ABC Challenges - "Easter" uses a second piece of paper that one of the gals gave me to use. She thought it was terribly ugly when she gave it to me - and terribly pretty when I showed it to her yesterday - hehehehe. I was quite please with myself that she liked what I did with her ugly paper! Well, after all beauty is all in the eye of the beholder - but embellishments can certainly make a difference too in how beautiful something looks (kind of like adding earrings and a necklace for a special night out) :o).
I took that "ugly" paper she gave me and added a bottom layer of another piece of DSP that coordinated quite well with the orange in the carrots. A little distressing around the edges of both layers added some dimension to it. I inked the edges of the bottom layer with Early Espresso, and the carrot paper layer with Tangerine Tango. Then I inked up my new single stamp "Ears to You" from Stampin Up! and used one of my favorite Sixxiz framelit die cut shapes for the main image (I'm kinda wishing I had done the middle bunny in orange - that would have been fun too). Some more edge inking with the Tangerine Tango and then I popped it up with some dimension dots. I added some flowers to cover a big blank area that didn't have any carrots on it and therefore looked out of balance to me. I think those little green flowers look a bit like small cabbage plants that rabbits love to chomp on - don't you? The main orange flower was originally a white paper daisy that I inked up with a finger dauber and some Tangerine Tango ink. Loved how it turned out - and a perfect way to get everything to coordinate.
I have only made three Easter cards this year - may not have time to make many more. It seems odd to me when Easter sneaks into March instead of April - kind of catches me by surprise and the weather still feels more like winter than spring when its that early in the year.
I hope you will decide to join us this week at ABC Challenges for our Easter themed challenge. We had an amazing number of gorgeous entries last week for our Flower challenge. I gotta tell you that I just love visiting your blogs so I can't wait to see what you come up with for Easter. Please pop on over and visit the rest of the DT who have made some wonderful cards to share with you for inspiration.
Til next time... hugs and Happy crafting!! D