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.
- 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