This is the first time that I have had a go at step-by step instructions with photos so I apologise if they are not very clear. I worked on two cards at the same time so the photos might be of different versions.
Stamps: Clarity Pretty Petals, Fossil
Inks: Archival Jet Black, Adirondack Butterscotch, Lettuce and Denim, Big and Juicy Meadow
Other: Black pen, White pen, Spectrum Noir colouring pencils, Clarity stencil brushes.
The 'Fossil' stamp makes a perfect centre for the sunflowers. Stamp twice on copy paper and cut out the centres, one small and one large, with a craft knife to make a mask. You will need both bits. For each flower, position the mask where you want the centres and stamp through the hole with Black ink.
Using the cut out bits cover up the centres and stamp the petals. I used an old Big and Juicy ink pad that the colours have merged on to get the slight variations in colour. Use the stamp at a slight angle to get the partial stamp effect. (Yes, I did do this on purpose) Don't worry if your petals slightly overlap.
Now colour in your petals with the solid Petal stamp and Butterscotch ink. Then add some more petals behind, again adding some partial petals. I have used 2nd generation ink on some of the petals and the only masking is the flower centres.
Remove the masks from the centres and outline the petals with a black pen giving them a more realistic petal shape. Go round again slightly offsetting the lines.
Lightly pencil in the stalks and then add the leaves using the solid Petal stamp and 2nd generation green from the rainbow pad. Mask the flower petals where you want the leaves to appear behind the flowers.
Draw in the stalks and veins on the leaves with the black pen.
Add some shading to the flowers with the colouring pencils. Using the stencil brushes and ink pads lightly add some Butterscotch behind the flowers, Denim for the sky at the top and Lettuce at the bottom of the card. Outline with a black sharpie pen and mount on a coloured background. As a final touch, I added a few dots on the centre of the flowers with a white pen to represent the pollen. This is the other card that I made at the same time, with slightly more subdued colouring. Easier to do than to explain!
Hope you like them.