Sunday, May 2, 2010

Stamptacular Challenge #57 - Something for Mom

This week at Stamptacular we're celebrating Mother's Day. You've got all week to get something ready to give to your Mom, Grandma, Mother-in-law or that very special woman in your life whom you love like a mom! Stampingbella is our sponsor this week and they are giving a $25 gift certificate to the lucky winner. So grab your stamps and paper, ribbon, pearls, buttons and charms and get creatively busy making a card or project to celebrate Mother's Day.

I made this card more than a month ago for my Mother-in-law. She has had a very difficult year, battling food poisoning that nearly took her life. I really wanted to make her something very special to let her know just how much we love her.

I started to rummage through my file of images from Mo's Digital Pencil that I printed off ages ago and chose this delicious image of Mummu! At the time that I made this card I followed a sketch from Friday Sketchers Challenge, but I had to wait until now to post it. Boy I missed that challenge by a mile!

Here is my card...

I dug through my stash of paper and found this wonderful yellow/pink/green dp. I have no idea where I got it, there was nothing written on the bottom so I'm assuming I got it at Hobby Lobby. My image is printed on Cryogen white and I used my rectangle Nestability die and the out of the box technique around her hand and the edge of the skirt!. I matted all my panels with Rose Red (SU) cardstock.

Here is a closer look at Mummu, colored with Copic markers...

My flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts and the leaf punches are Martha Stewart. The were all sprayed with Glimmer Mist before adhearing them to the card. The pearl spray is from the Bridal Department at Hobby Lobby.

I used a piece of soft yellow silk ribbon and attached the charm - a gift from a dear friend - to the knot. The butterfly is also a Martha Stewart punch to which I attached some tiny self adhesive pearls.

On the inside I kept things pretty simple. Just some more panels of the dp and a bow of silk on the top.

Here are the Copic markers I used to color Mummu...

Thanks for stopping by to see my Mother's Day card...we would love to have you come and join in the fun at Stamptacular this week.


  1. Hi Barb! This image is so much fun! I love the papers and colors you've used here and the flowers really set it off beautifully! Gorgeous coloring with your copics!

    Sorry to hear that you MIL had such a difficult year but she sure will appreciate this card made with so much love. hugs, Angela

  2. I absolutely adore this card, your colouring is stunning and I love the strong contrasting matting, beautiful embellies and stitching.

  3. Such a beautiful card so pretty.x

  4. Such a fun card. It gave me a giggle as it reminds me of my grandma a few years back shakin her 'booty' Loving the strong red with the yellow and that flower cluster is just gorgeous!
    hugs Leonie

  5. Love how you did this card Barb! She is done beautifully and the layout is perfect for her! Fantastic work as always!!!

  6. Gorgeous coloring- I love the image, love all of the pretty flowers! I hope it puts a huge smile on your MIL's face! TFS

  7. I absolutely adore this card - what fun - this is the way I picture life should be as we reach our golden years! I love this card Barb!!!!
    Sandy D

  8. What a wonderful image of motherhood Barb! Beautifully coloured and gorgeous embellies! Just love it, I'm sure your MIL will too!

  9. Oh wow!
    Barb your card is utterly stunning!
    Your colouring is superb!
    I love your gorgeous paper and your detail so very beautiful!
    Awesome card!
    kim x

  10. This is such a sweet card and your coloring is so delightful. Thanks for sharing :o)

  11. This is really cute, the stamp is darling! I love your papers and of course those gorgeous flowers. Hugs!

  12. What an absolutely fun and pretty card. Just love that she is dancing. Fantastic coloring.

  13. Hello Barb! I'm so sorry to hear your MIL has been so unwell, I'm sure once she received this amazing card it would bring a smile to her face. Mo's images are so much fun! I love the papers and colors and your Copic colouring is wonderful and the flower arrangement is gorgeous. I hope your Mothers Day was special, you deserve to be Mother of the Year. Big Aussie hugs Jodie from Ozxx

  14. I love this!!!! Your beautiful paper. Your amazing coloring. all of your special details are gorgeous. I love this stamp. The stamp doesn't have all of the detail on her skirt like the digi image does. you did an amazing job coloring this precious lady.

  15. Hi again Barb!!! I´ve this digi stamp!!! I love it!!! It shows to me her "alegria de vier" (something like... her joy of to be alive!!!)
    and your coloring is absolutely amazing!!!

  16. Barb!
    I LOVE your card!! The colours and design are magnificent! Your colouring is awesome.
    I do hope your mother-in-law is better now and I'm very sorry to hear about how ill she has been.
    I am sure she will treasure this very special card!
    Hugs, Candy


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