Friday, February 21, 2014

He is Risen!

With this being the last week of the Flourishes sale coming up and my last week of posting for the company....I thought I’d return to some of my first loves.  I hope you enjoy...

One of my first loves is my love for my Saviour - Jesus.  It shapes everything that I am.  So I wanted to symbolize that with this lovely set - He is Risen, Marcy really did a beautiful job illustrating this set (no surprise :).  I stamped it with VersaFine ink onto Watercolour paper so that I could return to one of my other first loves - watercolouring.  It’s how I first started colouring any of my stamped creations and though I use it less, it still is special to me to spread ink with a brush on paper and bring life and colour to something.  I used Letraset Aqua Markers and a waterbrush for the watercolouring.  It works well for stamped creations because you can wash colour onto an acrylic block and use it like a palette, or because they have really fine pen tips you can add it direct to your watercolor paper and get really pigmented colour that you can wash in.    

I decided to go with the simplicity of a one-layer card to really accent the image.  On the background of the paper I washed in clouds, some softly stamped sentiments from the set and then another set of Flourishes’ So Distressed in Memento Gray Flannel.   

Along the bottom of the card I used my Curvy Spellbinders die to cut the curve off of the bottom of the card and added a more decorative curve with the dies from Color Made Easy - Tonal Gray cardstock. 

Lastly I added some washi tape and seambinding with some enamel dots.  

And here is the inside of the card.  Hope you enjoyed some of the return to my first loves!


11 comments:

Leslie Miller said...

Masterful!

Marisa said...

Fabulous Easter card. Going to be singing that old song to the verse as I go to bed :)

Pauline said...

Simply AMAZING!

Patti Willey said...

Amen, just beautiful. Love the verse inside too.

TLady said...

I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this Christine!!!!!!!!!!!:) (I've got some of those Letraset Watercolor Markers on the way!!!) :) I LOVE water coloring too!!! This DOES look like a WONDERFUL ART PIECE!!!!! GORGEOUS WORK!!!!!!:)

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

This is breathtaking, Christine!

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is beautiful Christine.

gr karin

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Simply beautiful! I like the combo of the stamps for this look Christine. Beautiful!

Allison Cope said...

Incredible Christine! I love all the subtle stamping on your back ground! Stunning colouring.

Barbara said...

This is beautiful. I love the way you've used that wonderful sentiment on the paper, it's truly beautiful as is your lily focal image. Lovely.

Becky said...

This is simply gorgeous!