Sunday, March 27, 2016

Easter Blessings to You

  1. Christ the Lord is ris’n today, Alleluia!
    Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia!
    Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
    Sing, ye heav’ns, and earth, reply, Alleluia! 
  2.                                     Charles Wesley
This hymn was one of my favorites growing up & it's been in my mind ever since I started my Easter cards.  Before heading to work today I want to wish everyone a lovely Easter. I made a one layer watercolor card with the smooth side on the outside. The Impression Obsession Three Little Twigs was white embossed & color was added using Distress Inks scattered straw, spiced marmalade & peeled paint using the acrylic block technique.  I splattered each of the inks over their corresponding areas. The IO Easter Blessings sentiment was stamped in Memento Espresso Truffle using my Mini MISTI to get a nice dark inking.  I'm entering these challenges: Impression Obsession, Chouxchoux, & CropStop.  Thanks so much for stopping by. I'll catch up with you soon.

26 comments:

  1. Happy Easter to you, too! Greta! Also, congrats on your win at Papertrey Ink! Your card is beautiful. Love the watercolor wash! So stunning!!

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  2. This is perfection, Greta! Your little twigs make me think of pussy willows.....I'm going to search through my stamps to see if I can find a similar image....Happy Easter! (and I love that hymn, too)

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  3. Beautiful Easter card, Greta! Happy Easter to YOU! And a BIG congrats on your win at PTI!! (call me jealous!!) Work? On Easter? Bless you!!

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  4. Happy Easter, Greta! Congratulations on your PTI win with those sweet flowers! Shopping spree! Your card here: soooo pretty with the water-colour wash and twigs. Spring delicate...Hope you have a wonderful work day and a fabulous Easter celebration upon your return home...
    Hugs~c

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  5. Lovely card Greta. Perfect for Easter. Happy Easter to you and Steve and Fritz.

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  6. lovely card, greta... the inked background is beautiful!

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  7. Oh this is beautiful! Gorgeous background!

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  8. Easter blessing to you Greta. A very elegant card.

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  9. Gorgeous background with the pretty colors...so peaceful!

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  10. Gorgeous, love the background & colours. xx

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  11. Hope you had an enjoyable weekend, Greta! This is a beautiful background for those twigs! Love the colors!

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  12. Beautiful background with the twigs, Greta! Hope you had a wonderful Easter!!

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  13. Wait... heading to work... didn't you retire? This is a gorgeous card, btw.

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  14. Even though you had to work, I hope you had a lovely Easter Sunday! Your watercoloring is just beautiful, and I love how you placed the twigs!

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  15. So pretty - love the distressed ink background! So glad you linked this to my Easter/Spring Challenge!

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  16. Beautiful effect and card my Dear Greta!
    Yellow and Green the perfect Spring combo ;)
    Hugs~

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  17. So pretty Greta! Hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter celebration!

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  18. Hope you and Steve enjoyed a lovely Easter Greta! Your card is lovely. The background is so cheerful and those thin twigs look terrific!!

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  19. Greta, this is a beautiful card, I love the colorful background and your use of the twigs. Lovely!

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  20. I love the colors and the little twigs. The twigs are perfect for Easter when spring is starting, but there are usually not too many leaves out yet. TFS!

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  21. What a beautiful card! I love the colors you chose!

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  22. Greta...this is so beautiful. The perfect card for Easter.

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  23. I saw you won on the PTI, YAY!!!! I hope you had a wonderful Easter! BEAUTIFUL card!!

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  24. Oh it's wonderful! The embossed twigs look fabulous!

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  25. OH, Greta, this is simply lovely. Love how you used the clear-block-watercoloring technique. Beautifully done!

    OH MY, when & where did you get your Mini Misti?
    Do you like using it?

    Love the words to that hymn.

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  26. Such a beautiful Easter card, Greta! I love that Easter hymn, also. Been catching up on some blog reading and saw you won at PTI - have fun shopping! Your blog hop card was so creative.

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