Friday, May 4, 2012

#21 Mum's the Word!

Down here in Australia, we celebrate Mother's Day on the second Sunday in May. Although other countries celebrate their Mothers on other dates, this week the team at Card Crafter's Circle would love to see Mother's Day / Something For Mum creations!

We are always excited to have our current sponsor Dearie Dolls!  Although the Dearie Dolls Shop is closed at the  moment, our Dearie Doll ise still graciously sponsoring our challenges.  But don't despair... go visit the Dearie Dolls blog  and see what is happening .... it's a blog full of freebies!  And they are gorgeous!  Do  leave some love in your comments when you collect the free images, won't you?

I created with a finely detailed image this week... and loved every minute of it!

Ingredients: Metallic Blue cardbase;  SU! deco papers; SU! Markers; Aquash Pen; Glitter Pens; Metallic Pens; Pearlescent Chalks; Varigated Embroidery Floss...

It's funny how people say they struggle with particular colour combinations etc.... I struggled with this one! With the colour combo for the card (not the image), and for how to dress it with embellishments!  I didn't  what to use a white cardbase, and green and purple matting ... yes it would have been CAS, but I think too stark. After I found this gorgeous blue metallic card, I fished out some purple deco paper, and I thought it went well.... but how to choose the patterns from the set! Still I was stuck for embellishments.  I was going to add beads to the Morning Glory centres, but it didn't look right, so I just added gold metallic pen centres. With the dimensions of the image layer, I had more space on the sides, so I thought stitching!  So I just did a quick 'dash' of running stitches with varigated embroidery floss.  I'm so glad that the variations in the thread matched up!

Had I thought a little longer, I'd have used green chalk at the lower part of the image, and not the same mix of blue chalks.... silly me... sky blue grass!
I'm also entering this image in the challenges at:
Little Red Wagon #131 Stitch It Up! (9/5)
Craft Us Crazy #26 Favourite Stamp Co/Found Inspiration (10/5) Inspiration from Digital Stamps
Dutch Dare #163 Spring Has Sprung! (10/5)
Forever Friends Spring (Monthly Challenge) (31/5)

I hope you'll swing by the Card Crafter's Circle blog and check out the incredible creations the team have on display.  And do join in our challenge... Thanks for peepin'! 

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Jennifer said...

I just love your cheerful card! Wonderful colouring and the stitches are perfect with this!