Sunday 13 March 2016

Happy Easter!

The theme over at AAA cards challenge #60 is Easter.

I don't really send out Easter cards and have little supplies for it.

So for my card I drew three eggs  and watercolored them with Distress inks.

I tried to make them look realistic and there are blueish spotted egss ( Distress ink Peacock feathers) as there are creamy spotted ones (Antigue linen, hickory smoke, walnut stain I think or ground espresso), small and big ones...I kinda looked them up, but don't ask me which is which ;-).

The big one is rusty hinge and walnut stain.
The shadow to ground them is Hickory smoke, the teal stripe at the side is Peacock feathers swiped on the card. I think I should have let it dry a bit more before the photo because it looks so dark now....oh patience
The sentiment is from My Favorite Things (one of my favorite peeps) I heat embossed it in white on black cardstock, and  I wrapped it  around the watercolor panel ( Schut aquarel 300grams hot pressed smooth).

I wasn't going to risk stamping anything on that panel that took me hours! I might not have the patience to let ink dry, but I'm not stupid lol...

Mounted the watercolored panel with foam tape onto the cardbase.

For more information on the AAA Cards challenge, see this

update March 13th :

after two hours the colored stripe is much more evened out and lighter to match the egg better...

Update March 14th: video!

update march 3rd:


  1. Wow! This is quite a work of art, Maaike. Awesome coloring, very realistic looking, fabulous eggs!!! Thank you for all the time spent on our challenge with fantastic results. I got a real chuckle from your comment about not stamping anything on your water colored panel. Thanks so much for playing our Easter themed challenge at AAA Cards!

  2. TOTALLY OUTSTANDING! Maaike! This is awesome! Feels like those chocolate eggs are here already! Superb colouring and shading and a brilliant take on the challenge. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards with it. Sarah x

  3. If I could draw and paint like that I wouldn't stamp!!! Beautiful!

  4. Wow your watercolouring is stunning!

  5. Absolutely love your colouring on those eggs! Such a great Easter card! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

  6. That colouring is really wonderful. Such a gorgeous card!

  7. This is absolutely gorgeous. Fabulous watercolouring, worth framing in my opinion.

  8. A great card and love your watercolors!