Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Penny Black: Egg hunting Easter card for my daughter
Hi there! Sorry it's been a while since I posted. Had alot on my plate last week and now it's school holidays so my posting is likely to be a bit sporadic for the next few weeks.
I always make my DD an Easter Card and of course, being young, she still believes in the Easter Bunny which makes it a fun time for all of us.
The current Inspiration Challenge IC279 over at Splitcoaststampers is Cox and Cox and I chose this pink elephant as the inspiration behind my card. I loved the colours so I searched through my stash to find some designer paper with those colours and went from there.
The bunnies were stamped onto Watercolour paper and coloured with watercolour pencils. I added some Kindyglitz to the easter eggs, the bunny's bow and the butterfly. The gorgeous lacey pink diecut was made with a die by My Favorite Things which runs through the Cuttlebug using the same sandwich as for Spellbinder Nestabilities. Oh, I love this die so much!! Here is a little closeup of the image:
The main image is up on 1mm mounts (dimensionals). The gorgeous sparkly pink ribbon came from my local Kenny's Cardiology store which was having a closing down sale. I will be sad to see them go as I have been a frequent visitor.
The flowers are from my stash - although the yellow flower was originally white and I coloured it with a yellow Bic Mark-It. The leaves were handcut and I ran them through my Cuttlebug using the Budding Vine embossing folder just to add some texture. Here is a little closeup:
I am entering this card into the A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge 147 of 'All creatures great and small' - anything to do with animals or pets - as well as the CCEE Stampers Challenge CCEE1114 where they want you to use a doily die or lace on your project (or both).
On a totally different topic, I have been trying my hand at dying my own seam binding ribbons and making my own flowers so I hope to upload some photos and deets very soon. Watch this space!!
Thanks for stopping by to have a peek at my card!
Stamps: Penny Black 'Egg Hunting' PB-1935-F, Sentiment - Penny Black from 'Tiny Wishes' clear set PB-30-026
Ink: Versafine Onyx black
Designer paper: My Memories 149207 - Riot Art and Craft
Accessories: Cuttlebug, My Favorite Things Die-namics Decorative Doily Die, Spellbinder Circle nestabilities, Craft Concepts Budding Vine embossing folder, flowers from stash, pink Bic Mark-It, pink heart gem, ribbon - Kenny's Cardiology, Bow Easy, 1mm mounts (dimensionals), 140lb cold-pressed watercolour paper, Faber Castell watercolour pencils - Riot Art and Craft, paint brush, Kindyglitz crystalina, Cardstock: pink, green