Now that Easter will soon come and go, it will be time for me to move on to my favorite decorating time of year. I put away all my Easter goodies and bring out my favorites......the floral and bird themed items. And that means that my crafting projects will follow suit. So here I'm starting early and have two pretty cards using Karen Lockhart's Hydrangea and Cottage Flowers stamps. I think Karen made a secret visit to my porch last summer when she drew up these two images........these two stamps totally capture the kind of fresh floral arrangements I do during the summer. And I use old mason jars and crocks and buckets, just like she has done for her stamp images. Love them.....need more.......Karen, are you listening? LOL!
Anyway on to the cards. For the papers, I used My Mind's Eye, I just love their soft, muted colors and patterns. Copic markers were used to color in the images along with Copic airbrushing. Spellbinder's rectangle Nestabilities were used to cut out the images, and die template was left in place to do the airbrushing. That's how I get that nice white edge around the main image. Sentiments from Karen Lockhart also and brads from Star Lit Studio. Notice that I usually draw in a horizon line for images that *sit*. I do this with black Copic multi liners. I love them. Copic markers and airbrush system, Nesties, and Lockhart stamps are available at Ellen's online store.
And my favorite finishing touch for these two cards was the addition of Ranger Glossy Accents to the crock and glass jar. It really brings the images to life. Now if I could just make my Hydrangea bush produce flowers!! I think it gets so hot here in the summer time that it stunts it's growth.
Did you know that's my one year blog anniversary was March 19th? I have some give aways coming up.....don't know when, don't know quite what all yet......but it's coming. My friend Val gave me this great idea to pick winners from previous posts, as a special gesture to those of you that visit often and always leave comments. So for the remainder of March, I'll be checking my posts, jotting down names, having prize drawings and doing give aways. Soooooo...you never know which blog entry I'll use as the name drawing pool. I've got to get my freebie items gathered up, I've got lots of goodies from the wonderful people I work with. Have a blessed Easter everyone!!