Sunday, 19 March 2017

Easter at Muse

Well - I'm writing my 2nd week's blog post. I was hoping to do more this week, but it's been a busy one ... funny how life gets in the way of crafting :-)
Anyway, I was a bit stumped by the Muse inspiration card this week - and that's absolutely no reflection of Tracey's colourful, fun card ... it's just that in New Zealand Easter is an Autumn event rather than spring. So I took Easter/Autumn as my inspiration. I used similar colours, but more muted to make a more Autumnal image and the woven strips are my nod to the stripes and the woven basket of Tracey's card.

I picked soft pink, green, blue  & mustard/brown papers - cut narrow strips, wove them together & placed them on a white background stamped with a few dots of marmalade and wild honey distress inks. The leaves are from a Bo Bunny set I've had for a while. I've just held them in place with a little double-sided tape in the centre to give a bit more of a 3D feel. I mounted this on Chocolate brown card -chocolate for Easter :-) - and popped it on a soft pink card blank.
Weaving the strips was more of a challenge than I expected , but I'm happy with how they turned out. I think I'll play a bit more with this formula.
Cheers, Dianne


  1. Dianne, I can see why you'd be stumped if you're doing Easter in Autumn! How very interesting, I never realized that. Your card is beautiful!

  2. Thanks for reminding us that different countries have different traditions! I love your autumn Easter card - the slight texture from the weaving and the beautiful leaves make this a gorgeous card! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

  3. I think it is just fabulous that you made an autumn Easter card, and thank you for teaching me something new! I guess it gets confusing sometimes. You patterned paper plaid is fabulous. Thank you for sharing with us at Muse this week!