Friday, 10 May 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Hello sweet peeps,
Happy Mother's Day to all those celebrating it today. What a lovely Mother's Day I had at Aleeza's school this morning. The teacher organized a picnic with lots of fun surprises for us mums and kids. It started with a story I read about a lion who wanted to love followed by vase painting, playing snakes and ladders and twister. All of us got snacks and had lots of tasty treats at the end of it. To make it a real rosy finale, the teacher took a silk rose bud for each mum put it in the vases we painted and made the kids present them to their respective mums with a handmade card (which the kids made earlier in class). It was such a touching and affectionate affair - my best Mother's Day to date.
Now to my card... simple, embossed, sponged with TH walnut stain, butterfly stickers and punched ones as well. I coloured the punched butterflies with water colour pencils, markers, and glitter pens. Wished the glitter would show in the picture as it does in real life. I have used liquid pearls to add more dimension.

Down below is Aleeza's teacher giving a demonstration of painting on the ceramic vase with glass paints.

Wish you a happy day, afternoon, evening or a plain night night.




Helen said...

Don't you just love the teacher who take the extra step! lovely card.

jimlynn said...

So glad you had a good Mother's Day! That looks like so much fun and know the kids probably enjoyed it as much as the mothers!

Love this pretty card - the colors just pop off the page. So very lovely!


Sasha said...

This is one of my favourite cards of yours, Monica. I love the embossing, sponging and your beautiful butterflies, not forgetting the pretty pearly accents...gorgeous!
It was Mother's Day here in March. Sounds like you're having a lovely day so far x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Sounds like you have had a lovely Mothers day Monica,your card is beautiful I like the embossing and the butterflies.
kevin xx

1CardCreator said...

Happy Mothers day, looks like you had a beautiful day. Your card is beautiful too and you are really good with the liquid pearls too! ~Diane

Laura said...

Oh Monica, Love the Card! You did an AWESOME job watercoloring those butterflies. SOOO Glad you had A FUN Mothers Day!!! FUN memories!

Donna Ellis said...

Gosh, the children are listening so intently - that is remarkable. Looks like a wonderful setting, too, for the activities at hand. Thanks for sharing the photo. LOVE this card. "Distressing" ink around the edges really brings a card to life. It takes a bit of time, but 99% of the time produces incredible effects, like in your butterfly card! xoxox

Terry Oulboub said...

Hello Monica dear, my what a lovely butterfly card. I love your embossing and the beautiful pearls you added. The embossing is beautiful; gives it that perfect aged look. Your Mother's Day sounds so delightful from the teacher. It's great to have a teacher to embody those family values to children. All of your cards are so lovely. I love the baby blue card and the gingham; the different elements you add always give it that special touch. Your creativeness continues to grow with no boundaries; love it! Have a wonderful weekend and absolutely grand Mother's Day. {{Hugs!}}

Merry said...

That sounds like an awesome day Monica. Beautiful card love those butterflies.

Cathy said...

Glad you had a lovely Mother's Day Monica, we celebrate today :) Great to see the children so engaged in the activity too. Lovely card, your butterflies are gorgeous Cathy x