And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Easter Crocus

Good morning to all!  I hope you've had a wonderful week! It's finally Saturday, and time for a new sketch at The Sweet Stop.  I don't know about you, but I'm ready for spring! Before you know it, Easter will be here, so I'm using the sketch this week to add another Easter card to my stash.

Creative Nugget:  Have you noticed all the yellow and gray creations out there in Blogland and on patterned papers?  I never would have put these colors together on my own, but they are a lovely, soft combination, so my card features these colors.   A new stamp set by Our Daily Bread Designs called Earth's Gladdest Day was used to create my sample.  The crocuses were colored with Copic Markers and two extra flowers were colored and popped up for dimension.  The panel was cut with a Rectangle Nestie and mounted on Smokey Shadow card stock.  The patterned paper layers by My Mind's Eye were also stitched to Smokey Shadow. The doily is actually a Splendid Circle die cut.  The sentiment from the He Lives clear stamp set by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps was added at the bottom.  Everything was adhered to a Vintage Cream card front.  The Wrinkled Ribbon bow was dyed with a distress ink pad and the pearl, colored with a Copic Marker to match, was added to finish the card.  Hope you like it!

Be sure to check out some other creative samples using this sketch by the other Sugar won't be disappointed, and they will provide wonderful inspiration for your SSS199 submission!

Sugar Babies

Other challenges entered:
A Gem of a Challenge - Add a Bow

Thanks so much for stopping by...have a warm, safe weekend!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Earth's Gladdest Day (ODBD), He Lives (SNSS)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Pumice Stone, Scattered Straw, and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks (Ranger)
Paper: Vintage Cream, Smokey Shadow (PTI), Sunshine Paper Pad (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Splendid Circle Die, Rectangle Nestie (Spellbinders), Sew Mini (Janome), Wrinkled Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Kaiser Pearl, Cheesecloth, Copic Markers Y19, Y21, Y26, YR24, YR30, YG21, YG93, YG95, YG97


Ginger said...

Gorgeous Card! You did a great job! You are right, Easter is the last day of March! It will be here before we know it!

Audrey Hiltke said...

Wow Cathy - this is just Gorgeous!!! I love your soft colors and use of papers, and love how you were able to mix the sentiments - just brilliant my friend!

Shea said...

This is beautiful, Cathy! I never think about those colors together either, but you've done a wonderful job with them! Love the added dimension of the popped up flowers!

Shea said...

Wearing my AGOAC hat now - thank you so much for playing along with us! I meant to add that I love your Creative Nugget - I love learning something new and seeing techniques I haven't tried before!

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful card! Great coloring!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card Cathy. That image is lovely and the coloring is fabulous. Great sentiments... and the stitching job is awesome as usual. Enjoy your weekend.

Kelly Lloyd said...

Beautiful card, great colours and image. Love that bow
Thanks for joining our challenge at a gem of a challenge
Hugs Kelly

Carol L said...

Your Easter card is just lovely with those gorgeous flowers spilling out of the edges! I love the muted background colors and pretty piercing!

Conniecrafter said...

I really love this color combo and what you have done with the design, Gorgeous coloring of the flowers!

buggin2stamp said...

Your card is stunning Cathy. I love the quote you used. So true. Praise God. The layers of flowers are beautiful too. So life-like.

Faye said...

Cathy, you always create so much depth in your creations and specifically your images. I admire that. Fab colour palette on this beauty too. X

Unknown said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I love those crocuses and the soft subtle yellow you used is just fabulous!