Hello lovely people! Today I’m bringing you a special design made for Easter. It is so meaningful to me in my faith walk to remember and celebrate Jesus sacrifice for me personally, the depth of His love for me and for the world, and hope for life! The Easter Lily is a symbol of purity, virtue, innocence, hope and life. Perfect for the season.
I wanted to see if I could use Power Poppy’s beautiful new set Tiger Lily XL to create an Easter Lily, and overall, I think it worked pretty well! It’s always nice to find more than one way to use a stamp.
I started by stamping the large lily in Memento Summer Sun ink on Copic XPress It Blending card stock. The light ink helps maintain as much of the white of the petals in the design as possible. Then, I went to work colouring in the center of the flower in a bright green, next adding shadows to the petals in the depths allowing a lot of the white to show through. By colouring the background in a bluey-purple it adds to the contrast, making the whites look even whiter.
I decided to keep the design very simple to showcase the beauty of the flower. Just adding a simple row of ric rack and the sentiment from Power Poppy’s set, Bloomin’ Wonderful stamped in Memento Pear Tart ink.
Sometimes when I’m colouring a really large flower, I’ll cut off the edge of the design and flip it around to the opposite side of the card to add some contrast to the design. You can see this little strip along the right side of the card. It was originally on the left of the stamped design.
Here are my Copics used for the colouring.
Thanks for sharing the joy of the Easter celebration with me. I’ll be back tomorrow with a card for Power Poppy’s Power & Spark Challenge!