Hello, crafty friends! I'm back today as Guest Designer at Scrapy Land where the theme is "Oh, Happy Spring!" using any brand of dies that Scrapy Land sells in their shop. I chose to make a Mother's Day card for my Mom.
Dies used (all brands that Scrapy Land sells):
I chose the beautiful papers by Graphic 45 "A Time to Flourish" inspired by the gorgeous makes by my friend Kathy Clement of Kathy By Design. Kathy does amazing things with the many Graphic 45 collections, so be sure to pay her a visit. I stamped the base card around the edge with an image from Graphic 45's A Time to Flourish set in Wilted Violet Distress ink and blended the edges with Frayed Burlap Distress ink. I added two heat embossed butterflies to the background panel using a TCW stencil and white embossing powder. Additional papers were distressed and layered over corrugated card board which I painted with gesso.
At the center of my card is the beautiful and versatile Weathered Clock by Tim Holtz for Sizzix. This is my go-to die, and this time I gave it a simple treatment of Rock Candy Distress Glitter and Stampin' Up Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. I used a piece of waste packaging for the clock hands as well as the sentiment's frame and swiped on Distress inks in Mowed Lawn and Forest Moss. This card has a glossy finish to it, so the ink went on with an old worn wood grain texture. That's why I save my trash! The pearl brad and string are from my stash.
I layered up the Theo butterfly and gave him a dusting of Dazzling Diamonds. The bottom butterfly is colored with Wilted Violet Distress ink.
My handmade flowers and buds were colored with Wilted Violet Distress Spray Stain and the leaves of the buds, Mowed Lawn Distress Stain. I tucked in a bit of Queen Anne's Lace from my stash. As a child I remember my Mom teaching us how to die the flower by putting a little food coloring in the water, and the Queen Anne's Lace will drink it up. I kept my foliage white to show off the flowers.
I would like to add my card to the following inspiring challenges:
A Vintage Journey #40 Spring is in the Air
Country View April Challenge-Spring
Happy Little Stampers April Mixed Media Challenge Wings
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Butterfly Beauty
Southern Ridge Trading Company Anything Spring
Emerald Creek Dares Anything Goes
Our Creative Corner-Gypsy Fayre I chose green, pink, purple and was inspired by the change and adventure of the gypsy soul. Frilly is not my usual style but I needed change and adventure!
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #226-227 Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Challenge #249-Your Favorite Things The color purple, flowers, my Weathered Clock die cut, and butterflies!
Craft Rocket Challenge #13 Favorite Color Combo Purple and White
Scraps and Pieces Emporium- April Challenge-Be Romantic I used lace and flowers.
I hope you like my card...I know my Mom will! She loves purple!
Thank you for stopping by today and for all your wonderful comments! I read and appreciate each and every one of them. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Hugs and Blessings!