Why sunflowers?Well...today Riley and I got out of bed bright and early to head to a trampolining competition..the first qualifying competition of the season (for those of you that are new to my blog, my son jumps competitively and today was a qualifier for the Australian National Championships). I have been thinking about how to portray this part of our lives on this little sampler without actually stitching a trampoline....and today it hit me :) Sunflowers reach for the sun to soak in as many rays as they can, much like athletes train to reach as high as they can in their chosen sport. So this block is my little tribute to Riley and his trampolining :) complete with a little reminder to "aim high".
Through the week I received a yummy little parcel in the mail...a book called 52 More Scrapbooking Challenges by Elizabeth Kartchner...and thought I would make a start on her challenges to jumpstart my scrapping a little (Tracey is doing some VERY inspiring takes on these challenges over at http://www.alusciousjourney.blogspot.com/ )
Challenge number 1 is to "Get Inspired by an Outfit"...so I did :)
In these photos I'm wearing my favourite butterfly shirt, so continued with that theme on my page.
The butterflies are Jenni Bowlin, and the paper is Making Memories Flutter. I added some texture to the flowers with Cuttlebugged leaves, Kindyglitz and some Kaiser Rhinestones. There's also some stitching around the edges.