Sunday, February 28, 2010

Eggstra Special...

I tell ya, having a plethora of sketch challenges out in the WWW sure helps spark my creativity when I don't have a lot of time to play at my stamp table.

Today's sketch is from Our Craft Lounge and was from a beautiful card created by Charmaine Ikach.



Here is my "Eggstra Special Easter Wishes" take on the sketch:



If you checked out Charmaine's gorgeous card, you can see that a sketch like this can take on so many faces. Hers was elegant where mine is more of a whimsical take. I used Hippity Hoppity (OCL) along with Dear Lizzy paper (American Crafts).

The bunny is cut out of white cardstock, colored with COO (Cool Gray) and then highlighted with R11 (Pale Cherry Pink) Copic markers. Then came the Sparkly Fluff!
Oh, how I love Sparkly Fluff! It gave his ears and tummy just the right fuzziness! The eggs, grass and carrot are all colored with pale shades of Copic markers and then sparkled up with glitter.
Since I was cutting the bunny out, I didn't want to trim out the curly stems to the carrot, so I pulled the thin wire out of a breadbag tie, colored it with a dark green Copic marker, curled it up and attached to the back of the carrot with a glue dot.



There is a cute little basket in this set that has a partial flower and eggs at the bottom. The card needed that one more thing.... so I cut the flower and eggs off the basket, colored, and sparkled them up and attached them to a little tag (Nestability) that I edged with glitter.

The card itself is 5x5. Each layer has a boost of a sheet of cardstock behind it so they "float" above each other.

This was a super fun sketch and one I will definitely use again. Hey, did you know you can win prizes by playing along in the OCL weekly sketch? Check it out HERE!

I hope you have an eggstra special day!
HB

14 comments:

Bea said...

real fun card with the bunny - roll on chocolate egg time

Bevie Pearl said...

Sweet Card for the challenge. I am so glad you got to stamp.

Cambria Turnbow said...

You are AMAZING! I totally LOVE how you made that frame, and how you cut out the flowers and eggs. You rock my friend!!!

Heather McNally said...

HB - you are SOO creative! Absolutely love it!

Pam said...

Such a sweet card HB, love the bunny and the paper is perfect!

Kookie said...

So cute HB....challenges sure bring out the creativity.

MichelleY said...

OMW....what a darling card!!!

Joy said...

AAAACK! So cute HB!!!

Deb said...

Oooh! Such a cute little fuzzabelly bunny! Love that little ribbon tag!

Kisa Peters said...

So cute Carol!!

chelemom said...

Could this be any cuter????

Vicki C said...

What a darling card HB! Miss ya!

Debbie Corbari said...

Oh WOW! What an ADORABLE card HB!

Vicki C said...

Totally CUTE HB!! How the heck did I only get to chat with you for such a short time at CHA?? And no photo?? Still.. I'm glad for any time with you. and hugs!