Wednesday, November 21, 2012

For You, Mum!

Happy American Thanksgiving to my many friends south of the border.  Because we are a "dualie" family, we'll also be having an American Thanksgiving supper tonight with some friends.   So, I'm cooking today too.

One person I am especially thankful for is my Mom.  She's a tremendous woman period.  And this past week she came over for the day to help me paint my daughter's new room.  At 76 she's still amazing and was such a kind help to me.  So I made her a card with the perfect new set from Flourishes.


I don't know if it's the Canadian in us, but I've always called my Mom - Mum.  And my kids call me Mum.  I didn't even realize that was different from anyone else till I was an adult.  And to have a set that has a sentiment "For you, Mum" just makes me smile :)

I had fun with these beautiful fluffy yellow wattle flowers, coloring them up with Copics, but then adding some dimension (and realism) with some Flower Soft.  Did you know you can color your Flower Soft too?  All I had was Polar White Flower Soft, so I just used a few drops of Copic reinker in a little container and threw in a pinch of Flower Soft, mixed it around and it was the perfect color I was looking for.  Below you can see the dimension a little better.  It has more of the look of what I've seen wattle to look like.


The image from Bloomin' Aussie Florals is stamped in Memento Ink on Flourishes Classic White.  I used our brand new Flourishes dies to cut out the shape, this one is called Perfectly Pierced Classic Frames.  Isn't it gorgeous?  I've finished the bottom of the card with Edgeabilities Dies, Classic Decorative Inserts and Classic Edges Two.   The scroll design and piercing matches perfectly.  The papers are from our new 123 Create Kit - For the Record.  And then a little bit of rhinestones and  Nestabling to frame out the image and balance the big old silk bow on the other side.  

Now get yourselves ready for this tomorrow at Flourishes !!!



12 comments:

Anonymous said...

What?!? You can put reinker in to colour flower soft? That's brilliant! I don't think of it often but I think my kids call me Mum also! What would we do with out our Moms? This is a beautiful card and I love the flower soft on it. I don't know what wattles are but this almost looks like pussy willows. :-)
Beth Greco

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow gorgeous Christine.

greetings karin

TLady said...

Christine!
Your card is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!! LOVE the colors you chose & the designer paper too!!!!!!! :) LOOOOOOOOOOOVE the flower soft on these flowers! PERFECT ADDITION!!!!!! :) AND those dies.......!!!!!!!!!! I am SURE your Mum will TREASURE it!!!!!!!!!!! :)IT'S PERFECT!!!!!! :)

Conniecrafter said...

It is a great that you still have your mother to share these times with, something to be very thankful for, what a Beautiful card to remind her how much she means to you, enjoy your day!

Mary said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours...

Marisa said...

Such a fabulous card, Christine! Your mom is sure to love it! Great touch with the piercing and lovely punched border along the bottom. Loving the yellow and black combo too. Canadians definitely say mum :)

Karen McAlpine said...

Happy Thanksgiving. Beautiful card for your Mum.

Mary said...

A truly magnificent card Christine I love every little detail - your mum will be thrilled.

Mary Mac

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so beautiful

Divinity said...

love all the paper piercing. beautiful card :)

Allison Cope Israels said...

GORGEOUS! Love the striking colour combo!

Heather Jensen said...

Absolutely stunning girl! I love the yellow and black with the the pretty embossed border. :)

Hugs,
Heather