Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Try It Out Tuesday #17 - Mother's Day

I don't know of a day that goes by that us mothers don't need our own little bit of whimsy to get us through the day. That and every now and then, a margarita!

With it being Tuesday, that means Try It Out Tuesday over at Follow Your Heart, Susana of Susana's Custom Art and Card Design, blog for me and my designing sisters! Suzanne, our ever talented lead designing guru, challenged us with creating a Mother's Day card and a gift packet. I thought about my Tiffany and Jennifer since this is their first Mother's Day, thanks so much to Allie and Emma!

Fairy Kids with Birds from IBFS was perfect because it had two sweeties on it and they are playing with a hummingbird, my favorite of all feathered creatures! I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them with copics. I highlighted them with Shimmerz and I may have gone a bit overboard, but to me, there's never too much shimmer or glitz! I used some Kaisercraft Pearls in the corners and Prima flowers with what else - stickles! I ran the background paper through my cuttlebug and love the added texture I got from them. The ribbon is from my stash.

This circular tin is actually Pomegranate flavor salt for margaritas and I loved the tin so much that I had to cover it! I love Sassafras and think she's perfect for the outside! I used nestabilities to cut her out and colored her with Prisma color pencils and OMS. I used stickles and Shimmerz on her and love the delicate tone it set for her. I added some Bella Baubles to break up the circles going on and added a ribbon. I love how she came out.

Make sure you stop over at Follow Your Heart and take a look at the gorgeous cards and gift packs my designing sisters came up with. I work with some of the most talented crafters out there and am proud every week to present Susana's works for you.

I'll be back to wish everyone a Happy Mother's Day before Sunday, but don't forget to make something for a mother. Let's honor them this one day out of the year.

Card Ingredients:

Fairy Kids with Birds by IBFS, Kaisercraft Pearls, Copics, Shimmerz, Stickles, Prima Flowers, ribon, Cuttlebug dotted swiss and folage embossing folders, Sassafras by Faerie Song Art, Bella Baubles, Prisma color pencils, OMS, ribbon, nestabilities, Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black


Anonymous said...

WOWZER!! Gorgeous cards hun!! Really love the pretty sparkle and colors on the second project!! That is too adorable!! :) TFS!

Brandi said...

This are wonderful! I love all the sparkle and the fairies of course!



Diana said...

These are so pretty (and sparkle-licious). That is my favorite IBFS fairy stamp, and I love how you colored it!

MarieL said...

Both are very, very "fairy" pretty. Love the soft colors and all the glitter.

Danni said...

So pretty, Susan!! Wonderful job! I especially like the Sassfras tin, beautiful!

Aud said...

WOW, such a beautiful card, and a gorgeous tin too!♥♥♥
Just love all the shimmering and gittering details!


Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

So pretty!! Love all the sparkle and shimmer and your color options. Fairies rock! And um, pom. salt for margaritas...I'll take some of THAT!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Just beautiful Susan! Love all that shimmer & sparkle! And what a great way to recycle a tin--bet using all those drink salts was fun, LOL! Great job on the challenge!


Tasha said...

Two very stunning cards i love the sparkle and the bling and the wonderful fairies
love tasha xx