Thursday, April 30, 2009

Afro American Mother's Day Card!

Good Afternoon Everyone,

In my part of the world we are still experiencing problems associated with too much rain... flash flood warnings ...flooding basements etc. Smiley from According to the news, some people have really had a problem with flooding basements and backed up sewers! Thank goodness we haven't had any problems with backed up sewers in my area...Yuck! Still...My husband and I have been concerned about all the rain and we are keeping an eye on our basement for signs of water. So far...all is well and I hope that our basement continues to stay dry! Smiley from

In the meantime, I would like to share with you an African American Mother's Day card, a RAK from Jamee and an award from Kyoko!

The stamp I used to make my Mother's Day card is from the Rubbernecker Stamp Company. I found some of the most beautiful and rare African American stamps on the Rubbernecker site and I had to have them! I kept my card clean and simple and when I find the right Mother's Day sentiment, I will attach it. For some reason.....none of my sentiments "felt right". I hate when this happens to me because at the end of the day, I will most likely end up with the sentiment that caught my attention in the first place!

After I finished coloring my image with my Copic Markers, I felt the background scene was too busy for my particular needs and trimmed off that part of the stamped image.

After carefully trimming around my image, I adhered her to a separate piece card stock with Tombow Multi liquid glue. In my opinion, this glue is fantastic and once it takes hold, you don't have to worry about your card falling apart on you.
Card Details................ stamp Rubber Necker Stamp Company, c/s SU and PTI, Copic Markers and Copic air brush system for background colors, SU's corner punch, black pearls and sheer black ribbon ------------------
A couple of weeks ago, Jamee (Pink Beach Ball) sent me a cute RAK all the way from Hawaii! Thank you so much for thinking about me Jamee and making my day shine! Smiley from

I also want to thank Kyoko (Cards and Tags Mania) for awarding me with this awesome award!! I apologize for not posting both the award and RAK sooner! You ladies are the best and thank you so much for your acts of kindness! Smiley from

Whew....sorry for the long post today! Take care of yourselves and thank you so much for stopping by!




Tina said...

Oh my goodness, how gorgeous is this! Incredible job coloring.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my goodness this is so beautiful!
Wonderful colouring and superb design!
Congratulations on your award!
kim x

Barb said...

Gorgeous card, Risa! Wow! She looks fabulous. And I agree with you about trimming away the looks great this way. You coloring is lovely, as always.Thanks for sharing.

L.Nielsen (Lynda) said...

I just LOVE the way you've colored your Mothers Day card. Such a fabulous card! =)
I know what you mean about sentiments not feeling right. You can always create one on your computer that will say exactly what you want it to say! =)
I've done that more times than I care to count lately!
Lynda =)

Maria said...

Hey Risa, That image is beautiful and huge! Lots of coloring there and you did a spectacular job at it! Love the skin tones and hair! I think the images speaks for itself so a sentiment is not required. A nice message on the inside should suffice. As always, beatiful job!


Kyoko said...

Hi Risa! What a beautiful card! I love the coloring you did. Great RAK from Jamee and no thanks needed on the blog award because you have been so warm in welcoming to blogland. Your comments are always so sweet and encouraging to me!

I hope the rain slows down soon ... flooding is scary! Take Care!


Jamee said...

Your mothers day card is gorgeous :). Im glad you like the card I sent you! That was my first time using the copics.

cats whiskers said...

OMG this is just stunning Risa, it has completely blown me away. Wonderful colouring, I do hope the rain easys up for you sweetie
Hugs Jacqui x

Andrea, said...

Oh this is wonderful Risa, and your colouring is amazing, the shading on the hair and face are fab. Have a great weekend

Beth Norman said...

Cool card. The image is great! I really like your colouring, especially the way you left all those white highlights. It adds a lot of dimension. Have a great weekend, and stay dry!

Lauren said...

Gorgeous! The coloring is just amazing Risa.

Ila said...

Beautiful Mother's Day card Risa...the coloring is Fantastic...rendering a totally lifelike face...I love it!!...Fabuluos RAK and well deserved Award too!!...I hope the weather improves in your area..I feel so sorry for people having these problems...Hugs, Ila

Gina Wrona said...

Amazing beutiful artwork!

You are so very talented!

Happy Friday!

Marcea said...

Wow sweetiethis is just incredible. Such a stylish card and you have coloured her beautifully

2 Worlds said...

Cool Card Risa!
Great RaK
we had rain today but not strong

Elena said...

So sorry about the rain, Risa... Hope it will be gone very-very soon!
Oh, your Mother's Day card is gorgeous! I really-really love how you colored this beauitful lady!
Congratulations on your award and thank you for sharing the RAK!

Rita said...

Wow, you continue to amaze me with your coloring & talent girl, this card just blows me away girl! This is soooooo stunning! I luv it!

Cute RAK card from Jamee!

Congrats on your award & so well deserved too! That reminds me to post mine when I have a chance.

Tenia Nelson said...

Wow!!! Amazing!!!! I need that!! tfs!!

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA! This is amazing!! LOVE that stamp and your coloring is perfection ... as usual!

Congrats on the Award, too!

Jen said...

{{jaw dropping moment}}

GORGEOUS girl!!!! Stunning!!!!

Big Hugs,

Teri said...

Oh Risa! I just love this image, especially the way you colored the hair, looks so real! Cute rak from Jamee and such a perfect award for you because you always make me smile!! hugs, Teri