Sunday, May 1, 2011

Her First Mother's Day Card

Little longer post than normal so grab something to drink, sit back and relax so you get all the details.

This is a Mother's Day card for my granddaughter-in-law who is expecting her first child in September.  I thought this Elizabeth Bell image (Pregnant Willow) from Whiff of Joy was the perfect image for this occasion.  It's been a long time (at least it seems like a long time to me) since I've entered a card for a WOJ Challenge.  I really loved the sketch this week and knew I wanted to use this stamp for her card.  The wooden bench is also an EB image and from WOJ.

Here is the sketch by Jane at the WOJ Challenge Blog.
I kept this card pretty simple this time, rotated the sketch so my image would fit and added a few extra goodies.  Trying to keep within the range of the colors of the baby's room but since I haven't seen it yet, not sure I'm really on track........lol

Here is the inside of the card and I apologize that it is so blurry but it's the best I could do. Guess the old camera decided to do it's own thing.  I used the poem "A Mother's Love" by Helen Steiner Rice.  It's always been one of my favorite poems.

The next entry is for the challenge at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge "Mums the Word".  I'm also entering this card in the challenge at The Paper Shelter #11 Ode to Mom's except the card will not qualify for the prize because I did not use one of their stamps. Read the rules too late!

Card Deets:
  • DP is from Ella Blue paper pack with matting SU Early Espresso
  • Images by Elizabeth Bell from Whiff of Joy and colored with Copics
  • Lace and flowers from WOC, lace dyed with E77 Copic, Star Dust Stickles on Flowers
  • Ribbon, diamond ring and corner embellies are from my stash
  • Sentiments are computer generated
  • Copics used for Dress: G82, 40, & 20 highlighted with Spica Melon pen; Hair: E27, 18, 15, 09 & YR21;  Skin: E21, 00 000, & R 20; Bench: E79, 77, 74, 71, 70
Thanks so very much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.  Hope you have the time to leave me a comment so I'll be sure and come visit to see what's new with you and your wonderful creations.
"Hugs" Carol (Granny)

31 comments:

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

love these images :) Amazing card! Thanks for joining us at TPS.....

Hugs
Judith

Olga said...

you have done it again, it's a beauty!

Antoinette said...

Oh this is a lovely image...I have not seen this image before but what a gorgeous image to use for Mothers Day!! Just a stunning creation Carol...LOVE IT!!! Hugs Annie xXx

The Other Patti Sue said...

What a special card! Your granddaughter in-law will cherish it, I'm sure! Isn't just to much fun to tailor a card to suit someones special needs? So very cool!

*Vicki* said...

AWW! Carol, this is so stunning!! Love your coloring and your take on the sketch is so amazing!! She will really love this!! HUGS

Kristin said...

I agree that image is perfect for the occassion. This card is so beautiful. I love how you flipped the sketch. Thank you so much for joining in our "Mum's the Word" challenge at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.

Hugs,
Kristin

Debs said...

Great card, thanks for joining us at TPS this week.
Hugs

Nadine said...

Wonderful work. Again :D Thx for ur lovely comment, I really appreciate the opinion of someone that knows the details of love :)

Patti P. said...

How absolutely wonderful...never seen any images like this and it is so special and I am sure she will feel the same. You did a great job on this one!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a perfect Mother's Day card!! I just love your coloring and your take on the sketch. Gorgeous Carol!!
hugs,
Chris

Selma said...

What a cute card. I'm sure she will cherish it. Your coloring is fabulous.

Angelica said...

What a beautiful and special card.

Amelia said...

WOW, what an amazing card, Carol. Beautiful image and your colouring is great. I am sure your daughter-in-law will love it.
Amelia x

Georgei said...

Wow Carol
This is so beautiful, like very much the color that you use
you did so good on this. your granddaughter will like this alot
thank for showing
And congrats on winning on bearly mine crafts candy
have a good day
HUGS

Wishcraft said...

Oh this card will be loved I'm sure! So pretty, love the image and how you've coloured her :o) Lisa x

Sprytebyrd said...

Such a beautiful card for a beautiful event!
Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Carla aka scrappypug said...

Beautiful card and so thoughtful! Thanks too for posting about my new challenge blog and candy!

Sassylassy said...

Oh how wonderful! Such a beautifully perfect Mothers Day card. Your granddaughter-in-law is going to beem with joy when she gets this. Thanks for sharing!
Hugs Bonnie

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Just beautiful Carol...what a perfect image to use for an expecting Mom's 1st Mother's Day!!

Libby Streed said...

This card perfectly embraces and celebrates the beauty of motherhood. The first mother's day sentiment makes this one of those cards that would be kept in an oldest child's baby book, serving as a forever-reminder of how special that first child was. All of your cards seem so texture-rich, what I particularly like about this piece is that the pregnant woman is in a completely different color than the complimentary colors in the background. All together it is something special.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A stunning card Carol - love the image, the colouring, the poem - yes, I love it all!! Hope everything is well with you and yours - have a wonderful weekend - love and hugs my friend, Sylvia xxxxx

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Pinkllilac said...

This is stunning Carole, fabulous colours and details!perfectly gorgeous and the papers are beautiful!
Love the silver corners I have been looking for silver where did you get them.

Hugs Linda

Libby Streed said...

Hi Carol--Thank you so much for your sweet comment and for reaching out to me. I sent an Email to you a few hours ago and hope your received it. ??? Sincerely, Libby

Eulanda said...

Awwww this is so pretty. I love those corner pieces. I bought something similar hoping it will work. Great colors too!! Hugs!

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Nightowl said...

G'day my friend, Today is mother's day and I just wanted to pop over and wish you the very best for the day. Thinking of you and hope that your day is filled to overflowing with hugs, kisses and memories.
The card that you've made for your granddaughter is stunning, I'm sure that it will be treasured by her forever. The peom by Helen says it all, as it's a beautiful verse.
*Hugs and Friendship*

Anne H. said...

Your card is wonderful!
An adorable image, beautiful colors and great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at WOJ-Challenges.
Anne

Lorraine said...

Oh this is so beautiful! Love your coloring of that sweet image, the colors/papers, trim and corner embellies. I bet she loved her card!

Giò said...

Ohhh!!! How cute!! I love this color combo and the sweet image.
Thanks for joining us at WOJ challenge.
Hugs, Giò

Mary Lou said...

Stunning card Carol!! You are so talented!! A great keepsake kinda card:)
Blessings