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:


Challenges:

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!

Jocelyn


Card Recipe:

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

9 comments:

Merry said...

Lovely bright and cheery card. I really like how you put that flower together too.

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohh so SWEET!!~

MARY B said...

Really cute card, love your colours. Mary x

Sam said...

Such a sweet card Jocelyn! Beautiful, bright and happy.

I am really looking forward to seeing your dyed seam binding and flowers.

:o)
Sam.

snailzpace said...

such a sweet card for your daughter! i love the pink, the papers and the glittery bow. the doily is awesome too.

Anita said...

Wow, this is so pretty. Love how you colored the image -- it's fabulous. Very pretty papers too.

Jean McKenzie said...

What a bright and happy card!! Love the colours and that gorgeous ribbon!! I too am looking forward to seeing your dyed seam binding and flowers! I have done a little dyeing of seam binding - tis fun!!

Trish said...

Gorgeous cards,very pretty and feminine

Lena said...

this is so cute!!!

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