May 8, 2009

BC98 - Celebrating Mothers


Happy Friday. - Time once again for the Blogger's Challenge Group to post their projects. In honor of Mother's this weeks challenge was of course to do something related to Mother's Day. I decided to go with a card.

I already had part of a card started from another challenge (http://faithartistry.blogspot.com/2009/04/bc95-color-combo-challenge-floral.html that I didn't finish up in time to post I decided to use the pieces I had finished and work them into a card for this challenge instead.

I'm still having some problems with my wrist hurting when I stamp a lot so it saved me some effort since most of this card was already completed.

My card base is Chocolate Chip layered with Sage Shadow. Then I stamped the Paisley Print BG (retired) with Always Artichoke ink on Sahara Sand cs. I added a punched piece of Always Artichoke and some Sage Shadow ribbon. I stamped the flower from Eastern Blooms with Sage Shadow ink on Whisper White cs and used Crystal Effects and Autumn Glitter (Art Institute) for the flower center. I cut the flower out and added the punched fronds (Martha Stewart) and then mounted this onto a circle of Chocolate Chip cs that was sprayed with a mixture of hairspray and Aztec Gold PearlX powder for some added shimmer. The sentiment was stamped with Chocolate Chip ink and highlighted with a strip of the CC cs that I pierced. - Okay I'll be honest my row of piercing was originally on the Sahara Sand card stock but it was crooked so I covered it up with the strip of cs and hey, it gave it a whole new look. I punched out 3 circles 3/4" of the CC cs also sprayed with my shimmer spray and punched out 3 Sage Shadow flowers and added centers with the Crystal Effects and the Autumn Glitter to complete the card.

I wish all you Mother's out the a wonderful Mother's Day weekend. - Be sure to stop by the fellow challenge members blogs and see their creations. Have a fantastic weekend.

21 comments:

Marcia P @ The Stamp Spot said...

A beautiful colour combination and love the layout.

:) Marcia P

Lisa said...

Very nice! Way to use one of our challenges a second time...the color combo! Great job!

Lisa Somerville said...

Great color combination - love the sprig punch behind your flower.

Tiffany Bauer said...

What a great card and love the colors!!

Basement Stamper said...

Pretty card Ida, I love the little addition of the greenery to the card. Hope your wrist starts feeling better!

Lisa Bohler said...

That is a great layout! I like the combination of elements that you put together...works so well!

Barb Hardeman said...

Your card is so very elegant Ida. I love the branches coming out from behind your flower and the panel to the left is wonderful. Hope your wrist will soon be strong enough to get lots of stamping done...

Regina Cornelius said...

beautiful!

Jamie Fisher said...

I love everything about your card!! Great job! :)

Kristen said...

ohhh I LOVE this card. I love the layout and all your elements. very pretty Ida

Rachel Hope said...

SOOOO Pretty!

Lori said...

This is so pretty, Ida! The layout is great.

Robin Merriman said...

Beautiful card Ida. I love these colors together and your design is lovely! Happy Mother's Day!

Connie Paxman said...

A very different card again..and so elegant..I love the punch leaf, I have that one buried in my closet.going to brush it off.
Great job on this challenge.
connie paxman

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Very pretty Ida! What a terrific design! Hope your hand is feeling better soon! :D

Claudia said...

love the colors and layout! Great card...

Elena said...

Very beautiful card, Ida! Love the layout and gorgeous flower! Really love the background stamp you used!
Hope that your hand will feel better very soon!

Connie said...

Very pretty...love the layout of this and the small flowers along the side!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Very pretty! Great layout!

Allison said...

Lovely mix of stamps...great color palette!

Margaret R said...

Ida, this is beautiful! I'm glad you got to finish your card and that you can stamp a little now. Hopoe your wrist continues to heal and quickly!