Happy Easter

Having visited Tracey’s blog she gave me the idea of creating a journal page based on the Easter cards I made this year – thanks for the inspiration Tracey and Happy Easter everyone!

I started by stencilling a trellis background using a Moroccan mask from Creative Expressions and some Brushed Corduroy and Ground Espresso Distress Ink. Then I added some off cut pieces of green mixed media paper from another project (which will be revealed later this month) using a glue stick. Next I die cut some foliage using a Wildflowers Thinlet set from Tim Holtz and coloured them green using Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint and Peacock Feather Distress Ink. They are stuck in place using a Zig glue pen and adorned with some small glittery white flowers. Then I added the “spring”, “Good life” and “the sweetest thing” wording which are rub-on transfers.

I stamped “Happy Easter” using a Sophisticated Script stamp set from Concord & 9th and some black Archival Ink. Then I created the butterfly, bunny rabbit and chick using a Springtime Sidekick Thinlet set from Tim Holtz. The large butterfly wings are coloured using a Canary Winsor & Newton Promarker and some Fossilized Amber Distress Ink and the smaller wings with Festive Berries and Seedless Preserves Distress Ink, I coloured the butterfly body with a black Faber-Castell Big Brush marker, layered it together and stuck it in place. Then I applied some Ranger Glossy Accents over the body and the edges of the wings.

The bunny is coloured using the Brushed Corduroy and Ground Espresso Distress Ink and the bow with the Canary Promarker and Fossilized Amber ink. The bow is covered in Ranger Glossy Accents and I also added a white pom pom for the bunny rabbit’s tail.

The chick is coloured using the Canary Promarker and Fossilized Amber ink again, the chick’s breast using a Saffron Promarker and some Ground Espresso Distress Ink, the chick’s beak and feet using a Bright Orange Promarker and the eyes using a black Faber-Castell Big Brush marker. Once layered together, I applied Ranger Glossy Accents to the chick’s eyes and beak. 

Here’s the Easter card that inspired my page!

As its Easter it’s time to make Easter Chocolate Nests – yum (grin!). These homemade treats are Rice Crispies coated in milk chocolate and filled with a chocolate fudge icing then topped with chocolate mini eggs, chocolate covered raisins and mini marshmallows – Happy Easter!

Hoping that you all stay safe and well! x

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you!

Challenges

I’m happy to join the lovely Valerie from Bastelmania over at Art Journal Journey and her Geometric Shapes challenge this month with the rectangles paper pieces on this page.

I’m also pleased to join in the Animal Magic challenge over at Country View Challenges with the bunny rabbit, butterfly and chick on my art journal page.

I’m joining in the Add Some Texture challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge with the texture from stencilling, papers, linen cardstock and white bunny pom pom tail (grin!).

I’m also pleased to join in the fun over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and their Spring Moodboard challenge with the colours, chick, butterfly and spring wording that I included.

Don’t forget that you still have until next Tuesday to join The Beauty of Nature Challenge over at Try it on Tuesday too, it would be lovely to see you there!

Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:

  • Creative Expressions That Special Touch of Mica Masks (Moroccan)
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Brushed Corduroy, Ground Espresso, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Peacock Feathers, Fossilized Amber, Festive Berries, Seedless Preserves)
  • Leftover green mixed media paper pieces
  • Pritt Stick
  • White cardstock
  • Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlets (Wildflower Stems #2 664164, Sidekick – Springtime 662711)
  • Zig Memory System 2-way Glue (Dual Action Glue Pen)
  • Poundland (Mini Glitter Embellishments 59409)
  • Tim Holz idea-ology Remnant Rubs (Tiny Text #TH93695)
  • Royal & Langnickel Rub-on Transfers (Spring Sentiments #ROY-506)
  • Concord & 9th Stamp Set (Sophisticated Script 10056)
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Craft Sensations (Luxury Cardstock with Linen Texture CRO240/GE)
  • Winsor & Newton Promarkers (Canary Y367, Bright Orange 0177, Saffron 0739)
  • Faber-Castell Big Brush Pitt artist pen (Black 199)
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Home Bargains Christmas Crafts (White Pom Poms 03007)

21 thoughts on “Happy Easter

  1. Oh dear, you shouldn’t have shown me those Easter nests…..bang goes my resolution of no choccie today! They look soooooooooooooooooo good. And your page is gorgeous. The background is wonderful and I love the bunny and chic sitting in their own little gardens, so pretty. Thanks, too, for linking to AJJ. Have a great Easter Weekend, take care, hugs, Valerie

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  2. Awww i’m so honoured you found inspiration Jo, there’s so much of it around right now. You’ve created a very Happy Easter page love how the Bunny & Chick are sat without a care in the world upon the washi.. Your Easter card is just as delightful with his/her pom pom cotton tail. Mmmm to those rice crispie cakes if I had some rice crispie’s i’d be making some too but sadly out and I did enough queuing yesterday for the weekly shops for both Mum’s so a well deserved rest today after all those in need have been attended too.. I can hear the craft room calling.
    Have a very Happy Easter Jo, Stay safe & take good care xx Tracey xx

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    • Thanks so much Tracey! Yes you deserve a rest after food shopping, I went on Tuesday shopping for three people (us, my mum & dad and also my sister) and it seemed so stressful and exhausting – all done now though so time to relax 😊. Have a very Happy Easter too! Stay safe and well! Hugs, Jo x

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  3. What an incredible journal page, Jo. When I first saw the butterfly, I thought it was made of polymer clay. I was amazed it was made of paper. The bunny is probably my favorite, but that chick comes in a close second. Thanks for always being so supportive of Art Journal Journal Journey and Valerie’s theme.

    WOW, those baskets look incredible. I’m going to see if I have any chocolate left in the house. I’d trade a roll of toilet paper for a bar of good chocolate about now (grin).

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  4. Your page is fabulous – great stenciling, fun images, and great ideas! This is really fun. I have to admit though that your bird nest treats inspired me more – lol! Chocolate trumps art any day (wish it was not so). Another inspiring post – I love visiting.

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  5. Lovely card and treats. When I first looked at your card, I totally missed the fluffy bunny tail. It seemed to me to be the white space. So it looked like someone had taken a bite out of the chocolate bunny’s butt. 😺 Happy Easter!

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  6. Its a beautiful journal page Jo. i love the sweet Easter chick and bunny. Its good to see happy images , that bring a smile.
    Its a super page for Valerie’s Art Journal Journey theme as well.
    Happy Easter , please stay safe and well.
    Yvonne xx

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  7. Happy Easter to you Jo. I like your page and especially that cute little chick. It is a joyful page, just like Easter. And those little rice krispy baskets-yum. I haven’t had those in a very long time. I remember making them when I was a kid. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs-Erika

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  8. A lovely page Jo, it has such a happy vibe to it. Love the little bunny and chick, so cute. Your Easter nests look good, something I haven’t made since the children were at home.
    Happy Easter and stay safe.
    Avril xx

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  9. What a beautiful art journal page! I love that you made it based on the wonderful Easter card that you made! Both are simply amazing!!! I wish you a very happy Easter – enjoy eating the delicious Easter nests. They almost are too pretty to eat!!! Hugs.

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  10. What a lovely Easter page – the bunny and chick are so sweet, and those blue-green strips they are standing on made me sigh with pleasure. A great card too. I’ll be back for some proper catching up soon. Stay safe, stay well, and happy Easter.
    Alison x

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