Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Creative Card Crew Challenge #83 - Easter Critters

Happy St. Patrick's Day, I hope everyone is wearing their green. My husband's family is from Ireland, so St. Patrick's Day is one of our favorite holidays. We love to show our Irish pride around out house.

Today's card was created for the Easter Critters challenge over at Creative Card Crew.

Challenge Details

Our challenge for this fortnight (for us Americans, this means two week challenge, LOL) is Easter Critters. We want to see all those lovely bunnies, chicks, ducks, and sheep. No animals such as cats or dogs will be accepted. 

The sponsor is This challenge is sponsored by:

QKR Stampede

and the prize is 3 Digi's Images

For this card, I wanted to challenge myself to use products new to me. They have been out there for a while, but I just have not been brave enough to try them. 

I started off with a piece of Tim Holtz water color paper and my new Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor set (Yes, I was lucky enough to get my hands on one of these beauties). I created a sunrise and clouds. I have to say this was so much easier than I thought it would be. I set this aside to dry.


I then started coloring my images using my growing collection of Copic markers. I used the E series to color the Bunny with Butterfly image from QRK Stampede. Using my Colorless Blender and my white Signo gel pen, I added texture to the bunnies fur.

To add a little "Easter" to the card, I stamped this Easter Egg image from Stampendous, colored it with my Copics and add Glossy Accents and Stickles. I cut it out and set it aside to dry.

By this time the water colored background was dry. I pulled out my unused texture paste and my Tim Holtz stencil. I added Gold Metallic Folkart paint to the texture paste, placed my stencil, and held my breath as I began to slather it onto my beautifully painted sky. I peeled the stencil off and began to breath as I realized it was exactly what I wanted (I think texture paste may be my new love).

Once that was dry, it was assembly time. I wanted the card to have tons of dimension (Let's face it, after stepping out of my comfort zone, I wanted the card to say, "Here I am!) Again I used my Fiskars grass punch (I know I used on the last card, but I swear I don't use this punch as it may seem. LOL)

I tucked the eggs and bunny into the grass, heat embossed my sentiment using Ranger's Liquid Platinum embossing power and added that to the card.

I love how this card turned out. I got a bit worried in the middle of the process. I had a vision, but I just wasn't sure it would work, but it did and I couldn't have asked for a better outcome.

I hope you join us in the Creative Card Crew challenge. You don't have to make a card to participate, but it does have to be some type of paper craft. Hope to see you there.

Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting,

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