Friday, April 14, 2017

Easter Greetings 2017



Happity Hoppity Easter Friends!

I thought I would show you what it takes for my Lee to make my postcard every year.
First Lee makes the paper.  Well that is sort of a misnomer.  You take scrap paper that we like the color of and shred it and put it into the blender with water to form a loose paste.  Then you pour it onto a screen and press with another screen. 
Sometimes we add flower seeds to our paper.
When it dries you very gently pull it off the screen.
We find vintage postcards at tag sales that Lee likes to somewhat imitate together to form our one card.

We spray an additive on before Lee starts to sketch so the color is less likely to run.
We use calligraphy pens with different color inks and watercolor paints.  Pens for detail and brushes for background.
You have to work around the picture and let it dry often so the colors don't bleed and it takes awhile.
When finished we spray again.  Then we have the postcard printed.
From a plain piece to a painted postcard.
Last year, 2016, now look!
Our creeping phlox that we planted on our newly built stone wall last year looks beautiful for Easter.
Our other stone wall has blue myrtle flowers blooming and ivy.
 Lee says no pee pee here. 
This year Lee is trying white roses and white hydrangea and red tulips for our table setting with blue dyed eggs.

Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend mine
Signing Off
Sweet William The Scot

21 comments :

  1. Ringy-dingy-doo and Happy Easter to Lee and YOU, Sir William! By dog, you make your own paper and then design it yourselves? What talent! What patience! We love your flowers. They are perfect for Easter. Have a lovely weekend, my friend.
    Oz

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  2. I am very humbled to have received one of Lee's beautiful works of art. I can see the love that was placed into this card. I can see the happiness to be found at your Easter table. May many blessing be found at this Easter Season.
    Your friend, Bentley and Pat

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  3. Whoa, that's really cool how you make those cards!

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  4. the cards are super wonderful and I say THANK YOU so much for sending one to moi too!!!! the mama loves phlox... she said it is a piece of childhood for her and phlox can bring back the really goooood times... then we could elect mr. phlox in june, that would be an idea, right? Happy Good Furryday to you

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  5. That card is so beautiful. Lee is very talented to create that and make the paper too. Happy Easter to you and Lee.

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  6. How can you have a happy Easter if there's a no-pee zone outside? Lee already did that with the inside but the outside is YOURS!

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  7. Beautiful flowers and Easter greeting!
    Happy Easter
    Lily & Edward

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  8. Hari OM
    OMD Wills, Lee has magic in her hands!!! I used to make my own paper, but this is so much more... and the flowers are glorious. Hope you have a wonderfurs weekend together. Much Love, hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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  9. Your Easter card is just beautiful and your blog looks so festive and pretty, William! Happy Easter to you and Lee!

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  10. Lee sure is talented and she has a green thumb too. I can't believe she won't let you pee on the pretty flowers. You have to mark what's yours. I think Lee pee'd on them. BOL

    Aroo to you,
    Sully

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  11. Lee is so talented. Love your flowers. SHE grew up with phlox everywhere. Brings back memories.

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  12. Wow, what talent your Lee had, SWTS! And you have some too, cause you are in those postcards! Whoot! Pawsome indeed!
    Those pretty flowers are so lush and bright! OMD!!


    Have a most Happy and Blessed Easter!

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  13. Sweet Willaim...your Lee is very talented...we had no idea she made such beautiful stationery. Your flowers are beautiful too. Mipom is a lover of red!
    Hugs Madi and mom

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  14. OMD! What a talented lady your Lee is. We love the postcard and we love the old fashioned look
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  15. HOLY BUNNY POOPS! Your Lee makes her own papers??! OMD, how FABulous! AND she drew all that herself??! Wowsa! She is so amazin'! If Ma tried that, there would be no doubt the paper would have flecks of blood somewheres in there ~ she probably would find some way to stick her fingers in the blender! BOL Nows, those blooms are amazin' dude! Butts, waits...no peemails in there??! pffffft! I would find a way...hehehehe
    I hopes you and Lee have a most FABulous Easter SW!!! Gives her some slobbery kisses and lots of snuggles!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  16. Oh Sweet William, the card is beautiful, and made with so much care and love. Your Lee is such a treasure. And the phlox and myrtle are gorgeous too - even I would hesitate to peepee on those delicate blooms.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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  17. Oh Sweet William, the card is beautiful, and made with so much care and love. Your Lee is such a treasure. And the phlox and myrtle are gorgeous too - even I would hesitate to peepee on those delicate blooms.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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  18. Lee you do such gorgeous work! Your flowers are lovely! Ours are just coming up, later than usual so we hope they will be blooming for Dory's memorial Friday. Hope you both had a wonderful Easter.
    Luvs
    Marty and Mom

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  19. So pretty! And so talented!! Whut a loverly card!

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