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Saturday, 20 February 2010

Mojo Monday meets a Spoon full of Quixotic Elephant

My Mojo left me at about the same time as hubby left for skiing but he has met up with a family (who are regularly in Austria at the same time as Tom) where the Dad is Swedish so perhaps another hAnglar contact!  The need to actually do some work also got in the way of my playing this week - how very, very dare it - but I finally finished a card for Mothering Sunday.   
I coloured the oh-so-cute hAnglar image with my Copics and Promarkers, glazed the leaves to give them some shine and then decoupaged the seed tray on the main image to give it some lift. 
The plant tags on the larger hand-drawn version of the seed tray on the base of the card have the names of my Mum's children on them of whom I am Number Three.  All that took several hours.  I'm not very fast!  The typing of the sentiments took another 2 hours and drove me mad.  I actually have a similar sentiment to the one on the top in a Paper Pizazz pack but it was too big for the card and I spent an age trying to type it so that the "h" would just overlap the "C" of Cherish.  It's hard to get text to align nicely in Word when using different fonts and sizes but I managed in the end! 
Papers are a mix  of Paper Pizazz and a pack called Heritage (I don't know who makes it - the cover is missing).  The border punch is MS and all the other bits are from my stash. The brilliant sketch which forms the top of my easel card is Mojo Monday and I am also entering it to the following challenges:
The Pink Elephant  - "ribbon";
Spoon full of Sugar - "spring is in the Air"  a good time to plant seeds then; and
Quixotic - "something for Mum"
I never win anything but I love the inspiration I get from these challenges AND I had fun making the card which was - as it should be - a labour of love for a very special Mum!

18 comments:

chris said...

This is SOMETHING ELSE.
its beautiful I love it .
love pink and green combo its so lovely and soft.
back soon love chris xx

Julie said...

So gorgeous Lesley and so much effort but as you say, worth it!! Great colour scheme and I love the idea of the seed tags!!! Again, so much attention to detail and I'm sure your lovely mum will treasure it!! Juliexx

LORi said...

Very Very Cute...Lots of pretties!! So happy you shared with The Pink Elephant this week!!

HUGS - LORi

The Pink Elephant Blog

dolcreations said...

Wow..a labour of love for sure. Your mom is going to just love it and keep for years to come. I love how you hand drew the potted plants..what a fantastic idea! I also love how you fed the ribbon thru the paper! An absolutely beautiful card! Love the image all coloured up so beautifully too!

Jules said...

Hi Lesley

This is truly wonderful.

I love everything!!!!!

You must be so pleased with the finished result.

Love Jules xx

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Darling card!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at The Pink Elephant!!
Sheri-TPE DT

Deb said...

this is so gorgeous, love that sweet image and the colours are so pretty! hugs debx

*Vicki* said...

Oh my goodness!! This is so very precious!! I adore the fun coloring and the beautiful details!! So much enjoy seeing you again my friend!! HUGS

Kim Piggott said...

Wow!
Your lovely Mum will adore your beautiful card!
Such cute images and coloured to perfection! Love your beautiful colours and sweet detail!
So stunning!
hugs
kim x

Anneke said...

gorgeous card i see here on your blog

Sarita said...

This is just spectacular Lesley!
I really love the sentiments, it was so worth persevering on the computer, it just looks so professional.
Absolutely stunning,
Love Sarita xx

Faye said...

Oh how you torment me. Not only is your card totally gorgeous, but you have Hanglars too! :( xxx

Eisbärin said...

What a wonderfully sweet card! Everything just falls into place perfectly! Great!
Love, Alex

Val said...

This is so beautiful - I'm sure your mum will be overwhelmed ...
Hugs
Valxx

Mina said...

stunner Lesley, I love your hanglar image and perfect colours...great flower mix too
Mina xxx

Dena said...

Lesley, this is absolutely precious!!!!! Your Mom will love it! Such pretty, soft colors and of course the image is to die for cute!!! Love it!!
Hugs, Dena

pickle said...

This is soooo special your mum is gonna treasure it I am sure
I love the little pot with the seedlings..A very inspiring creation
Kerry x

Kim Dellow said...

So pretty. Thanks for joining the Quixotic Paperie Challenge this week. Kim