Sunday, March 20, 2016

Easter...Freshly Made Sketches #228, Uniko Challenge #30~Spring/Easter

Hello,

A quick post with a card for Freshly Made Sketches #228, using my new Paper Smooches Easter Blessings stamps and Crosses dies, and MFT Concentric Circle stencil...


Darn! I didn't include side panels...sighhh! Dear DT: if my card is 'too far'
adapted, I totally understand. Off to stand in the corner for a bit...

I made a second, finally using the 'ink + spritz' technique with an embossing folder. My inks didn't blend smoothly, resulting in a mottled look. Let's pretend it's kind of a dreamy, sunrise *grin*.  I'm sending these to my mom - one for her and the other for her to give to a friend.  The essence of Easter: she'll like that...


Also joining:

Uniko Challenge #30~Spring/Easter



Thank you for spending time  with me; your visit brings me immense joy!







24 comments:

Jeanne said...

Absolutely beautiful, Carol. What hopefilled and joyous cards!!

Susanne Vargas said...

Your cards are totally swoonworthy! The colors, the simplicity, everything! Fantastic!

Mimi said...

Wow, very nice. The first one reminds me of being in a 70s church with the stained glass beyond the alter (very groovy), and the second turned or super-cool, the ink looks great!

Beverley said...

LOVE both your cards, I really must try and use stencils more as the results are stunning. I like the mottled effect and thought that it not a mishap. The colours you have chosen against the crisp white are so cheerful. Thanks so much for inspiring me and LOVELY to see you in the Uniko Challenge gallery. Hugs Bev x

Amy O said...

Oh, I love these. Beautiful colors and I love that cross die. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Oh my Carol, these are breathtaking!!! Just glorious!!! The side panels are there, they are just at top and bottom too!!! Perfect take on the sketch.

Joyce said...

These are both simply stunning, and perfect for Easter.

Brenda said...

OMGoodness, I love both of these cards Carol! Like with Christmas, I like for Easter cards to be what the holiday is all about and these do just that! Well except for the kiddo's, then I like cutesie. lol I think your mother will love these too. Hugs, Brenda

Rose said...

Stunning! More of your stencil magic & I love it. Both cards are really lovely & I think the mottled look in your second card actually looks really good. Your mum will love them both.

Petra Swart said...

Both of these are simply gorgeous, Carol!!!! The sponging on the first and the mottled look on the second are so beautiful!!!! WOW, these are really wonderful!!!
Have a great day!!
Hugz

Shelly said...

These are both beautiful!

I Card Everyone said...

Both your sunrise images are beyond gorgeous, c ... much prettier than you gave yourself credit for! LOve the second using the embossing folder - I 'played cards' with a friend via long-distance phone calling yesterday using this technique. Now why haven't the two of us done this yet? Must remedy that, girlfriend! Next chat! xx
=]

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful Carol!

Lindsey said...

What a wonderful idea. Really lovely cards x Lindsey Uniko DT

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Gorgeous, those soft colors! Such pretty Easter cards!

Jen Mitchell said...

These are beautiful! I love how the ink looks spritzed on the second card. It's so artsy!

Kim Heggins said...

Carol...these are simply stunning. Two gorgeous Easter cards!

Miriam Prantner said...

I love the textured look you achieved on the background and how the cross is front and center!

Marisa said...

Two gorgeous Easter cards!!He has Risen indeed :)

Greta said...

I love that stencil--need to get it out & use it! Beautiful cards, Carol--Have a blessed Easter!

Bobby said...

Your cards are beautiful, Carol. I love that circle stencil but the embossing folder is perfect and I love it mottled like that.

Anita in France said...

Stunning, Carol ... the most perfect Easter sunrise ... love the mottled colour! He Is Risen, indeed! Hugs, Anita :)

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful Resurrection cards!

Garima said...

Great!