Saturday, March 19, 2016

Leaving the Nest

Happy Saturday everyone!  I'm so glad it's the weekend!
I made this Easter card for the Card Concept challenge - Naturally Pink.  I'd say my card was CAS Mixed Media
I was inspired by the colors and the nest!   I was going to add eggs to the nest but then felt an empty nest was the perfect illustration of  the empty tomb on Easter Day as 'He has Risen!"  
I made my background using my friend Loll's Splash Watercolor  technique using Worn Lipstick and Brushed Corduroy Distress Inks and water on my craft mat.
I dried the background with my heat tool and then stamped the nest from the Bird Feather set using Ranger Distress Ground Espresso ink.  I love the look of the splash watercolor. Some of it's a wash and some of it's water spots!
I gold embossed the sentiment from Everlasting Life by Verve on the panel.  It really sparkles in the light IRL - you can see that sparkle a bit in the two photos above.
I layered panel over a slightly larger gold foil panel from SU and added 3 Sugar Blend sequins from Avery Elle

I'm also linking my card to:
I used stamps, watercolor and wet embossing
Cute Card Thursday - Easter
Splitcoaststampers - Mixability Challenge - Trio of Spring colors

Let us celebrate the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem this Palm Sunday and his final teachings to his disciples during the week before the sadness of Good Friday when he dies for our sins.  How wonderful that Joy returns on Easter Sunday - when He is Risen!
Stamps:  Bird Feather - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, Everlasting Life - Verve
Paper:  watercolor - Ranger, Vintage Cream - PTI, Gold Foil - SU
Ink:  Versamark, Ranger Distress Ground Espresso, Brushed Corduroy, Worn Lipstick
Accessories:  water mister, Craft Mat - Ranger, gold embossing powder, Sugar Blend Sequins - Avery Elle.

20 comments:

Patti J said...

Gorgeous card, Julia! Thanks for the inspiration!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous, Julia! What a stunning Easter creation...you are so creative! Love your new header too!

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful Easter card, Julia! The empty nest is an awesome illustration of Easter and the empty tomb! And it's beautiful nestled in the soft pink watercolor background! Love the touches of sequins that look like Spring blossoms! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

Loll said...

Gorgeous card Julia!! I'm so thrilled that you tried the splash watercolouring for your background ... looks amazing! And it's the perfect backdrop for your beautiful image and sentiment. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Redanne said...

So, so beautiful Julia, your background is gorgeous and I love the gold embossing. This is a wonderful card to celebrate Easter! Hugs, Anne xx

Brenda Brown said...

Utterly gorgeous card Julia.
Happy Sunday.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Vicki Finger said...

Such a pretty card!

butterfly said...

Totally gorgeous inky background - a great setting for that intricate stamp - wonderful card!
Alison x

Mimi said...

Love this background and nest! Nicely tied to your sentiment.

Karen D. said...

how gorgeous mf...love the look.

Lee-Anne said...

This is gorgeous...love that background, Julia!

Glitter Monkey said...

Love the colours and the image stamp. Thank you for joining in with us on the Cute Card Challenge blog this week. Lynn - CCT Design Team x

Kerin said...

Wow I love your background, and such a pretty nest! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

Lisa S. said...

Beautiful card Julia, in more ways than one. :)

Shannon McComb said...

Just beautiful!!! LOVE that nest and the gorgeous background colors!!
Beautifully done!!
Thanks so much for joining us over at The Card Concept!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Stunning!!!! Thanks for sharing this beauty with us at the Card Concept!!!

LauraJane:) said...

BEAUTIFUL BG, thanks for sharing the link to the technique. Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept!

Kim Heggins said...

Amazing card....simply gorgeous!

Martina Bartušková said...

Gorgeous card, love it!!

Julie Gearinger said...

Wow Julia, this is fabulous!! Love the symbolism of the emtpy tomb- it is perfect for the real reason for Easter!! Thanks for playing along with us at The Card Concept- hugs and God Bless!

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