Wednesday, 6 April 2016

My Beautiful Mother ... using a touch of Lemonade Fizz

Well today is my mum's birthday and won't incur her wrath by saying how old she is ...! I wanted to make her a floral card but without many layers as it needs to get to Ireland in one piece.


So I thought I'd have a play with my Lemonade Fizz soup stamps. The flowers have been made using one of the petals, repeat stamping around the centre and then lots of masking. I have used the leaves to fill in the gaps. All the edges were then "rough'd up" using a distress tool.


I started by watercolouring the images with distress inks but felt that the whole thing looked a little flat. To add some dimension back, I have added highlights using my Lyra Rembrandt polycolor pencils. Finally a few white highlights with a gel pen. The sentiment is made up of different rub ons (from different companies) that I have kept ... as we crafters seem to do.


The border strip has been made using the heart from the same stamp set, with the same colours. I think I have kept to my goal ... bold, floral and not too much fru fru ...! Now all I hope is that it made to Ireland in time.


So as a final note,  "Happy Birthday Mum" and hope you have a wonderful day,

Lou
x x x

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Challenges:
Everybody Art Challenge: pastels
Lemon Shortbread: anything goes
Through the craft room door: anything goes
2 Creative Chicks: anything goes
A bit more time to craft: anything goes
Card Mania: spring
Artistic Inspirations: anything goes
Crafting from the heart: anything goes
Lawnscaping challenge: beautiful florals

14 comments:

Linda Simpson said...

This is stunning Lou! I love the colours and layering.
Hugs
Linda xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeousssssssss Lou

Gr Karin

Erin Bentley said...

Such a beautiful card, love the colours and those flowers are so beautiful.

Hugs Erin xx

Dess V said...

Beautiful flowers! I like the colours you chose and the stamp set with these really amazing flowers!

Thank you for joining with us at Card mania challenge!

*Dess*

Claire Boelema said...

This is gorgeous, love everything about it. Happy birthday to your Mum. x

Jackie Trinder said...

Wow this is stunning I just love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Lea Brawn said...

A beautiful card. Just lovely x

Dewi Lestari said...

So pretty! Thanks for joining at Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes
Hugs
Dewi

Tracey Thurston said...

Beautiful card, had no idea these were soup stamps, may have to look at them again as this really is stunning xx

Rein said...

Stunning card!

Aileen Ryan said...

This is just brilliant Lou, your mum would have to love it. your colouring is fantastic.

diane said...

I had never seen the wood grain card stock. What a wonderful texture it gives without the deep embossing of a folder. Much more delicate. The purple pops off the page against it.

Team Clark said...

How utterly fantastic! What a gift!

Deanna Mulder said...

Beautiful card. Love all the colors. Thanks for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks.