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3/02/2017

Easter Basket

Hi There and welcome. So happy you could pop in.  I'm trying to finish up with the St. Pat's and get a few Easter cards made to be mailed in a more timely manner than I did with the Valentine cards.
Found this Easter image in the box of UFO's, added more contrast to something I'd colored who knows how long ago. The image is fairly large to put on the size of cards I normally make, so decided to make it just a round card. At first I had thought to use a Cheery Lynn doily behind the image, made from vellum, but then the card would have been large (think extra postage!), so the round shape won out.

- Don't remember the stamp manufacturer (could be Northwoods**). Used some WoS & Spectrum Noir glitter pens over the eggs and on the basket cloth, flowers. Die cut with a Hero Arts Infinity Circle die in the size that fit well with the motif.

- Impression Obsession sentiment Die257-D - cut twice. Colored top layer with a Yellow WoS. Left bottom layer white, and finally managed to do the 'shadow layer' in a way that pleased me.

- Used Dewdrop stamp pads in Desert Sand and Pear Tart to edge the outside of the card front. Still looks a bit plain.

Hugs.
** It's a Penny Black cling stamp

41 comments:

Sue said...

Hi Mary, I love the lovely colourful Easter card.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and wishing Polly a Happy Birthday.

Hope you've had a nice day. Sue

Barb said...

This is a lovely Easter card Mary. I like round cards a lot so think this looks great. The colouring is lovely. Barbxx

Donna Ellis said...

how pretty, Mary! lovely easter colors, and a darling image! your coloring is always so remarkably lovely with close attention to shading and details! simply breathtaking! hugs, de

jimlynn said...

This is such a beautiful image and card! The image reminds me of Spring!!! YEA! I'll be so glad when it's here to stay. Gorgeous card Mary.
Lynn

scrAPpamondo said...

So pretty Easter card, love how you coloured the image and the round shape!

Birgit said...

This is bright and cheery! I love the round look for a card and it works with the egg shapes. The bright colours just make me smile...so cheerful!

Jean said...

Hi Mary, this such a pretty image for an Easter card, and your colouring is lovely as always. I think the round shape works well and I love the die cut Easter sentiment.
Jean x

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Mary, such a pretty image.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Kathleen said...

I must admit I do like round card, they make a lovely change from all the square one,
This is a lovely image and works so well on its own.

Kath x

pam said...

Beautiful Easter card Mary, wonderful image and coloured perfect, love the sentiment.
Pam x

Lisa said...

This is beautiful, Mary!! What a gorgeous Easter basket!! The colors are so fabulous!! Love this, my friend!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Sheila H said...

Your basket is colored so realistically, Mary. The eggs are vibrant, and I love that pretty sentiment. The circle card base makes a nice presentation.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

a very colourful card for Easter dear friend , well done indeed, Mary!
Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
what a very wonderful and super card.
Your wonderful stamped image is awesomely colured, and the round shape is so pretty.
I love this beautiful card.
Love and big hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Maxine D said...

What a pretty card Mary - love the fresh spring colours you have used
Blessings
Maxine

dutchess said...

That's beautiful Mary...I love that image and your colouring is fabulous....I love the circle card it's just perfect for that image.....xxxxx

Valerija said...

Beautiful card. Love the image and your fab colouring.
Valerija xx

crafty-stamper said...

Love the round shape-beautiful image and colouring-you have to think of postage so expensive nowadays
Carol x

Marilyn said...

Beautiful!! Love your coloring!

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a fabulous Easter card Mary! This is such a great image and your colouring is wonderful. So many fabulous colours, love how you did the eggs!! I often get a card finished, just to discover it doesn't fit into the envelope. Oops, guess that's one for personal delivery, lol!! I like the round shape just as it is, without extra frill, the image stands front and centre as it should. sending hugs :)

Donna said...

Love the mix of colors Mary. Those flowers really pop and make me long for spring. We are back to freezing temps again so I'm thrilled to see some spring flowers. Love the rounded shape of the card. Have a wonderful weekend!

Brenda in IN said...

I love the shape of that basket and wish I had an actual one like it! Great job coloring the eggs and flowers as well as the basket. That was a great idea to make a round card. I do like that IO die for Easter. Have a great day and stay warm!

Bonnie said...

Great job of coloring these tiny details, Mary! Love those spring flowers and pretty Easter eggs! The round card is a fun surprise!

Donna said...

Stunning card Mary, great coloring and like that die cut!

*Vicki* said...

Wow Mary, that Easter basket image is stunning and you've colored it in brilliantly! Love the dimension that the lace gives the design along with your wonderful greeting! It's perfect in the circle shaped design! Good for you on sending out those Easter cards early! :) Have a nice weekend! HUGS

Redanne said...

The round shape is just perfect for that beautiful Easter image Mary! Love this! Hugs, Anne xx

Petra Swart said...

Oh, I love round cards and this Easter one is so beautiful, Mary!!!!! The basket filled with the Eater eggs and lovely flowers are simply stunning!!!! Perfect choice of sentiment to go with the festive image!!!! Wonderfully done, my friend!!!!
Have a great weekend!!!
Hugz

Daffodil Cards said...

What a wonderful accidental creation, love the colours and the sentiment.
Faith
x

Pia S said...

I've always loved circle shaped cards, I have no idea why we (I) don't make them more often. Suits this image perfectly. Beautiful coloring!

cuilliesocks said...

What a pretty card Mary, lovely colours and design, Kate x

Pat said...

I adore your sweet Easter image Mary and it looks perfect on the circle, it lets your beautiful colouring shine out. x

Kim Heggins said...

Beautiful Easter basket...your coloring is flawless on your sweet Easter eggs. Lovely card.

Carol L said...

I almost missed this one, but what wonderful coloring you've done with this image! I love the way you added that die-cut sentiment too! Beautiful card!

Stampsnob. said...

Beautiful beautiful all in one basket......Lis

Brenda said...

What a pretty card Momma Mary, you have me beat with making Easter cards too. I haven't made a one! I know shame on me!! I love that basket with the pretty flowers and Easter eggs in it You have colored it up so pretty too. Nice to use up something from the UFO box I'm sure! The sentiment is really a pretty font too. Hugs, Brenda

Pippa said...

A very pretty card Mary. I like the mix of flowers and eggs in your basket.

Olga Fink said...

Gorgeous creation Mary! I love your new blog look!
xoxo Olga

Darnell said...

Your Easter basket in the circle shape is very pretty, Mary! I love how colorful your eggs are nestled in the pretty spring flowers!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

Shelly Schmidt said...

Oh this is just beautiful! Your coloring is amazing! We do not have Spring flowers as early as you do- we are going back down to the 30's this weekend, and many of our bulbs have started to sprout. Anyway, your card has inspired me to color today!

Sarah Mabery said...

That image is beautiful and you did a wonderful job coloring it. I really like that you made it a circle card.

Tina Z. said...

Beautiful Easter basket, the colouring is amazing!