Friday, May 25, 2012

My Mom My Friend

The travelling Vietnam Memorial Wall is here in McConnelsville this weekend. It arrived with a motorcycle escort-at least 500 I would say. I have never seen so many motorcycles at one time. The Wall is set up in a grassy area called The commons. It is quite impressive. It really looks like the real thing. I would say it is in miniature (which compared to the real thing it is) but it is still huge. I am going to go take pictures when I am finished here.

On to my card! This time I incorporated 5 different challeges based on color, theme, flowers, and bling. I came up with this card:

The color scheme was done using pink, cream, red, and white as the main colors. The image is entitled "Flowers for Mom" and is from Stitchy Bear Stamps. He is printed on white cardstock. Since I still do not have the right cutting pads for my Vagabond I had to trace and cut the die image. You can't tell from the picture but I chalked around the edges with a light pink glitter chalk to soften them. He is colored using PrismaColor pencils, a blending medium, and a shader. The hearts are punched from an old Creative Memories punch. I used their biggest heart punch. The pink flowers were cut from Cricut's Flower Shoppe cartridge. The red flowers are just some I had on hand. I added bling and cream sticky lace to complete it. I have never used bling flourishes before. I have always been too nervous. I am not sure it looks right, but there it is. The card measures 6" x 6". Here are the challenges I entered:

I didn't get this done in time for Mother's Day, but I can always give it to her next year. The sentiment allows me to give it to her any time-we'll see. Thanks for looking. I would love it if you would become a follower!


Steve Finnell said...

you are invited to follow my blog

Linda said...

This is simply beautiful... Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter.. Hugs, Linda

Melissa said...

How cute!!! Love those flowers and the little image is great! Thanks so much for joining CCC!

Janis said...

So sweet! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

mum of two said...

Those flowers are gorgeous! I think I need to pick up that flow cartridge... Thanks for playing with us this week at Paper Playtime and Cricut cardz Challenge, I hope you come back and visit us again soon :)


lady e said...

So Lovely card! Like the image and pretty flowers! Thank you for visiting me.
Lady E