowers are. Can you tell I am a flower lover? Great card and thanks for the inspiration. Love the beads in the center.

Sue D said...

Great card--I love sunflowers.

Ashley said...

Wow! What an incredible card! I absolutely love the sunflower, especially the beading for the center. So pretty!

Tammie Lien said...

Stunning sunflowers such a pretty card and thanks for sharing:)))

Verna Angerhofer said...

The sunflower card is so very lovely. Great details that you added too such as the stitching and beads in the flower.

Gayle said...

Beautiful sunflower...jeans and sunflowers really makes me wish we weren't heading into the winter season.

A Margery Card said...

What a beautiful card. Love the sunflower and "matching" butterfly. Beautiful.

Nanette said...

Very pretty...love the beads!

Nanette

Lagene said...

I love your distressed flower card!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Super card. I love your coloring on the sunflower. The beads in the center add a wonderful touch. Thanks for the great inspiration.

Connie said...

Your card is beautiful. I do love sunflowers:) but looking through your posts I can see that you are a very talented gal.

Come on over and visit, my welcome mat is always out and I am celebrating my first year as a blogger, with my first Give-Away:)
Hope to see you, Connie :)

JJ Bolton said...

Breathtaking! Love the texture and rich colors:)

Latisha said...

Totally blown away, this is beautiful!!

ajax said...

My favorite flower is the sunflower also. They just stand out so much, like they rule the flower world. I love the way you colored yours. I have a real hard time with coloring, so I gave up on it. You really have a talent for it.

Sharon said...

So much detail! I love this card! Just beautiful!

Kitty said...

WOW, your card is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with all of us.

Blessings,
Kat

Mary-Anne V said...

wow what a elaborate and stunning card...kinda looks like a mixed media canvas piece. love the little details of beads, buttons and stitching.

Sparkly Engineer said...

If this card doesn't bring up dreams of country pleasures, nothing will. I especially like the center of your sunflower

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my is that ever Gorgeous, awesome coloring, such great distressing and love the rolling hills!

Sherry Butcher said...

Love all the details, TFS.

Susan F. said...

That is a stunning card!

Pat Jandacek said...

This is a very beautiful card! You are so talented...tfs.

dpkennedy said...

Oh wow Tosh! This is stunning! I love the denim look paper for the hills and of course all the distressing! I am adding this to my "case" list for sure :)

Pet73 said...

Love your card! It's fabulous!

Roberta said...

Thanks for sharing!! So beautiful and so interesting!

 
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