Paper Sweeties April Inspiration Challenge #30 - 'Hoppy Easter'

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

I don't know about you, but lately I had been feeling like winter would never end. Now, here it is, Spring--almost Easter! How does that happen? I hope it's not an April Fool's joke! ;)

Well, it's no joke that it's time for the Paper Sweeties April Inspiration Challenge: Hoppy Easter! And, I had a blast making this card.
If you are familiar with Paper Sweeties images, you already noticed that Abigail's eyes look different. As with a card I posted yesterday, I was inspired to try my hand at adding eye detail by Jane at Jane's Box of Colours. My detail is nothing like hers, but it's a start. ;) I also added folds to Abigail's paper pieced dress, from the Jelly Bean Time stamp set, using Copics, and gave her a satin sash with a gold Spica pen.

I used the Viva la Verve March 2015 Week 3 sketch for the card design, but instead of using a skinny fishtail banner under the bow, I cut a fishtail window to make a shaker. I have only made one other shaker card, but I just love Paper Sweeties sequins (Jellybeans is my favorite!), and the best way to be able to use lots of them is in a shaker. My Teamies often make beautiful shaker cards, like here, here, here, here, and here.
On the inside, I sponged Distress Ink around the edges of a piece of green cardstock, then masked off the center and stamped a spatter design in white pigment ink, stitched three banners to the top, then stamped a sentiment and cute little flower from the Bloom & Grow set.

I hope you'll join us in this month's Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge! Just check out the amazing creations my Teamies have to share with you. They are sure to spark your creative mojo!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a Sweet Week!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Viva la Verve March 2015 Week 3 Sketch Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Pastels
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create #117: True Anything Goes...No Twist!
Sugar Pea Designs Challenge SPD14: Celebrate Spring
Corrosive Challenge #221: Hop Into Spring
ColourQ Challenge: CQC285
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 303
Paper Issues: Eggs-Cellent Add-Ventures with 17Turtles
Robyn's Fetish Challenge #257: Easter Cards
TCP Tuesday #287: Anything Goes
The Paper Players Challenge #238: Claire's TicTacToe Challenge: Die Cut/Sequins/Blue


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Maria said...

Wow! Gorgeous card with sweet Abigail all ready for Easter! She is ready for a photo shoot! Love the coloring on her...gorgeous eyes! And, wishing you and family a blessed Easter!:-)

Larissa Heskett said...

WOWOWOWOWOOWOW!! BEAUTIFUL Indeed and ready for an Easter Celebration!! LOVE your added Details and the Awesome Design of your Card!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week/Easter!! =)

Jill Norwood said...

Love your beautiful card! Abigail's eyes are so pretty! And I love the folds you added to the dress too! And the inside is as pretty as the outside!!!

PiecesbyEmily said...

Your coloring of Abigail is absolutely amazing! LOVE!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! I love love love love the colors and the little basket of eggs!!!!

Conniecrafter said...

she is too cute in her patterned dress and love the shaker idea with it!

Jinny Newlin said...

Ever so pretty, Cheryl! Such great details and color work, and I just love that little, shaker window banner! Such a fun idea!

AO Creations said...

Such a cute shaker card!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT Sweetie

Tina said...

lovely card, thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

sweetie dt

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

WOW - this is amazing, Cheryl! Love all the special touches! Hope you have a blessed Easter!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

What a beautiful card! Love the shaker! And great job with the coloring!!!!! Yay, I think spring has finally arrived here in the South!!!!

Debbie said...

Oh ... my ... gosh, Cheryl! WOW! Abigail has never looked so grown up and pretty! Fab-u-lous job with the fancy coloring and shading -- I'm in awe of your talents!!!

Mynn xx said...

LOVE this fun card, Cheryl! The banner as a shaker is fabulous, and your coloring is amazing! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Blossom Cards said...

lovely card thanks for sharing with 613 avenue create Rachel dt

Nancy Thomas said...

Gorgeous card. It just screams spring. Thank you for joining The Cat's Pajamas TCP Tuesday challenge.

Indy's Designs said...

This is so fun and totally cute! So glad you were inspired by Cupcake Inspirations' Stripes and Dots Challenge!
Hugs, Debbie, DT Sweetie!

Leslie Miller said...

She's so cute all dressed up for Easter! Fabulous shading you added to her dress, and I LOVE your version of a shaker!

artful-notions said...

The details to Abby's eyes are gorgeous! Makes me wonder why I haven't tried it. Because, I don't think I could come close! Beautiful shading on the dress too!
Lovely inside and out! Happy Easter, Cheryl!

Sand Lee said...

Love the vintage yet shabby chic look to this card!Thanks so much for playing along with us at Cupcake Inspirations this week! xx Sandi Lee, DT Sweetie!

May said...

So very lovely! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Nina Dee said...

I love that shaker banner! How fun! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Cupcake Inspirations this week! :)

Chana Malkah said...

Fabulous card! Nice compostion, paper piecing and coloring! Thanks for dropping this by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner