Flowers for Mother’s Day seems a bit predictable, but Power Poppy flowers are always beautiful and enjoyable to colour. And I always seem to leave starting work on cards until just before the deadline and rarely give myself time to come up with anything innovative, so I am super grateful to Marcella Hawley for sharing her gorgeous illustrations.
And if you are in need of some floral loveliness, Power Poppy is currently having a sale.
I normally try and squeeze a furry critter onto cards for my mum, but I really didn’t give myself enough time to edit one in this year. Though I did fussy cut out a tiny mouse from my stash of coloured images and add it inside the card. And then forgot to take a photograph of it… I hardly ever do anything inside cards so autopilot takes over when I’m doing photos for the blog and I only remember about it when I start writing it up…
And, as usual, I had to brace myself and add my handwriting to the card: it’s Mothering Sunday for mum, not Mother’s Day, and I don’t have any suitable sentiment stamps.
Mum liked it — and the real flowers I sent — and that’s the important thing.
flowers – RV66, V05, V01, YG00
flower centres – YG00, Y17
large leaves – BG96, G46, YG63
smaller leaves – G46, YG63, YG25
berries – RV69, RV66, V01
buds – G46, YG63, YG25, glazed with V05
gem – YG23, YG01, YG0000
gem mount – E37, E08, YR27, E97, E21
background – B000
- digital stamps:
Power Poppy – shimmering flight
EK Tools – elegant calligraphy pen
Ranger glossy acents
Wink of Stella – clear
- paper and card:
Neenah Solar White 216gsm
Hunkydory Adorable Scorable