Sunday, April 17, 2022

Happy Easter and Spring Card

 Hello, hope everyone is having a good Easter Sunday. We are finishing our tax return today, ugh. May just be filing an extension, but have to pretty much work through it to file the extension. It blows my mind to realize I did tax work for 30 years and actually liked it, but that was before my Arthurs and all the meds took their toll on that part of my brain. Just writing these blog posts has been wiping me out even with Honey helping me, but I can create art all day long no problem. It really is therapy. 😚😉 I've been making myself blog what I make because if I don't I lose track and end up with a lot of unpublished blog post drafts. The meds make it almost impossible for me to multi-task and I was advised to not even try. But I've been missing visiting you all a lot, so am going to try to visit and comment as I can. Just please know I very much appreciate those of you who have kept on commenting here, it has been like a lifeline for me and has kept my spirits up. 💓💜💖

So I did save this Easter/Spring card to post today, as it was made and mailed off a while back to our dear daughter and son-in-love. The sentiment says Spring but it also has Easter eggs and a bunny, so I made it to celebrate both. If you read the inside sentiment further down, you'll perhaps get why.

I used Cheerful Sketch's April challenge sketch, but I rotated it 90 degrees counter-clockwise to better accommodate my image. I also resized it to be A7.
In 2005, I fell in love with KI Memories Pieces of Me 12x12 collection. The little scrapbook supply website I often used had the entire collection (card stock, patterned paper, stickers, tags) and I bought it. Over the years I've used it here and there and back again. Every time it has lifted my spirits to create with it, so it must be some kind of magical attraction to the colors and designs for me. I've used 2 of the paper patterns on this card, along with an SU card base. And I was not consciously aware at the time I chose the patterns that one would be like Easter eggs and the other very Springy. Gotta love that! I ink-edged the papers with some light brown chalk ink. The sentiments and the flowers are die cuts. The steampunk bunny with his eggs is a LeighSBDesigns digital image and I have colored it with Promarkers and metallic glitter gel pens.
Here is the inside. I created the sentiment in PSE and printed out on some white paper. I matted the inside with another sheet of the KI POM collection.
The back is matted with the same papers as the front, along with a stamped and circle-punched siggie.
Close-up shots to show the metallic glitter areas. on the eggs and hat.
And final view. I do like how this turned out and I like that bunny, too. I can see using him again without the eggs for a masculine card as he's whimsical but not cutesy. The eggs were not easy to color with all those gears, but I'm glad I have my gel pens!
Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day! XOX

I was inspired by the colors plus I think that the idea of a Steampunk Bunny requires one to favor imagination over knowledge. 😁😁
I was inspired by the eggs and the colors.
Inspired by the greens and of course the bunny; also the layout of the food resembles a gear


Ginger said...

Pretty! I love how you decorated the inside and outside. Full of Spring! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges.

Donna Walls said...

I feel your pain on the Tax situation...I entered the incorrect routing number on ours and now our refund check is somewhere....ugggg. Your card is delightful and the image is great, I love crafting because it truly is therapy. Thanks for playing along with us at The Inspiration Station and best of luck in the draw!
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My name is Erika. said...

Med can do crazy things, as I am sure you can attest. Hope you get through this treatment sooner rather than later and it helps. And we finished our taxes today too. UGH! I hate doing taxes, but they are done and finished for another year! I am loving your Easter bunny image and that fun card. I love that hat Mr. Bunny is wearing. This is a fun piece and perfect for Try It on Tuesday. Thanks for joining us. Hope you have a creative week ahead. hugs-Erika

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fabulous card . Thank you for joining us at CCC Digi Creations challenge. Good luck Ginny DT for
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Vic said...

I love how you decorated every side of this card! A great steampunk image, too. Thank you for sharing this with us at The Colour Crazy Challenge this challenge, Vic - DT x

Rain said...

Hi Aimeslee!! ☺ I'm so sorry your meds affect you that way. Your cards are just beautiful!! Oh taxes...mine are due the 30th and I have a note on the 29th to do them, about last minute, but I just can't bring myself to doing them before!

Suze said...

Beautiful Easter Card Aimeslee. I like the big smile on the Easter Bunny. Thank you for entering the Easter and/or Animals Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! Aimes you've done it again a fabulous card, I love the colours and the fabulous bunny, a Super greeting inside and I see a pink bunny tail on the back? I love it. I hope you feel better soon, aren't we lucky to have a wonderful hobby to be creative and take our minds off our troubles and aches and pains. As for commenting, your health is more important, just tell that Arfur to get lost!
Faith x

Helen said...

Love your card - great colours.

Thanks for joining us at the Arty Divas Challenge.

Helen x

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Beautiful Spring card! I love the cute image! Hope you will feel well soon!
Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
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Margreet said...

Beautiful Easter card with that funny bunny. Great take on the sketch.
Thanks for joining us at Cheerful Sketches.
xxx Margreet

Let's Art Journal said...

Gorgeous card! I love the spring colours that you used and Mr. Rabbit is fabulous 😁. I hope you had a lovely Easter and thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday! Hugs Jo x

Deanne Saunders said...

Love everything about your card!!! Thanks so much for participating in my PINSPIRATIONAL challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Stay safe and healthy!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Deanne Saunders said...

... and thanks so much for participating in my IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Stay safe and healthy!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Doris Klein said...

Nice work.. I like it!

Thanks for playing along with our Challenge at Critter Crazy and good luck!

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Gina said...

What a beautiful card ! Love how you have also decorated the inside and back of your card. Well done! Thank you for joining us at Cheerful Sketches ! Creative regards, Gina

Billie A said...

So cute. thanks for sharing over at Crafty Gals Corner, Colour Crazy

Dreja said...

Eine fabelhafte Karte! Sehr schön gestaltet und der Hase ist der Knaller!
Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei den Sweet Stampers.
LG Dreja

NickScrapShack said...

What a fun and playful Easter card. I love the lime green and the rabbit with the hat is so cool! Thank you for sharing your talent with us at SCRIBBLES DESIGN. Best of luck with your entry. Nick DT