Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mother's Day #2

See!  I told you I'd be back soon!  =D

This is the card I created for my Grandmother for Mother's Day.  My family is very close, and I lived with my grandparents for a while growing up, so I wanted to make sure she received something extra special.  Sunflowers are her favorite, so when I saw this sunflower digi by Happileigh Scrappin' I just knew it would be perfect.


I printed three of the sunflowers and colored them and the sign using colored pencils and Gamsol.  (I'm getting more and more comfortable with that stuff.  I love the soft look it gives!)  Papers are from Ciao Bella and my scrap stash.  Even though the dps are lightly designed (sort of hard to tell in the picture; they have kind of a watermark design) I thought they were too plain....so I took my light green Souffle Pen and drew some dots, lines and squiggles.  I'm kind of diggin' the way it turned out (luckily because I SO did not want to have to cut those sunflowers out again).  Added Stickles (are you surprised??) to a few petals and the middle of the sunflowers, added some other flowers and a few sunflower seed stickers, and voila!

Oh!  I forgot to mention, the sketch I used is from The Pink Elephant.  See:


Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog!  It's nice to know I'm not talking to myself out there in cyberland, and your comments are ALWAYS appreciated!! (Even if you have criticism...let me have it!  That's how you grow...)    =D

Good night...blessings for you and yours!

Challenges:
Stamp-n-Doodle: Mother's Day
The Pink Elephant TPE99: Sketch
KB Cute Monday: Use Dots

13 comments:

Cely said...

Your coloring is phenomenal! Btw, I found you on the Outlawz! :)

http://hawaiipaperparty.blogspot.com

Reflections from Granny said...

Beautiful, I love sunflowers, fantastic card!

~*Joni said...

Oh just beautiful, I love the pretty colors of this card and the sunflowers make me smile! Thank you for joining in on our sketch challenge this week at The Pink Elephant.
~*Joni TPE DT

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh grandmas always love sunflowers! i hope jade remembers me when she's older!!! this is beautiful.

can i ask what you put your cards in to photo them? i love your presentation.

thanks so much for the compliment on my hair. i may be fat & ugly but i do have great hair - lol.

hugs, Glitterbabe

Sara I. said...

Gorgeous coloring girl and love the background you created with your souffle pens! Love sunflowers and your grandmother is sure to love it, too!

Cely said...

Wouldn't it be great if we could get our fruit just from eating gum? Lol, thanks for the blog comment!

Cely said...

Ah ha! Letting the digi image dry! Thanks for the tip, I will be trying this again tomorrow morning!

Vickie said...

That card is so pretty! Love the sunflower image! Great job on the coloring! Thanks for playing with us at Stamp-n-Doodle:)

Jodie Mackrell said...

very Pretty card! thank you for joining this weeks Bugaboo challenge at catch the bug!

Tammy Miller said...

Cute cute card, thanks so much for playing along with our challenge at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog!

Work said...

your grandmother will be so happy the flowers and the colors are so refreshing. Thanks for joining with us at Stamp-N-Doodle.

Brenda said...

I love it Starla, your grandmother will love it!!

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Very pretty, thanks so much for playing at STAMP-N-DOODLE this week:)