Friday, 1 March 2013

Easter eggs .....

... Good morning!  I've got an Easter card to share with you this morning.  I used a couple of challenges for the card:

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Spring Baskets
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Crumb Cake; Memento - Tuxedo Black; Distress - Antique Linen
Dies: Spellbinders - Nested Eggs (S4-264); Die-namics - Fishtail Flags Layers Stax
Accessories:  SU Design Paper - Melon Mambo, So Saffron; SU - Everyday Enchantment DP - Lucky Limeade; Promarkers - Carmine, Pear Green, Pastel Yellow, Khaki, Pastel Beige, Warm Grey 1; SU Markers - Melon Mambo, So Saffron; White lustre card from stash


I really like the sketch - it has so many possibilities and those colours are so fresh and spring-like; both are just right for an Easter card, .  I started off by cutting several fishtail flags in patterned papers and attaching them to the card.  I stamped the basket and eggs onto white card and then used my dies to cut the egg shape.  I coloured the images with Promarkers.  While the egg was still in the die, I added a touch of colour to define the shape.  I stamped the bow onto a piece of Melon Mambo DP, cut it out and attached it to the basket.  I used warm grey 1 to highlight the basket of eggs.  I used my spritzer tool and marker pens to create the spatter pattern.  I stamped the sentiment in Crumb Cake and finished off by attaching the Easter egg with dimensional tape.  A clean, simple Easter card and reasonably flat so will go in the post okay!

I managed to wrench my back yesterday morning while shovelling the snow from the front door step.  I was silly, I tried to lift a very large shovel of wet snow and just pulled a muscle.  Well, I suppose it's a good excuse not to shovel any more snow!!!  I wish!  That's all for now - I hope to be back later today with another of my Easter card collection!  See you soon.

14 comments:

Craftilicious said...

Gorgeous colours - I love your spritzed background too - adds a really pretty subtle background.
Hope your back eases up soon - take it steady with the snow - get your friendly neighbour back with his blower.
Tara
x

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your bright Easter card Deborah..Sorry to hear you have hurt your back shifting snow, perhaps your lovely neighbour will help you again?

Anne

Julia Aston said...

These colors are perfect for your sweet Easter Basket Deborah! love the splatter on the background. Hope your back feels better soon- it just takes one bad twist!!

Kristie Goulet said...

Gorgeous Easter card. Love the spritzing on the background.

Kim Heggins said...

Beautiful Easter Eggs Deborah and fabulous card.

Jean Martin said...

This is a wonderful Easter card Deb! :)

Chrysalis said...

Love this card, Deborah - and the fishtail strips are a great way to use up stash. Sorry to hear about your back - take care and get better soon. Chris x

Paula (PEP) said...

Love the way you echoed the colours of your banner strips with the colouring of those eggs - not to mention the spotted pattern of the middle egg picking out the pinky red patterned banner.
Take care with that back - backs are unpredictable & shovelling snow is not light work.
Paula (PEP)

Kim said...

I love your Easter card!! The colored eggs are fun and the banners are pretty!!

Jacqueline said...

A very pretty Easter card - love your patterned paper banners - Jacqueline xx

stampwithsandy said...

Wow, your colored eggs are beautiful, Deborah. Great job combining the challenges. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Paper Players this week!

Chris D. said...

What a sweet Easter card! Love your take on that sketch and the image you used! I hope that your back feels better soon!

Broni said...

Great card! Love those eggs! I hope your back is better soon! Thanks so much for joining us at the Color Throwdown this week!

Sue Lelli said...

Pretty card, Deb, and the spritzing is a FAB detail!

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