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5/08/2014

Dogwoods and Mother's Day

Good evening and where did this week go? Zip, that's where. Looking back over the days, not sure exactly what productive things we've accomplished, but gosh, there _must_ have been some!

The card shared tonight was supposed to have gone in the mail by Wednesday. Alas, it did not make it. This is another image, found during the snippet cleanup, and already colored. I stamped out a portion of the motif to add some extra petals for dimension. The original was stamped in Rich Cocoa, but I used Gray Flannel for the extra petals.

 

- Old Hero Arts wooden dogwood stamp. Colored with copics, die cut with the Lil Inker Square stax. Used DI Spun Sugar, Sage and then ?Pumice? just to darken the corners. Stamped part of the stamp with Gray Flannel onto a white snippet, and had to experiment to match the pink colors done earlier. R81 & 83 worked. Tried R85 in one place, and it was much too dark.
 
- CL Doily die on some script paper, using only half the die cut.
 
- snippet of DCWV green pattern paper, embossed with a new Mbossibility folder.(don't remember the name, but can provide info).
 
- new MBox tag die (Teramo Labels) stamped with SU Teeny Tiny sentiments on a white snippet. Narrow white grosgrain ribbon was dyed with Copic refill R81. (Drop a generous drop in a plastic bag, scrunch the ribbon around, and custom color any white or cream ribbon).
 
The first photo has a yellow tone, but the enlarged photo below reflects the color more accurately. Done with the same camera, no setting changes either!
 
 
Hopefully the cropped view will show the raised dimension a bit better. Added clear WoStella on some leaves & petals. Yellow rhinestones added for centers. (after I used a Viva Gold Pearl pen and didn't get very nice results. Blame  to the Operator, not the pen.). Loving those Lil Inker dies too.
 
Have colored this stamp before, using yellow greens instead of pinks. The greens over a gray stamping, looked very delicate & pretty. I like this color combo ok, but think I like the yellow greens much better. That one had darker leaves too, as the image needed some strong contrast.
 
Since this card has a few snippets, and since I have been an absentee playmate lately, I'm taking this over to Pixie's Snippet Playground, Week 123. The linky widget is still open for 33 hours, so you've time to hunt up a snippet or 2, and come play with a lovely, talented group of cardmakers.
 
Ya'll have a wonderful evening, Happy Friday, and as always, thanks so much for looking in. Many Hugs & Blessings too.


42 comments:

Benzi said...

Beautiful dogwood blooms, Mary, and a gorgeous card. Sometimes, you just don't know what you'll get with a camera. I guess that is why I take so many pictures...until it seems to be right. Ugh!

Love how you dyed your ribbon. I'll have to try that, though I don't have many refills.

Wonderful dimension and a card for a mother to love.

Hubby was home and we worked ALL day in the yard. We can hardly move. Surprised I can even type? Will we never finish???????? Seems as if we won't. Hubby will go back to work tomorrow to get rested. LOL

Irish Cherokee said...

Beautiful coloring Mary. Dogwood flowers are one of my favorite large tree flowers. Weeping almond is one of my favorite small flower trees. Really pretty card any mother would be happy to receive.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Such a pretty piece Mary. Love the shading of the petals and the WoStella shine is lovely. Great tip for dying the ribbon - have never heard of that! Amazing what you have put together from these snippets! Well done.

Gail said...

This is just beautiful!
I too, want to know where the week went!

Rita said...

Good Morning Mary. What a stunning card. The dogwood flowers looks so vibrant and beautiful. Your colouring looks so perfect., not one of my strong points I'm afraid. Hope you have a good day. Hugs Rita xxx

Patricia said...

Good morning Mary,
I love those beautiful "dogwood" flowers, you have coloured them to perfection.
A wonderful card, great design
Hugs

Patricia xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ooooh Mary love the dogwood flowers ever since we had one in our garden in Melbourne, and your card is just superb work!! well done, Shaz in oz.x

Petra Swart said...

Your card is lovely, Mary!! Amazing how the colours of the photo's differ, hey!! The close-up looks beautiful - lovely colours and great colouring. Love that you have kept the rest of the card quite simple to have all the attention on the beautiful flowers. Lovely card!!
Hugz

Marilyn said...

Beautiful Dogwood flowers. Love your coloring

Pat said...

I love the dogwood flowers Mary and so prettily coloured. The background enhances it beautifully, and what a great tip for colouring your ribbon. A gorgeous card. x

Brenda said...

