This month it was my turn to pick our elemental inspiration dare over on the Daring Cardmakers blog.
And here's my pick!
We're full on into Spring right now and well, I am rather embarrassed to admit this, but I hadn't even started making my Easter cards yet!
This needed remedying straight away, so I used the prompt above as my spring board - pardon the pun...
I've gone with inspiration from the florals, the little blue eggs, a spring animal (I know it's not a duckling, but bunnies will do right?), the mix of buttery yellow with floral tones, and instead of a next I made a spring wreath:
Stamps: Avery Elle, PTI
Dies: WPlus9, Simon Says Stamp
Other: Nuvo embellishment mousse, Nuvo crystal drops, watercolour paper, watercolour paints, MISTI
As you can see I went a little symmetrical stamping crazy! My Misti came out to do all the hard work in getting the bunnies and Easter eggs lined up to create a circular repeat pattern.
Then to fill the middle I cut a couple of wreaths from watercolour paper using the WPlus9 Spring Wreath die set - I use this so much for Easter cards it's not funny!
I used a few shades of green and a little yellow from my Gansai Tambi paints to add a splash of colour. This is so quick and much easier than trying to find the right shade of green cardstock, plus with the small water brush I got in a Simon Says Stamp card kit last year there's no hassle of getting brushes and water out on my desk. Just a few drops of water in the pans and away I went painting.
The greeting is also cut from watercolour paper and painted with a nice buttery peach shade.
Tonic Studios were kind enough to send me a couple of items to try out that had been on my wishlist - one of them was the Indian Gold embellishment mousse. I'd seen some great videos online that showed just how quickly this stuff dries. I always liked the look of gold inked edges but no matter what ink I tried to set with my heat gun it'd still be tacky and wet and ultimately smudge somewhere. This mousse is a great alternative and I love the added dimension of the texture. It's such a lovely rich shade when it catches the light.
I also had a new addition to my Nuvo Crystal drops collection with the Buttermilk shade - perfect for adding the centres to those pink flowers. :)
I now kind of wish I'd done a few repeats of this card while I was making it as I've still got a good few Easter cards left to make... and time is ticking! One down...
Hey ho, more bunnies and eggs in my future this Sunday I think!
Remember to pop on over to the DCM blog to see the fab cards the design team were inspired to make!