Monday, March 20, 2017

Freesia for Mother's Day

     It's March 20th and our Facebook challenges for Sheepski Designs always begin on the 20th of each month.   Our theme is Anything Goes but, for me, this seemed like a good time to get to work on some Mother's Day cards.  This gorgeous "Freesia" image seemed perfect for a mom.

    I used a combination of things to color the image this time.  Chalks on the flowers, watercolor pencils on the vase, water and stems, and finally, ProMarkers to add the shadow effect on the right side.  I used a set of stitched dies from CUTplorations to cut the image and both matting layers.  

     I added ribbon to the darker pink mat, then layered it onto the base layer and put the image on top before adding the hand tied bow.  I printed and hand cut the sentiment, and then left it alone.  I wanted the image to have center stage and chose not to cover it with embellishments other than the sheer bow.

AAA Cards
Come and Get It
Crafty Calendar
Dragonfly Dreams
Glitter n Sparkle
Great Impressions
Jo's Scrap Shack
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
Ribbon Girl
Sweet Stampin'

     I hope we're going to see you playing in our Facebook challenge this month and don't forget that Andrea is starting up a new blog challenge on April 1.  You can find that challenge on this blog.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


*Vicki* said...

So so pretty ink pinks Connie!! I love the floral image and your design is stunning as well! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Connie, I love the beautiful colour and freesias are my favourite flower, I had them in my wedding bouquet.
Linda xxx

sandie said...

Love all the pinks and a gorgeous bouquet of flowers. I really like how you layered up the dies. Thanks for joining AAA

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

How very lovely, freesias were my Mum's favourite flower, even using Yardleys Freesia talcum powder, she couldn't afford the perfume :) Thank you for bringing those memories back to me with this beautiful card.

Donna Hanley said...

Very pretty and good going getting a head start on Mother's Day cards as it will be here before we know it. Hope you enjoyed your birthday.

Bernardine Cuttino said...

NC, this is so pretty. Just love the CAS and elegance of this beauty.

jimlynn said...

Whoa! So pretty in all that pink. A gorgeous image and gorgeous card! Love it.

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is beautiful and so very feminine. hugs, Teresa

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Fun Day Friday. Hope to see you again next time.

Aileen said...

Beautiful card, love the flowers in the vase and your colouring is just perfect.

Donna Ellis said...

Oh sooooo beautiful, Connie! Love that shading in the background, and the pretty pastel pinks. Very delicate and feminine. Your nesting stitch dies add the perfect amount of texture between layer colors! Wonderful card, my California friend! hugs, de

Christi Conley said...

This took my breath away - it is STUNNING!! I love the different shades of pink (and you know how I feel about pink - LOL) and the freesia is such a sweet pink! Beautiful my friend <3

Tracy Wray aka Trak said...

What a super sweet project you have for us today, so well thought out and put together a fabulous Creation Beautiful in every way, we are so lucky you have entered our RIBBON GIRL challenge blog
so beautiful to look at good luck hugs Tracy x

Planetsusie said...

So so pretty! I can almost smell those freesias, the are one of my favourite flowers. Like how you have used pencils and Promarkers on your image, I always have problems with pencils so need to practise. As for those stitched dies .. mmmmmmmmm ... think I neeeed those. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar (Mother's Day/Special Female) Challenge this month. Lots of luck to you. Hugs Sue Pxxx

AndreaNorris said...

Stunning card NanaConnie, I absolutely love the pinks creating a perfect frame for those beautiful pastel coloured freesias
Andrea x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

So pretty! I love the different shades of pink and you've coloured those freesia's to perfection. Beautiful card! Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous card with us this week at Sweet Stampin' for our 'Mother's Day/Special Lady' challenge. I love what you did!! Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stampin' DT

Jasmina said...

So lovely. I like the colors and the "stitching". Thanks so much for joining us this week at Come and Get It Challenge.

Alex said...

I love this freesia image. Great colouration!
Your project would fits with our challenge #3 (spring) at Do-Al(l) Kreatives! I like to invite you to play with us.

*DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {#3 – spring}
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Unknown said...

Gorgeous card! Your coloring of the flowers is flawless! Thank you for joining our Great Impressions Challenge this month. I hope you come back next month.
Ruza's Craft Corner

ccheney said...

Very pretty card! Thank you for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams Cindy (DT)

Sarah Bell said...

A beautiful card, love the design– thanks for joining in the Glitter ‘N’ Sparkle Anything Goes – Sarah DT –

Ceal said...

Very pretty! thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards!