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5/08/2016

Mother's Day Watercolor

 
 
To all my blog buddies in the USA...don't think Mother's Day is celebrated on the same day in other countries. So far ours has been pleasant and quiet. Mr. had my breakfast, coffee and a pretty card waiting when I got up. He proceeded to sit out in the porch swing, so I took my food and went out to enjoy the sunshine, blooming things and green trees that are in our neighborhood at present. I felt like I could 'smell the green'. Mr didn't smell a thing he said.
 
Been trying to finish up some cards  using bits and pieces of things I'm finding in the Crapalanche, or else in bins-boxes that are setting around. Many I'd forgotten having done. This is another Art Impression watercolor image I discovered. The mat color and background paper were in another box, and thought these looked pretty together. Not a great card, but an ok one. Good for another birthday, or whatever I might need it for, when a verse is added to the inside.
 
 
 
The stamps are all wooden Art Impression ones. Pot was stamped, colored with Tombow markers for the watercoloring, then other flower stems are added to the pot. Then the image was grounded with a little shadow under. (Art Impressions' Bonnie Krebbs has some good youtube videos showing her style of using these stamps).
 
- Stitched rectangle (either Lawn Fawn or MFT...don't remember) to cut the shape...burgundy red Bazzil trimmed to fit as a mat. Some Recollections DP - VOS...on a top fold card.
 
- PTI Hugs sentiment die cut from the same mat color using a single layer. Called it done. This one was pretty fast to come together...all the papers just seemed to float to the surface without a lot of 'hunting for the right thing'.
 
Thanks for all the sweet comments on the stencil embossing card...so appreciated.
 
Ya'll enjoy the remainder of the day, and if you're celebrating Mother's Day, sure hope your family is there to enjoy it with you, OR will be with you at a later time. Hugs, and come again when you can set a spell (that's what we say here in the South!).
 

 
 


47 comments:

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Mary, really lovely card, the image is so pretty and super colours too. I hope you had a lovely Mother's day, ours is long ago over, Kate x

Diane said...

Really gorgeous design Mary and Happy Mother's Day to you.

Hugs Diane

Pat said...

Oh, how lovely Mary. The vase of flowers is beautiful and the bp with the little flowers in those pastel colours is just perfect with it. I love the burgundy mat and sentiment too. Here in the UK Mother's Day is in March. Glad your day has been good. x

Lisa said...

It's gorgeous, Mary!! The image is beautiful and colored perfectly!! The background paper is fabulous!! Love this my friend!! Happy Mother's Day!! I hope you are having a wonderful one!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Liz said...

Happy Mother's Day, Mary! We celebrated Mother's Day in the UK back in March.

Lovely card - could be used for so many different occasions. xx

Barb said...

It sounds like an idyllic day you had swinging on the porch with Mister. I know what you mean about smelling green when everything looks fresh and green and we know summer is on the way. Spring is my favourite time of year.

Your card is lovely Mary. You know I think I have those same stamps. I've found the little pot very useful over the years, especially when I used to make lots of ATCs. Well done using stuff from your crapalanche. I'm still doing the same. I recently used up lots of already made up decoupage. Barbxx

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card! Glad you are having a nice peaceful day. So far, me too, Jim made supper for me, and our daughter stopped by this afternoon for a visit. (And the sun came out today, after many, many days of rain...)

jimlynn said...

I beg to differ! Your card is not only great, it's outstanding! SOOOOO LOVELY! That stamp is pretty and your coloring makes it into something spectacular! Love the entire card!
Lynn

Donna Ellis said...

How beautiful your colors are, Mary! Lovely scene and even lovelier card! Happy Mothers Day! XO

Loll said...

LOVE your watercoloured pot of flowers Mary ... so pretty! Mr. sounds like he was on top of things this morning!:)

It's Mother's Day here in Canada as well ... and I believe in Australia too?? :) Have a wonderful rest of the day. xx

Birgit said...

This is so pretty and glad you still use your wooden rubber stamps. I love mine. I love the to bow markers and your pot and the flowers are so pretty and so beautifully coloured.

Carol L said...

That's such a pretty pot of colorful flowers, and I like the big sentiment. Very pretty card, and I hope your Mother's day was a good one for you too :)

Susanne Vargas said...

So pretty!

Maxine D said...

A very pretty card Mary, Love the flowers :-)
I think Mother's Day is on the same day worldwide, but Mothering Sunday for Anglicans/Episcopalians is different. Fathers Day in the States differs from here (NZ)
Blessings
Maxine

Kath said...

A beautiful design and such a pretty image too.
Kath x

Margaret said...

Loved your card and the butterfly one too. Think you are great trying out all these new technics.
Happy Mothers Day we celebrated on Sunday too. I won the Mother's day raffle at the aged care home with a ticket that our son bought so I rang him and left a message thanking him for the present. Mystified he rang me back and I really kept him on a string before I told him it was a ticket he bought that won me the prize. Anyway enjoy your day.
Hugs
Margaret M

Sue said...

Hi Mary, What a lovely card.

Mothers Day here (UK) is usually in March.

