Friday, March 17, 2017

Easter Garden

This is my second post of the day and I was inspired by a quote I ran across on the internet and had to create a card to go with it. Easter is my favorite holiday. What a wonderful thing to know that He Lives!

"See the land, her Easter keeping,
Rises as her Maker rose.
Seeds, so long in darkness sleeping,
Burst at last from winter snows.
Earth with heaven above rejoices. --Charles Kingsley

I used images from the Gina K. Designs Springtime Baskets set which is illustrated by Claire Brennan. For quite awhile I had it in my mind that I wanted to make a simple garden scene and when I ran across that quote I just knew it would be perfect. So I proceeded to put daffodils in my garden and then added a little butterfly flitting around too!

I stamped my simple scene and then colored it in with Prismacolor pencils. I also masked off below the daffodils so that I could create a green lawn line in which they are growing. By simply adding a butterfly from the set and the sentiment I had a clean and simple garden. I had this scene on white card stock so I then die cut it out and added it to another layer of darker green card stock with one of my favorite die sets from Memory Box called Cross Stitched Frame Borders. Once all the layers were assembled I added it to the base card of white card stock.

Well, this was fun and I am so happy I have another card for my Easter giving. I will be entering this in the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Bits O' Green
Double D Challenges: Things That Fly
Scrapy Land Blog Challenge #62-Favorite Holiday-Used a Memory Box Die Set

Thanks for visiting and for your lovely comments.

God bless,


Virginia L. said...

Your card is gorgeous, Verna! I love the stitched border and coloring! Superb craftsmanship indeed! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Bit O’ Green” Challenge! Awesome details and design! Super work!

Diane said...

Fabulous card those daffodils!! thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

Barbara said...

Over the top gorgeous! Love the clean fresh panels with the daffodils springing forth. Such a great remember of Spring and the Easter Holiday. I remember Easter outfits with hats, and early morning Easter breakfast at church. Smile!

Unknown said...

Heaven Above that! Such a pretty Easter card! The dies are perfect and showcase your sweet patches of daffodils off wonderfully! And that simply sweet butterfly! Perfect! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D Challenge Blog, Donna, DT Member.

Darlene said...

What a fabulous poem Verna and your card is PERFECT! Such a sweet springtime scene you have created! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Things that Fly’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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Judy Woodland said...

LOVE the quote you chose. This is such a fun card, I really like how you used that daffodil stamp, very clever. I would not have thought to do that. Nice "grass" and those cross stitched rectangles are perfect. Very sweet Easter card!!

Kathy Krug said...

Love all that white space on your Easter card. Daffodils are so springy.

Unknown said...

Very Pretty Verna. Love floral cards.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Very pretty and clean cards

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Leslie Miller said...

A beautiful card for Easter with that sweet little daffodil garden! I like the clean and simple look, and the butterfly is a nice touch of life. A lovely poem, too. Glad you could share this with us at Double D, Verna!

Patricia Chalas said...

your card is so pretty!
Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge!

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