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Easter Sets Released by Flourishes

Spring is definitely in the air….and Flourishes is releasing two Easter sets today.  They are both all original art, Easter Bunnies is a whimsical set drawn by a friend of fellow Flourish, SharonD (sewflake).  The second set, Easter Blessings ,is very dear to me as as it came to me via my mother. 

 Today I want to share the history of Easter Blessings.  My mother shared with me a collection of antique holy cards that had been owned by my grandmother.  They are all very special, often very small, but the art work is glorious….each and every one of them is so beautiful .  Here is the original from which I worked.  It is a mere 2 1/2 “x 3”  and has aged beautifully.easter-blessings-inspiration-holy-card.jpg

This is my card made from Easter Blessings.  I have tried to replicate the colors and feel of the original. easter-blessings-first-card3.jpg

I stamped the image with Hybrid Palette Burnt Umber and then watercolored the image.  I tried to keep the color very similar..but still fresh and today.  I used Ranger Distress Brown ink to slightly age the paper.  The base of the card is Metallic Carmel from the Flourishes webstore.  The layer is SU Always Artichoke.  A light satin ribbon is tied with a tiny piece of pink velvet ribbon. 

I think Mom will be pleased and my Grandmother would be proud.

So from the Atelier….Ciao

jan marie

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