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'.

9 comments:

Sue 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.
Smiles:)

Anita Houston said...

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

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.

Linda

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 B. 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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