Saturday, March 25, 2017

Thinking of Easter Yet?

Welcome from MiRan's blog! This is a sad post for me, as it will be my Seashore Stampers Blog Hop post.

I love to create Easter cards, because it makes me feel like Spring is here or will soon be here.

There is no way that a Demonstrator can get all the stamps one would like, and it took me a while to get the "Circle of Spring" stamp set. I had the Christmas ones with the coordinating dies, so it only made sense to get the "Circle of Spring" as well to maximize the use of the dies. And with the new Watercolouring pencils, it is an ideal combination to create something really pretty for Easter.

It really looks like Spring by adding all those extra vines and flowers around the wreath of flowers. I both the photos above and below, you can see how I layered everything.

Do you see the flicked Wink of Stella on the card? It adds some lovely sparkle to the card. I stamped and coloured 6 of the circles, 4 of which I cut in half to create a larger circle of flowers around the single one...

...with the remaining cut up for the inside of the card.

You can see how I layered everything in this last photo. Oh, I forgot to mention that this card is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2".

 I think this card looks happy. It could also make a lovely wedding card, don't you think?

Even though this is the first time I have used this stamp, I hope it has inspired you to pull it out again and use this stamp again along with your water colour pencils. I know there is other inspiration from the previous blog posts, so you will have plenty of ideas now.

If you haven't seen the other posts yet, there links to hop from post to post below. Have fun hopping!


Bruni P
Erica E.
MiRan B.
Sabrina R. ...that's me!

Happy stamping & creating!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Dream Theme Blog Hop - Easter

Both my desktop and laptop computers went on the fritz within a week of each other. I just got them back from the repair shop just in the nick of time! It's Dream Theme Blog Hop time.

Welcome from Amy's blog!

Today we are sharing Easter creations! I have a card that involves a bit of fussy cutting using the SAB Avant-Garden stamp set and the beautiful Blooms & Bliss DSP. The piece of DSP I used reminds me so much of the cherry blossoms that fill many of our streets here in Victoria. Just this last Monday I noticed that a few of the streets were beginning to show that wonderful sign of Spring! I decided to create an A7 sized card this time (5 x 7) so that I could get a lot of lowers on the card.

It was an after thought to add the "Happy Easter" border which explains why it is upside down. I would have spaced everything better had I done is before adding the flowers. At least to me it looks upside down. In the photo below, you can see all the flowers and leaves I fussy cut after stamping, and arranged on the card. I decided that I did not want a monochromatic card and included yellow and blue flowers to the colour scheme. Colours associated with Spring colours.

In the side view below, you can see that I popped up the matted white rectangle as well as some of the flowers and the "Happy Easter" banner.

On the inside, I added my usual corner stamping. Since it is a larger card, there is plenty of space for it.

The next blog post to see is that of the very talented Jennifer!

Be sure to leave these talented ladies some love.

Teneale Williams (Australia)
Patrice Halliday-Larsen (New Zealand)
Tracy May (UK)
Amy Koenders (USA)
Sabrina Radeck (Canada) That's me!
Jennifer Pauli (Germany)

Hoping our hop has given you some inspiration for creating your Easter projects!

Happy creating!