Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Mixed Media Easter Card

Hello, again! Perhaps you've just seen a completely different Easter card from me, with frills and fluff.  Now here is a one layer card I made for my other sister, and is a style I'm a lot more comfortable with.  This may not look like a traditional Easter card, but I chose colors reminiscent of Easter and there is an Easter sentiment on the inside.


 I started with water color paper and spritzed with a variety of Dylusions sprays, drying between each color.  The spots you see, (and I actually like) were an accident.  My green spray wouldn't spray after pumping it for about 20 times.  I aimed it at the palm of my hand and guess what???  Yep, it worked.  Now, not only do I have a green thumb, I have a green palm--this stuff doesn't wash off easily!  I digress...I spritzed my hand with water and it dripped over my card.  I dried it with my heat tool, but I was impatient, and dabbed the extra liquid off. I love the look of these multi-muted-colored droplets.  I gave it a good sprtizing of the white Dylusions, followed by Perfect Pearl mist.  



I scooched some texutre paste through a TCW stencil, and let that dry.  When dry, I wiped on a variety of metallic rubs on the raised areas, then replaced the stencil . Next I applied Perfect medium with my finger through the stencil on the insects and flowers only, removed the stencil and fluffed on Perfect Pearl powder in Sparkle.  It's so shimmery in person, and just couldn't be captured on my cell phone camera, in spite of taking it outdoors on a bright sunny day.

 I wrapped the most luxurious ribbon around it and topped it with a half pearl.  I colored some tiny pearls with Mermaid alcohol ink and placed them on the insect's heads to draw attention to them. I mounted the completed panel with foam tape to a kraft card blank.

Sorry for the spots on the ribbon; there was a little moisture on the flowers I photographed this with.

I really wish you could see the gorgeous shimmer on this and feel the softness of this ribbon--a lovely French ribbon. I'm so happy you stopped by and I really appreciate your lovely comments!  Hugs!

Sara Emily

I would like to enter this into the following  inspirational challenges:

Inspiration Jouranl "Spring Blooms" My blooms may not be obvious--they are stenciled with texture paste on the background.
Country View Challenges "Anything Goes"
Mixed Media World "Anything Goes"
Sprinkle of Imagination "Anything Goes"
Crafty Boots Challenge "Easter"

19 comments:

  1. Fairy Power Spray will remove any inks off your hands, it is fabulous and you can get it from Tesco,S'burys & ASDA, think it's around £3 a bottle and worth every penny imho.

    Stunning card Sarah, so very pretty and delicate, am sure your Sister will love it.

    Thank you for joining in with us again.

    Mo:-)
    DT MMW

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    1. Thank you for the housekeeping tip! I will check into the Fairy Power Spray! I'm happy you liked my card!

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  2. Reminds me of a fairy garden. Lovely.

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    1. I agree! Thank you for stopping by and leaving this sweet comment!

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  3. Wow, this is stunning. I love what you have created here. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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    1. Wow, thank you, Dionne! That's a very nice compliment!

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  4. Wow, gorgeous Sara Emily!! Amazing work with all the sprays, your colours are so vibrant and alive! Love the grass and the little dragonfly! Beautiful ribbon too! Such a stunning spring/Easter card! hugs :)

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    1. Thank you, Pamellia! I love working with the sprays! Now have to get my hands on some of those Lindy's sprays I'm seeing out in blogland! Yummy! Hugs!

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  5. This is stunning, l love it. So pretty and elegant. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

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    1. Thank you, Lisette! That's a tremendous compliment!

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  6. Love the sparkly gorgeousness of this card. Such a great layout and colour combo xx

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    1. Wow, thank you, Georgie! I kind of thought of your work as I was making this, but it does not even come close to the gorgeous way you use color!

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  7. Stunning card Sara which has a magical feel to it.
    Julie x

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    1. Thank you, Julie! I really appreciate your visit and comment!

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  8. Absolutely beautiful Sara, I love how you worked with the sprays and the little drops are what I would call a happy accident, they look amazing. Love this. Anne xx

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    1. Awww, thank you so much Anne! Your visit and your compliment mean a lot to me!

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  9. Absolutely stunning card, Sara! I love the grass, vibrant colors and a little dragonfly there! The ribbon is amazing! It is an artistics spring/Easter card!
    Hugs :)
    Branka xxx

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    1. Thank you so much, Branka! I love getting comments from you--you are a talented artist whom I admire, so it means so much to me! Hugs!

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