Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Mojo Monday #78 Iris Love

I made this card following Mojo Monday`s sketch and I really love it. I have decided to give Mother`s Day cards to my friends who are Mothers. I only have one Mom but I love making the cards sooooo...all friends who are Moms will get an extra card today. I am learning this past week that Motherhood has its trials so they all neeed a little extra so here is the first of my Moms cards. The image is Flourishes Siberian Iris and it is such a wonderful stamp set. I used papers from Provo Craft and the paisley paper is unknow but beautiful . I received my Twinkling H2Os that I ordered on sale at Marco Papers so guess what I colored with.

My main colors were Sweet Alfalfa, Periwinkle, and Rose Petal. I stamped the image with Versafine Onyx Black on watercolor paper. This is the greatest ink for watercoloring and markers. It just does not smudge and shows great detail. I used a brush with the water colors.
I cut the image out with the curvy rectangle nestibility and then traced its outline and used scissors to cut out the second layers. I traced the outline of one of the circle nestibiilites to create the bottom edge. Tracing the outside of the die allows you to get a thin edge on the next layer. Going to the next larger die often is too much for the second layer but tracing the outside is perfect.
The bow embellishment was made by tieing a small bow of Michaels Spool o Ribbon and attaching it with a Zot to a small circle. I then attached 3 oak leaves from the Martha Stewart punch to create the twigs. All of this was attached with another Zot.
This photo shows my newest punch. It is one of the new Ek punches and so far I really like it. I love how the punch clicks close to be almost flat. It takes a lot less room than most other edge punches. I also love the designs they have. I have no idea what this one is called but I like it.
I am so excited to get these Twinkling H2Os. There was an explanation on Stamp with Beate Yahoo message group that Luminarte was swamped with thousands of orders and will fill them all slowly but surely. They had let go most of their staff so it may take a while to get all the orders out. I am still waitin for 2 more orders. I nearly flipped when I heard they were closing. This is my most precious tool I think. Twinkling H2Os make me feel like an artist and that is soooooo cool. So watch for more watercoloring on the next post and then I will promise to try the markers next.
Well its almost time to get the gang up for school and work. I am so amazed that no one else in the family doesn`t just wake up. I go around and wake each of them up from a dead sleep. I know you could count on one hand the number of times someone has woken me up. I will try to be pleasant but hey this is stealing blogging time!
Talk later. Hugs


Moni said...

Fab card, love the Iris, gorgeous colours! Hugs, Moni

Ivolina said...

Wonderful card. Very tender and elegant.

Shirley said...

I really need this stamp after seeing the beautiful cards you have created with it. Just lovely!