Monday, March 26, 2012

Easter in Aqua and Yellow

I think my favorite color at the moment is aqua. Plus, I love it for Easter cards. I colored my lilies in a soft yellow and that, to me, looks good with the aqua.

First, before we get to my card, we have three new DT members joining us next week at Friends of Speedy TV.

They are:
Barbara Colbert
Davi Reed
Tammylee Newberry

This week, the Friends of Speedy TV (FOSTV) challenge found at the Home of Speedy TV  is to make an Easter card. I needed a few so I was glad to see that challenge.  I used a Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company stamp set called Blessings for stamping my lily.

If you join the challenge this week and win, you'll receive this wonderful stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Co. called Pussy Willows.


My card is made using cardstock from Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Company Aqua Light premium cover card stock.

My aqua frame in the background is a Cheery Lynn Designs A2 frame (small window) die. I used three of  the negative pieces that fell away after I ran it through the machine to put under my sentiment and place some adhesives gems on top of them.

The corners are Spellbinders Shapeabilities Pendants-Contemporary Hearts.

The right side of my image is a PoppyStamps ivy tendrils and on the left side I used pieces cut from a Memory Box Madera Corner die. At the bottom of the card is part of a Cheery Lynn Designs Victorian Romance Flourish peeking out. I sometimes just like to use bits and pieces of dies where something is needed and the complete die won't work.

The card is finished off with blue pearls and Recollections floral embellishments (Flowers).

17 comments:

Hussena said...

Your card looks so beautiful...i love those aqua flowers ..so pretty...the die cut frame and the image look so good as well...you have mixed all the elements so nicely!!!i really like it:)

Davi said...

Gorgeous Card Brenda!! I love the layers, and lilies you combined. The little aqua flowers are a perfect embellie! I guess its just that great minds think alike thingy as we both used the same color combo LOL

Marisa said...

Lovely colour combo and use of die cuts. :)

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Brenda! I love the color combo and beautiful lilies! Pretty aqua flowers, too!

Emily Keaton said...

Aqua and yellow for Easter? Fantastic idea!! I love those colors together--so springy. You've made a beautiful Easter card, Benzi. Love the flower embellishments. This is gorgeous!!

Basslady said...

hun, this is so gorgeous!

love the extraordinary-colour-combination...gives your card such a fresh note!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Ravengirl said...

Very sweet! I really like the aqua and the pale yellow together too!

Carol L said...

These colors look so pretty together, and I just love your creative use of all those die pieces! They all combine to make one fantastic Easter card! Beautifully done!

Kitika said...

OOO gosh this is simply stunning!!
& the color palette is just divine!!  

Lynne in NI said...

Sooo pretty, I can see why this is a favourite colour combo!

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Brenda, this is so pretty.

Julie Hoffman said...

This is beautiful Brenda! Those flowers are stunning and your coloring is perfection! I Love the little squares with pearls under the sentiment! I hope you're having a GREAT Day and your dentist trip wasn't too bad!

maryr917 said...

this is a beautiful card benzi-love the soft color combo and the beautiful lily image

acreativeneed said...

This is such a stunning card Brenda! I love aqua, and it's perfect for an Easter card! Beautiful image and set of stamps too! Happy Spring!
hugs,Deena

Pam~ said...

I love aqua and teal and don't use them enough! Ths is a soft and beautiful card! You just amaze me with your layouts and embellishments!

Maria said...

Gorgeous Easter card in aqua and yellow! Love the dies you used, so pretty! Beautifulfloral image, too! Easter will be here before you know it! So many things are in bloom now. I have yellow tulips that are about ready to bloom...can't wait! Take care...hugsss!!:-))

Joanne (jojot) said...

this is a real beauty...love how you layered the borderwork and corner embellishments.....wonderful