Friday, May 4, 2012

Irises for Mom

It's Bloggers Challenge time again and this week we're celebrating Moms. In addition Cheery Lynn wants to see flowers; Simon Says Stamp and Show a kaleidoscope of color; Sweet Stamps wants something for Mom; and All Things Tim  (Yahoo Group) wants flowers and at least two things Tim Holtz.
To make this card I started with a background using the alcohol ink splatter (TH technique) and definitely a kaleidoscope of color. The irises (Sweet Stamps) were watercolor stamped with distress markers (ala Tim Holtz). The frame and roses are done using Cheery Lynn dies (miniature rose and Dutch doily rectangular frame). The roses got a little flattened using the scanner, but they really look like miniature roses when fluffed back up. The letters were cut using Tim's typeset die. I think any Mom would love to receive this card.

17 comments:

Dan said...

Great use of Tim's distress markers! :) The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Candy C said...

Beautiful card! You did an amazing job of colorizing the lilies. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Linda Monroe said...

Beautiful

Scrappin' Stacy said...

Beautiful. I really like you background and the colors you used.

Basement Stamper said...

those irises are very pretty and I like the background behind it, very colorful.

Linda Monroe said...

Beautiful. Looks just like the Iris's that will be blooming in my yard next month. Very nice.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Oh- my favorite flower stamp from Sweet Stamps- wonderfully done Barbara! I have the roses die and have not made any of them yet. Beautiful Mom's Day card!

Sandy Hulsart said...

Very lovely, Barbara. Good luck and thanks for joining the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

Kianel said...

Beautiful card!
Love the frame and the colors you used!
Thanks for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge this week!
Love from France, Kianel.

Linda said...

Wow what a gorgeous design and the image is stunning!!!!! Thanks for joining us at Sweetstamps!!!!

beadz said...

What a lovely card for your mother, Barbara! Thanks for joining us at the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge and best of luck!
hugs,
Gini

Calypso's Crafts said...

Gorgeous coloring on your Iris SweetStamp!! I love your card and bordered frame. Thank you for joining us at SweetStamps.

Hugs,
Calypso

Sandy Fredrick said...

Beautiful coloring on the Iris stamp. I love all the colors in the background and the little pink flowers on the frame. Thank you for joining our challenge at SweetStamps.com.

Lisa Somerville said...

How pretty! The splash BG looks wonderful with your lovely iris!

Bonnie Brown said...

A very pretty card and love the Iris!! The coloring is beautiful. I also love Cheery Lynn Dies used!! Good luck with both Sweet Stamps and Cheery Lynn Designs!!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is so pretty, Barbara! I love that doily frame! :D

Stacey Richardson, SweetStamps.com said...

Pretty card! I love your coloring of hte Iris stamp and the beautiful die frame & flowers! Thanks for joining us at SweetStamps.com and good luck in the challenge!