Sunday, April 4, 2021

Easter Blessings!

Hello and Easter Blessings on this Sunday! I hope the weather is nice where you are and you are enjoying the day. Honey and I spent some time in the yard earlier, talked to Dear Daughter on phone and are now cooking dinner. Thought I'd pop in to share a little tag I made for the carrousel display in my art corner. It still has a few open spots for Spring pretties.

I'd printed this colorized version of Jan's Digital Stamp's Little Lambkins once I got my new printer, along with a few other images, to test the printer. And it was sitting on the top of my image pile when I decided to try to make a mostly monochrome tag for Michele's Tag Tuesday challenge, so I've used it and gone with yellows to key off the pretty yellow of the basket.

This being the second time I've used the image, I tried to do something a bit different. So I picked out a  very old TCW stencil "Daisy Doodad" and sprayed the back with Pixie Spray to keep it steady while I used colored pencils as my stencil colorant. Back in the day, we used to actually use colored pencils with stencils on scrapbook layouts. Mostly for lettering, but sometimes patterns.

I used 3 shades of Polychromos yellows with sharp points, outlining first in the darkest shade and then filling in with the other two shades. Had no idea how this was going to turn out. Just having fun 'What If'-ing away. I also used 3 different yellow sheer ribbons and 2 layered paper flowers with a white bead sewn together with needle and thread, all from my stash.

I'd printed the lambkins on Springhill Digital card stock, my usual printer choice, and then grabbed a 4x4" coaster as my tag base. I have way too many of these, both square and round, and need to use them! I cut the image with a Spellbinders Scalloped Square die, sprayed it with the Pixie Spray, centered it on the tag and then began stenciling. Everything was fine and dandy until I removed the stencil and then the image from the coaster, and realized I had not pressed them enough on my clothes because they were really sticky and that transferred to my image and coaster. Oh no! What to do? Well, what I always resort to: get out the Perfect Pearls and brush it on until it's no longer sticky, lol. 

This pic shows you can see the Perfect Pearls adhered where the stencil was. Problem averted, but that was a close one. I didn't want to spray a sealer on and risk the inkjet colors running.

To make the back look pretty, I got another coaster and some Palette Hybrid yellow inks. I brushed on some Paris Lights all over the coaster, then laid down the stencil (after making sure most of the sticky was gone!) and stenciled with Sunflower. Then I glued it to the front after I'd done the ribbons and flowers.
And here is the tag hanging from the carrousel in my little art corner. I've got a little spotlight on it in this pic, but with just my fairy lights the shimmery ribbons and the Perfect Pearls give off a nice shine from the piece. I enjoyed taking this break from making cards and hope to do it more often, as I do need a few more Spring tags and also Christmas tags. Thanks so much for visiting and stay well and crafty! XOX

MY CHALLENGES PLAYLIST:
2.   A Place to Start March #3: Pick a Shape -- #5/8 SQUARE Tag Shape
11. The Rainbow Card Challenge #28: Delightfully Daffodil -- #1/3  
12. [PIN]spirational Challenge #276 -- #1/5  I chosen mostly yellows for this project, so instead of the color pink inspiring me, I focussed on the basket, eggs, flowers and ribbon.

20 comments:

Jan Mahew said...

Aimeslee, Darling Easter Tag! Love the shimmer... Thank you for use "Lambkins" and sharing you magical creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Happy Easter, stay safe and happy crafting!
Hugs,
Jan
(Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

Nannieflash said...

A fabulous image for our theme this week, love the card design. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful tag Aimeslee, love the sunny colours. Thanks so much for joining us at Tag Tuesday, much appreciated, Valerie

Donna Ellis said...

What a fabulously happy, wonderfully layered, brightly cheerful Easter card, Aimes! Looks like you and I both had scallops on the mind the past few weeks. A darling card, and so beautifully put together! hugs, de

Daffodil Cards said...

This is an absolute delight, love those "lambs" and beautiful background and love the idea of this hanging.
Faith x

Beebeebabs said...

Very cute card!!!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

I love yellow, and this certainly fits the bill. Such an adorable card. Your stenciling and colouring sounds like fun. Hope you had a nice Easter girlfriend!

Leslie said...

Super cute! Love the yellows and the scallops. Glad you and Honey had a good Easter!

Michele said...

so glad you were able to participate in the tag Tuesday challenge! your creation is bright and charming! I hope your easter was lovely. xo

Chana Malkah said...

So cute! Hope you had a happy Easter!
Hugz,
Chana

Mia said...

Beautiful Easter tag, Aimeslee! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Try it on Tuesday with this lovely creation. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Regards,
Mia
Designer for Try it on Tuesday
craftartista.blogspot.com {My Blog}

Christine Cyr said...

Beautiful card thank you for joining us at TPS
Christine DT

Monica C. said...

Such an adorable tag. I love the bright, fresh look of the yellows. Great idea to stencil with your pencils. I will have to try that!!
Hugs Monica

Karen Dunbrook said...

so cute...hope you had a lovely Easter.
xx Karen

ahlers5 said...

This is really quite adorable. I love all the sunny yellow. Yellow always makes me happy.

pearshapedcrafting said...

These lambs look great in their yellow setting! Thank you so much for joining us once more at Try It On Tuesday, Chrisx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Aimeslee, hope you had a Happy Easter - as always I'm way behind these days! I love your little Lambkins tag, the image is so sweet, and looks beautiful with the yellows framing it.
Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday
Avril x

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

This is just so beautiful. Love it. Nice work here.

Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic

Design Challenge
we really appreciate you joining in.


Annette

DT

Katy said...

Hi Aimeslee! I love that you make things for your carrousel. This card is so sweet! I love the different yellows and you can never go wrong with sparkle-even if you didn't plan for ;) Thank you so much for joining us at the Rainbow Card Challenge! Hugs! Katy DT :)

Elena C said...

Oh my goodness... cute little sheep. Pretty background too. Love it!!!
Thank you for playing with us at The Rainbow Card Challenge. It's always fun to see what you create...
Elena DT