Thursday, April 30, 2009

Flowers for Mother

Good Morning :) I have another Mother's day card to share with you today. This image is called Sunflower in Pitcher and it's by Northwoods. I really took this image beyond my own expectations! LOL I stamped it with Versafine Onyx Black ink, and embossed it with clear detail ep, then colored it with Tombows. I added some flower soft to the centers, added various shades of stickles for highlights and popped up a separate stamped butterfly on one of the flowers. If you click on the photo, you can see the detail of that butterfly.....it got lost in the colors of the flowers! I sponged the edges, then pierced and distressed them before matting. I pierced a tiny bit on the sentiment panel and added a long-hoarded Heidi Swapp gemstone. It sparkles way more than this photo shows.
Thanks for stopping by, and remember that Mother's Day is next week, so you'd better get those cards finished and in the mail soon!
Have a wonderful Thursday and thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and leave a comment :)

Carol

stamps - Northwoods Sunflower in Pitcher, Wonderful Favorites (sentiment)
papers - Pale Plum, Deep Tempting Tanzanite, wc paper
inks - Versafine Onyx Black, Pale Plum
accessories - Tombow markers, stickles, heather Flowersoft, oval punches, Heidi Swapp gemstone

4 comments:

JD said...

Wow! What a great card, You've done a beautiful job with this image.

Stampin' With Jessi and Rachel said...

I love what you did with the clear ep! I'm also a BIG fan of sunflowers. Rachel and I can't post our MOthers Day cards yet because both of our mom's check our blog! LOL

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh WOW! I've worked with this image but I'M LOVIN' how you added the dark blue stickles to the water and vase. That looks TERRIFIC!...you brought it to life!

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

So beautiful, Carol! I love the way you colored this image. And the colors your chose are really gorgeous!!! I don't have that stamp for myself just yet, and you are making me want it! LOL!