Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Mother's Day Card and A Sketch Challenge - Crafty Gals Corner

With Mother's Day fast approaching, I realized that if I wanted to once again be my mom's favorite child this year, I had better get working on a card!

I am a member of a family of four children and though my siblings may strongly disagree, my mom loves me best of all. Just kidding. That title goes to my brother. *Cough* I mean... my mom loves all of us equally. *Cough*

It wouldn't be Mother's Day without showing a crazy picture first, though.

So this card is for my crazy, zany cooky mother... who loves me and whom I am growing to be more and more like as I get older... Yes. I admit it.

 I started with the latest sketch challenge from Crafty Gals Corner

I made some gorgeous flowers from the Stamping Boutique - an image called Poppies. I colored them with Spectrum Noir Markers (DR2, DR4, DR5, DR7).

Then, due to my penchant for coloring outside the lines, I realized my green stems were filled in with red. GRRR!!! What was I to do but to bust out the Perfect Pearls and paint in some shimmer. Problem solved!

I added some sparkly bits to the dots and drawn shimmer stars along the edges as well. And then I paired it with some pearls and some striped paper.

So now my mom will know that she's the best mom, and I will once again be in her good graces.

So head on over to Crafty Gals Corner and play along with our sketch this week! We've got some cool prizes for those of you who do. 

Our sponsors this week are:

Prize: $12 Gift Certificate 

Prize: $10 Gift Certificate

Prize: 2 Digital Images / 3 Digital Images if you use a TSB image

That's right! >>>3 sponsors<<<!!!

Anywho, I'm off now to go gloat over the fact that I'm actually going to manage to send out a card on time. Thanks for popping by!


  1. gorgeous coloring - wonderful card - your mom will love it!!

  2. Gloat away! If you weren't Mom's favorite before, once she gets this amazing card, you will be. Good for you for getting it out on time.

  3. Gloat away! If you weren't Mom's favorite before, once she gets this amazing card, you will be. Good for you for getting it out on time.

  4. Your mom is going to treasure this gorgeous card, whether you are her favourite child or not :-) Beautiful card, Becca!
    Have a wonderful day.
    ♥ Lena ~ DT
    Lena’s Creations

  5. Pretty card! You and your Mom look like you have a blast together!

  6. such an elegant card, love the flowers!!!! and great fun pic of you and your mom!!! looks like you have a bunch of fun together!!!

  7. This is so pretty! A absolutely perfect and elegant Mother's Day card!
    ♥ Samantha
    Designs by Sammy

  8. What a gorgeous card!! The flowers look amazing!! I love the details of this!! Your Mom will adore it!! And what a fun picture of you two!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  9. lol. you're so funny! your card is AMAZING! it will definitely make you the favorite. ;)

  10. Lovely card for your Mom, adding the Perfect Pearls was a nice touch. Cute pic of you and your Mom too.

  11. What pretty red flowers!! She is going to love this Becca!

  12. I love that precious picture of the two of you Becca and your card is stunning!
    Thank You~

  13. Brill photo! And of COURSE you're the favourite...well, atm!!! That card is gorgeous. I think your colouring of the flowers is fabulous. Way better than what I'd do!

  14. Very funny, I think we all turn into our Mum's eventually! I remember the first time I heard my Mum's voice echoing in my head when I told the kid's off. I always vowed I wouldn't, but think it must be genetically programmed!
    A fab card by the way. :) x

  15. Such a beautiful take on the sketch Becca! Love the vibrant flowers and the perfect pearls was a wonderful touch! I love that picture of you and your Mom, looks like you were having a hoot when it was shot. hugs :)

  16. Great card! I love the red and isn't it great when one can hide the mistakes:) It turned out beautiful. I am my mom's favourite daughter, I'm her only daughter (have a brother but he doesn't count) but I'm still her favourite daughter

  17. Haha! Your background story about your Mom is precious! I do enjoy your card and would never have known about the red mistake. Wonderful fix and genius use of the PP! That striped paper is a smashing success with the flowers. Awesome sauce! ~Niki

  18. A gorgeous card Becca, love the beautiful poppies...your Mom will love it. Carol x

  19. Becca, this Mother's Day card is super gorgeous! I'm sure your Mom will love it!

  20. Love the fun photo, Becca!!! Your mom's card is lovely!!!! Great combination of the different elements!!! The poppies are beautiful!!! Your mom is surely going to love this card a LOT - just as I do!!!
    Have a great weekend!!!

  21. Gorgeous card for you Mom! Love all the layers! I like the fun photo too!

  22. What a darling and gorgeous card for mom!! I'm sure she will love it!! ;) I see where you get your funny side! LOL!! Cute photo! ;)

  23. Totally adorable photo!! I LOVE your card. The pearls on the flowers are lovely and I also like the wood addition behind the oval. STUNNING design!!

  24. Absolutely wonderful card, Becca--LOVE it!

  25. Beccaaaa
    The Picture is really Crazy hihihi makes me smile
    my mom she never pose like this...she must be a cool MOM send my best regards to her okay Becca
    and I love that Flower you have colored
    I love the paper you choose and how you solve the problem is cool
    you have a so big pearl
    I dont
    I made also a card using this sketch and tomorrow if the sun shine I will take a good Photo and will posting it and joining at that sketch challenge at Crafty Gals Corner..
    I inspired with your Poppies and I choose the same Image (SHAME on ME :) LOL)
    now it will be 00:00 I will go sleep dear Becca

  26. Oh, I'm LOVING this, Becca. I'm so delighted that you stopped by my blog today to say hello. I had to come right by to check out your blog, and I'm so glad I did. This is gorgeous. Of course, now that I'm here....I just have to invite you to play along in a few challenges (if you want to)...LOL

    Word Art Wednesday is my challenge blog. We have weekly Anything Goes challenges with awesome prizes.

    The Kraft Journal - this week is Mom's and I see that you used corrugated kraft, so it's perfect

    I could go on, but I won't overwhelm you, I'm just happy to have met you, and hope you will come play along. I already look forward to seeing more of your lovely art.

  27. and your mom are hilarious and based on that photo, I'd say you're certainly her favourite child! The card, however, seals the deal completely...gorgeous...and the fact that you sent it on time, well..that just amps up the favourite-ness even more! You are a blast! I like hanging out at your blog!

  28. Gorgeous card and what a cute photo !