Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Isabella's Sketchbook Challenge #6 - Honoring Mothers

Good morning,
Well. it's Welcome Wednesday with another new Isabella Sketchbook Challenge for this week - honoring Mothers! Since our Design Team members are from all over the globe - we didnt call it a "Mother's Day" challenge since this holiday isnt practiced world wide...BUT honoring Mothers IS !!

This year I've already made my MIL her card so I did something different ...I made this card in honor of my mother who passed away in 1980. She loved roses and has been on my mind a lot lately. You know when your mother is gone - so is your childhood - what I mean is that...there is no one now who can tell me about "me" when I was a young girl. I have an album of me that she kept when I was a baby, but dont know who most of the people are that are in the album....and that's the main reasion scrapbooking is so popular, right! (something I dont do)...

Anyway - this is for my Mom....
I used Isabella's  Summer Rose . Isabella has recently added a gorgeous long-stem rose that I have on my wish list!
This is colored with Copics (I think I used every red one I have!! G21 and G24 on leaves) dusted very lightly with glaze and white highlights, pieced onto embossed mat...MS border punch, stash ribbon. Cardstock is GKD's Red Rocket and All Spruced Up

hope you've added our Wednesday Challenge Blog to your calendar!

This week's winner will receive TWO FREE IMAGES and the beautiful "I Won" badge...
Still dont have an Isabella image?  look on my left sidebar and grab that adorable freebie!
Looking forward to seeing your wonderful creations...and a special thank you to everyone who was able to enter this past challenge - adding another challenge to our already full calendars is tough!
{{{super big hug to you all}}}

have a gorgeous, happy day!

also entered in:
Dare U 2 digi stamp - flowers
Cooking it up with Katie - For Mom with punch and brads
Craft Your Passion - Embossing
for Fun Challenges - card for Mom

many thanks to my DT for hooking me up with these challenges!

37 comments:

Annmaree said...

you should totally get into scrapbooking, but your cards absolutely rock too!!!

that is fabulous, love the colours, can I ask what embossing folder that is on the dark green? it looks fabbie!

Patti said...

Wowzers GF! That rose is amazing! Beautiful card!

Olga said...

Okay, you just went and out done your self with this one, it's gorgeous!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

What a beautiful memorial rose, Linda! Sometimes we just can't get our lost loved ones off our mind. Maybe it is because they are thinking about us too. I am like that with Easter/April and sometimes I just can't wait for that month to pass.

Jennifer Scull said...

your coloring, as always, is pure perfection. the rose looks as if it were just cut from the garden. so beautiful, Linda!

Kathy said...

This rose is amazing Linda. Your coloring made it so life like. I love your idea of making a card to honor your mother, My mom is gone also and I have a terrible time of it making mother's day cards or even celebrating that day. I think you've inspired me! My mom loved roses also, especially yellow ones. Thanks for sharing with us!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Holy moly, Linda, this is jaw-droppingly amazing!! The color is so lush and vibrant. Red is my favorite color so I am really loving what you have done here. Isabella has drawn a gorgeous image, but you have brought it to life!

wordbird said...

Mrs. Payne,
I think you have truly hit the top of the beautiful chart with this card! ;D That rose is a shimmering thing of beauty for sure! Hugs! :D Diana Q

Vicki Dutcher said...

Stunning and beautiful~~

Sue C said...

Linda what a stunning card ! Your shading is fantastic ! I must check out the new rose (I'm rather partial to flowers !) Sue C x

Cec said...

This rose looks so real and pops right off the card. It is so special that you made a card with rose since that was your Mother's favourite flower. If I had made my card in honour of my Mother, it would have been blue and had to look like glass - blue because it was her favourite colour and she collected blue glass (almost 800 pieces when she passed away. Your Mother would have loved this card.
Hugs!
Cec

Annika said...

Linda, it's the most beautiful rose! Your post made me think about life and mortality and memories we leave behind ... Only thing you can really do is to try and make most of those memories a happy ones. Not that I always succeed.
Now then, getting all sloppy here.
I love your card. It's beautiful.
TFS
Hugs
Annika

JACKIE M said...

Beautiful card and rose Linda.

Jackie :)

redwasher1 said...

Wow, wow, wow!! This is beyond beautiful!!!!

Viv said...

Linda I love this! Beautiful colouring, your rose looks gorgeous. I'm too scared to tackle this image!
Your mum would have loved this I'm sure. Viv xx

corinne said...

so beautiful card !
Corinne.

Katie said...

Gorgeous!
I love your coloring and so glad you found us!!!
Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie :)

Tana said...

Linda your rose is beautiful! Thank you for playing along with us this week at CYP! Good luck!

Lauretta See said...

B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L..... love that red rose :) stunning!!

Thank you for joining the Craft your Passion challenge this week. Hope to see your more.

Good luck! Hugs x

nadyne said...

wow!!
it's beautiful!
thank you for joining the CYP this week
hugs
Nadyne xx

Karli said...

just beautiful!

Vicki said...

Linda, this is awesome! You made that rose look so real!Your Mom would be so proud of you! We sure are! Great job! Blessings to you!

Karyn said...

Wow your card is stunning! I love the dark background to set off the rose. Thanks for playing along at Craft Your Passion this week. x

Sharon Keanly said...

Your card is beautiful Linda. I am sure your MiL will love it! My scrapbooking has taken a sideline right now and your post has just reminded me that I still have such a lot of work to do - old pics with faces I don't know. Whilst my Mom is still around, she can identify them for me! A nice project to rekindle during our Winter season, which has hit us full force today. hugs Sharon

racinggrandma61 said...

Great job on that rose. It is simply beautiful. TY for joining the Craft your passion and gl.

Carrie said...

Linda what a wonderful post and what a beautiful card and wonderful way to honor your mother's memory..I'm sure your MIL will love it. I went and bought that MS punch after I saw you use it on some amazing cards :)

Helen Dooley said...

Oh Linda- that is just so beautiful. Im glad you found us. I really hope to see you again. Thanks for sharing with us at For Fun Challenges this week.

Peri said...

What fantastic colouring Linda - so beautiful. I'm sure your MiL will adore it and what a beautiful tribute to your own late mother.

Becky said...

This is one stunning rose..Just awesome

Larissa said...

Very pretty card! I bet your mum would have loved this gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at DU2DS.

Hugs,
Larisas

JazzyH said...

Pretty!

Patti P. said...

Beautiful card Linda.

Jennie said...

Love the depth of coloring on the rose Linda! This card is just gorgeous... As to Mother's Day, I am so thankful for the relationship I have with my own mom now...I treasure her knowing that she won't be here with my always and need to value the time I do have...now I am misty eyed *~*

Crafteezee said...

Beautiful card and so well coloured. Thanks for cooking it up with Katie. Hugs Tracy x

Kerrie said...

Linda, just love your colouring, you really have mastered those copics!

Tineke said...

What a beautiful card! Love the embossing and border. The red rose just complets it. Thank you for joining us at CYP this week.

The Wired Angel said...

This is lovely Linda.. beautiful work! Happy Mother's Day to you my friend! Hugs, Peggy x

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