Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter, every bunny

It's Saturday, and that means that its time for another creative challenge @ Our Creative Corner.  Marcy, is our hostess this week, and she wants us to design a card/project that is inspired by a frilly Easter bonnet.  In that, use elements that you would put onto your own bonnet, such as lace, flowers, pearls, etc.  I have to admit, that I was at a bit of a loss on this one.  So, I set out to make an Easter card, and add frilly stuff to it: lace, flowers, pearls, etc.
The talented ladies over @ the Vintage Cafe Card Challenge, ask that you create a vintage inspired paper craft item that has pearls.
So, with this task at hand, I set off to my craft room, and mix and matched this and that, embossed, sprayed, and sponged.  

Here is what I created:

I just love how all of this came together.  The pattern papers are from Prima.  They are from a 6" x 6" pad, so that's why the patterns are small in scale.   The vanilla card stock between them, was run through an embossing folder to give it some texture and visual interest.  I sponged it with crumb cake classic ink.  
The buttons are from the Spring Vintage Collection, and I used a cream linen thread to tie through the button holes.  The 'circles' that the buttons sit on, are actually floral images that were heat embossed with pink vintage embossing powder.  I used the Raining Flowers stamp set for those small bud images.  The 'label' piece the bunny is sitting on, was heat embossed with the same embossing powder.  I used the Four Frames stamp set to create the 'label'.  The Easter bunny was stamped in Jet Black Staz-On onto shimmer white paper.  I used an aqua painter and Pretty in Pink and Pear Pizzazz re-inkers, to water color this image.  
I stamped the sentiment in Black ink onto a vanilla piece of card stock and used my photo corner punch to create the banner piece ends.  I ran some silver glitter paper through my butterfly die to create the various sized butterflies.
As for the fibers that run through my card, I used a gold shimmer mess as my first layer.  I then added some white crochet trim onto of that.  I sprayed my vanilla seam binding with a shimmer paint and then wadded it up.  I wanted it to look crinkled.
For my bow, I made a multi-loop bow with my crinkled seam binding, and some pink taffeta ribbon.  I then added this 'bow' to the body of a larger butterfly.  The butterfly was added to the center of a fabric blossom.  I hot glued a small paper blossom to the center of the multi-loop bow.
As for my pearls, I added cream colored pearls to the sentiment banner.  I added white colored pearls to the butterfly bodies.
Thank you for taking the time to stop by and take a look at what I have been working on.  I always love to hear from you.  Have a safe and fun Easter.  I hope you all find the 'golden egg'.


Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Sharon
Got the hyper-link sorted this week !!!! Ha
A most delightful card with the Prima PP, they do lend themselves to the Vintage Look.
Your double bow is the eye-catcher for me, it sets the tone for your whole design.

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Love your bow and rose combination! Your sentiment with the blingy butterflies is so eye catching! Great soft colors this!

Fleer said...

Hello Sharon
You make a incredibly beautiful card!
The color scheme is very beautiful and so gentle :) Thanks for participating in the VCCC and good luck )

Hugs from Minsk

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

So pretty Sharon! Love the soft colors and pretty patterns in the papers. Such pretty embellishments , especially the glittered butterflies! Such a sweet Easter card and perfect for our Easter bonnet challenge!

Hope you had a blessed Easter.


Tui Nathan said...

Sharon, this is one fantastic and delightful creation ... what a feast of inspiration here, love the layers, love the texture and love the super sparkly butterflies!!!

Vicki Burdick said...

Sharon this is adorable, I love that sweet little pink bunny and all the wonderful details!!!

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a cute card, Sharon. The image is so adorable and the embossed background is beautiful. Love it!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Sharon, you and I were channeling the fluffy bunnies this week, eh! I especially like this little cutie, all dolled up in pink! The glittered butterflies, the shappy-tastic papers and that fabby bow are such perfect touches. Wow! Hope you had a very happy Easter, my friend! Hugs! :)

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