Saturday, May 17, 2008

Happy Mother's Day (a week late)!

A lot of my family got together at my parent's house last weekend kind of for mother's day but more for my grandmother's birthday. She turned 91 on May 8th. Amazing to think of all the things she has seen in her lifetime! I would venture to guess that this century has seen the most changes, at least technologically, and since she has been around since 1917, she has seen close to all of them! My SIL asked me how I did a couple of things on my cards, so my mom brought out all the cards I've given her over the past couple of years. My SIL wants me to make her a bunch of cards to send out to people! That makes me so happy! I'm always so proud of my creations, but to have another look at your work and offer to pay you to create something for them is just an amazing feeling. :) I can only imagine what it must be like to have something published!

Speaking of creations I am proud of, I made this card for my mom: It was inspired by this card by Nichole Heady, owner of Papertrey Ink and uses the PTI set Out On a Limb. I wanted to give the 'window' feel with the vellum, but I could see all my writing on the inside of the card. I added a backing of the blush blossom. The backing helped to cover all the ugliness of the inside of the card too :) The sentiment is just perfect for a parent - I plan on using it for a picture frame of the sweetest picture of my son with my husband for father's day. It says: To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world. It is stamped on vellum with Palette Burnt Sienna ink and backed with Apricot Appeal. The flowers are from Michael's Bridal confetti. I used my ink spots in Blush, Apricot and Regal Rose to color the flowers and my blender pen to graduate it all together. Lemon yellow and white opal liquid pearls grace the centers. I just love how they turned out! On the falling flowers of the stamped image, I tried to do the rock and roll technique with apricot and rose along the edges but the stamp is too small for the full effect. Lastly, I used some Fruit punch Stickles for the centers of the largest flowers on the limb. This card is my absolute favorite that I've made, and I'm so glad that it went to my wonderful mother :)

I have to admit that I have never liked blush blossom before. Then I bought the Bellas and needed a flesh tone, blush blossom to the rescue! I used it with Groovy Guava and River Rock for my MIL's card - just beautiful, but silly me forgot to get a pic before I sent it off in the mail! Thanks for looking!


Christina Fischer said...

HOLY COW -- this is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love everything about it! :)

Donelda said...

this is beautiful - love those bright colors!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh how gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

This card takes my breath away! It's absolutely STUNNING!! Beautiful job!