Thursday, May 09, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Hi everyone.  Two cards to share with you today.  I have Mother Day's cards for both my mom and my hubby's mom.  I used digital stamps from Clear Dollar Stamps for both cards and also used the same technique (marker layering) for both cards.  I do love "watercoloring" with my markers and blender pens.  The card above is a whimsical image and I kept the coloring basic, just adding a little shading to the flowers and leaves.  The flower pot is paper pieced and I added a border of the same paper to the top of the card and also to the inside bottom of the card.

Stamps:  Spring Violets (Clear Dollar Stamps); Sentiment - Daises for Her (Lisa's Doodley Doos)
Paper:  White, Hello Sunshine DP (Bo Bunny), watercolor
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Blender pen, 1/4" Daffodil Delight grosgrain ribbon, glue, adhesives and dimensionals

Here's a close-up:


For the second card, I used a more elegant image and tried to make it look more like an original watercolor ... and I left some white space (as I mentioned a few posts back), advice from my son who teaches art.  I found it a bit hard to leave the white space, but I'm glad I did ... I really like how it turned out.  I fussy cut around the image after it was watercolored.  I popped it up on my card base and then added a card front popped on top with a square window.

Stamps:  Dahlia (Clear Dollar Stamps); Sentiment - Happy Mother's Day Bouquet (Annabelle Stamps)
Paper:  White, watercolor
Ink:  Regal Rose, Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Basic Black (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Blender pen, Square Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Stamp-a-ma-jig, and dimensionals

Here's a close-up:

I entering both these cards in the Paper Players #144 Challenge (Mother's Day Theme).


Stamps and Paper said...

Two beautiful cards Loll and love the paper piecing on your first card and the colours of your flower on your 2nd card


Cathy said...

Hi Loll, both of these cards are beautiful, but as I scrolled down to the dahlia I gasped, it's stunning! On the close up you can see the white edge and I think it really does highlight the image. The shading is gorgeous and the frame is just perfect :)
Did you say it was a digital stamp? Do you have any problems with toner bleeding using water colour? I only have tombows, no copics, so I've always thought I couldn't use digital images due to the water based markers. (My email is croff61 at hotmail dot com) spelt out for safety as someone said to do once!
Cathy x

Nonni said...

I love both of these but the second one is soooo elegant and beautiful, you've done fab job with coloring this one. Amazing!

Carole said...

Both cards are lovely. I agree the simple coloring on the simple spring violets works so well with the swirly print vase and strip. Beautiful. Now the dahlia is popping pretty. Nicely done. Have a great weekend and Happy Mother's day!

Lee-Anne said...

Wow...what wonderful cards, Loll! Love the strip of dp that matches your vase in the first one! And, that simply amazing! All that work fussy cutting really paid off. Great job coloring on both! Have a lovely weekend!

Deepti said...

Wow stunning cards :) I love both the cards, they are so bright and lively

Amy O said...

wow! I'm not sure which card is prettier -- they're both gorgeous! I love the paper-piecing on the first and I love the cut-out frame on the second. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week!

Anonymous said...

Great cards Loll, both of them beautiful.

Justin said...

Love both of your cards! Your fussy cutting is amazing! Thank you so much for joining us at the Paper Players!

Karen Davis said...

Both cards are gorgeous. The dahlia is so 3D, wonderful.

LeAnne said...

These are both just lovely! What pretty images and coloring! Just divine! Thanks for participating in the Paper Players challenge this week!

shirley-bee said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Loll, and white space in the watercoluring definitely works!

Misti said...

Both cards are gorgeous!!! I think I NEED the dahlia!! LOL

Unknown said...

Hope all is well, have not seen you post in a while, now for me that is normal, but does not seem like you, I know how hard it is to blog. I look forward to yours each day, they are always so pretty simple and just gorgeous, keep a whole file of yours on my pinterest site!!
Take care for now,

Bonnie said...

Such a pretty pot of flowers! Yellow and blue together always make me happy! And that dahlia is stunning! I need to remember that tip about painting. It's beautiful!