Sunday, April 05, 2015

Happy Easter!

Lent is over, the tomb is empty, angels are singing and Jesus is being recognised/not recognised all at the same time.
I just made a few cards this year - it is a rather busy time for me :) They are both copies/interpretations of cards I saw on the internet but I can't find where they came from. They are not quite the same but the inspiration is clear so sorry to those whose ideas I have "cased"
 This one uses a sunray die cut and a spellbinders cross (with glamour dust accents). The sentiment is from Paper Smooches Easter Blessings
 The original of this card was more artsy and beautiful but I still like the simple distress ink background. Again all the stamps are from Paper Smooches. I added a small sparkly punched heart and backed the piece with card embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.

This Friday, as well as being Good Friday was the first of the month so it was time for an Elemental Inspiration over at Daring Cardmakers. We have the fabulous Enfys Cashmore as a Guest Designer this month, so do visit the blog to see her beautiful card alongside the Design Team.
Here is the picture we were to take at least 3 elements from
and here is my card
a bit more vibrant than the original, but i just had to use my brand new Mermaid Lagoon distress ink pad. Oh what a lovely colour. (I'm not sure about this month's Grubby Yellow or whatever it is really called. I have a feeling I will end up buying it anyway as I am weak). A dotty stencil and white texture paste were used to add the polka dots from the paper cup
I used a WPlus9 flower stamp set and Antique Linen distress ink on watercolour paper, colouring the images with my Gabai watercolour set. I am very heavy handed with watercolours so lost all the details, so I put some back with a gold pen. I hand cut the elements as I wanted them to have a narrow outline around them.
I added a scrap of white crochet lace and layered the flowers on top, using foam pads to give dimension. A Clearly Besotted sentiment was embossed with Tinselled Gold powder and anchored with a Prima gold dot.

Happy Easter :)

1 comment:

Natty said...

Sigh - again with the gorgeous backgrounds!
I feel like I need to channel you when I give my new Lil Inker canvas die its first outing, I can only wish that my background will come out half as artistic as this looks. :)
Beautiful card Lythan!