Mother’s Day and Stampin’ Write Marker Colouring

Happy Mother’s Day to all the hardworking (office or home) Mum’s out there! I made this card below for my Mum who continues to amaze me with her generosity of spirit and time – she is always there for us when we need support or when I need a good chat 🙂 Love you Mum! This Marci with Rose Lalaland Crafts stamp is actually my dear friend Vanessa’s which I borrowed at a recent stamping get together, on whisper white card stock with stazon ink.

Mother's Day

I’ve been experimenting with colouring in with SU Stampin’Write Markers, and though they aren’t designed to blend, I think with a little shading and using similar colours (such as the Peach Parfait and Pumpkin Pie on the dress and shoes here, you can still get a nice result.  I started by watercolouring the skin areas with crisp cantaloupe and my aqua painter – I use isocol in my aqua painter so that it dries faster.  Once this was totally dry I started laying down colour with my markers.  I found it best to wait until and area was dry before going over again for added depth.

I love this retired Spice Cake Paper and enjoyed colouring my image in a coordinating palette.

And for my mother-in-law I coloured this SU image in various brown shades and added some red on the pot to make it pop.  I just went over certain areas to make it darker once the first layer of colour had dried.

Mother's Day

Why not try colouring direct to paper with your Stampin’ Write Markers? It’s so much fun!

Secret Garden Framelit Fun

Good Morning!

Just popping in to share a card I designed for Lala Designs in Leederville for Mother’s Day which seems like far away but really isn’t at all!!! I have been having a tonne of fun playing with the Secret Garden Stamp Set and coordinating Framelits from the Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Catalogue, and thought a Sahara Sand and Gumball Green Colour Scheme would be perfect for this layout.  The DSP is actually Wild Wasabi from the retired Spice Cake Pack of DSP but doesn’t it tone nicely?

Mother's Day Secret Garden

I have hand cut the two smaller flower sections from the same stamp and popped them on dimensionals but the leaves and large bloom are stamped and cut perfectly with the framelits.

Mother's Day Secret Garden Close

For the leaves I stamped in gumball green onto gg card stock, and then liberally spritzed with Old Olive Stampin Mist (Isocol, Shimmer Paint and Re-inker in a spray bottle) Delicious shine!

The Embossing folder is currently free with any $100 order during sale-a-bration and thought it suited the floral motif perfectly on this design 🙂

Thanks so much for stopping by girls!