Saturday, April 7, 2012

Peaceful and Holy Easter Vintage Card

Colour Create Challenge #93 has this lovely photo inspiration to go with their challenge to use deep purple, bright green, and cream. This color comgination is one I've loved since I was six years old. Freshly Made Sketch Challenge #29 was perfect for adding a touch of color on the side and plenty of white space so that the image is the focus. Because the papers are from Basic Grey, I'm also entering this card in the Basic Grey Challenge #65 to make Easter cards.

The colors led me to use a vintage Easter card image that was surrounded by purple violets with their green leaves.  The angels are making music and in the background is a church.  All of those details together speak to my heart of the joys of Easter celebrating the gift of Christ's death and resurrection.

I used the bottom square on the right to place two violets. They had a little too much red in their color so I sponged some Pansy Purple ink on each petal so that they'd match the Pansy Purple cardstock I used to mat the image. They're darker in the photo than in real life. Here's a photo of that detail taken with flash.

The organdy is also Pansy Purple with a small charm that says "Love." The embossing folder that I used is rather architectural in design with goes with the church theme of the image.

May God bless your heart as you celebrate Easter tomorrow.

5" x 6.5" Easter Card Recipe:
Paper - Basic Grey "Indie Bloom;" CTMH Colonial White, Topiary, Pansy Purple cardstock
Ink - Close To My Heart Pansy Purple
Other - CTMH organdy; Cuttlebug embossing folder "Mary Ann;" charm and flowers unknown form stash


Bernadette Bliss said...

This card is stunning. I love all the elements on it. I'm over here through Freshly Made. I'm glad I stopped by!

Jen Timko said...

This is beautiful! Those flowers are just lovely. So glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Rita said...

As a huge lover of purple, I love this! The texture and embellishments are just fabulous. So happy you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches this week.

Mina said...

wow Vickie what a stunningly designed has such a wonderful vintage feel to it...thanks for playing along with our Colour create challenge
Mina xxx

Julie said...

Awesome vintage design - love the embossed panels especially! Thanks for joining us at Basic Grey Challenges! Juliexx