Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Little Taste of Easter

Just a few short weeks till Easter!  Where has this year gone already?

With Easter fast approaching, the gals at Flourishes thought we’d have a little ‘Easter Parade’ to showcase some fun creations perfect for this time of year. You should know, some of the gals used a set that is on its way to retirement. With a very limited supply, Easter Bunnies is being offered right now at 40% off! So hop on down the bunny trail and take a peek at our Easter offerings!


I really love this Easter Lily from the Lily of Hope set, and seriously, it's only $8!  It has the perfect size for cards, and the perfect amount of detail for coloring.  I pulled out my watercolors today and gave it the color of my daylilies that bloom, not at Easter, but later in the summer. 

I cut my Labels 13 Spellbinders in half to accent the sides of the main image and matched the polkadots to my ribbon as well.   I added some brand new Ultrafine Flower Soft too in the stamens (thank you Cindy Lawrence for the idea :)  )   This new ultrafine texture is super easy to work with. 


Alright - would you like some more spring-time and Easter inspiration?  Head on over to my team mates - new and old (drop a warm welcome over to Danielle, it's her first Flourishes creating day!) 


Recipe:  Stamps:  Lily of Hope;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black;  Paper:  Certainly Celery, Flourishes European Watercolor Paper, Cosmo Cricket - Early Bird DSP;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels 13, SW Markers, Waterbrush, Sheer Dot Ribbon, Cream Crochet Ribbon, Oval Punch, Basic Grey 1/2 pearls, Dimensionals, Ultrafine Flower Soft - Sage, Sewing Machine

19 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

Beautiful card I love the colors

karin

Dawn B. said...

Christine this is beautiful. What a terrific idea to use the flower soft.. It makes your flower come to life.. Love the paper and ribbon you chose.. Such a pretty card..

Crystal said...

Christine you couldn't make this card anymore beautiful and perfect for Easter...Thsi is GORGEOUS!!!!!!

dpkennedy said...

Wow! Your water coloring is stunning! And with that Cosmo Cricket paper, I love it! I have to get me some of that ultra fine FS-that looks fantastic!

Thanks so much for the warm welcome!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful Christine! I really like the way you colored this Lily with the orange. And your nessties layout is awesome! Beautiful card!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful colouring, beautiful card! Love it!

Shirley said...

Lovely card! The flower soft adds that extra zing! Thanks for sharing.

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Yogi said...

very pretty. Love the lace, very nice touch. And I really love the polka dot paper in the Spellbinder's die. That just pops behind the lily.

Joan Ervin said...

Your Easter card is beautiful, Christine....love the gorgeous lily and the flower soft, papers, lace, and nesties shape make for one FABO design!!!!

Marisa said...

Fabulous lily, Christine! Love the flower soft on the stamen. Beautiful card :D

Leslie Miller said...

A gorgeous card, Christine! Love the warm colors and design. It has a very cozy, comfortable feel, maybe because of the papers... I don't know... but it sure is pretty!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Just beautiful, Christine! I love the way you used the Nesties in your layout...awesome! The colors are gorgeous too...BEE-U-TEE-FUL! :)

Rose Ann said...

This is so incredibly beautiful, Christine!! Your coloring is stunning, and I love all of the warm tones!! Your details are perfection as well!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh WOW, Chrisite this is such a GORGEOUS card!! Your coloring is amazing and that lace.....so fabulous....love it!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Renée said...

This is so elegant and gorgeous, Christine! Love love the colours :)

Velta said...

Another stunning creation!!! Your colors are perfect for this late summer lilly...and what a perfect Easter card!!!

Kathy said...

Oh so pretty! Love these colors together and all of the beautiful details you've added. Your card just came together perfectly:)

leenda said...

G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

WOW! What a beautiful flower Christine! Love how you added the flower soft too!