Saturday, 26 March 2016

Happy Easter

Hello dear friends and followers. Just a little post to wish you all a wonderful Easter and to thank you for all your support!!
I made a quick card and will do a short step by step of how I made it.
I started by cutting two large tickets with the Tim Holtz large ticket die by Sizzix.
I cut one of the dies from the Mixed Media 2 set by Tim Holtz out of the first ticket and then coloured it with Distress Spray stains, Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint, Ground Espresso and a tiny bit of Antiqued Bronze for some subtle shimmer (can't see it on the photo).
On the bottom ticket I glued a piece of old book paper, darkened it a bit with Vintage Photo and then glued the two tickets together. Finally I added some splats with Ground Espresso.
I stamped one of the Dina Wakley Scribbly small birds, coloured it with my Derwent Inktense pencils and a waterbrush and then fussy cut it. As you can see I cut off the feet, - too fiddly and easy enough to draw in later.....
I also cut some of the Tim Holtz Wildflower dies, coloured them with various colours of Distress inks and then glued them together at the bottom.
Now all I needed to do was layer it up, first I tied some twine around the card, added a little Ideaology heart charm and then matted it on white thin card and a top folding card blank made from dark brown Core d'nations card. 
I added some white shading with a Stabilo All pencil to the top of the flowers to make them pop a bit more.
I re-drew the feet and adhered the bird with some foam squares.
And here a close up of the heart charm, fasted with a jump ring.

Wishing you all a very happy Easter if you celebrate it, and may you all feel alive and well!!!
Thank you for your visit
xxx

44 comments:

  1. A gorgeous project, love that little birdie too xx hugs

    Kaz xx

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  2. Gorgeous Astrid,I love the colours and the wild flowers combined with the little bird. Happy Easter, have a lovely weekend. Tracy x

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  3. Gorgeous card, Happy Easter, hugs, Valerie

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  4. Such a sweet little card Astrid, love the layers and how the wallflowers echo each other, brilliantly done.
    Happy Easter.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

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  5. Happy Easter Astrid! A great tutorial,using great colours. I love the scribbly birds x
    Dot x

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  6. very lovely Astrid.. thank you and happy Easter to you as well!

    hugs,
    Tamara <3

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  7. This is such a beautiful card Astrid, you have used my favourites of the new dies, they work so wonderfully well together. Happy Easter to you too! Hugs, Anne xx

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  8. A stunning card with wonderful details Astrid x TF's and A Happy Easter to you too
    Hugs Annie x

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  9. Very beautiful card Astrid and Happy Easter to you

    Love Chrissie xx

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  10. super beautiful Astrid - and a happy spring and easter to you lovely lady - and well done on the sugar free xx

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  11. Looks gorgeous Astrid. Happy Easter! Nicola x

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  12. A beautiful card Astrid.
    Happy Easter wishes to you and your family.
    Yvonne xx

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  13. Gorgeous vintage card.
    Happy Easter, Julie x

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  14. I love this beautiful card, Astrid! The little bird is so sweet. Happy Easter!

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  15. You to a happy easter :-) The tag is wonderful!!!
    Creatieve groetjes, Anja

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  16. Such a beautiful card Astrid!! Love the colour combo and brilliant die-cut technique!! Sweet little bird too .. simply gorgeous card!! Wishing you and your family a Blessed Easter .. love and hugs xx

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  17. Happy Easter Astrid, love the card. Colors are spectacular.

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  18. Happy Easter Astrid, love the card. Colors are spectacular.

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  19. Happy Easter Astrid... Wonderful design... Great card... Love the impact the layering has created with the dies xxx

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  20. A totally delightful card Astrid, I always admire the depth you achieve in your creations.

    Have a lovely Easter Sunday.

    B x

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  21. Eine bezaubernde Oster-Karte, liebe Astrid
    Ich liebe deine Werke <3

    Schöne Ostertage wünscht dir Sophie x

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  22. I love this beautiful card Astrid! Wishing you a Happy Easter Day! Hugs, Chrisx

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  23. Another fabulous project here as always Astrid. You just always deliver something great for us and also today. I love it.
    Hope you´re having a wonderful Easter yourself and having a great time with family around.

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  24. Happy Easter to you too Astrid and hope you have a really lovely day.
    The card is so gorgeous and beautifully detailed too.
    Fliss xx

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  25. Gorgeous spring mixed media design. Happy Easter to you ! Shirleyxx

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  26. This is enchanting, Astrid - I love the earthy colour tones and the use of the dies, and the bird is adorable. We're working 2 - 11pm today so just time to dash round and wish you a happy Easter!
    Alison x

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  27. Beautiful, as always, Astrid. Thanks for sharing your tutorial! I love the little bird - makes me smile. Happy Easter to you and yours.

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  28. A wonderful creation is this! So much depth and fabulous in all details!
    Happy Easter dear Astrid!
    oxo Susi

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  29. GORGEOUS...so stunning, and I interpret the 'alive' and the dark area being an empty tomb....lol! It's the day events leading me to see it. GORGEOUS make!!! Enjoy the rest of your Easter.

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  30. I absolutely love this card! Great colors and design! Happy Easter!!

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  31. This is a lovely card Astrid, your scribbly bird is coloured beautifully. I am with you when it comes to fiddly bird feet cutting, also butterfly antennae, much easier to draw on later. Hope you are having a good Easter too. Mo x

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  32. Gorgeous Astrid! I love the negative part of the design, adds so much extra interest and dimension! Sending out Easter wishes to you and your family! hugs :)

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  33. A beautiful card Astrid and your step by step is wonderful, it's so good to see your process. I'm really tempted by the bird stamp you used and I love how you've watercoloured it. Hope you've had a good Easter. Chris x

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  34. Such a fabulous card ! Love it... thank you. I hope you had a lovely Easter too !
    Corrie x

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  35. Gorgeous techniques Astrid and a beautiful card. Hope you've had a lovely Easter, Angela xXx

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  36. I am behind in checking in on your lovely projects! Absolutely love this piece - very earthy, but spring-like! The bird is fabulous, as are your diecuts, and that background!!! Plus that heart-charm - WOW!! Fantastic Astrid! xxx Lynn

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  37. Oh how adorable, the bird is so cute and beautifully shaded. I love the whole effect - just perfect.

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  38. Thank you Astrid for your kind wishes, I hope your own Easter was lovely, too.
    This sweet piece you created, with diecuts and the wonderful bird, is just wonderful. Love the colors, and your splats, and the bird so beautifully colored, too. Such wonderful spring feeling to it.
    Dorthe, xoxo

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  39. A beautiful card, love how you've used the Wildflower dies. Hope you're enjoying your Easter break
    Avril xx

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  40. A beautiful card, love how you've used the Wildflower dies. Hope you're enjoying your Easter break
    Avril xx

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  41. Wonderful card Astrid, hope you had a lovely Easter! Deb xo

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  42. so very sweet Astrid!
    Sending Easter blessings to you and your family!
    Love,Jackie

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  43. Superb! Astrid in every way - the colour tones , the imagery , the creative use of the dies, the design ....! I absolutely 'Love' this . I arrive too late to wish you Happy Easter but I do hope you had a lovly one x

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