Saturday, March 17, 2018

Easter Bonnet Chick

Oh, how I love Easter.  From the lively church service celebrating Jesus's resurrection, to the amazing selection of foods at dinner, being with family, and rejoicing in the warmer (hopefully) weather with spring at it's heels.  And let's not forget the Easter parade, and the baskets of candy (hopefully with peanut butter M & M's). Hint, hint, EB.

I made this card for my design team mid-way post for the March Penny Black Saturday Challenge, Anything Goes, Optional Easter or chocolate brown.   
The challenge is open until April 6th, and there is a $20 prize to 1,2,3 Stitch awarded to the randomly drawn winner.  Hope to see you there!

I used Penny Black stamps, Easter Bonnet 1933E, Easter Wishes 3603E, Unfold 3388K.  For the die, I used Spellbinders filigree egg die.

I colored the chick with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils, and the flowers in the foreground with Copic markers.  I stamped them onto the card front, then onto scrap paper (I used Strathmore smooth bristol), then fussy-cut them and added them to the card.  The sponging is done with Distress inks in broken china.

While I made this card I was thinking how sad that many people do not dress up for Easter any more.  Back in the day, we children always got new clothes for Easter, and I had an 'Easter bonnet,' white gloves, and shiny new shoes, as well.  The whole family would dress to the nines, and off to church we would go.  It warms my heart to think back on that time.  

I am entering my card in these challenges:

Addicted To Stamps - Holiday
Allsorts Challenge- Bring on the bling (sequins, shimmer on hat flowers)
The Flower Challenge  - Anything goes
Penny Black at Allsorts - Feature a creature
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Easter inspired
Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge -

I'm so glad you stopped by today.   Thank you for your visit, and your kind comments.  It's always nice to hear from you.  
I would love to hear some of your Easter memories stories in the comments!  Please share.



  1. Such a beautiful card here Lynda!love the cute chick and his expression...and those gorgeous flowers of course too. Yes I remember choosing my Easter bonnet too, it was always a thrill.Thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DT xx

  2. This little chickie is as sweet as can be in her Easter bonnet! Love the pretty design and your front panel with the soft pastels. Lovely! ♥ Sue Kment

  3. And oh yes, I remember getting black patent leather shoes with lacey anklets to go with my Easter dress! What a fun memory!

  4. Very pretty and beautifully coloured!

  5. How very cute Lynda, love your coloring and the image is just adorable and so perfect for Easter. Love how you've added the gorgeous flowers too.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Penny Black and more and at Allsorts challenges!
    "Ellibelle's Creative Moments"

  6. A perfect splash of sparkle for our 'Bring on the Bling' theme at Allsorts this week, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  7. Thanks for sharing your pretty Spring card with us at Penny Black and More challenge as well.

    B x

  8. What a pretty, fresh and festive Easter card, and your colouring is awesome. I wish spring would arrive here in England - it is still snowing as I write this!
    Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Carol x

  9. Sweet card! Your lilies are gorgeous!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches
    Debbie ~ TMS DT
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

  10. So cute! I love everything about your card. That little chick is adorable and the tiger lilies are colored so pretty. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  11. Thanks Lynda for the Easter memories, I too remember having shiny new shoes, white gloves & hat :) Your card is a perfect Easter fun card. Thanks so much for creating with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

  12. how adorable and so very bright and spring-like! thank you so much for playing along with us at the penny black and more challenge.

  13. Hi Lynda
    Fabulous card... The image is so cute...,stunning
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  14. This is the cutest Easter image I've seen, that little chick is adorable!! Your colouring really brings him to life and framing him with the other yellow flowers was a brilliant idea. Its such a beautiful card, I'm so glad you shared it with us at The Flower Challenge!

  15. So cute little chicken, fabulous Easter card, great design.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts, good luck;-))m

  16. Cute creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x


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