Friday, May 3, 2013

Beautiful Mother - MDSM12


Playing along with a few challenges today.  Once is from MDS Monday blog (MDSM12), they provided the sketch.... as well as.... the use of the Brush Tool.  You may view the challenge on their site here: MDSM12 .  The second is from the site, they challenged us to use the retiring Stampin' Up colors, as well as, making a project for your Mom.

I chose to create a page centering around my mother and with the retiring SU colors Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery and Regal Rose. The Brush Tool was used behind the background stamp -- coloring in a portion of that stamp (I should use the brush tool more often... it really adds to my page!). =)
The poem is from Helen Steiner Rice, and I found it on the internet.  Here are the words:

A Mother’s love is something that no one can explain,
It is made of deep devotion and of sacrifice and pain,
It is endless and unselfish and enduring come what may
For nothing can destroy it or take that love away . . .
It is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking,
And it never fails or falters even though the heart is breaking . . .
It believes beyond believing when the world around condemns,
And it glows with all the beauty of the rarest, brightest gems . . .
It is far beyond defining, it defies all explanation,
And it still remains a secret like the mysteries of creation . . .
A many splendored miracle man cannot understand
And another wondrous evidence of God’s tender guiding hand.
Thanks for looking!
Supplies Used:
Background paper - Textured Cardstock (Pretty in Pink)
Embellishments - Satin Ribbon (Certainly Celery), Taffeta Trimmings (Regal Rose)
Stamp Brush Sets - Mixed Bunch (flowers - Whisper White, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery)
Brush Tool - Coloring (Regal Rose) behind the background stamp 'Mixed Bunch' flower
Punch - Blossom Punch (Whisper White), Fun Flowers (Whisper White), Eyelet Border (Whisper White)
Font - CK Ali Hand (Regal Rose), Respective (Whisper White, Certainly Celery and Regal Rose)


  1. What a lovely page for your mother! A like how you colored behind the stamp, that really adds a nice touch! Lovely!!

  2. What a pretty page! I like the floral image behind her picture, a great way to use the sketch. Thanks for joining us at MDS Monday!

  3. So lovely! Love your choice of the doily for the circle, and so nice to include a poem. Thanks for joining MDS Monday this week.

  4. Diane, your triple-header sketch challenge layout is perfect! Love the colors that highlight your beautiful mother so well, and the poem is beautiful.

  5. Great job with the brush tool, Diane. It really adds some pizzazz to the background image. It's a gorgeous page to celebrate your mother. Thanks for playing along with MDS Monday.

  6. What a beautiful page - I love that you've used the flower in place of the circle from the sketch, and the light colouring behind it! The poem in the a slightly darker colour than the background is subtle and beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at MDS Monday.