Thursday, 11 March 2010

Mother's Day


Well my Mother's Day cards this year were dictated by what I was teaching my card making class. I am currently going over backgrounds. Last week, we covered direct to paper with ink pads, and then stamped over the top with images to create a fabric like background. We then used some lovely Elusive Images Flower stamps as our main images which we either watercoloured with Distress Inks, or coloured with Inktense pencils. I have done one of each. Personally, I prefer the orange toned card, which is unlike me, because I used Glossy Accents on the bulb jar, and the Distress Inks ran slightly. I also prefer the backing paper on the orange one. That one is intended for my MIL, but as my Mum doesn't read my blog, she'll never know!

I also had another attempt at making one of those faux porcelain flowers with my brand new Melt Pot. I have lots of ideas for what else I'd like to try, but not enough hours in the day. Maybe another time. Thanks for looking, Judith x


Aquarius said...

Lovely cards and the porcelain flower is brilliant. Did you just dip it into molten UTEE?

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous card and love you made a flower again...aren't they just addictive??

craftimamma said...

The cards are beautiful Judith. I do love the orange one but I think the hyacinth is gorgeous. The colouring is just wonderful and I don't think the tiny bit of bleeding from the DI is any detraction from the overall look of the card.

The faux procelain flower is just lovely!

Lesley Xx

Lynne K said...

Well, Judith, I think both cards are beautiful, and I'm sure both mums will love them. The porcelain flower is gorgeous, & is making me think seriously about getting a meltpot! x

Jo said...

I like that bulb glass, Judith and I think that the 'bleeding' looks quite natural. But I do love the warm feel of the other card. The backgrounds are very effective and I'd be happy to receive either card. Enjoying your porcelain flowers too. Keep 'em coming!

Elaine G said...

Lovely cards Judith, both gorgeous, but in different ways. I just hope my two MD cards go as well today!

The faux porcelain flowers you have been making look really great. I have never been tempted to a melt pot before - but I am beginning to wonder?

Elaine xx

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