Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Here's an easel card I created for my Mother, given to her yesterday so this won't be ruining the surprise in case she sees this ;)

I used Tilda with Flowers coloured with Copics, of course. This is the first time I've used my new Georgia Pacific paper that I bought on our recent trip to the States. I must say it colours so well. Good thing I bought a few packages!

The paper used for the background is Daisy D's Heirloom Blue - Attic stripe #13918. Flowers are Dollar Store versions coloured with Copics. The butterfly is punched from peachy vellum using the Martha Stewart butterfly punch and highlighted with Copics as well as having Copic-coloured pearls added to the body and head.

Tilda and the sentiment are raised on foam dimensionals; her legs doubly-high as the red background is also raised as you can see from this side view. The leaves and branches are punched using Martha Stewart punches as well.

Here is the card I made for my Mother In Law. No Maggies on this one, just a simple card with Prima roses and more Martha Stewart butterflies; this time punched from a shimmery vellum. Pearls again were used, this time not coloured. The sentiment was coloured with E50. Background paper for this card is TPC Studio's Ancestral Teal Brocade.

Here's the list of Copic colours used on the Tilda card:

Skin: E000, E00, E02
Hair: E00, E79, E97, E99
Flowers: R00, R22, R27, Y17
Dress and boots: BG10, BG45, BG49
Leaves: G20, G24, G28
Basket: E50, E55, E57, E79
Pearls: YR02

For all those Mothers out there: Happy Mother's Day! I hope to spend the day making more cards!!!

8 people wrote stuff:

Peggie said...

Very pretty. Of course Tilda is my favorite.

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Maureen, you are really growing in your talent! Great work!

Leonie said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous. Love the vintagey feel to both of them. Your flutterbys are stunning, and of course Miss Tilda is just stunning
Hugs leonie

Candy said...

Two wonderful cards! Love your paper, the colours in it are fantastic. You know I like Tilda best - bet your mom loved her too!
Hugs, Candy

Pat said... pretty!!! Love the colors, DPs, and flowers!! Pat Frank (VA)

Jean said...

Maureen, both of the cards are so gorgous, your mothers card is bright and cheerful and love the pop up, while your mother-in-law's card is more suttle and quiet. Soft with the butterflies... Is that the way you see both of them? Interesting... I really love them both... Terrific cards.
Hugs, Jean

Only By His Grace Papercrafting said...

Hi Maureen,
Both your cards are super.
Hugs Marion

cabio's craft corner said...

Sweet Sweet cards Maureen. Lovely distressing edges and adorable design :o)

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