Sunday, April 10, 2011

Just Starting To Get My Hop On...


True to my Last Minute Larrena leanings, up until a few hours ago, I had yet to get a hop on my Easter cards.  Funnily enough, I have had a fair swag of Easter themed stamps and other requisite spring goodies for some time now, but just haven't been able to kick things into gear.  It wasn't until I had a look at this week's inspiration photo in The Shabby Tea Room that I felt inspired to get a wriggle on.  Here's the image below that spurred me on.  Pretty fab, hey?



Apologies in advance for the rather poorly photograph of my first Easter card of the season.  I've yet to make the leap into a proper grown-up lightbox, but it is so on my wishlist.  Seeing that it is nearly 9 pm (why couldn't the spirit move me earlier in the day?), I had to rely on incandescent lighting which we all know does rather "interesting" things to an image.  The picture could be so much better, but in this case (and from past experiences) it could have been so much worse. Nonetheless, I am thankful (and grateful to a tiny bit of tweeking with iPhoto) to be able to share it with you.  Thanks so much for swinging by.  It's been my pleasure, as always!




Edited to add:  Just woke up to a little bit of workable daylight and I wanted to try and better capture the overall soft wash of this card.  I didn't think the flash (used the night before) did this card any favors.  It's a little bit better now in all its natural glory (crafty warts and all) me thinks.  




Supplies:


  • Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Stamps Off Beat Backgrounds (Plaid) and Papertrey Ink Egg Hunt and Friendship Jar Spring Fillers
  • Paper:  Bazzill Kraft, Misc. Pink and Green C/S, Papertrey Ink Blueberry Sky Apricot and Rustic Cream C/S, Basic Grey Porcelain DP 
  • Ink:  Memento Sweet Plum, Brilliance Pearlescent Lavender, Papertrey Ink White and Tea Dye Duo, VersaMagic Pink Petunia and Cloud White, Distress Ink in Dusty Concord, Walnut Stain, and Vintage Photo
  • Accessories:  Distress Stickles in Crystal, Pink and Cream Acrylic Paint, Fiskars Texture Plates, Sullivan's Tag Punch, Papertrey Ink Favor It Box 2, Picnic Plaid Impression Plate, Egg Die and Spring Rain Bakers Twine, Prisma Glitter, My Favorite Things Grass Die, Pinking Shears, Vintage Lace and Peachy/Gold Trim

16 comments:

SmilynStef said...

Love that pretty little basket of Easter eggs ... such great colors.

Diane Jaquay said...

Jen, this is BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the trim you've added to your basket, and the eggs are pretty and colorful!!

Charlene said...

What a beautiful beautiful Easter card!Love the lace and all the fun eggs :-)Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us this week in The Shabby Tea Room :-)

Marybeth said...

Your Easter card is just beautiful. Your blog is very pretty too.

Janelle said...

Beautiful little basket of eggs, Jen. Love all the colors!

trisha too said...

Jen, your Easter basket card is gorgeous!! What great colors and layers!

:)

Gayatri said...

Gorgeous card, Jen! I particularly like the lace on the basket. And the embossing on the basket is awesome. The grass and the eggs inside the basket is so cute. Great work, Jen! I so want to try the basket on the card myself :)
Thanks so much for all your kind words on my blog. Your comments make me happy :)

Karen B. said...

I think photographing cards are the hardest part of crafting...Love your easter basket card full of pretty easter goodies!

Lorraine said...

Jen, wow, beautiful easter basket & card! I'm glad you took a natural light photo - the colors are so beautiful! and I love the lace & trim on the basket.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Jen! What a fab basket full of pretty colored eggs!

Anne B said...

I love your Easter basket - the little lace details and all those shabby eggs. Gorgeous :)

Heather Jensen said...

Such a sweet basket full of eggs! I think one of the best things I have ever done was invest in a light tent. They really aren't that much. :)
Hugs~

Michelle said...

Those antiqued eggs are fantastic - and they're all different...and a beautiful basket of springy Easter goodness!

Jill said...

Jen! This is so fab! The way you've used the lace and trim on your basket--wow! This puts me in the Easter mood at long last, LOL!

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

Such an awesome card, I love that the basket has this flea market realistic look and texture!

Katrin said...

какая прелесть!