Saturday, May 09, 2015

Thanks Mum

The new challenge starting today at Di's Digis Challenge Blog has "Load on the Flowers" as it's theme.  As it's Mother's Day here in Australia tomorrow I thought I'd take the opportunity to make a card for my lovely Mum.  Happy Moither's Day to all those who celebrate this weekend too :-) 
The reference may be subtle, as to why I used this image, but the message I wrote on the back of the card says in essence thanks for showing me the right path, and for always being by my side.  I made a diorama card, Mum likes the cards I make that are a little bit different, and she doesn't like too much "stuff" on them, so I kept the flowers to a small "load" :-))  Another good thing about diorama cards is how they fold flat for postage... in this instance I made sure the flowers didn't protrude past the edge of the card when it was flattened, then thought about the fact that I won't be posting it anyway, lol
Both the images I've used are from Di's Digi Downloads... the background is Path and Fields and the little girl and her dogs is a new image called Daydream Izzy.  I inked the clouds and coloured the background image with Prismacolor pencils, Izzy was printed on textured card and coloured with Copics... with a few Prismacolor details.
It's hard to see, but I added another layer between the background and the front (which has acetate in it, I discovered last time I made a diorama that they're a bit wobbly with such a narrow frame, acetate helps a lot!) On the mid layer (which I just coloured green to look like low hills, I added small gemstone flowers.  The flowers on the front are Joycraft dies, the leaves are a new die I just got; Creative Expressions Faux Quilled Leaves.  I coloured some pearls from my stash with a Copic to add to the centres of the flowers and added some yellow ricrac from my stash.
The gorgeous patterned paper from a digital pack I got from My Memories... called Impressionists Canvas.  The back of the card is where I wrote my message, I just added a strip of the DP and some ricrac to jazz it up.  
Anyway that's it for today's card, hope you get a chance to check out the rest of the Design Team's flowery offerings.  Hope you enter the challenge too, great prize on offer as always, and an extra opportunity if you use one of Di's images too!!
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges: 
Let's Get Digital
Flowers for Her
Celebrate Spring
Mother's Day/For a Lady
 May Flowers
Anything Goes Special Lady
Always Anything Goes
Anything Goes
Anything Goes
Anything Goes
Anything Goes

Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna


As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

what a lovely keep sake for a mother lots of wonderful detail Ginny x

Lillian A said...

Great scenic card, and nice flowers and leaves added to this. Thank you for entering the Catch the Bug challenge of anything goes.

sue k said...

Wonderful card, great design, image, accents and colors. Thank you for joining us this week at HIMCR.


Jacee said...

How lovely, this is gorgeous Donna!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Pat said...

Lovely card, beautiful bright colours and great images, thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky.

Pat xx

Chris said...

It's beautiful, love the design, sweet image beautiful colours and colouring. A card your Mum will treasure!
Thanks for joining us at Fab N Funky this week.

Anonymous said...

Just love how you've combined the images to make this scene.Your colouring looks super.A beautiful creation.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x

Andrea Norris said...

Lovely diorama card hope your mum loved it. Thanks for sharing you creation with is at TTCRD this week and good luck
Andrea x

Planetsusie said...

This is really sweet Donna, just right for what you were wanting to portray. Had to smile about your attention to detail when you were glueing the flowers on and then remembered that you were giving this to your mum - that is just typical of me. Thank you so much for entering the OSAAT Challenge this fortnight, lots of luck to you.

Hugs Sue Pxxx D

Mynn Kitchen said...

This is OH so sweet, Donna! I adore the fun scene you created, the wonderful dimension, and your beautiful coloring! Thank you for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, adorable card

Debby said...

this is such a sweet creation
thank you for sharing it with us

hugs Debby
DT member Fab n Funcky