Monday, February 08, 2016

Happy Birthday Mom


Hi everyone.  Today is my mom's 87th birthday! :)  Happy Birthday Mom!! Yesterday the family gathered at her place for a birthday celebration.  I think she had a great time seeing her grandchildren and spouses, plus three of her six great-grandchildren.  It was a lot of fun! :)

For Christmas, my sweet friend Hazel (My Card Attic) sent me a gorgeous stamp set from Altenew called Watercolor Wonder.  This is my first time inking it up.  I wanted something really special for my mom's birthday card, and these images are so pretty. Thanks again Hazel!! :)

I googled the stamp set just to see what other people had done with it.  It has many different flowers with layering stamps and I have never tried that before.  I found this gorgeous card by Tasnim.  I had to try CASEing it (copy and share everything). Mine didn't turn out as "watercoloured" looking as Tasnim's ... I tend to have a heavy had when adding colour. :)  But I'm happy with how it turned out.

I inked up the large flower with light pink distress ink, spritzed with water and stamped onto my watercolour paper.  I quickly inked up the next layer of petals, spritzed with water and stamped on top while the one underneath was still wet.  The colours blended so well.  I did the same for the leaves with two shades of green and once it was completely dry, I stamped the yellow center.

I used a NBUS sentiment set from Penny Black and stamped in black, then mounted the piece onto a black card base.

Thanks for coming by!







Stamps:  Watercolor Wonder (Altenew); Heartfelt (Penny Black)
Paper:  Black card base (SU!); Watercolour card front (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Worn Lipstick, Ripe Persimmon, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed (Tim Holtz);  Memento Black
Accessories & Tools:  Water spray, black permanent marker to add dots to the center.

37 comments:

Craft-E-Place said...

Amazing card and as the sentiment says Fabulous! I love it, the intensity of colour is beautiful. I am sure your Mum must have been delighted.
Elaine

Vicki Dutcher said...

You should be happy with it -- it is FABYLOUS! How fun for Hazel to send you the image!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

It turned out beautifully Loll and it certainly looks watercoloured to me! Soft and fabulous and reminds me of the French Impressionist paintings that I have seen! I bet your dear mum, loved it . . . and her day with the family! Have a great week my friend! Hazel xx

Kathyk said...

This is lovely Loll, Happy Birthday to your mom too

Kathyk

Stacy Sheldon said...

This is so very pretty these colors together Loll. Happy Birthday to your mama :)

Sabine Sprenkeler said...

Happy b-day and thus is so beautiful. I love the colors.
Gr sabine

Darnell J Knauss said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom! Your card is stunning, Lolly! You know how much I love the spritzed watercoloring and this is the prettiest one I've seen! It looks like a watercolorist spent hours in her garden painting it!! Hugs, Dolly

Ingrid said...

What a gorgeous card - Happy Birthday Loll's Mom!!! Love the colors. :)

Bonnie said...

This is so pretty, Loll! I'm sure your Mom loved it and loved the party!

Anonymous said...

Mom will be sure to know she is loved by the lovely card!

Donna said...

Beautiful, Loll.
Love the colours and how your card base matches your sentiment colour to boot. Showcases it to perfection :)
Did you get cake???

Betty Keefe said...

i hope your mom absolutely loved it because it's a fabulous card!!

Kylie said...

Happy Birthday to your mum! Beautiful card - love the colours! I bet she loved her day with the family xx

Valerie Nolan said...

Beautiful water coloured flower Loll, your Mum must have loved it!

Susan said...

Yours is just as lovely as the one you CASEd! Beautiful colours and wonderful blending. I bet your Mom was very complimentary!

Nancy Stislow said...

How beautiful! You achieved that wonderful, watercolor effect! I haven't succeeded with that yet. Love the bold colors and although you say you are heavy handed, I love the saturation. Your mom must have been delighted with this Loll!

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HJ said...

What a very beautiful card. Happy birthday to your mother. I'm sure she was very pleased with your card. Thanks for sharing your how-to tips to inspire us to give it a try.

Donna Przybylowski said...

Lovely card Loll,
I have been thinking about getting a few of their sets, love how they come out.
You are going to see that I am going to unsubscribe from your blog, I may be going into the hospital, will re subscribe when all is well, if it is, time will tell.
Take care, has been lovely knowing you,
hugs
Donna

Shylaa Shree said...

gorgeous card dear

Rufus said...

87! Go Mom! Happy Birthday to her. I'm sure she loved the card, it's very pretty!

Brenda said...

Happy Birthday to your mother Loll! I love the card you made her. What a beautiful stamp set this must be because you sure have created the most beautiful flower with it. I love the colors you used and how fun that you used a NBUS to boot! That Hazel is a sweetheart! Hugs, Brenda

Karen B said...

Gorgeous card for your Mom Loll. Bet she loved it! The mix of different colours on the flower is amazing.

Hugs.

Karen xxx

Linda said...

This is gorgeous ..... a beautiful image and stunning job with the stamping. The colours look amazing.
Happy birthday to you mom ...... Sounds like she had a fab day. Bet she loved her card too! xx

Julie B said...

Happy Birthday to your Mum, sure she will love this gorgeous w/c card. :)

Mac Mable said...

Thank you for sharing this personal card with us. Such a delicate and pretty card. Love the water colouring and how the colours have blended x

Tami said...

Beautiful card, love the colors!

Aileen Ryan said...

Stunning card Loll, I think your mum will love it.

Marcia HIll said...

Oh my Loll...this is absolutely gorgeous! Love the way your colors blended...every bit as beautiful as Tasmin's!! I bet your mom loved this too! :0)

Pamellia Johnson said...

Happy Birthday to your Mumsy Loll!! I bet she cherishes every single card you make for her. And she should, because this is gorgeous!! I am loving the blend of colours you have on that flower, breathtaking!! hugs :)

Sue said...

Gorgeous card, Loll!

Julia Aston said...

Your flower is just gorgeous Loll - whatever you did - worked wonderfully!! and a Happy 87th to your lovely mum too! I bet she loved the card!

MaryH said...

What a sweet Hazel, and this is one gorgeous stamp set. I think the flower looks gorgeous with the heavier w/c you've applied. It looks very tropical and much like the shades we had when living in South Florida. You did a wonderful effort with this and if you'd had more water, it would have been too pale (maybe?). Anyway, this looks perfect as it, and Hazel will be thrilled to see you used her gift to make such a pretty look for your Mom's special day. I hope she had a wonderful birthday. TFS & Hugs

Lee-Anne said...

Love, love, love the colors on this stunning card!

Barb Ghig said...

Happy belated birthday to your mom, Loll! Such a GORGEOUS work of art...yes, that's how I would describe this stunning card! I love how the colors blended, and how you stamped your sentiment! I'll bet your mom loves it too, and will cherish this card for a long time to come!

Anita in France said...

Simply gorgeous, Loll ... this beautiful blended bloom looks as though it should be hanging in a gallery! Belated Happy Birthday to your mom ... sounds as though you all had a wonderful time! Hugs, Anita :)

TK said...

Loll, this is absolutely wonderful and I'm betting that your mom loved it too!

Bobby said...

This is beautiful, Loll. You do such a good job with spritzing. Maybe I should try that with some of my layered flowers as I never get a good stamp image as is.