Monday, April 30, 2012

Like a Mother to Me

I have the best mother-in-law in the world! She's a kind, compassionate, intelligent, Christian lady who loves to help others. Her health is so great it's hard to realize that she's 87. Moreover, she raised a wonderful son! Here is a card I made just for her.  I used the Perfect Sentiments Challenge #29 Sketch and the intriguing palette from The Play Date Cafe Challenge #129.

I had some paper  similar colors in my Basic Grey "Eva" collection but I had seen the challenge at Our Creative Corner to use watercolors, so I decided to make my own ink using reinkers for the butterfly corner stamp (greenish yellow) and mixed watercolors to get the other two colors for the butterfly.

The challenge from Our Creative Corner was also to make a Mother's Day card with Embossing, ribbon, and brads or buttons with the watercoloring. I actually painted the butterfly more than once to get the layers of color I wanted. I purposely left a few white splotches on the edges of the wings. The butterfly was stamped and cut out twice so it's layered. The entire yellowish corner was stamped using a mixture of Sunkiss Yellow and Sweet Leaf mixed then poured on a small pad that passed as a stamp pad. The white daisies on the yellow area were stamped on another paper, cut out, then adhered in place, so that more detail shows with the black ink.

The ribbon strips were cut from a piece of Eva then embossed, inked with Cotton Candy, then covered with ribbon. Brads that are Pansy Purple and Vineyard Berry were inserted into two of the flowers, which were also watercolored just in the center, then dried.

Thank you ladies for the fun challenges. I certainly got out of my usual "box" to craft this one.

Our Creative Corner - recipe for Mother's Day
The Play Date Cafe Challenge #129 - Dusk, Magenta, Seedling

 5" x 6.5" Mother's Day card Recipe:
Paper - Bazzill (dusk)cardstock; Close To My Heart White Daisy cardstock and textured CS; Basic Grey "Eva"
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs "Butterfly Corner;" My Favorite Things (sentiment)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Vineyard Berry (Painted some on butterfly)
Reinkers - CTMH Sunkiss Yellow, Sweet Leaf
Other - CTMH watercolors, brads, Cuttlebug "Mary Ann" and Holly Ribbons embossing folders; Recollections floral embellishments; The Robbie Stanley collection magenta ribbon


Sue said...

Hello Vickie.
Aren't you a lucky girl, not many DIL can say such positive words about their husbands mother.
I agree that the play-date palette is thought provoking, not easy colours to work with as the purple is so loud next to the lemon, so you would have to be careful, but you have made an excellent job of combining them so that it is easy on the eye, and I know your Mum-in-law will love it.
Thank you so very much for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner, we are pleased to see your work.

Karen Conner said...

Love the colors and the butterfly/flowers! Great use of our sketch @ The Perfect Sentiment. Thanks for playing!

Tabitha said...

Oregous colors you chose for the sketch. Love how you used the ribbon.

jan farnworth said...

gorgeous card thanks for playing along with the perfect sentiment.

chrissy xx said...

Just Gorgeous! Such Fabulous colours too. Thank you for joining us at
The Perfect Sentiment this week.

Sassy said...

Beautiful! The colors are gorgeous! Plus love how you used the ribbon. Thanks for playing at Perfect Sentiment.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

BEAUTIFUL--I really should make one of these for my MIL (she is the BEST)!! LOVE:) Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:)

Jennipher said...

Truly gorgeous card Vickie! Love your take on our sketch! Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

So pretty! Love the soft rose background and you worked the colors beautifully! It's just the perfect entry for the Mother's Day recipe challenge at Our Creative Corner. So happy you joined in the fun with us this week!

Margaret said...

Wow! Your card is fabulous, but I was so intrigued about how you got all your colors. That's fantastic that you mix up your own watercolors with re-inkers. The colors are all so pretty and I love how you pulled it all together. Your MIL will is one lucky lady to receive this card. Thanks for playing along with us at Perfect Sentiments.

Meihsia Liu said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the fabulous water effect and the embossed background. Thank you so much for joining us at Our Cretive Corner.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Such a beautiful card! I know your MIL will love it, too. You truly added so much detail with the wonderful watercoloring technique on the image and the colorig of the ribbon. WOW! Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner! I'm so glad you had fun with the recipe! :)