Sunday, June 22, 2008

How clever is my Mama?

As I promised in the last post, I'm back to show you a couple of the cards my Mama made while I was at home. Unfortunately, I'm not entirely sure of all the details of this first card. I know she used the retired 'Merci' set and the 'Create' sentiment from the 'Tres Chic' BG stamp, but I'm not sure where the leaves in the background are from. I could probably look it up in the catty, but to be perfectly honest I'm just way too tired after my late night to be bothered :)

I showed her how to do sponging and she thought it was totally cool and the sky and grass are her first attempt at doing it on a card...pretty good job I think. I'll even agree that the Pumpkin Pie looks good on this card {gasps of shock and horror - I know!!}

I think this second card is totally awesome...not only cause it's purple! This is one of her first attempts at water colouring one of her brand new 'Summer by the Sea' stamps and she did an amazing's even nicer in real life!!! I know she used Plum and Almost Amethyst for the little girl, but not sure what blue or green she used for the sky and grass. The watercolour paper is mounted onto some Elegant Eggplant and then onto an Amethyst card base. The DSP is the Amethyst from the Palette of Prints and the ribbon is Eggplant gg. The sentiment is stamped in Eggplant straight onto the DSP. Isn't this just the most beautiful card??? Maybe I'm biased but she has been doing this for even less time than I have and I'm so proud of how much she has grown and improved.

So, if you'd like to leave her a comment {complimentary only!!!} I'll make sure that she gets them. I know it would be a great encouragement to her that people have seen and liked her work and who doesn't like to make their Mum happy?
Thanks for looking. I'll be back tomorrow to show you some more of her work and maybe even the other ribbon's almost finished!


Nikki Bond said...

Tell your mom that she's made a fan out of me! She does some gorgeous work! And yes...that orange looks WONDERFUL...but then I'm partial to the earth elements! She did a wonderful job coloring on the second one not to mention the great colors and layout! Impeccable! {SMILES}

lauren said...

answer: your mama is UNBELIEVABLY clever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but then, it's not really surprising that someone who just happened to produce two amazingly clever crafty daughters would turn out to know a thing or two about cardmakin' herself! WOW!

these cards are totally gorgeous and NO ONE would guess they were made by a "newbie"...are we SURE mama has not been secretly practicing for several years in readiness?! :)

June Houck said...

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree :)

Kudos to your mom. She did a fantastic job. We want to know when she starts blogging all her cards too :)


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