“What a beautiful blessing you are to me.”
It was perfect. This saying says it all. In eight simple words.
I am blessed to have two beautiful women in my life that I can call my mother. My mom and my mother-in-law are beautiful humans that consistently look to the positive. They are rocks under pressure. No matter what problem I bring to them, they make life seem like lollipops and rainbows. They find the answer. They know how to make that pit in your tummy float away. Somehow these two ladies were raised to put one foot in front of the other and survive by looking at their glass half full.
I wanted to make them a card that was as beautiful as they are. But I had limited supplies and I had limited creativity. When I have a creativity block, I find it easiest to play with my supplies. I cut. I coloured. I embossed. I had pieces all over my desk.
Eventually I started colouring a watercolour card front. There was no stroke of genius that hit me. I was playing. Same as my child sits and draws rainbow after rainbow or a person that finds joy creating in their art journal.
The card found me. It was perfect for my mom.
To create this card, I heat embossed several flowers and the sentiment using the Rose Wonder stamp set from Stampin’ Up! on watercolour paper. I try to make watercolouring easy. You could call it cheating if you like. I coloured a little bit of three flowers at a time using my Stampin’ Write markers and then used my aqua painter to colour the remaining portions of the image.
I didn’t worry about perfection. Imperfect is beautiful, isn’t it?
Once I finished the last bit of colouring I took some of the extra pieces that I played with and fit them together. Somehow I achieved the soft feel I was looking for.
Sometimes the best way to overcome creativity block is to play with your supplies.
Do what you love.
Happy Mother’s Day friends. We love you at Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. Do you have your Mother’s Day cards done? Tag us in your photos!
See you next month!
Cathy Caines, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, St. John’s, NL
To see more of Cathy’s work and be inspired, visit her blog http://www.inthecatcave.com
Supplies and images used are © 2016 Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise stated: watercolour paper, basic pearls, the Rose Wonder bundle, black embossing powder, versamark ink, melon mambo stampin’ write marker, elegant eggplant stampin’ write marker, tempting turquoise stampin’ write marker, daffodil delight stampin’ write marker, white perfect accents,silver metallic thread, A Cherry on top designer series paper, whisper white card stock