Monday, March 22, 2010

Bunnies and Hydrangeas.

Yesterday I managed to start a couple of cards that I finished off this afternoon.... (came home early - things got a bit stressful at work... more about that later in the week)

First off I won Boris the Bunny from Jane's Doodles on Squiigglefly.  He is really sweet and just right for Easter.  I love these digital stamps as you can print them out whatever size you want very quickly.  I decided to do something little...
 Isn't he cute!!!!  I coloured him in (not that you can see the white) and added Kindyglitz over his nose and ears.  I added a bit of glossy accents to the flowers.  The whole card is 3.75 inches square.  Just a perfect little Easter card.

Next I inked up another new Hero Arts stamp - The Hydrangea.  It is a delightful stamp, so easy to colour.  I choose purple for my flower - although the ones still flowering in my garden are pinks.... but I love the deep purple/blue ones the best.
I used watercolour pencils and a Tombow clear blending pen to colour in the flower. I used the biggest of my Label 1 nesties to cut the flower out and sponge some Momento Sweet Plum ink round the edge.  I then traced round the outside of the nestie to cut out the matting.  Added the sentiment in the plum ink. I found some bigger cream cards in my stash and cut one down to 4 3/4 inches square.  I love how this turned out.  I'll be making some more of this one in different colours - I'm even going to try Nancy's trompe-l’oeil technique using this stamp.

Thanks for stopping by.. hope you week goes well..... Take care

8 comments:

Vanessa said...

Wow, these are both amazing! Love the cute bunny and the flower is gorgeous! I love the blue ones best, I have one in my garden, but it just doesn't want to grow... I might have to get another one!
Hope everything turns out fine for you at work!!
Hugs,
Vanessa

Suzanne C said...

Adorable bunny and the hydrangea is beautiful and you have colored it so beautifully. I was hoping good things for you today at work. I am sorry it was stressful. :(

Kathy said...

Both are stunning DAwn...loving all your tweet or your twitters..or how you have been twittered...lol
hugs,Kathy

Sanne said...

2 beautiful cards Dawn !

Monika Reeck said...

Lovely Bunny card and that flower is adorable Dawn...Wonderful card Dawn..

paula said...

Dawn both your cards are fantastic. I love the bunny for pure cuteness & that flower is coloured so amazingly well it looks real! Hope that your work isn't stressing you out too much. Keep your chin up & sending a hug xoxoxoxo

Tiffany said...

Your first card is so very sweet and whimsical, love the look of that bunny! And your hydrangea card is really a wonder, beautiful colors Dawn!

DominoDebi said...

Beautiful coloring, Dawn, and what a cute bunny you've made!