Hope you have a good start to the week. Sue

Gerrina said...

So funny to see you also did some watercolour flowers for your mothersdaycard! Love the colours and the colouring! Enjoy the week!

Anita in France said...

Your pot of sweet blooms is gorgeous, Mary ... so very pretty! Sitting on the porch having breakfast and smelling the green sounds a wonderful way to spend Mother's Day ... hope yours was happy! Hugs, Anita :)

Valerija said...

Stunning card, I love the flowers in soft colours.

Olga Fink said...

Happy Mother's Day! And what a beautiful card you created!
Xoxo Olga

Petra Swart said...

Yeah for getting out some of those wooden stamps, Mary!!! Your flowers are so beautiful in the wonderful colours you've done them!!!!! I really like that pot and the shadow was done perfectly!!!! The little flowers on the patterned paper are so pretty!!!!! Lovely sentiment and a card definitely fit for a lot of occasions!!! So beautiful!!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely water coloured card Mary. Glad you have had a lovely Mother's Day which we also celebrated here in Australia..xx  {aNNie}

scrAPpamondo said...

Also in Italy Mother's day is the 8th May. :)
Sweet card, love the soft colours and the watercoluring flower's pot.
So glad you can smell the green... :) I also love smell all plants!
Hugs

Bonnie said...

A beautiful pot of flowers, Mary! Reminds me of our trip to the nursery yesterday. Hope you get to "set" outside and enjoy the sunshine again today.

Leanne said...

Beautiful card! I hope you had a wonderful Mother's day. Mine was quiet with two kids away at university & youngest busy with exams. I think with the exception of UK or Europe the rest celebrated it yesterday.

Team Clark said...

What a lovely bouquet Mary! I do hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day as well! Big hugs to you, Autumn

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

That's beautiful Mary! It looks like it should be in a frame!! Glad to hear you had a lovely Mother's Day . . . in the UK, it is March! have a wonderful week my friend! Glad you're getting through your 'crapalanche' . . . mine just gets bigger! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Brenda said...

Here to play catch up Momma Mary! I love this beautiful card!! The pot of flowers are just so pretty, love how you did them. The coloring of the pot and shadow looks great. Love that pretty paper too, goes perfectly with this pot of flowers! Hugs, Brenda

Veerle said...

Very pretty card Mary. I like it a lot.
Hugs Veerle x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my this is beautiful Mary those flowers look wonderful so does the background papers a very pretty creation
hugs
Lorraine x

Pippa said...

I love the look of this, it really does look like a watercolour painting. We celebrated Mothering Sunday here in the Uk in Lent. It still retains it's religious origins to some extent although increasingly people are referring to it as Mother's Day instead of Mothering Sunday - actually two very different concepts! Glad you had a good day celebrating.

Kathleen said...

Lovely creation Mary, great image and pretty papers.

Kath x

pam said...

Beautiful card Mary, love these stamps, still have mine! a few sets really..
Hope you had a lovely Mothers day.
Pam x

Donna said...

Hope your Mother's Day was special. Your card is stunning. You did an awesome job with the colors. Have a super week. Mine is a busy one as we are hiring my replacement this week. Yeah! Finely. :)

Charlene said...

I hope you had a wonderful Mothers Day!!! Beautiful card! I love the potted flowers!

Stampsnob. said...

Now this is pretty I need to get out those tiny stamps and watercolors Lis

Donna said...

What a beautiful pot of flowers, colored so lovely. Like that Hugs die cut! Glad your mothers day was nice. Mine was wonderful too, brunch at our house and then a relaxing evening. Hugs, Donna

cm said...

How wonderful that you found this pretty image and gave it new life! Lovely! I do NOT watercolour (the epic failures cause me epic stress!), so seeing your lovely blossoms here has all the more impact! Another WOW!
~c

Gail said...

This is a great card!
We have Mother's Day the same as you!
Mine was quite enjoyable.
Glad you had a good day!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful image and how nicely colored! I sure got a spell today- taking it easy and sleeping it alot! We are going to folks home to 'clean it out' to put it on the market, so getting my brain ready for the task at hand. Had a quiet Mother's Day- heard form all of the kids and hubby and one daughter cooked out for dinner.

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
playing catch up with my comments yet again.
So glad you had a very nice Moter's Day.
Your porch sounds very inviting.
Wonderful card, and very super colouring of that plant pot and your flowers.
Great background as always.
Love and biggest hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Pia S said...

I think the image is beautifully colored, so detailed, and the way you grounded it is a great tip. I think it's more than an ok one, it's clean but colorful and you got the details and proportions right.

Sandy said...

I think those flowers are wonderful Mary - now why don't I do something like this!!
sandy xx

Daffodil Cards said...

A lovely card Mary such delicate colours on your stamped image. I say about smelling the trees etc sometimes, on a early still morning with a bit of sun, love that smell.
Faith
x

scrappymo! said...

I love the soft and pretty look of this card, Mary.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I really like those Art Impression watercolor stamps when they were available. They made us non-artists look like watercolor champs! Love this! I wondered what you colored them with so I'm happy that you always tell us.