Friday, May 11, 2012

Mother-In-Law Mother's Day

I used these 2 cutie images from The Digi Garden. They represent The Husband and his sister. I imported them into my Silhouette and used the object, arrange, and send to back button to place her arm behind him so they look as though she has her arm around him. Awwww. I used the Headline News font for the sentiment. Printed my images and sentiment onto white cardstock. Colored my images with my E11 copic and Prismacolor pencils. I paper pieced his hat, pocket and patch using red cardstock. The flower and leaves are Silhouette images. I used a button and some twinery twine for the flower center. The stitching is done by swapping my Silhouette blade for a pink glitter sketch pen. Then I made a rectangle. I changed the line style to dashed, hit cut and easy peasy stitched looking line, in pink, too cool. I will definitely use this technique again.
My lessons learned: My first attempt at coloring up my image looked like I did it on a bus. So I reprinted my image and tried again. I have got to get real markers...and real paper. My white cardstock just isn't cutting it for my digi images. Thank goodness for paper piecing. I feel so out of my league with Copics, I'm seriously considering the Tim Holtz markers. Anyone have any experience with them?
I'd like to share my card at:
My Sheri Crafts Mother's Day card with flowers, closes May 11,
Bugaboo Stamps anything goes, closes May 12,
Paper Sundaes Mother's Day, closes May 12,
Love to Create for Mom, closes May 13,
Oldie But A Goodie dies and punches, closes May 14,
Sassy Cheryl's stitching, faux or real, closes May 14,
The Squirrel and the Fox one for the girls, closes May 15,


Sandy Palmer said...

What a sweet, sweet card! I think you did a great job on using the copics, especially their hair! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

Janice said...

What a lovely card, thanks for sharing it with us at an OBAG, Jx

Jackie Randolph said...

awww, your card is so cute!! I am sure your MIL will simply love it! Thank you for joining us at Love to Create Challenge!

jkreucher said...

such a precious little image! your card is adorable, great coloring and love the touch of stitching!
thanks for joining us for the Sassy Cheryl stitches challenge this week!

Sassy Cheryl said...

Oh, this is simply adorable! What a fab card!!!!!!
Happy Mother's Day.
Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl's Stitching challenge this week.