Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Mother's Flowers


I’ll give you a flower, mother / I’ll give you a flower, dear.
For life is but a garden / To children of 5 years

I’ll give you a flower, mother / I’ll give you a flower, dear
For to a bride, they’re lovely / Mother, hold your tears

I’ll give you a flower, mother / I’ll give you a flower, dear
I’ll lay it in your sweet hands / For our time has disappeared

I’ll give you a flower, mother / I’ll give you a flower, dear
When I see you there at heaven / When my time’s done here
~Whitney Albright
Sometimes I forget the symbolism of a single flower or a field full of blooms... Today marks another fabulous sketch challenge at Skipping Stones Design! The sketch, designed by Angi, is open to interpretation and we'd love to see your take! Full details are over on the Skipping Stones Design blog, along with absolutely fabulous inspiration from the guest designers and design team!
I used Beautiful Botanicals again for my card, I'm just in love with this Skipping Stones Design set! I stamped lightly in both pink and green, taking a cue from colors from the current JUGS Challenge, and then went over with a marker to outline the blooms. Two lines were scored with the Scor-Buddy and inked, and then a separate sentiment panel was adhered to the card base.

36 comments:

~amy~ said...

brilliant Karen...I'm such a literal gal that I LOVE what you've done! PRETTY card!

Jaclyn Miller said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Love how the flowers look like watercolor.

Sherry Eckblad said...

Love your card and wish I could think outside the box when I see a sketch. But this girl only sees black and white. lol

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so beautiful and your poem is too!

Scrapaddict said...

Very pretty!

Laurel said...

What a stunning card!

Wendy said...

This is beautiful and soft. Gorgeous card!

Lisa said...

This looks like a watercolor painting Karen...BEAUTIFUL!!

Jingle said...

This is SO pretty!

Annette said...

just gorgeous...love how yo used the watercolors...this is the perfect mothers day card..

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Such a soft and beautiful card! Great job with the color challenge :)
Maria

Angi said...

Super gorgeous!

Aimes said...

Soft, subtle, beautiful and stunning!
Hugs!
Aimes
x

Heather T said...

I love how delicate and pretty this is.

Anni said...

Ooo, I really really love this card! It is so elegant and a piece of art!

Robyn said...

Just love your beautiful card! In my faves!!

Alice Wertz said...

absolutely gorgeous! really love the misted background!

Jen W. said...

A gorgeous Mother's Day card, Karen. Love the touch of marker on the stamps - it adds so much depth. :)

Lynn said...

Oh...can you hear my happy sigh? This is so soft and beautiful. I love it! and how you used the sketch...truly fabulous.

cassie said...

This is so pretty!

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

What a beautiful interpretation of this sketch...love the soft watercolor effect!

Viv said...

I just adore this card, such beautiful etheral looking flowers, well done :) Viv xx

Katie Gehring said...

What a beautiful field of wildflowers! Just gorgeous!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

The misting really adds a fabulous layer to this card.

Christina said...

Just lovely, Karen, both the card and the sweet poem. Love the soft misting over the field of flowers.

Lisa Arana said...

i just love you watercolor looking cards. they are always so stunning.

Kathryn B said...

Beautiful card Karen and ijust love the sentiment! So glad you played along with Just Us Girls this week!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Oh is this not just so fresh and Lovely... I Love how simple it is but yet so elegant at the same time.. and not even any ribbon... Beautiful!
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Barb said...

awesome card...i feel a SSD shopping spree comin' on!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is gorgeous, Karen! I love the soft, pretty colours.

Julie E said...

Oh my! I don't know how you manage to create such beauty time after time. This is simply gorgeous.

Lisa Petrella said...

Beautiful creation, Karen! Reminds me of an impressionist painting!

Trinh said...

Oh, absolutely stunning!

Stephanie said...

Karen, your card is just gorgeous!!! Love those luscious pinks and greens!

Jenny said...

Oh my...how did I miss this beautiful card! I love the slightly faded watery colours Karen and your creative take on the sketch :0)
Jenny x

snehal watwe welde said...

Absolutely gorgeous card.So apt for Mother's day.