Saturday, 21 March 2015

More pastel Easter


Looks like my theme for this year's Easter cards are pastel colours and Distress ink backgrounds. For Grandma's card, I used an adorable Easter digi from Bugaboo stamps, which I coloured with Copics. I created the background by embossing resist, I stamped the ornate Easter egg and heat embossed with clear powder before inking with just three colours, yellow, turquoise and pink. Where the colours overlap they create such wonderful, vibrant greens, purples and oranges as well, so it looks like there was much more colours used. This is such a great tip especially if you are new to crafting and haven't built up a big stash yet, by choosing smartly you can get so much more out of your stash. I die cut the image and background vellum using Lawn Fawn dies, and printed the sentiment as I have a very limited supply of Finnish sentiments (my Grandma doesn't speak a word of any other language than Finnish). 

The card was inspired by the sketch over at STAMPlorations. I was also inspired by the wonderful inspiration board over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge. I'm also playing along with the Catch the Bug March Bingo Challenge (my Bingo is Spring/Easter Image, Player's Choice = vellum and Die Cut), Addicted to Stamps where Anything Goes, Just Add Ink "Eggs or Ovals", Shopping Our Stash "Make your own background" and Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers "E is for Easter".

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Inspiration Board

Card: 300 gsm white card, Hobbycraft 160 gsm white card, Dovecraft 110 gsm premium vellum
Stamps: Personal Impressions Easter Set 1, Bugaboo Scene It Easter
Colouring: Copics of many colours (I might have forgotten to make a note of which ones I used, but it was pretty much all Copics I own)
Ink: Tsukineko Versamark, Tim Holtz disterss ink Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade
Other: Ranger Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder, Lawn Fawn Stitched Journal card die, Stitched Rectangle dies

17 comments:

Barbara Godden said...

Super cute image and beautifully coloured thanks for playing along with us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for the E is for Easter challenge.

Chana said...

Very nice! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Shopping Our Stash!
Hugz,
Chana, DT

Shona Chambers said...

So much gorgeous colour, absolutely love it!! The rainbow background is fantastic and you coloured your image perfectly. So glad you joined us at ATSM this week!

Basslady said...

how adorable and sweet!


thank you so much for playing along with us at alphabet challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Lindsey said...

How I love both the background and the vibrantly coloured image! Nice job combining challenges, too. Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely adorable card and your coloring is just beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along in our 'Anything Goes' challenge at ATSM!

Stephanie said...

This is adorable, thanks so much for playing at Catch The Bug.

Becca Cruger said...

Now this is what I call an Easter party!! It's so stinking cuuuute! Love that you used the vellum overlays so as not to distract from that bright image. Thanks for linking up at STAMPlorations!

cheiron said...

Your background is FABULOUS!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog :)

Donna said...

Gorgeous!!!!! I love the spring colours! Thanks for joining the sisterhood of snarky stampers for our "E is for Easter" challenge!!

Violent Kittie said...

I'm loving your wonderfully colored image and the blended background. Thanks for joining us for the E is for Easter Challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.

Karen Schroeder said...

Wow! Absolutely beautiful! Awesome coloring! Your background rocks! Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Sari / Granne said...

Fabulous card, so full of colors and happyness. Thank you for joining STAMPlorations Sketch Challenge #30, hope to see you in our next challenge too.

Tammy Miller said...

Thanks for joining in on our March Bingo Challenge @ Catch the Bug! I love all of your projects and appreciate you taking the time to join us! I hope you will join us again very soon!

Chelle (PhotoArt/MaybeCreative) said...

I love the colors. Thank you for joining us at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for our Easter Challenge.

Tenia Nelson said...

Very cool card!! Thanks for playing along at STAMPlorations!!

Shaz Earl said...

Lovely card thank you for joining us at Alphabet challenges, hope to see you again
Hugs Shaz