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Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Mother's Day



It's Mother's Day this Sunday and so I made this card to send to my Mum.

The Kingfisher is a stamp by La Blanche whose stamps I love.  They are so detailed and as they are made from a heat resistant silicone so are really easy to get a good image from.  I used  watercolour pencils and pastels to colour my bird and the flowers before lightly adding a little bundled sage distress ink around the edge.

I created the lacy border from a doily which I cut and folded and spritzed with Tattered Angels Chalkboard inks in Cornflower and Banana Pudding.

The flower picture was cut from a sheet of images by Anna Griffin which was then distressed and curled  before adding the little prima flower.  I added a little icicle stickle to highlight the flower but this hasn't come out in the photograph.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:


Just got to find an expanding envelope to pop my card in and send it off to my Mum.

Happy Mother's Day to everyone ... enjoy!

xx

15 comments:

  1. Oh, how beautiful! Love all the layering and your distressing on that small panel.

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  2. Gorgeous layering and beautiful elements.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  3. That's a beautiful kingfisher image and I love the flower - a great shade of cornflower blue, too - my favourite colour. I bet your Mum will be happy to receive this x

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  4. Alexa,this is so very pretty!

    :-)

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  5. Your card is so beautiful, love the layers and the colouring.
    Thank you for joining us at TioT's this time.
    Yvonne

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  6. This is such a beautiful creation. I LOVE the vintage feel to it :D
    Thank you for joining us at Crafts and Me and good luck.

    Hugs

    Amy xx

    P.S. Do you fancy a crafty get away? I am arranging one for October this year and there are still spaces. Click HERE for details

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comment. I am already getting away for some crafty fun in October on a retreat in the depths of
      Cornwall which has become an annual event for a few of us. Sorry to miss your retreat which I am sure will be full of fun and talent!! X

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  7. So beautiful and lovely, your mum will love it!

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  8. Really pretty. Love the delicate flowers.And I want to call my mom "mum". Just sounds so much neater. :))

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  9. Such a pretty card! Love the doilies and the bird is so sweet. Great take on the challenge. Thanks for joining us at TIOT.
    Hugz, Z

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  10. Oh, this is amazing!!! LOVE your doilies--your hummingbird is absolutely amazing, too! This is so sweet! :)

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  11. so beautiful and rich in details

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  12. This is stunning, Alexa - the flowers and doily are just perfect!

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  13. this is stunning! thanks for joining in the watercolour challenge at TIOT watch out for the winners and top 5 announced on 27th

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