This is a beautiful card Momma Mary! I love that embossed background, your doily is so pretty in that paper and those flowers-oh my they are stunning! I love Dogwood flowers and you have colored these so realistic! I love that you gave them some dimension by popped a couple up-looks amazing! I'm sure that card will be great joy to a mother, as it is so made with love. I don't know where this week went either but it sure flew by! Hope you have a blessed weekend Momma Mary. Hugs

Redanne said...

Such a beautiful card Mary, I love that stamp (and I have it too!) and you have reminded me that I must get it out and use it! Gorgeous! Hugs, Anne xx

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! The Dogwood blooms look amazing!! I just tried to photograph mine and the real pictures didn't come out near as beautiful as these!! What a fabulous card!! Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Brenda in IN said...

I love dogwoods and this is gorgeous. Isn't it funny how fickle the camera is! Same with computers. They all have a mind of their own.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous colouring work with the Dogwoods, beautiful cards ! Have a great weekend, Shirleyx

Hazel said...

Good afternoon Mary, your Dogwood Flowers are beautiful . Yes the camera does cause colour problems, it's so annoying. But it hasn't deflected anything from your wonderful card. Hazel xx

rachel said...

such a pretty card Mary - those flowers really are stunning - gorgeous work! Hugs rachel x

Irene said...

A beautiful card Mary, the Dogwood image looks so soft and gentle inked with grey, and with you colouring is beautiful.
luv
irene
xxxx

Pippa said...

Beautiful image, beautifully coloured and beautifully mounted! x

jimlynn said...

WOW once again! Mary, this is so beautiful and those flowers just seem to jump off the page. Colored to perfection and they look real! Gorgeous, gorgeous card.
Lynn

Sue said...

Just catching up Mary and wow some beautiful cards you have made love them ..this dogwood is gorgeous and the wink of luna ..have a great weekend huggles Sue xx

crafty-stamper said...

Beautifully coloured image and great CAS card-love the vintage quilts too
carol x

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Mary what a stunning image those flowers look so beautiful I love how you have used dimension on the top one, awesome card
hugs
lorraine x

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is really gorgeous, Mary! Isn't it weird what the photo editing/camera/lighting will do? But no matter what, this is a stunner!! I think the dimension you achieved is awesome!! Have a Happy Mother's Day, my friend! Hugs, Darnell

Di said...

Oh how pretty Mary! Gosh your painting/colouring is divine.

Great to see you back in the Playground :) Parsnip is doing hand stands 'cos he's delighted to see you :)

Hugs

Di xx

Jean Straw said...

This is such a pretty card Mary, I love the Dogwood stamp and you have coloured it so beautifully.
Jean x

Loll Thompson said...

Your dogwoods are so pretty Mary. Love the dimension from the layered petals. Loll xx

SARN said...

This is just lovely Mary. Great layering for dimension. I didn't realise it was a stamp that you'd coloured in until I read on - I thought you'd decoupaged using already printed paper!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Mary, the colouring is stunning, great use of the rhinestones.

Hugs
Maarit

Sheila H said...

Your flowers are so beautiful, Mary. Your coloring is always gorgeous, no matter what combination you choose.

Bonnie said...

What beautiful dogwood flowers, Mary! I love the dimension you added!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a pretty card! It's nice with the blossoms done up dimensionally. I find it interesting the different looks of the photos with no setting changes. It just goes to show you!

Faith A said...

Beautiful card, lovely colouring

MagsB said...

Just beautiful! I love the dimension of the decoupage!

love Mags B x

Shirley said...

Gorgeous! Love how you mounted your flowers, the painting, that great die cut doily, and your wonderful embossed BG too!

Tina Campbell said...

Beautiful card and the dimension of is really makes it pop ! I've been watching and waiting for our dogwood to burst out

Di said...

Wow Mary - what a stunning card! LOVE the dogwood and what absolutely blew me away was how perfect a match the dyed ribbon is (of course you used a refill the same as one of the Copics you used - but what a clever trick!).

Hugs, Di xx

scrappymo! said...

What a beautiful job on the colouring. Love the shading!
The dimension is fabulous. Sculpting those flowers paid off.

The wink of Stella sure accents well...I am so loving my pen too!

kanda said...

Wonderful card and the flowers are so beautiful xx

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Mary,

What a beautiful card. I can definitely see the raised pieces -- it adds so much dimension.

I've been busy but not crafting. Last weekend I got everything moved from the storage unit to the house. You should see all the boxes all over the place! It almost looks like a "neat hoarder" house!

Hugs,
Kay

Pat said...

Congrats on being showcased over at the playground this week, and really deserved as this is so pretty. x

Cara Malmrose said...

Love that image! Gorgeous coloring Mary.