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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Happy Mothers Day - Hiding In My Craftroom


Hello friends!  Well it's that time of year again, time to honor the Mothers in our lives!  This year things are a little different around our home, I get an extra kid in the form of a foreign exchange student named Luca.  Being a host parent has been a very rewarding and enriching experience, being made really special for me because of the "son" I have gained.  Luca is a very intelligent, polite and caring young man with a great future ahead of him.  He is from Italy, and his rich culture has brought a lot of joy to our home.   Since he would be be away from his Mama this year I offered to make a card for him.  

This week at Hiding in My Craft Room our challenge is to create a Mothers Day card and here is mine for Anna Maria, Luca's mother:

Here are some more photos


The digi image is from A Day for Daisy's, and it's called AngelsResting , you can find it here;  http://adayfordaisies.com/stamps/angels-resting-p-4.html
Here is the image uncolored,  Angels Resting  I show you this to point out a few small changes I made:  in the image the child angel is a girl, not a boy,  so...I used some white paint to hide the top tail and since she is wearing a sleeveless gown like her mother angel, I add a line on the arm for a shirt sleeve and with the magic of Copics,  and Distress embossing powder and voila, she is now a he in a angel's gown!  

  


The interior holds the sentiment translated into Italian.  It reads "Thank you Mom for all your love, and letting me sprout my own wings". I found the Sentiment in a book called Inspiration Station by Betsy Flot.
I used papers from Colorbok and My Minds Eye.  The image was copied onto watercolor paper and I used Distress Markers and Distress Stains to color.  The white flower is Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers cut from pale blue organza and cheese cloth.  It is fastened together with a vintage pearl button and has a Prima pearl cluster surrounding it. Other pearls are Martha Stewart and Recollections.  The die cut flower from the interior is Spellbinders.

I will be entering this into the following challenges:

http://adayfordaisies.blogspot.com/ - add newsprint (part of the interior)
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.uk/ - my favorite things (water colored images)
http://www.creativetimeforme.com/ - Rainbow colors- my colors:  blue, purple, green
 http://oldiebutagoodiechallenge.blogspot.com/ - girlie - old stash (design papers)
 http://shoppingourstash.blogspot.com/ - bargain bin - letter stickers on clearance 
http://twistoffaithcards.blogspot.com.au/- must use an inspirational sentiment or scripture 
- Mother's Day
http://365cards.blogspot.com/ - Day #114 - Word Wednesday "Soft"
 http://useittuesday.blogspot.com/ - #54 - Flowers for Mom/ used papers I've been hoarding!
http://emeraldfaeries.blogspot.co.uk/ - one image, two DP, 3 embellies
http://citycrafter.blogspot.com - color challenge 

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and make comments, I really do appreciate them!  Be sure to drop by Hiding In My Craft Room to enter your Mothers Day creations into the challenge  http://www.hidinginmycraftroom.com/







37 comments:

  1. gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at TG this week xx

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  2. Such a lovely card. Thanks for joining our challenge over at Docerela Creations!

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  3. Hi Adrienne: This card is just lovely! I wanted to stop by and say hello. I've missed having you share with us at Word Art Wednesday, and hope that you will stop by and play along. I enjoy your art, and always love having you play in our challenges. We have three sponsors, and over twelve prizes up for grabs this week. Hope you will stop by!
    Blessings,
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  4. Aww what a wonderfum image.

    Thank you for joining us at Docerela

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  5. What a wonderful card I am sure she will appreciate it! Thanks for joining us at Wags 'n Whiskers hugs Susan x

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  6. Beautiful Mother's Day creation! Thanks for joining at Oldie but a Goodie: Make It Girly
    Hugs
    Dewi

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  7. What a lovely creation this is ... I really like that image ... Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

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  8. What a beautiful card! Love the card layout and the delicate soft colors. The image is so sweet. Perfect card for a mother. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps this week!

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  9. Thank you for sharing this lovely and beautiful card at Craft-Room "So Sentimental" Challenge, good luck and welcome again;-))m

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  10. A really pretty card - lovely image, Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft-Room .. Esther xx

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  11. Gorgeous creation, and what a lovely story. Thanks so much for sharing with Broken Box Stock, Di's Digi Designs, Wags N Whiskers, and Melonheadz Friends this time:)

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  12. THis is terrific, pretty image and flower!Thanks for joining our SPS challenge this week!!

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  13. What a great thing to do!! His mom will love it!!Thanks so much for sharing this week at CCCB :-)

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  14. Stunning! Love all the distressing and image. Thank You for joining us here at Loves Rubber Stamps this week.
    Good Luck and Tons of Hugs, Dangina

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  15. This is so awesome! Thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB!

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  16. This is such a sweet card and also sweet of you to make it for Luca! Love your subtle use of the newsprint too! Thanks so much for playing along in the ADFD Newsprint challenge with us!

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  17. Nice Card, i like the colours a lot. Thanks for sharing with bastel-traum.ch, regards, Tom

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  18. This is a fabulous card, gorgeous image and so many lovely details.
    Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs this week.
    Pauline
    x

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  19. Fantastic card and such craftsmanship. I love that sweet image and it's beautifully coloured.

    Thanks for joining us a Bearly Mine this week.

    Sharon (DT) x

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  20. Beautiful card! Love the flower and the folding of the card. Thank you for joining us at CCCB this week, hugs, Wendy

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  21. This is so beautiful! I love this image you've used, and your design is fabulous. Thanks for joining in with our "So Sentimental" theme over at the Craft-Room Challenge.

    Maria x

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  22. How pretty! I like the flower, very unique! Thank you for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

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  23. Nice image and I love the sentiment, it's beautiful. Thanks for sharing your lovely card... and the sweet story behind it... with us at Di's Digi Designs Good luck and hope to see you next time too, Donna ♥

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  24. OMGosh this is so super cute, love the great design and the colors you used. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps and don't forget to Blog Hop and comment in our Sunday Blog Hop! http://www.lovesrubberstamps.com/

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  25. Beautiful! I love that big flower! Thanks so much for joining us at Use It Tuesday!

    Stacey

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  26. Beautiful card! Love that sweet image and your fabulous design!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

    Hugs...
    Melissa

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  27. beautiful details! such a pretty card! thanks for joining us this week at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge!

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  28. Absolutely lovely and so wonderful for you to offer to make a card for him to send to his mother! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us for Di's Digi Stamps Anything But Square Challenge! Dee

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  29. Amazing creation and such attention to detail. Thanks for joining us at Left of Center Creative Challenges.
    Hugs,
    Jula

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  30. Love the dimension in this card/box. Thanks for using your stash and playing along with us at Use It Tuesday!

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  31. Beautiful! Love that gorgeous image and your card design is fabulous!

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  32. wonderful card.... I LOVE this image and your color choice... perfect. LG Ute bastel-traum.ch

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