Sunday, June 7, 2015

Early or Late?

The jury is still out on this one as to whether I like it or not.  AND.....I'm either a little late for Easter or really, really early!  At least I'll have it done for next year though.

I used some of my grade school watercolors (sorta like the ones we used way back when) to do a color wash behind the image and then colored the image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and water.  I'm thinking the colors on the image are a little too intense for the background wash but then again, maybe not.  It is what it is though.  The image is from Mark's Finest Papers and a tiny butterfly and sequin were added.

I'll also take this card over to the Watercolor Blog Hop that's being sponsored by Pretty Pink Posh.


Thanks for stopping by.............
Lynn

32 comments:

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Look at you doing all this pretty water color. Really pretty, Lynn!

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful card with great colouring!

KT Fit Kitty said...

I think it looks amazing! Great wash in the backgound too! Love the look of the Zig watercolour on the image! Now you've got an Easter card ready for next year!

Brenda said...

OMGosh Lynn, this card is beautiful! I love your wash on the background, it looks fabulous!! I also love how you have colored your image with the Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, such vibrant colors and great blending too. I love, love, love this card! And I say you are early and that's always good thing. lol Hugs, Brenda

Lisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Lynn!! I love the wash of color!! The image is so sweet and colored perfectly!! Beautiful card!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Dr Sonia S V said...

Lynn the image looks beautiful and love how you made the background ..so cool
Cheers
Dr Sonia
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*Vicki* said...

Lynn, this is so soft and pretty!! I think your background is most definitely of a water color wash...this is what mine was supposed to be and my colors are way darker than yours! :) That image is so fun and good for you on being early for Easter! Happy Sunday!

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous colouring lynn and such a cute image..always good to be early..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Tammy said...

Adorable Easter card Lynn! I love that image and the gorgeous, soft background!
Hugs, Tammy

Linda Simpson said...

This is so beautiful, love the design and watercolours always give such a gorgeous background.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Sue said...

Oh this is so pretty Lynn:) huggles Sue xxx

Fifi said...

very pretty colouring

scrappymo! said...

I thought I recognized that Marks image! Wonderful card...the watercolour wash looks great.
I say early as you will be so prepared for Easter card mailing next year!

Tammy said...

Beautiful card and sweet, sweet image! I think the watercolor washed background is perfect just the way it is!

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is so soft and lovely Lynn!!
Kevin xx

Carol L said...

I think it's a cute bunny and I love how all of it is contained within an egg! Cute Easter card Mrs. early bird :)

Bonnie said...

I think the wash is supposed to be lighter than the image and the image is perfect! How nice to be ahead for Easter next year!

JD/ Jill said...

Early works for me too! Great to be prepared! Especially when you have this lovely card done!

Brandi R said...

Sweet Easter card. Just darling ♥

Lynn McAuley said...

It's adorable and a great way to start your Easter stash for 2016!

Taunya Butler said...

VERY Lovely and super well done - love the scene you have made and you have colored it so perfectly!! Great card - whether it is early or late - it is GREAT!!!! Hey I am hosting a giveaway at my blog of 5 different SU! stamp sets - if you are interested I would love for you to come by!! daisiesgirl.com

Davi said...

I LIKE it Lynn!! The background wash really shows off the image and I like the way you cut it egg shape Super card :)

Maxine D said...

Love that colour wash Lynn - the image really pops because it is so gentle.
Blessings
Maxine

Lori Kobular said...

I love the watercolor wash! I think it looks fantastic with that sweet bunny!

NanaConnie said...

Sorry your jury is still out, Lynn, personally, I love it!! And I consider it to be really early, never late. :-D Darling image and I think the tulips are lovely.

Sassy Raggedy said...

Lynn I think your card is lovely. I love the blue shading behind the image. Hugs joann

Jacee said...

Well I certainly like it Lynn, fabulous work!
hugs Jacee
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BunnyD said...

Really pretty Easter card. Sweet bunny.

MaryH said...

Aren't you clever to get the jump on Easter?! Nope the main image colors are definitely not too intense for the background wash. Just right! Pretty image, beautifully colored, and I think you have the watercolor technique mastered! Can't wait to see how you like these new tools! TFS

Monica said...

This is not you at all but oh so feminine and pretty. I hope you like it by the time Easter comes next year. You have one year to decide. Lol.

Margaret said...

I think it's beautiful! The subtle background works well with the stronger colors on the sweet image!
I don't even have my birthday cards for next month finished and here you are making Easter cards! LOL!

Deepti said...

Fabulous coloring :)