And welcome to more new followers - it was a nice start to my Monday to find some more of you have joined me! ;)
I hope you all had a good weekend?! Mine went from having no plans to being jam-packed full!! I had a wee bit of a headache on Saturday (it was ENORMOUS!), so suffice to say that the impromptu night out on Friday was enjoyable ;) Sunday was then filled with laughter and the company of good friends...friends who were responsible for my fragility the previous day I might add! I also saw my friends' little boy who is just the most gorgeous 3 year old you have ever seen, and he's so polite...I am going to convince him to live with me one day! Too cute!
Anyway, back to business!
I have recently had an influx of commissions - when I say influx, it's not on the scale of Carol's Valentine-A-Thon, but a lot for me considering I only get requests from my Mum usually! So, I am having to be a bit proactive rather than leave cards to the last minute like I normally do!! I think I must have an issue as I only seem to be able to produce under pressure when there's no time for procrastination!?
Today's card is a Mother's Day card...here in the UK it falls on 30th March so I thought I'd get a head start by using the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch. It's quite a detailed one for the CTS team this time around and I have to admit to not straying from it in the slightest! That's a rarity for me as you well know...I don't like playing by the rules ;)
This is for my friends' Mum and I know that she likes purple...guess what I went with?!...
It's not often I go for landscape card...I much prefer a portrait orientation, I'm not sure why?! Maybe it's because I'm short!! ;)
That's a pretty literal interpretation, eh?!! I heat embossed the pots/vases in WOW! Grape embossing powder and cut them out with my trusty scissors...they could do with a sharpen actually... Then I stamped the snowdrops in black and attacked them with a few watercolour pencils! I do realise that snowdrops are meant to be white, but they looked a bit bland so I coloured them in! I think it's called artistic license?! The sentiment is hand written, as I can see is glaringly obvious now that I'm looking at it in the photograph...maybe should've let myself wake up a bit more before I attempted the writing - might change that later if it's imperfections continue to bug me!
This is another card that I'm not quite sure about...hmmm...maybe another grower?!
I'm also hoping that this counts as a floral for The Card Concept's challenge...you got it, the theme is floral! There are lickle flowers on the pots/vases and obviously the dyed snowdrops are flowers too! I'm not sure what style this is...I would hazard a guess that it would come under Clean and Layered as there's a crap-load of foam adhesive hiding under there!! I do not know what I'd do without foam adhesive...I'd never be able to make another card again I don't think!!? ;)
How pretty is that picture?! I'll definitely be back for another stab at this one!
ETA: Thank you Ardyth for pointing out that my card is very similar to the Muse inspiration this week too! It's even purple! I'll be popping this in over there too ;)
Thank you for stopping by guys, I hope this week treats you all well ;)
Card: Paper Mill Direct - White, Grape, Lilac
Stamps: Clear Impressions - Wild & Free, Cherry Blossom
Ink: Ranger - Perfect Medium; Windsor & Newton - Violet
Other: WOW! - Grape e/p; rhinestones; watercolour pencils