Sunday, 10 March 2013

Thank You Mum

It is Mothers Day in the UK today and Sunday Postcard Art have challenged us to create art about mothers.      Imagine the job description to be a mother?
- 7 day week, 52 week year, no sick leave, no vacation, no pay, minimum 18 year contract!

My tribute to mothers everywhere:

Thank You to Mothers everywhere
Starting out with 300gsm card stock I applied Americana paint in Butter, Spa Blue, Mint Julep Green and Indian Turquoise blending them slightly.
Next came stamping of flowers and leaves in Archival Sap Green, followed by a damask background stamp also in Sap Green
Both the stamped and typed words used here were inspired by my Mum.  She always always there, loving, patient and definitely quirky! (this is where I get it from I guess).  The clockwork lady is stamped on coated paper and coloured with Promarkers before being cut out and glued to the background with Golden gel medium.
Finally I edged the card with a Glaze Jelly Roll by Sakura and die cut a small heart from a scrap from another project.

Thanks for looking and if you are a Mum - pat yourself on the back!


  1. What an ingenious card and superb result. I don't know what I enjoy best, the description of your techniques, the mouth-watering colours or your lovely and humorous finished image.

  2. Thank you for explaining it is Mother's Day in the UK... sweet card, love all of your details.

  3. Yeah, can't help but that sounds very familiar :-) ... although my patience is running a bit thin from time to time, I fear ... and what a gorgeous card you made! Love it very much. Suzanne

  4. Super art! Thank you for the pat on the back but I have to say that 18-year contract just never expires!xx

  5. There are definitely times when I wished I could wind myself back up what a great idea!

  6. Great tribute to Moms who just keep going...through everything!!!

  7. 24/7 - it's really how the mothers work !! ... and they must have also 4 arms !!
    it's the same all over the world ... bonjour de France


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