Monday, 5 August 2013

A Card for my Mum

Hello everyone and thanks for dropping by.

Just over a week ago it was my Mum's birthday and although creative card ideas have been a bit thin on the ground recently I knew I had to make one and not resort to buying .............. she'd never forgive me, lol!  Now, a week or so before Mum's birthday I went over to the opening of Indigo Blu's new shop and I have to say it I was very impressed.  If you're thinking of popping over, the shop is only going to be open 1 Saturday a month I think so check first.  Anyway, I was late getting there and after a good browse in the beautifully set out shop which has lots of artwork on display, I almost missed the demos.  I did manage to catch a few bits though and there was one card I glimpsed that stuck in my mind so I decided to make my version.  I think it was Indigo Blu DT member Linda whose table I saw the card on so I do hope I'm giving credit to the right person.  If I'm wrong and someone would like to let me know I'll change that detail.

This is a clean and simple card for me and I knew my Mum would love it especially the colours I chose.

NB If you click on the pics you can see an enlargement of the images.


I used a selection of Versamark chalk inks to stamp the images which are Indigo Blu's set called Stylised Flowers.


For one single flower I used black Versafine and when it was completely dry I placed a mask I had made by cutting a circle from a piece of card over it and blended Distress Inks over the flower.  I removed the mask and added tiny spots of Glamour Dust fine glitter.


I stamped the sentiment which is from a Chocolate Baroque set (love that font) along the bottom again using black Versafine.


Finally I added the ribbon and the diecut butterfly and then layered onto co-ordinating card and then again onto the basecard.

That's it from me today.  Thanks again to Linda for the inspiration and thank you for your visit today. Until next time ..........

Hugs
Lesley  Xx

21 comments:

Helen said...

That is so beautiful, I am sure your Mum will love it.

isisimaginings.com said...

Beautiful card, I'm sure your mum loved it.

Paula Whittaker said...

What a gorgeous card...the colours are lovely. I'm sure your Mum adored it and shall be keeping it.

Beryl said...

It's a beautiful card Lesley - and I'm sure whoever made the original would be flattered that you loved is so much you had to try it too. I bet your mum loved it. Way to far for the Indigo Blu shop for me but hopefully will get to see them at Port Sunlight. Not too long now.
Beryl xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a beautiful card Lesley, I love the colours and the sentiment. The butterflies finishes it perfectly.

Sue x

Elaine said...

What a gorgeous card Lesley, I bet Mum loved it. Great colours and I love the masked circle behind the focal point flower a great idea. That long sentiment fits so well at the bottom of the card and the ribbon and butterfly are great finishing touches. Hope you have had a good weekend, see you very soon, my lovely friend. Elaine xx

snazzyoriginal said...

Beautiful, love the contrast between the Versamagic & Versafine inks xx

Suzi B said...

No wonder your Mum would be upset if you'd bought one! When she knows what beautiful creations you make! This is gorgeous, love the colours!
Suzi B xx

InkyArtitude said...

I love the clean simplicity of the design Lesley and a fabulous choice of colours too...I bet your Mum loved it and was very proud to be the recipient of such a wonderful momento of her special day. x

thriftymonster said...

Good work mum x

Rebecca said...

Lovely card Lesley
Happy craftin
Rebecca

Christine B. said...

Lesley you make the most beatuful creations. Your card is deliteful, clean yet stylish. I bet your Mum was thrilled with it. Take care, love and hugs x ChrisB

Gay Peplow said...

Beautiful card Lesley, I love the cool colours and perfect stamping :D xx

Jean Straw said...

Beautiful card, I love the colours and the way you highlighted the focal flower. Lovely touch of glitter and a super sentiment.
Jean x

sam21ski said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Lesley, fabulous colours and great images.

Sam xxx

Paula (PEP) said...

This is just a real joy - I absolutely love the way you stamped that one flower in black & then sponged a circle of colour behind it. The way your ribbon picks up the sparkle on the latter circle is & the butterfly is beautiful, not to mention how the butterfly with its sparkle balanced that circle with its sparkle. Very very pretty.
With much love
Paula (PEP)

Aquarius said...

I'm sure you Mum just loved the card which is beautiful - love the colours and the elegant simplicity of it.

veronica said...

beautiful card Lesley, bet mum loved it

butterfly said...

So beautiful and delicate - I love the chalky stamping (have some chalk inks - note to self, must play!), and the halo round the largest flower is such a great touch. I'm sure your mum will love it.
Alison x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful design Lesley, love the colours and how they pop against the white. Great stamping as well. Cheers, Shirleyx

Sally H said...

It is totally gorgeous, Lesley! I love it! Will have to visit one time when they are open. Sounds wonderful!