Little Becka Sunflower Palette | Premo Recipes Vol-085-A

Little Becka Sunflower Palette by Polymer Clay Tutor1-A: Little Becka
2-A: Warmth

3-A: Sun On My Face
4A: Sunflower Seeds

I don’t know what it is about this picture that Doug took a couple years back of a pretty Little Becka Sunflower (it was in a local farmer’s field not far from our house)… but it just makes me feel like turning my face to the sun… closing my eyes, and soaking everything in. Just like the face of this sunflower seems to be doing in the photo.

There is something so cheerful… so peaceful… and so calming about this sunflower. It’s like standing in the presence of a quiet supportive friend that makes you feel good… even when they haven’t said a word. And since this particular variety of sunflower is called Little Becka, that will be the name of my new flower friend.

I am quite excited to be growing my own crop of sunflowers again this year. I used to grow them in the beds along the back of our yard, but stopped when the white morning glories (aka Bindweed), quite literally invaded my space.

It took me a few years, but I now have those invasive plants under control… to the point that I can finally grow other plants without them being completely swallowed up by the chocking vines. So, in addition to some Foxgloves, Columbines, Daises and Poppies, I’ve decided to plant sunflower seeds again… Yay :-)

It means that later this Summer, if you were to pop by my place, you’d probably catch me standing in the sunflower patch with my eyes closed and my face towards the sun… quietly just soaking it all in.

This Little Becka Sunflower is the color inspiration for our next color recipe series. I do hope you enjoy this Vol-085-A Series color palette chosen for the month of June 2015. Little Becka Sunflower Palette by Polymer Clay Tutor

The following Vol-085 A-series Little Becka Sunflower Palette will be added to the Polymer Clay Members Library at the beginning of June 2015:

  • Little Becka (Recipe 085-1A)
  • Warmth (Recipe 085-2A)
  • Sun On My Face (Recipe 085-3A)
  • Sunflower Seeds (Recipe 085-4A)

[wp_ad_camp_1] ¬†Little Becka is the beautiful watermelon red of the pretty petals surrounding this sunflower’s face. Warmth is the tangerine orange of the tips of the petals that are absorbing the warmth of the sun. Sun On My Face is the rich dark yellow of the fiery ring around the sunflower seed head. And Sunflower Seeds is the warm nut brown of the sunflower seeds growing and maturing in the warm summer sun.

I love your description of the sunflower against the blue sky.¬† As a Kansas born girl, well, old lady now, I know that sunflowers are the lifeblood for people – especially women. Where ever I have gone, moving across the Good ol’ United States, I have planted sunflowers and provided black oil sunflowers for the birds. The color palette for the petals is brilliant and so creative. Your experience in mixing the clay colors is desperately needed by me – an old lady beginner! Now I want to figure out a design incorporating the black oil sunflowers… so the birds have something to eat as well. Thanks for the best website on polymer clay I have ever found. At last – I am learning something. ~Pamela-R

Cindy… I love the colors of flowers in nature too, and I think that those colors in that one flower in this post are amazing. Colors are always inspiring, but your videos and instruction really make me want to think outside the box. Thanks! ~Andrea-R

I always love your color choices, Cindy. Thank goodness we have you to come up with all of these beautiful color palettes. ~Jeanne-C

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  1. Monique U., 18 May, 2015

    These are a super pretty palette, Cindy :) Is that a typo directly underneath the last photo?

    Monique U. (A Half-Baked Notion)

  2. Doug Lietz, 18 May, 2015

    Thanks for the catching the typo Monique… it’s all fixed now :-)

  3. elaine faulks, 19 May, 2015

    Strolling in the fields one day
    I saw, to my surprise
    A flash of sunshine colours
    I couldn’t believe my eyes

    For there was” Little Becka”
    Hiding amid the corn
    Standing on her tippy toes
    Looking all forlorn

    The sun was beaming down that day
    and skies were brilliant blue
    Oh! what a pretty sight to see
    These shades of different hue

    These flowers just make me happy
    Her face just makes me smile
    So plant some in your garden
    To have sunshine all the while

    When Autumn comes as they start to fade
    Collect their dark brown seeds
    To feed the little birdies
    Fulfilling their Winter needs

    So when the snow is on the ground
    and birdies search for food
    Give them some summer sunshine
    These seeds will do them good

    They will warm their little bodies
    and help them to survive
    For we all need birds and Sunflowers
    To bring joy into our lives.
    ++++++++++++++++++++

    A poem inspired by these wonderful colours..Thank you Cindy & Doug…….cheers xx………

  4. Cindy Lietz, 20 May, 2015

    Oh my Elaine… Your poems make me so happy! You paint such beautiful pictures with your words. I hope your family and friends realize what a treasure you are. Thank you so much for writing and posting this here for us all to enjoy!

  5. Cheryl H, 02 June, 2015

    You are so talented. Just reading the poem, I can picture the flowers and blue skies and sunshine.

  6. Marion Rayner, 25 February, 2016

    Hi everyone
    I’ve bought some decal paper for transferring your own inkjet images onto PC. They say you have to spray the image before wetting it as inkjet ink runs when wet. (It has to be dipped in water before placing on PC so that the backing slides off.) Can anyone advise as to what spray I can use to protect the inkjet image that is also compatible with polymer clay?
    Many thanks – Marion

  7. Cindy Lietz, 29 February, 2016

    Hi Marion, I have never done one of these decals, so I would only be guessing, But I have heard that you can use PYMII to seal your inkjet pictures to keep them from bleeding into resin, so I bet you could use that for the decals too. If you have some, I would test it, but other than that, maybe someone else here can help?

  8. Marion Rayner, 01 March, 2016

    Thanks Cindy. As it happens I’ve just ordered some, so I’ll let you know.

    For the benefit of your other UK (& European) members, my new PC friend Marie whom I met through your club (thanks for the intro Doug!) pointed me at a website who can supply PYMII to the UK and other countries in EU. You can buy it from Happy Things in the Netherlands.

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