Thursday, April 1, 2010

Celebrating Mothers!

Over at Impression Obsession, the current challenge is to create art celebrating mothers. What a wonderful idea!

For this card, I used one of Gary Robertson's stamps ("A Day at the Beach") over a distress inked watercolour paper background (for the current Crazy Amigo challenge [inked backgrounds] and the Creative Card Crew challenge, which is vintage) , and an Impression Obsession sentiment stamp from this set. I don't know if you can see them, but in the bottom left corner, I glued three tiny seashells. I'll send this one along to my daughter, a busy Mum of four little boys, along with a "treat-yourself" coffee card.

I wanted to use spring colours today, so these two cards were created with the fabulous new "Cover-a-Card" Flourish stamp. They're HUGE, and so easy to stamp with the Mega Mount a 6" by 6" acrylic handle that rocks gently as you stamp. You can see the full line of Cover a Card stamps here...worth a look...SO versatile!! These cards fit with the Everybody Art Challenge,which is spring; Gingersnap Creation's Spring Growth and Renewal;" the current Pick Three challenge, and challenge # 4 over at Paper Garden Projects, which is embossing.

I stamped and embossed several pretty colours with this background stamp, so now I have oodles of delightful hearts and butterflies to use!

Now don't forget, you can enter the Impression Obsession challenges too! By using your own IO stamps and posting to this blog, you'll also be entered to win a $25 gift certificate for Impression Obsession stamps! See all the details, along with a schedule of upcoming challenges, right here. We'd LOVE to see what you create. Don't forget to stop by the other IO designers' blogs to see some paper delight. The links to their blogs are on my sidebar.

Thanks again for taking the time from your busy day to stop by. I wish you a happy, creative day.


Shirley said...

Deborah, each one is just lovely! The first one deserves a frame and the others too, for that matter!

Denise Clark said...

Deborah, one of your cards is being featured on my blog as one of the PICK 3 Top 3! Thank you so much for participating!

Rhonda said...

All beautiful cards. Love your 'Day at the Beach!' The ink and water background are perfect for this stamp.

johanna said...

all cards are beautiful! love the 3d butterfly on the first and the background colors! the hearts in 4 colors are very effectful!!

K J D said...

What gorgeous cards!

I love 'A day at the beach' the background is lovely.

It's so cold, rainy and grey here it seems a long way off! Still I am feeling happy as its a holiday!


Cathy at Paper Garden Projects said...

What beautiful cards! I love the background on the first one and the embosses CAC background on the blue one is just lovely.

Thanks for playing the Paper Garden Projects challenge!

Cathy at Paper Garden Projects said...

Sorry - got my blog comments confused.... I thought you were entering my embossing challenge (which you can by the way :) )

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous cards as always! Love everything you create, always so elegant and beautiful.

Laura said...

Gorgeous cards! Love that you sent a coffee card too. Busy moms deserve the treat!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Both of these cards ROCK. I love the first one on the ink distressed paper. Lovely vintage appeal - I really like the way you have the watercolored panel popped up and sort of standing on it's own. Your second one is lovely too (and fits this week's Creative Inspiration Wednesday challenge to a T). Great work on the vintage challenge. So happy you could have some fun with us this week at the Creative Card Crew.