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Sunday, 1 May 2011

STAMPTACULAR # 109 Mum's the Word with Sweet Stampin Craft Us Crazy and Charisma Cardz.

Another Sunday and it's time for another fun challenge at Stamptacular.   This week our challenge is "Mums the Word" and we want to see your cards or projects which include the word "Mum/Mom" or "Mother" or any other form of the word.
We are lucky enough to be sponsored by Simon Says Stamp this week who are offering one randomly chosen entrant a $20 gift certificate.  Why not come and play along.
I am also entering my card into the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin - Try something new (I made a shaped card and used my Aquamarkers for the first time)
Craft Us Crazy - Mom's and/or Flowers
Charisma Cardz - April Showers/May Flowers (as it's the first of May I have opted for the flowers element)

This card is for my Mum. 
I cut a plant pot shape from K&Co paper and added a simple ribbon and bow.   My letters are cut using my Cricut from some lilac card and yellow Sizzix papers.
The pansies are a Papermania stamp set made up of a whole pansy, two individual top petals, a winged set of petals, a lower petal, a centre bit and a leaf.  I stamped all the component parts on water colour paper, water coloured them with my Letraset Aquamarkers (it's the first time I have used these markers and I need some practice), cut them out, wet them some more, scrunched them up, unfolded them again and layered them up.   I won't do that again.  It took FOREVER and the colours ran when I was wetting and scrunching so I had to keep painting them again. It certainly gave me green fingers (and hands and wrists...)
My card base is made up of two pieces of card cut in a plant pot shape at the base and the shape of all the flowers and leaves at the top.  I scored just where the flower pot stops at the top and glued the two top sections together where all the flowers are and then glued the leaves and flowers on top at the front.  Fiddly, fiddly, fiddly and the card doesn't look perfectly neat from the back but I do like all the different layers and the slightly crumpled look of the flowers and leaves.  
My teamies have lots of fabby inspiration for you too so why not hop on over to our site share some love!
We have our lovely daughter and adorable grandson staying with us at the moment so my crafting and blogging is taking a back seat for a while.  I'll try to drop by occasionally to see you though!


Faye said...

Wow, that's your first go with AquaMarkers?! Away with you. This is just gorgeous. xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Lesley!! WOW!!! Your flowers are so beautiful!! I just love the colors in them!! What a stunning creation hun!! Happy May Day!! :)

Fiona said...

wow Lesley...this is just fab...I had to zoom cos I thought those flowers were have got the colouring perfect. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.


Debbie said...

What a lovely shaped card. I have seen a few plant pots lately, and yours is just great. Nice flowers and colouring. Thank you for entering into the Sweet Stamping Try Something New Challenge this week. Debbiexx

Tracey T said...

Amazing, particularly for a first attempt with Aquamarkers. Haven't tried these yet but you've inspired me to give them a go (any excuse to buy more stash!). This is a really beautiful card - thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Unknown said...

Wow.. this is amazing, really beautiful.. thanks for playing with us at sweet stamping xxx

Pauline said...

Oh wow, this is amazing! Well worth all your hard work, it's beautiful!

Sandy Ang said...

What a wonderful Mother's Day card. Love the pansies which look so realistic !

Vicky said...

WOW.....sweetie this is gorgeous absolutely stunning & your colouring is OMG....your 1st with wow & yes another WOWWWWWWWW......
Absolutely love this hunni.
Regarding your comment on mine shug dont worry about been busy sweetie I know how hectic you are most of the time. Take care hun & hope you find a little time to maybe craft lol well we do love seeing your cards hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Dawn B. said...

This is perfect for you Mum. I love the shape. Such pretty flowers. I love this Lesley and so will she.

Nina said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful card!! Love the colours and the shape.

Have a nice day :)
Hugs, Nina.

Lindsey said...

OH wow Lesley this is the most stunning card! And your first attempt at Aqua Markers? Nah don't believe it for a minute!
Linds x

CraftyC said...

Hello Lesley, this is just gorgeous, bet mum will love it. So pretty and beautiful flowers!

Bron said...

Wow this is awseome. I love all the details that you have added. Enjoy the time with your daughter and grandson. HUgs Bron :D

Val said...

WOW!! Lesley - This is a stunning card. Thanks so much for joining our 'Tray Something New' challenge at Sweet Stampin' this week.


Tracey T said...

Congratulations on being in the Spotlight at Sweet Stampin' this week! Well deserved! Tracey x