Friday, May 9, 2008

Blogger's Challenge - Mother's Day Cards

The title of this post really should be "Shameless Casing"! First of all, my Mother's Day card came about as a result of a wonderful card sketch by Lynn Mercurio found at this link: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=346067

It was an SCS sketch challenge this week and was just what I needed to get me jumpstarted! For my card, I used Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky and Shimmer White cardstock with the Spring Silhouettes DSP. (which is gorgeous btw, can't believe I hadn't used it until now!) The background was stamped with Baroque background in Soft Sky. The 1/2 circle layers were cut with my Coluzzle (love it!) and layered underneath that luscious Chocolate Satin ribbon with Soft Sky on top. I then stamped the flower from Bloomin' Beautiful on the Shimmer White cs, layered it on Chocolate chip and attached one of those fabulous brads from the Silver Hodgepodge Hardware. The flower was colored in with reinkers and a blender pen. I sure hope my Mom's like it, cuz I really am happy with the end result!

Next up is my SHAMELESS CASING of this gorgeous purse scrapbook created by the great JanTink (may she live forever) Her original design is found here at this link: http://stampspaperscissors.typepad.com/stamps_paper_scissors/2008/03/ive-been-neglec.html
I actually tweaked her original because I didn't own the stamp set she used and did a stamp camp with it this month - thanks Jan!
But then I got to thinking how fun it would be to do this with different papers and VOILA - here you go! I really LOVE the Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip and Soft Sky together. I used Purely Pomegranate to color in the flower.
Now I wonder which MOM gets this beauty - hmmm, maybe I'll gift myself with it! :)
Happy Mother's Day to all you wonderful Mom's out there! See you on Monday.....













16 comments:

  1. Lynn's sketch worked perfectly for your beautiful card! Your scrapbook purse came out stunning!

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  2. Both of these projects are stunning! Awesome job on both accounts. I do so admire crafters to stretch their creativity into making gifts. Yours turned out beautifully! Great job.

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  3. These are both amazing and beautifully done. I love the sketch from Lynn this week. Absolutely gorgeous colors on yours. The purse is wonderful and has little surprise parts all over it. Great job...

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  4. Great job on these projects. I bought all the stuff to do that purse but can not find the time, lol!

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  5. AHhh - you cased this? It is gorgeous!!! Now I have to Case yours! ROFL - This is truly a beauty! TFS!

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  6. This is gorgeous...i'm sure she'll love it! {SMILES}

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  7. OH, I love your little purse is darling!! I love the card too, those colors are one of our challenges on one of my groups this week.

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  8. Beautiful card and AWESOME purse! You are so ambitious! Simply stunning, my dear!

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  9. No shame is "casing" as these projects turned out gorgeous. That sketch worked so well with a number of images and yours is no exception. Great job.

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  10. Gorgeous card...I absolutely LOVE Lynn's sketch and your card is perfect! Great job on the purse, too...

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  11. Your purse is amazing! The sketch worked perfectly for this stunning card! What wonderful projects! :D

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  12. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! And your projects are nice too! ha ha! Seriously, these are fantastic! Happy Mother's Day, Robin!

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  13. Awesome job of casing! Love what you did with the sketch. I have got to try that one.

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  14. Beautiful job with the sketch! And the scrapbook purse looks great, too.

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  15. Gorgeous!!! And congrats AGAIN on your card on Stampers Showcase! Patty

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  16. WOW!! what a great project!! love the design and colors!!

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