Thursday, April 16, 2009

This one is for you mom!

It's time for another Impression Obsession Designer Challenge and this one.... is all about the woman in our lives who gave us life and helped to shape us from children... to the women we are today! Yep... our MOMS!

(ok Mom, this is where you avert your eyes and skip this post of mine!)

That's the challenge -- plain and simple. Since I just recieved this beautiful climbing rose stamp in the mail, I couldn't wait to get it inked up. I just think it is too pretty for words!

I stamped it using Versafine Sepia on watercolor paper. I then used Antique Linen Distress Ink and sponged along the edge. Using a plastic palette, I scribbed on two different colors of pink and one shade of green marker on it. Picking up the color with a damp watercolor brush, I loosely painted my leaves and flowers. I wanted it to look airy -- not realistic. So, I just let the water flow!

Add a punched edge adorned with some mini pearls and some lacy ribbon and.... you're almost done! I wanted to put the word "Mother" on my card from THIS set. So, I punched an oval from my small SU oval punch and then stamped off part of my climbing rose so just a small part of it was in the corner. Watercolor it up, add a pearl and.... done!

See? Now, you'll have to make your way around to the rest of the IO DT and see what they cooked up just for their MOMS!

Jeanne
Dina
Laura
Shirley

Thanks for stopping by!

15 comments:

Janine said...

VERY Nice Julie!! Your Mom will love it!!
Hope all is well with you! Booked that flight or RV yet???

denise g. said...

I've been off looking for one of those cool green trees like the one that landed in my mailbox last week (THANK YOU!) and finally came by to see this gorgeous rose card. You used two of my very favorite inks, too. LOVE THIS CARD! That is a great stamp. Like the lace and pearls, which are a bit more sedate than your usual bling. Well done, Julie.

lisa808 said...

Lovely card.

The Rubber Maid said...

Well I confess...I peeked and then peeked some more so I guess that means I won't be getting this for Mother's day??? Lovely as usual. Mom

Etha said...

oh wow! I think I just had coffee drooling out of my mouth cause it would not close!! This is SO pretty, everything is perfect, the coloring, the sponging, the little lacy trims, did I say WOW?!!

Ann said...

Beautiful! That crocheted edging is perfect with this card.

Shirley said...

Julie, it is by far one of the most beautiful cards I have seen, let alone Mother's Day. I have to say your mom is going to treasure it! Beautiful!

Alex said...

It's beautiful Julie!! Your mom is sure to love this gorgeous card! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Kalyber said...

OMG your mom is one lucky lady this is gorgeous. I like the pearls on the scallopy punch. May have to give that a try myself. Thanks for the inspiration.

Heather in FL said...

Wow, this is just beautiful and I know your mom will love it. I actually thought the climbing rose was paper you bought before you said you stamped it. Just beautiful!

mochamama said...

This is sooooooo pretty Julie. Your mom will love it!

Diane said...

Super lovely Julie!!!

Valarie (vampme3) said...

Lovely!!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Your mom's going to love it!!

Daniela said...

Julie, this is beautiful. I love theat climbing rose stamp!!! I love how you added the sentiment!!! I just got that set, too. I will have to give that technique a try.