Here are the cards I made:
I stamped these flower stamps in grey ink and then used colored pencils to color them in. I even tried something new (to me) - shading!! I am in no way, shape or form an artist so this was pretty big for me. :) Once I was done coloring in the images, I used mineral spirits and a paper pencil to blend them in. This smooths out the lines and evens up the color.
Here is what I made for my MIL:
Other than putting pictures in a big album for her, I've never really made anything for my MIL before. I wanted to take the picture I took of her and her kids at Mother's Day last year and make it into a nice framed piece. I took a piece of 8x8 chipboard and sprayed it with adhesive. Then I placed a piece of burlap over it. I just layered everything else on top and this is how it turned out. I'm proud of it, so I hope she liked it! (I was home with a sickie today, so I didn't get to see her reaction.)
This is what I made for my mom:
My mom goes by Mimi and I'm sad to say that there is not a lot of Mimi-personalized things out there. I thought I'd take some vinyl that I just got and make her a frame of her own. I used my Silhouette to cut out the sentiment. It was super easy and fast to make. My kind of project!
That is all for now! Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday afternoon!
Until next time...