'What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you say.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, 10 April 2020

Happy Good Friday! 
Today is the day we celebrate God's amazing love - and this year, today is also my very special friend's birthday! So now that she has her card, I can share it with you.

The background is sponged, smooshed and sprtized and dribbled and splattered, using Iced Spruce, Twisted Citron and Hickory Smoke Distress Oxides. The images are a roughly stamped and clear embossed Studio Light stamp, which I also stamped onto white card, coloured, fussy cut and glued over the stamped images. Splatters - which are hard to see - are Delicata Gold and Gold UTEE, sprinkled and embossed. Circles are jar lids, used as stamps. I really enjoyed making this one.

I made this Easter card yesterday, just to wish you all a Happy Easter. 
Spring is here, new life and growth are all around us. 
Celebrate the hope of Easter!
The flowers are stamped with spritzed markers, then defined a little with Prisma pencils.

Linking to 
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday, Bugs, Blossoms and/or Butterflies
Penny Black and More, Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Mondays, Add Texture (UTEE)
Watercooler Wednesday, All About Occasions
Artsy Stamper Challenge, Things with Wings
Make My Monday, Make Your Own Background Paper
Alphabet Challenge, Anything Goes

Thank you for calling in today
God bless you and keep you safe
Happy Easter!

27 very kind comments from lovely people:

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Happy Easter Cath what beautiful makes you have shared today, Spring brings out all that's lovely in nature. Lovely background and your (watercolour?)flower really does bloom, thank you so much for the good wishes this Friday.
Sending Easter Blessings your way, take care xx Tracey xx

Meggymay said...

Beautiful cards Cath
Happy Easter wishes to you.
Stay safe and well.
Yvonne xx

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous card and background Cath beautiful butterflies and love the embossing and splatters -Beautiful Easter card too-Happy Easter to you too
carol x

Rachelle Oltean said...

What a great sentiment and I love all of the mixed media techniques you used! I can tell that you had fun making this one because it has a light, happy and artistic vibe to it! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Alphabet Challenge and for helping us celebrate our 10th Anniversary!
Rachelle - DT : )

Kathleen said...

A lovely background with some super shade of blue and a really lovely image. Thank you for joining our 'Anything Goes'' challenge at Penny Black and More.

Kath x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your cards are brilliant, Cath. I love your choice of colors and your choice of stamps. I just learned you have stepped down from the TioT design team and am saddened. I just hope you continue to create lovely art like what you have created in the past.

Happy Good Friday and Happy Easter. Take care of yourself and stay safe, please.

Tammy said...

Two gorgeous cards and backgrounds! Wishing you a happy Easter.
Take care and stay safe.
Tammy x

My name is Erika. said...

This weekend is a celebration of hope. I think we all hope that one thing that will change is that this disease. AT least hope it will not kill and make so many people sick. Beautiful cards today Cath, and I hope you have a wonderful Easter and Easter weekend. Hugs-Erika

meg said...

Two beautiful cards with lovely sentiments thank you for joining in at the Alphabet Challenge

brenda said...

I love the soft misty feel you have created with the Butterfly card Cath, I really you using that colour way once before and it inspired me. Also such a pretty blue floral creation with the beautiful PB blooms.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

María said...

Great cards with excellent backgrounds. I love the texture you've created with UTTE in the first one. And about the second card I love the delicate desing you've created, it's beautiful.

Happy Easter!!!. Hugs, María.

Dawn Phillips said...

Both beautiful projects. I think the butterfly one is my favourite but it's hard to choose. Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge. Love Dawn x

Leanne Harris said...

Two lovely creations and I love your blue floral one - super cool colours and fab background. Many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More Challenges xxxx

Sue Jackson said...

Very gorgeous backgrounds on both of these special cards. They are beautiful! Thanks for joing us at Make My Monday!

Tristan said...

Cath, I love those blue Easter flowers. The soft stenciled background is perfect. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT.

Helen said...

Lovely card, Cath. I love your beautiful blue flowers! So soft and delicate with a whimsical look to your Easter card! Thanks so much for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Happy Easter! Stay safe!

butterfly said...

Lovely cards - I especially love the soft muted greens of the butterfly card and the artsy background is so cool. Such pretty delicate blue flowers too. Stay safe, stay well and happy Easter.
Alison x

Mrs.B said...

Lovely cards Cath,
Happy Easter and stay safe, Avril xx

creativetimewithme said...

Gorgeous cards! Glad you were able to join us for the Make Your Own Background Paper challenge!

Mary Ellen, MMM DT - https://www.creativetimewithme.com/

Darlene said...

Love this mixed media project ... just beautiful! And how sweet of you to share an Easter card as well! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at the Artsystamper Challenge Blog!
Please stop by for a visit.

Ellibelle said...

Both are so beautifully done! Loving the background design on your first creation and gorgeous second card as well! I have this floral stamp as well but not used it yet!
Thank you so much for sharing at Penny Black and More and Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday challenge!
Ellibelle's Corner

Beverly said...

Hi Cath,
This is lovely with the light spring green and background art. Thanks for entering our challenge at Artsystamper Digitals Challenge! I truly hope we see you again soon. Hugs, Bev ARTSYSTAMPER DIGITALS

Caty said...

Woww what wonders Cath !! I love your cards, they are spectacular, beautiful.
I really like the colours you have chosen for both cards, and of course, I love butterflies.
I hope you had a good Easter, and that you are well.
Stay safe and well,
Big hugs, Caty

Neet said...

Two beautiful cards. Each so very different but each as lovely. I like the one for your friends birthday, what delightful greens you chose. I have just used Iced Spruce on a background I was making as it is not a colour I tend to reach for usually. I like it with the Twisted Citron but then I am a real fan of the lime greens. So simple in its simplicity if you follow what I am trying to say - beautiful words which are perfect for a special friend.
Love the way the blue flowers have turned our on the other card. What a lovely combination of ink and pencil you used for the flower heads and what a fresh green for the stems.
Hope you have had a lovely Easter, sorry I am so late coming on here - I don't know what has got into me lately.
Hugs, Neet xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

love this mixed media/collage card!!! right up my alley....so well done
xx Karen

DVArtist said...

Hi Cath. I don't know how I missed this post. I just love this.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Beautiful cards Cath! I'm sorry I didn't get here to wish you a happy easter! Things got a bit on top of me! Hugs, Chrisx