Wednesday, 23 March 2016

More Lilies for Easter



Finally we are coming to the end of my series of Easter cards using the Stampin' Up stamp set Remarkable You and watercolours. The two other cards I made are here and here. It's funny that I ended up making so many Easter cards as I usually don't send any at all. Oh well, I guess as carmakers we take any opportunity we get, right?

I started by stamping onto watercolour paper, then colouring with Tim Holtz distress markers and a watercolour brush, using light colours only wanting to enhance the image a little but not overwhelm the simple beauty of the strong lines of the flowers. I did make a bit of boo-boo with my colouring, but I'm just saying it makes the flowers unique and with a hand-made look. It was deliberate, I'm sure. I die cut the panel, and die cut the happy for the sentiment from a leftover scrap of card I coloured with Distress Paints for some other project which never got made. Last, I stamped the second part of the sentiment from a Lawn Fawn set and added a few adhesive gems for that final little extra touch.

I'm linking up with the following challenges:
Amusing Challenges - Easter
Glitter N' Sparkle - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Easter
Sweet Stampin' - Easter
Addicted to CAS - Delicate
Crafty Cardmakers - Easter

Card: 250 gsm white card, 300 gsm watercolour paper, a scrap of watercolour card I coloured with Tim Holtz distress paints
Stamps: Stampin' Up Remarkable You, Lawn Fawn Happy Everything
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Markers Fossilized Amber, Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass, Twisted Citron and Weathered Wood
Other: Stampin' Up Hello You dies, Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies

7 comments:

Paddington fan said...

Love your super beautiful Easter card, great colouring! Thank you for joining us over at Sweet Stampin' this week, good luck in the prize draw and I hope you'll join us again very soon, love Jacky x

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Georgia Jackson said...

Beautiful. What a fabulous Easter card. Thanks so much for joining in our Easter challenge at Sweet Stampin'. Love to see you join us again really soon. Hugs, Wends x Sweet Stampin' DT

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Such a lovely Easter card!

Thank you for participating in the Sweet Stampin’ "Easter" Challenge!

Pam said...

Beautiful CAS card. Simple and elegant. Thank you for joining us for our Easter challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. Have a lovely Easter.
:) Pam

Chris said...

Your watercoloring is perfect! I think I sent one card out - and it was one I made a few years back...sigh. Thank you for joining in on my Amusing Challenge this past week - I am so glad you did!

Rebecca said...

Gorgeous watercolouring of these beautiful flowers. I love that die too. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Bec