Friday 19 February 2010

Mother's Day Card (I think)

Hi everyone,

How quickly it's come round to another weekend. This week has flown for me because my daughter Jenna and her daughter, our beautiful Isabella came to stay for a few days. We also had our lovely Alexa pop in to play with her cousin. As there is only 3 months age difference it's lovely to see them together but typically they both want to play with the same toy and they both want 'Mamma cuggles' at the same time, Lol! By the time Jenna and Izzy went home Wednesday evening I was pretty tired but it is far too quiet around here now. It's either all or nothing, Ha! Ha!

Anyway, this is a card I made before our visitors came and I think it will be for my Mum for Mother's Day unless I come up with something I like better.

It's an A4 card base and I've used my Heidi Swapp Mega Circle Masks and Butterfly masks and then blended Distress Inks in Peeled Paint, Tattered Rose (a little editing here because it was Worn Lipstick, Lol) and (I think) Antique Linen. Before I removed the circle mask I stamped a leafy branch by Impression Obsession and using Peeled Paint DI.

After removing the circle mask I repositioned the butterfly one and blended more ink down into the right bottom corner and then stamped and embossed a couple of butterflies from Elusive Images Butterfly Daisy Collage Themeplate, coloured them with DIs, cut them out and attached them to the card leaving the wings free. I used a layered silk Prima flower and some punched fern fronds for the top left corner and decided to add a bit of Stickles to it and to the tips of the butterflies wings.

Finally I blended some of the DIs onto a piece of card, stamped the Irish blessing (another EI stamp) and cut it out using one of my Nestie labels sets together with a co-ordinating matt.

The only items not bought from Graphicus are the card and the Impression Obsession stamp which I've had for ages and can't remember where I got it from. BTW have you checked out Graphicus' bright shiny new website which is only a week old?

I'm meeting my friend, Jo in Nottingham tomorrow for a bit of retail therapy (the crafty type, of course) and lunch. I hope the sun shines for us like it has here today and I hope it shines on all you lovely visitors too. Whatever the weather though, have a really good weekend.

Lesley Xx


Anonymous said...

Lesley, Your card is gorgeous.. I love the softness, and butterflies are my favorite!

veronica said...

This is gorgeous Lesley - your Mum will love it! Love the way you have blended the colours, and that Prima flower is just right.
Have a good day with the therapy, hope weather is kind to you

brenda said...

Hi Lesley

Stunning card as ever, you have made me think I want to have a try at masking this way. I usally do it with GM's or otherwise work inside the masdk if you know what I mean.

Enjoy your retail therapy. One of my sons is at Uni in Nottingham and I soon discovered the wonderful shpping areas.

B x

Suzi B said...

This card is lovely Lesley, I love the soft colours
Sue B x

Elaine G said...

Ooh Lesley, you really have got that masking off to a fine art. This is another lovely card and all the elements fit so beautifully together.

Have some great crafty retail therapy with Jo tomorrow - I do hope the sun shines for you.

Elaine xx

PinksyDoodles said...

Hi Lesley,
This is stunning, I love the beautiful soothing colours.
Enjoy your crafty shopping tomorrow.
Thank you for your comment on my blog - I knew it would be too good to be true if the new Distress Inks were the TSV.
Clare x

Rachel said...

WOW this is stunning! How have i never found your blog before?? Oh well i'm here now and i'll keep popping back. Your work is amazing, and i like the look of your new craft room... i want one! Thanks for visiting my blog
Rachel xx

Sally H said...

Stunningly Beautiful, Lesley! I love the muted colours and everything about it is gorgeous! Megan sends her thanks for your kind comments, and I can understand why you were so very proud of your son - what an achievement!

Lynne K said...

Beautiful card, Lesley. Glad you had a good time with your visitors. I'm just back from my trip up north, tired but had a great time. Now trying to catch up with everyone's blogs & get some cards made, as needless to say, I didn't get any done while I was away. x

Isabelle Norris said...

This is light, beautiful, elegant.
Love it!

Aquarius said...

Love this card - back to butterflies I see!! I'm sure your mother will love it too.

Jules said...

Hi Lesley

I don't think you could make a nicer card for your Mum .. .. this one is simply gorgeous. I love it and I am sure your Mum will too.

That sound like a great technique!!

Your colours are wonderful and that blessing just perfect!!

Have a great day shopping with your friend.

Love Jules xx

judith@poppy cottage said...

This is beautiful Lesley, if your Mum receives it for Mother's Day, she will be very happy. I love the soft colours, they are lovely. Judith x

Suzanne C said...

Stunning card is right! Love the way you trailed the mask outside of the circle and down the right side. Lovely sentiment that matches the card perfectly.

Jo said...

Lesley, you are developing a really distinctive style with the inks and masks and I love it! This is so subtle and classy.

lisa said...

Oooh Lesley, this is just breathtaking. I love everything about it. The background masking is so soft but fits all the embellishments perfectly. Your Mum will be over the moon to receive this.
Have a wonderful day out and enjoy the sun, it's been beautiful here today too.


Debbie Dolphin said...

absolutely gorgeous again.
love debbie xxx

Nettie said...

Beautifully delicate card Lesly, I just love it!

Michelle said...

Hi Lesley
Beautiful work lately, this card is soooo beautiful, Thanks so much for your lovely comments, They make my day!
x Michelle