Thursday, April 28, 2011

Mother's Day card (my ol' doodled digi flowers)

Oops, sorry for not posting this week. We've both had a wickedly funky flu, but thankfully it's on the way out and now Charles and I are headed to the island to visit his Marvellous Mom & Delightful Dad and meet their two new huge Newfie dogs: Cody & Floyd.

Today's post: just a little rehash of an old flower doodle
that I did in honour of Mother's day quite a while back...

doodled flowers embossed on vellum mel stampz

Details of the card: It's a 5 and a 1/2 inch square card. The flower image is embossed from the printer on vellum (just printed on standard & sprinkled with clear embossing powder while the ink is still wet). It's coloured with Copic markers and a white gel pen. Then hand stitched onto layers of speckled cream cardstock (that were inked a bit for distressing).

If you like the flowers, you can find more digi freebies with them
and see more projects with them in these old posts:




JPEG files
If you'd like these, please just click on the image to enlarge.
Then right click & choose "save image as..." to save them:

Five flowers:


Five flowers (with three for paper piecing at top):


Four (identical) flowers:

Three flowers:


Three paper piecing flowers:
(or for 3D flowers?)



Clickable blogger photo:



Hope you're having a wonderful week!

37 comments:

Ruth said...

This is a fantastic project. The colour is superb and I always love your hand stitching!! I hope you feel better soon, Ruth x

Katarina said...

This card is just beautiful, I just love your style! Beautiful digi flowers, thank you so much!

Creatissimo said...

Thanks for sharing the digi-flowers. And you call them 'doodles'?! Hm, how doodles can be so perfect ;)??

Shore Girl said...

So very pretty -- thanks for sharing the flowers with us!

Beth Norman said...

Totally awesome. Your printing on vellum is very interesting. Must give it a try. Beautiful flowers. TFS.

Jan Scholl said...

Oh oh oh! Love this. I just put a link on FB. I don't do that often but this one merits it!

Katie_Bolinger said...

You are so fantastically talented even you doodles are delightful. Thanks so much for the files and inspiration.

Jeanie Callaghan said...

Fantastic project! Thank you so much for posting this.

Fabrizio said...

Wow totally taken aback by this beautiful card, the hand stitching must have taken ages...gorgeous, Mel. I hope you don't mind I've linked back to your blog twice and featured this beautiful card of yours on PaperMood.com , let me know if you're not happy with it and I'll take it down. Take care and don't forget the wedding tomorrow ! :) (I'm in London so I'm not allowed to forget it - LOL) X Fab

Painting Tips and Tricks said...

Fantastic project indeed! I like the card!..Daniel

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! Beautiful project and card, Mel! Thanks for the gorgeous digi flowers!!

Rufus said...

Love the flowers and card. Thanks for the flower digi's. Sure hope that you and hubby are feeling perfect soon!
R/

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Oh, Mel!! This is beautiful! LOVE these flowers and the stitching--the colors--beautiful project and card:)

Arlene said...

Such a unique and delightful card. I LOVE it!

Anesha said...

Adore your card, the colouring of your beautiful flowers are just perfect. Love the stitched detail. Thank you for sharing the images!

patricia said...

Thank you very much.. it is gorgeous!

ileana said...

gorgeous card! it´s always so pleasant to stop by your blog. Thank you for the flowers and for sharing your great project. Have a great day!

Barbara said...

great!!!

Dawn said...

Beautiful Mel!!

Sorry to hear you both were so sick!! UGH!!!

Have fun and I expect to see some pics of Floyd and Cody!!

OOOxOOO

Mommypants said...

Very nice mother's day card. The flowers are really pretty and I think the stitching is a neat touch. Thanks for sharing!

Jose said...

Gorgeous card, and thank you for sharing the lovely flowers
Jose

E.T said...

I remember these flowers! They are absolutely stunning and so are your creations!

wwilloww said...

Another beautiful card Mel!!! And thanks so much for your sweet digi flowers, I can't wait to play with them!!!

Mari said...

Gorgeous, Mel! I love the flowers! I've only begun trying digis recently, so this was extra timely! :D Thanks SO MUCH for your generosity!

Debbie Pamment said...

You have such a fabulously unique style - it's always fun to visit! Sorry you haven't been well but these gorgeous flowers have brightened my day!
xXx

Debbie Pamment said...

Oh and thanx soooo much for the gorgeous flowers!
xXx

karen irvine said...

mel, you never cease to inspire me! this is beautiful!

Whimsical Wendy said...

Adorable!!! I love your sketches!

Anonymous said...

These are lovely! Thank you so much. It is very thoughtful of you to provide them in different combinations for us. : )

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning!! I just love your colors and those flowers. Stunning set!!

HorseKrazee said...

What a beautiful project. Sooo creative. I love all the great projects on your blog.

HorseKrazee said...

Great project. Love you blog! - Richelle

ike said...

Thank you so much for sharing the digi flowers Mel, they are really super.

Ike xx

Patrice said...

Wow a beautiful card and great project!

Debgem said...

Love this - these flowers are just fantastic - thanks for sharing!!

Sue said...

Beautifull card and project thanks so much for shareing the image Luv Sue x

Kathlene said...

Love to see you posting again Mel...definitely snatching this beautiful digi-floral. Thanks for sharing your talents. xoxo