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Monday, May 14, 2012

Treasured Memories

We celebrated Mother's Day here in the US yesterday and although I no longer have my own mother, I was surrounded by my children and grandchildren for a lovely family time.  I feel truly blessed.  My card to share with you today is for this week's challenge over at Make My Monday.  This week, we are challenged to create a project with Music and Flowers.  I recently received the new Spring Seasonal Distress Inks from Ranger.  Love them! I smooshed Peacock Feathers, Squeezed Lemonade and Shaded Lilac Distress Inks onto my craft mat, added water and sopped up all the ink with white card stock to create my background, which was matted with purple card stock and layered to a white card base.  Next I stamped a portion of sheet music with Black StazOn Ink from the Ephemera Background plate by Artistic Outpost.  The flowers, butterfly and sentiment from the Flower Market plate by Artistic Outpost were also stamped in Black StazOn Ink.  The daffodils and butterfly were watercolored with more of the Distress Inks.  All the images were distressed with Squeezed Lemonade and Shaded Lilac Distress Inks.  I added some soft blue photo corners to the flower image.  Other embellishments include cheese cloth, vintage seam binding, a lace applique, pearls and a snippet of lace.  The sentiment used would be very appropriate for a sympathy card and is just a bit different than the traditional sentiment I would normally reach for.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Best wishes, Yvonne

11 comments:

Ephemera said...

Hi Yvonne, beautiful Mother's Day card, lovely layout and gorgeous background. Glad you had such a lovely day. xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A beautiful card with wonderful spring feeling.

Darlene said...

Luv the card - and saying really touches the heart.

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card for a Special Day. Beautiful details as well.
Yvonne x

lynne said...

This is gorgeous.
Those colours are so pretty. An absolute delight.
Wishes
Lynne

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Hi Yvonne, this is an amazing card, it looks so tactile with lots of gorgeous layers. Thanks for another lovely entry to Make My Monday. Happy US Mother's Day (ps.....I didnt realise you lived in the USA ...for some reason I thought you were in the UK lol:) Suzanne xx

Mynnette said...

This is just gorgeous! LOVE all the textures on it, and your image is so pretty! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

Vicky Hayes said...

Hi Yvonne, it sounds like you had a wonderful mothers day surrounded by your family! What a pretty card with its lace and pearl embellishments!

Jacqueline said...

A lovely card Yvonne, glad you had a good Mother's Day - thanks for joining in this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

Suzi B said...

Hello Yvonne this is such a lovely card with lots of interesting detail. Thank you for joining us at MMM 'suzi b :)

Fliss said...

A gorgeous card Yvonne. Love the vintage feel to it.
I too have those inks now and can't wait for time to play!
Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Make My Monday and wishing you good luck.
Hugs, Fliss xx