Monday, April 20, 2009

Mothers day Waratah

Hi there,

well this has ended up being my first set inked up from my new catty order - and I have been enjoying it. I knew I wanted to use one of the flowers (the set is in the new Australian catalogue) for my Mum's mother's day card. But was feeling a bit lost as to how to go about the layout - I was thinking circles but I didn't have my circle nesties yet (that was just remedied today - yippee - how pleased was I to received that package - thanks to
Bizzy Bec for that).

Anyway back to the card - luckily enough the new
Mojo Monday sketch was perfect. So here's the sketch.

I wanted to go with colours that came from our Aussie environment (earthy) but at the same time were brightish. So settled on Ruby Red and Old Olive as the main two. I first coloured my Waratah flower in with markers, - Cameo Coral, Ruby Red and added dark lights with Bravo Burgundy. Then the leaves, first with Old Olive then added accents of Always Artichoke. It was then blended and water coloured using my aquapainter. I actually did this twice - once on the base image, outlining it with Going Gray and then again for the paper toiled Waratah that is sitting up on dimensionals. In lieu of a ribbon at the bottom I crimped a strip of Ruby Red and added a large filigree brad (which I love!!) and finally stamped Mum in Basic Black straight onto the Old Olive layer.
A couple of extra details - silver brads and a scalloped bottom edge and its all done. So here it is finally...

The inside was simply finished off with a strip of DSP layered over a scalloped Old Olive strip.

Recipe: (All SU unless specified)
Stamps:Bloom Away, Whimsical Alphabet Lower, Sanded
Card Stock: Ruby Red, Old Olive and water colour paper
Ink: Old Olive, Basic Black, (Cameo Coral, Ruby Red, Bravo Burgundy, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Close to Cocoa, Going Gray markers)
Accessories: Crimper, Aquapainter, large Filigree brad, silver brads, Ginger Blossom DSP, Dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive, sticky strip


  1. Lovely Card! I like your choice of colors.

  2. These colors look great together Kim! That flower is gorgeous! The crimped strip is perfect and I really like how you colored the flower and popped it on dimensionals. Mum's gonna love it! This is my favorite take on the sketch yet!


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