May 6, 2013

For My Mum....Happy Mother's Day!

A Touch of Elegance....
with a little lace and pearls
is the latest challenge at Vintage Stamping Challenges.

With Mother's Day coming up in this part of the world 
I thought I would take the opportunity to make mum's card with this challenge.
She is from a time when every Saturday night everyone followed the dance hall circuit.

I think this Flonz Image is perfect for her.

This is my first go at a twisted easel card...
The background papers are a freebie from Astrid's Artistic Efforts.
which I have just added a little ink and stamping to.

 The top part of the card is suppose to be ultra femine...
so heaps of lace and swirls and pearls
and of course ~ the colour purple
(I heard somewhere once that older people loooove purple)

The really wanted to create a cascading effect from the top card through to the bottom front corner.
Keeping the theme flowing through.
I did grunge up the flowers a little with some gesso
(I just couldn't resist it)
and it takes off that "just bought" look.
And heaps of hearts because I love my mum.
(does that make up for calling her old??? lol)

Flonz has a generous $20 prize for one lucky entrant
which can be spent on a huge range of goodies from his on-line store.
And they are you can get heaps of them!

The Design Team have once again come up with some
outstanding examples of how to showcase these stamps...
so please be inspired


brenda said...

I am sure your Mum will adore this pretty card Dot.

The image is lovely (one I 'had' to have)then add the pretty shape and gorgeous flowers and all in all delightful.

B x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a lovely elegant card Dot!

kind regards, Alie :-)

Claire said...

Hi Dot, this is a really beautiful card, love the colours and that lacy flower is amazing. A real beauty, your mum will love it (and forgive you for calling her old lol)
Claire xx

Brenda Brown said...

Wow Dot this is a real beauty of a card which I am sure your mum will love. The easel and design work perfectly and the grunged flowers are a great addition.
Hugs Brenda xox

Terry said...

A most beautiful Mother's Day card and I know it will be treasured! Love the purple colors and have for a long time :-) The flowers and hearts with that adorable image are all combined so perfectly! Enjoy the week!

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Very very beautiful Dot.
Greetings Janny

Anna Jasiolek said...

I just LOVE this 50's style, so classy. Fantastic choice of colors! Thank you for your inspiration!
Your follower

Redanne said...

This is such a beautiful card Dot, I love the background, the flowers are gorgeous and that lace at the top is fabulous. Great as a twisted easel too. Hugs, Anne x

Paper Profusion said...

Very beautiful card Dot! Your Mum will love (and forgive the 'old' lol!). And it does cascade fantastically! Nicola x

Netty said...

oh wow your card is gorgeous. Annette x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, breathtaking - such a wonderful and very elegant card. Love all the details.

Fliss said...

Just gorgeous Dot. So lovely in lilac and such pretty embellishing.
I'm sure your Mum will be thrilled with such a beautiful card.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Johanna said...

Beautiful easel card with a twist :o) Love that lavender color and all the details. Thanks for joining It's All About The Vintage And Beauty challenge :o)

Annie said...

Wow Dot...your twisted easel card is stunning. The whole design is so elegant and I love the details you have incorporated. A keepsake your mum will adore for sure.


Annie x

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Dot. Love the image and beautiful design.
Hugs Sharon. X.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so gorgeous.

Nicolchen said...

a gorgeous creation :0)))

Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and more ;0)

Hugs Nicole

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

This is gorgeous.Thank you so much for sharing with us over at Eclectic Ellapu this week. We hope to see you in future challenges
Elaine aka Ellapu

butterfly said...

What a lovely card... the retro image is just delightful, and all those flowers are so pretty!
Alison x

Rhonda Miller said...

What a lovely card. I love all the purple and the lacy flowers. Thanks for playing at CCCB.

Shirley Chillman said...

Mum couldn't help but love this card sweetie it is a real beauty.

Hugs Shirley x x

Karen C said...

I love this!!! Thanks for playing with us this month at TCCCB!
FYI: We have a DT Call going on right now! Be sure to check it out!! :)
Karen C