Sunday, May 5, 2013

Flowers for Mom

     The first time I saw this image over at Mayzy Arts (challenge theme is "Rainbow" and my rainbow colors are in the flowers), I fell in love with it and bought it right off.  This is the first time I've had a chance to use it and I thought it made a perfect Mother's Day card.   My oldest son and DIL have 3 boys, no girls, and there just couldn't be a better image than this one for her card.  :-D


The sketch came from Crafting Life's Pieces (modified slightly),
and I chose the colors from the challenge at Scrappiness Designs.

  

     The image is colored with Promarkers, then die cut and stippled with both Red Brick and Old Burlap distress inks.  Both ribbons came from Really Reasonable Ribbon but have been in my stash for more than a year.  They seem to get used in the late summer and fall but not other seasons.  I spotted them in the ribbon basket while I was searching for something else and they just begged to be used.  :-D

     I tried adding the two angled pieces to the background but just couldn't make them work.  I don't know if it was the particular paper I selected or what, but they were a distraction from the image, so I took them out.  Apologies to the sketch designer.

     The background paper was also in my stash and I don't remember the manufacturer.  I distressed it slightly by sanding it very lightly with a super fine grit sander.

     Challenges:
Country View Crafts -- How does your garden grow?
Crafter's Cafe -- Mother's Day
Crafty Sentiment -- The letter "B" (boy, blue, bow)
Cuttlebug Mania -- One for Mum
Digital Tuesday -- Distressing
Hiding in My Craft Room -- Name your colors (Blue/brown/orange)
My Sheri Crafts -- Mother's Day
Our Creative Corner -- Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door -- Anything goes


     OK, I'm getting ready for church and will be back later today.  Hope your day goes well and that you find time to refresh and relax.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

21 comments:

  1. What an adorable card for your daughter-in-law. Such a sweet image. Boys are great...girls, too.:-)

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  2. Connie, this is so precious. I LOVE that beautiful ribbon you used - great choice! Very cute image and love your sponging on here too. So lovely.
    Lynn

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  3. What a darling image- and you are so right- perfect for the Mom with all boys! Love your rainbow colors! I have lots of catching up to do- you get so many cards made!!!

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  4. Gorgeous image and beautiful design Connie, I too have sons and this would be lovely.

    Looking forward to working with you again this month :)

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  5. Gorgeous card,lovely image and colours.xxx

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  6. great card! Thanks for joining us at crafty sentiments and good luck xx

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  7. Connie this is such a cute card...love it... thanks for joining us at TTCRD this week.

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  8. really cute card
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments
    hugs
    céline

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  9. Oh NC, I just love this design and that image is perfect. Simply a remarkable card.
    Hugs

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  10. Darling card, Connie - such sweet ribbons and colors with the cute image! And great colors, too! xo

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  11. beautifull card, and dig stamps gretting marialex dt CCCB

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  12. How wonderful this card is. I love the image and you did such a great job with it. joann sassy raggedy

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  13. What a cute card to link up with us this week over at MSC. Great colouring in and love the image.

    Sue

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  14. Fantastic card. Thank you for joining with our Mum challenge at Cuttlebug Mania x

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  15. This is a really pretty card. Love the ribbon you have added. Great coloring.

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  16. Great card and love the ribbon, thanks for joining CLP's sketch challenge this month!

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  17. Adorable card! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts!

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  18. He is adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at Hiding in My Craft Room!

    lovies =o) kel
    HIMCR DT
    http://scrap-photograffs.com

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  19. So Cute! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Our Creative Corner Love from Laura xxx

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  20. How cute... the stippled background is very effective. Thanks for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.
    Alison x

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  21. a cute card and cute image x
    thanks for joining us at Country view crafts challenge x

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