Hello friends! Well it's that time of year again, time to honor the Mothers in our lives! This year things are a little different around our home, I get an extra kid in the form of a foreign exchange student named Luca. Being a host parent has been a very rewarding and enriching experience, being made really special for me because of the "son" I have gained. Luca is a very intelligent, polite and caring young man with a great future ahead of him. He is from Italy, and his rich culture has brought a lot of joy to our home. Since he would be be away from his Mama this year I offered to make a card for him.
This week at Hiding in My Craft Room our challenge is to create a Mothers Day card and here is mine for Anna Maria, Luca's mother:
Here are some more photos
The digi image is from A Day for Daisy's, and it's called AngelsResting , you can find it here; http://adayfordaisies.com/stamps/angels-resting-p-4.html
Here is the image uncolored, I show you this to point out a few small changes I made: in the image the child angel is a girl, not a boy, so...I used some white paint to hide the top tail and since she is wearing a sleeveless gown like her mother angel, I add a line on the arm for a shirt sleeve and with the magic of Copics, and Distress embossing powder and voila, she is now a he in a angel's gown!
The interior holds the sentiment translated into Italian. It reads "Thank you Mom for all your love, and letting me sprout my own wings". I found the Sentiment in a book called Inspiration Station by Betsy Flot.
I used papers from Colorbok and My Minds Eye. The image was copied onto watercolor paper and I used Distress Markers and Distress Stains to color. The white flower is Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers cut from pale blue organza and cheese cloth. It is fastened together with a vintage pearl button and has a Prima pearl cluster surrounding it. Other pearls are Martha Stewart and Recollections. The die cut flower from the interior is Spellbinders.
I will be entering this into the following challenges:
http://adayfordaisies.blogspot.com/ - add newsprint (part of the interior)
http://wagsnwhiskersrubberstamps.blogspot.com/ - May flowers
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.uk/ - my favorite things (water colored images)
http://livelaughstamp.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/wordplaysaturday - weather(cloudy)
http://brokenboxstock.blogspot.co.uk/ - mothers day
http://crafts4eternity.blogspot.com/ - 3 design papers
http://blog.docerelashop.com/ - flowers
http://leftofcenterchallenges.blogspot.ca/ - bling it up
http://www.totallygorjuss.blogspot.com/ - ribbons and pearls
http://kraftinkimmiestamps.blogspot.com/ - heat or dry embossing
http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.com/ - anything but a square
http://www.lovesrubberstampschallenges.com/2013/04/challenge-49-great-outdoors.html- the great outdoors.
http://www.creativetimeforme.com/ - Rainbow colors- my colors: blue, purple, green
http://melonheadzfriends.blogspot.se/ - fancy folds
http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.com/- fav color combo (blues)
http://oldiebutagoodiechallenge.blogspot.com/ - girlie - old stash (design papers)
http://ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/- Gods creation - mothers
http://shoppingourstash.blogspot.com/ - bargain bin - letter stickers on clearance
http://sweetstampsblog.blogspot.com/ - use 3 of any item
http://www.craftdoormagazine.com/ - anything goes
http://twistoffaithcards.blogspot.com.au/- must use an inspirational sentiment or scripture
- Mother's Day
http://365cards.blogspot.com/ - Day #114 - Word Wednesday "Soft"
http://useittuesday.blogspot.com/ - #54 - Flowers for Mom/ used papers I've been hoarding!
http://bearlymine-challenges.blogspot.com/- use a digi
http://craft-roomchallenge.blogspot.com/ - so sentimental
http://emeraldfaeries.blogspot.co.uk/ - one image, two DP, 3 embellies
http://citycrafter.blogspot.com - color challenge
Thank you for taking the time to stop by and make comments, I really do appreciate them! Be sure to drop by Hiding In My Craft Room to enter your Mothers Day creations into the challenge http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/