Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Creative Card Crew: Mother

Good morning!  It's time for another challenge from the girls at Creative Card Crew; this fortnight the challenge is to use a sentiment as the main image.  This was indeed a challenge for me since I don't often use sentiments!  Our sponsor for this challenge is Simon Says Stamp.

I've been seeing a lot of challenges for Mother's Day, so I went with that theme; after all, it will be here before we know it.  The sketch from The Craft's Meow looked like fun, so I went hunting for some subtle DP to use.  I decided on this lovely paper from my stamping buddy Jessica...I love the vintage flair!  I stamped the sentiment on vellum so the paper could peek through, added a die cut border, a felt rolled rose and some Swarovski flatback crystals.  My original plan was to use a butterfly as the embellishment, but all of mine seemed either too big or too small.  What do you think of the rose?

Sentiment: The Craft's Meow
Paper: PTI Aqua Mist and Dark Chocolate, Prima DP, The Paper Studio Vellum
Ink: Palette Burnt Umber
Embellies: Swarovski Flatback Crystals in "Light Colorado Topaz"
Extras: MFT Rolled Rose Die-namics Die/PTI Dark Chocolate Felt, The Cat's Pajamas CutUps Die (leaf)/Green Felt, PTI Border Die

Please head on over to the Creative Card Crew blog to get a bit of inspiration; we'd love to see your take on the challenge too...remember there's a prize up for grabs!

I am also entering this card in the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps Challenge: Mother's Day
Dream Valley Challenges: For a Special Lady
Paper Sundaes: Mother's Day
Sentimental Sundays: For a Special Woman
Sunday Stamper: Blue and Brown
The Craft's Meow: Sketch Challenge

Thanks for stopping by!



Imke said...

Angela, this is stunning ! Love the colors and the DP rocks. Great take with the vellum !

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the papers and design.xxx

Hels Sheridan said...

Beautiful card, absolutely stunning... thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Amy said...

This is very lovely. The rolled rose looks great, and the curvy border and vellum sentiment just make the whole thing so soft and sweet!

Victoria Baltser said...

It's amaizing card!
I would be SO happy if you joined us at Tuesday Alchemy: http://tuesdayalchemy.blogspot.com - We have a wonderful prize for this week's challenge!

Larissa said...

Gorgeous card! The paper is really pretty and I think the flower is the perfect embellishment.

Chris said...

very pretty, love the side border!

sentsue said...

Love this card! Beautiful Angela.

Linda Palmer said...

This is just a beautiful design! Love the beautiful sentiment.

Karen B. said...

What a beautiful take on the sketch, love your colors. Thanks for playing at The Craft's Meow this month.

Jenny said...

Love the paper, great layout. Thanks for sharing with us at Paper Sundaes. Jenny x

~amy~ said...

Oh I adore your card...such pretty colors! Thanks for joining us at The Craft's Meow!

Jennipher said...

I love the scalloped edge. Lovely shade of green. Thanks for playing at Sentimental Sundays.

Carol said...

Very nice mothers day card.

Kathy said...

So soft, pretty and elegant. I love the sentiment as the main focus, great look.

SAMARA said...

Fantabulous colors and very original and gorgeous paper combo. Thanks for coming to SENTIMENTALS this week. See you soon! SMiles Samara.

Kjersti said...

A gorgeous card Angela!
Thank you for playing along at Addicted to Stamps Challenge this time!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Teresa said...

This is a real beauty Angela! Thank you for sharing with us at Addicted to Stamps 'Card for a woman' challenge.
Teresa xx

Rachel x said...

Fab card- The colours are just gorgeous and I love the look of the paper showing thought the vellum!! :)
Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley this time!! :)
hugs, Rachel x

MagsB said...

Gorgeous! I love the blue and brown colour combo, and especially the vellum and flower, they have such great contrasting textures! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley

love Mags B x