Thursday, May 1, 2014

A Mother's Day card

Today I played along with two challenges: Freshly Made Sketches and ColourQ.  Here are the challenges:

And here's what I made:
 This will be a Mother's Day card for my mother-in-law.  My mother passed away 11 years ago, so it actually is not one of my favorite holidays to stamp.  But my mother-in-law, Lillian is a sweet woman and I love her dearly.  I think she will like this. :)

I watercolored the flowers using the challenge colors of: Pumpkin Pie, Calypso Coral, Pretty in Pink and Old Olive. I stamped the flower image randomly onto Pumpkin Pie cardstock using my Craft white ink pad. I also added little dots using my Chalk Board marker.  It's hard to see, but I hand cut 4 little flowers and and popped them up with dimensionals. Fringe scissors for the bottom piece and some Calypso Coral ribbon and a piece of Bakers Twine finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Stamping!    


  1. Stunning card, Annette! I love how you used the CQ challenge colors, and the randomly stamped flower image in white is a great idea to carry the floral theme on to the background. You MIL will so enjoy this!

  2. The cluster of flowers is so pretty! Love all these details! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. Oh wow--love the look of this card!

  4. So pretty, Annette. I love how you customized the DSP!

  5. Love how you've focussed on the pumpkin's such a bright and cheery card. Thanks for playing along at Colour Q!

  6. Oh how beautiful! Your colouring of the flowers and leaves is just perfect Annette! Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!


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