This is how Suzanne Czosek of the Frilly & Funky Design Team introduced the challenge for May 22, 2019.
My Mother died when I was a junior in university (over 50 years ago) and my Mother-in-Law died when we were stationed overseas (over 30 years ago), and while I loved them both dearly, I can't really make any cards for them and there are no other mother-figures in my life. So I made a "Missing You" card instead.
Both when were gardeners. I remember my Mother creating her own rose garden by sticking old bouquets in the ground, straight from the vase without any special preparation It worked. She had a really green thumb (except for the chrysanthemums she tried going around the front of our house... I suspect that failure was more the result of my brothers mowing over them at the most inconcvenient time but it could have been the poor soil/yellow clay left from the excavation for building our house). My Mother-in-Law loved flowers and had a number of beautiful mixed borders, again with roses as the feature, even though, like my own Mother, poor soil quality (in this case, sand) made growing roses a real chore.
So my card features roses, watercolored using Distress Markers:
- Stamps: Simon Says Stamp "Delicate Flowers" (sss346df) and "Daisy Bouquet" (sss202008)
- Inks: Distress Markers "Spun Sugar", "Worn Lipstick", "Picked Raspberry", Fossilized Amber" and "Peeled Paint"; GInaK "Amalgam"; and Pigma Micron 05 marker "black"
- Papers: ParkLane Paperie A2 notecard "ivory" (15919590)