Saturday, April 4, 2015

frohe ostern


Happy Easter Saturday to those of you celebrating! We are enjoying time with Oma as well as a few days at the North Sea.

I have two projects to share with you today.

The first is a project inspired by the opulent photo for the April Challenge at Altenew.


Ori Kami immediately came into my mind. And a piece of CS I had used to mop up some royal blue spray ink leftovers. This is what evolved.


I stamped the fish onto recycled acetate with StazOn and dripped orange and purple alcohol inks onto the reverse. Then I dripped one drop of yellow onto the orange and one drop of pink onto the purple and moved the acetate to make inks spread where I wanted them.

I inked the Super Script sentiment stamp with Versamark and blue pigment ink and stamped it before heat embossing it with white and clear powders for a two-tone sentiment. The secondary sentiment I stamped with Versafine. Added “kelp” and stitched the acetate to the panel before adhering it to the base.


Can you see how the fish kinda "swim" thanks to the acetate just being attached by that stitching up top? I love the depth this creates.

Cuz it's blue (I don't use blue often, do I?) I'm joining Tenia and Veronica's Light it up for Autism Awareness blog hop. I'm learning a lot about autism from those two ladies.


And my second project was for Oma's gift bag. This was also inspired by something laying around on my desk - an old baby wipe that had been used for clean up!


I used a glue stick to cover a manila tag and then laid the baby wipe down onto it and brayered it. Then I stamped this wonderful bunny from Joy Crafts. Added some Easter grass, a kraft die cut bloom behind the hole and some raffia.

Revisited a sentiment technique that I love but often forget - tiny alphas stitched onto a project. Like on this card. These alphas are old but loved product from KI Memories.

I am hooking the bunny up at





Hope you have a wonderful weekend with family. Thanks for stopping by.

50 comments:

  1. LOVE the tag with the tissue texture! Thanks for joining in at AAA and DD's!

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  2. Awesome card and tag! Thanks for joining in at Dazzling Diva Challenge!
    Martha Lucia, DT

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  3. unintentional inking is so much fun! the bolder shapes look like they are dancing

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  4. Beautiful card for the hop! I like how you used the acetate sheet - very clever!

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  5. Excited about that fishy card you made - the use of acetate is just genius!! Super impressive and love the way you stitched it at the top!! So great!! Thank you for participating and supporting this hop!! I hope you have an EXTRA SPECIAL DAY!!!

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  6. Oh so pretty!!! Using the acetate is so fun! ♥ Sue Kment

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  7. Pretty card for the hop. Lovely tag too - creative way of using a baby wipe! xx

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  8. What a fun card and super cute tag!!! Love them both! Thank you for joining the hop ♥

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  9. Maria these are such cool projects!!! Love the inky background of that first one and the Easter tag is so sweet.

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  10. Happy Easter to you and your family Maria!
    Love your cards and that fishy one...great use of the vellum and stitching, recycled acetate and inks! Cute kelp :)

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  11. Your card and tag are terrific! Hope you and your family have a Happy Easter!

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  12. Yu always come up with such creative ideas - a very Happy Easter to you too.

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  13. Thanks for the side angle showing the acetate or I'd've missed it... fab!

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  14. Both the card and tag are great. I love how you did the two toned hello. I am going to have to try that! I love that fish card so much!!

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  15. MARIA Frohe Ostern auch
    ich vergesse wo wohnst du...are you also speaking German?
    that tag with eeg so cuuute
    and the card with Fish
    you are sooo clever with the technique and all detail on it
    love that two color sentiment
    love the stiched and love the color run out from the outline of the fish
    clever made Maria
    AWESOME POST FOR THE HOP
    hugs,
    Monika
    (I love and proud to join this hop and hope you like to hop back to my card it is #155)

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  16. These are both so cool and artsy, Maria ... those swimming fish are awesome ... love the sense of movement ... and your bunny tag is just so cute! Joyeuses Pâques to you and yours! Anita :)

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  17. Two beautiful projects; very creative ! Thanks for sharing !
    Happy Easter !

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  18. Great fun card for the Autism hop!

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  19. Beautiful creations! LOVE all that inky goodness! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  20. All of your projects are AWESOME, Miss Lady!! Thanks for participating in this AWESOME hop!! I love you and you ROCK!!

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  21. What a fun card! I love that tag too.

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  22. Interesting technique with the fish. I like your eclectic card.

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  23. Super tag and I love that idea of stitching through alphas for the sentiment. Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards.

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  24. FABULOUS card and PRETTY tag Maria!!!
    LOVE your fish against the acetate!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and being part of the AMAZING Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness Blog Hop :)

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  25. okay, so much goodness...Love your hop piece..it's amazing with the acetate layer and fab details.

    The tag...what the heck, you glue sticked your wipe down. I gotta remember that because it pains me to throw out the wipes. Love the texture that it gives the tag, what ink did you use for that sweet bunny? Brayer...where oh where is my brayer.

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  26. Two amaZing projects, Maria! Love the fishes floating in the sea :-)

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  27. Whoa!! The fish!! Just awesome!!

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  28. Beautiful projects! Love your creativity on both! The stitched acetate is really fun and your 'baby wipe' tag is so sweet, Thanks so much for sharing with us at Add a Little Dazzle!

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  29. Pretty card and tag. Love the blue shades on the first one.... the bunny is so sweet on the tag. Love the grass and the stitching. Thank you for playing along with us at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

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  30. LOVE these!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS Easter Sunday!! =)

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  31. Love your card and Tag! Awesome!

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  32. Beautiful projects!! Love the fish on the acetate. Awesome effect.
    Thanks for participating in this important hop!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  33. These are wonderful :) Thank you for participating ♥

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  34. FAbulous creations. I like your creative blue card.

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  35. What a fabulous card. So glad to participate in such a fun and talented way to raise awareness.

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  36. Great card for the hop & I love the bunny tag!

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  37. Lovely card and tag. So creative!

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  38. These are both absolutely fabulous projects! How come my baby wipes don't look pretty? lol Thanks so much for joining in this blog hop that is making my heart sing :)

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  39. amazing designs........hope you have a fabulous week!

    sparkle & shine *~*

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  40. Cute bunny image and love the touch of "grass". Thanks for joining us at The Curtain Call.

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  41. Maria fantastic cards, I really like that cute bunny hatching out of the egg! Thank you for sharing with us at the Curtain Call!

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  42. Thanks for sharing your awesome gift tag with us at the Dazzling Diva Challenge. I love it! We look forward to seeing more of your amazing creations in our weekly challenge. Hugs!

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  43. Wow! Love what you did with those fishes... the coloring is absolutely amazing and unique.
    The bunny is a cutie. Great way to add the sentiment.

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  44. Eine sehr interessante Umsetzung der Challenge - gefällt mir sehr gut - weg vom Mainstream!

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  45. Your card is so unique! Love the 'swimming' fishes :) Thanks so much for playing along Altenew's challenge!

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