Sunday, May 10, 2009

FS118 - Debbie's Calla Lilies for my Mom

I have been such a bad blogger lately! Sorry everyone! I actually didn't realize how long it had been since I had updated my blog until I received a very sweet email from one of my subscribers asking if I was OK :) My goodness what sweet people you all are!

Let me start by saying "Happy Mother's Day" to all of the mom's out there :) I hope that you all were treated like royalty for the day because we all know that you deserve it *wink* Me? I was treated to a feast in bed this morning, with my kids waving presents in my face before I actually had my eyes open (got to sleep in too). I know that they were waving presents because I got hit in the head with one of them and when I opened my eyes to see what it was I was immediately poked in the eye with the corner of a card! C'est la vie! I wouldn't have had it any other way *grin*

Ok, I know that you are all waiting to hear the deets on this card. I have been busy putting together this month's Dirty Dozen goodies together and prepping for card classes that I had left my mom's Mother's Day card to the very last minute....oh wait...I always end up doing that! Anyway, it just so happened to be the Featured Stamper Challenge (FS118 Debbie Corbari) and I found this wonderful card of hers to be my inspiration.

I stayed with the same theme of layout, flowers and a soft colour palette, but I did change up a few things. I paper tol'd the flowers (of course), added machine stitching, altered the ribbon treatment and left off the three brads that were on the top right hand side of the original card.

The oval behind the lilies actually happened by accident. It was started by sponging on the More Mustard ink and I wasn't paying too close attention when I inked up my sponge too much and left a big ink mark in the center of the oval *oops* I needed a darker ink to cover up my unsightly spot so out came the Close to Cocoa! I just used my Oval Nesabiltity as my mask and sponged on the inside of it to leave the very edge the Mustard colour. Easy peasey, lemon squeezy :)

The calla lilies were watercoloured with Tombow Markers and all of the edges of the designer papers were sponged with Creamy Caramel to give it an aged feel. I ran the My Mind's Eye designer paper through my cuttlebug in the D'Vine Swirls embossing folder for added texture and finished the card off with some 5/8" Ivory Grosgrain Ribbon.

Happy Mother's Day Mom and I hope that you like your card! Love always....Me!

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Unknown Calla Lily
Paper: Gina K, Watercolour, My Mind's Eye DP, Basic Grey DP, Sahara Sand
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Sahara Sand, More Mustard, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug, Aqua Painter, Tombow Markers, Nestabilities, Grosgrain Ribbon, Brads, Sponges, Dimensionals

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Two Happy Stampers said...

So beautiful! I loved your story about getting hit with presents and poked in the eye! So funny and down to earth. =)

Barb Hardeman said...

What a beautiful card for your mum! I love the sponging - yes even the error (which is beautifully covered up). Teehee, glad you had a wonderful Mother's Day, wounded eye and all...

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Gloria Dojlido said...

Just gorgeous! What a beautiful job.

Sandra said...

thanks for sharing.

Beth Norman said...

Ohhhhhhh it's so pretty. I was given this stamp and it was on it's way out because I just couldn't see using it, but you really rocked the image so I'm going to give it a go as I watercolour with tombows as well. I may even give it to my mom--I still didn't get her card into the mail. Yikes! Thanks for all your inspiration.

Conniecrafter said...

pretty flowers and love the papers, especially the embossing on the bottom piece!

Shawne said...

Very pretty card, my kids can drive me crazy too but I wouldn't have it any other way either!

Laurie tx stamper said...

Gorgeous card! I love calle lilies... these are just gorgeous and you are such a crack-up!

AlienAnessa said...

Wowy Kim, this is beyond gorgeous! You sure did put alot of work into this, and I love what you wrote! =)