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Sunday, 17 April 2011

Floral Easter Bunny & Gardening Companion

front of card

focal image panel

close-up of image showing brown leaves
 used to "ground" the image

close-ups of inked & shaped flowers

inside of card

close-up showing flowers & paper pierced
 scallops of message panel
(click on images to enlarge)

On Monday's Penny Black Post Jenyfur issued this week's Reader Challenge of "Flowers" writing:

"Flowers can be found on many of our stamps including our Mimi collection and hedgehog stamps. If it’s a Penny Black flower, it works for this challenge! "

Although I do have floral Penny Black stamps I wanted to do something with an Easter theme & to use the watering can shaped base card that I'd made for my earlier card but not used. This little rabbit with his feathered friend from the aptly named Garden Friends set fitted in nicely & I particularly liked the fact that the robin (I coloured the bird as an European Robin) on the spade added to the gardening idea already suggested by the watering can - & what else do people do during the Easter Holiday? Garden!

I'd have liked to have made some daffodils but nothing I tried looked remotely like them. I settled for making my own yellow fantasy flowers & inking the edges with red to tie in with the red-edged yellow roses the rabbit is holding.

Stamp Penny Black 30-021 Garden Friends
Inks Memento Tuxedo Black (image), Memento New Sprout (inking the watering can cardstock edges; Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade & Vintage Photo Distress Inks (inking various cardstock edges).
Colouring Derwent Artists pencils with paper stumps & Sansodor; Inkssentials White Opaque Pen.
Cardstock An assortment of colours in various textures & finishes from stash.
Punches/Templates Woodware (circle & scalloped circle, scalloped oval, brown oak leaves, green leaves, outer flower petals), Xcut (inner flower petals); WS Tempting Templates Watering Can.
The yellow gems are from stash.

Challenges Entered
Penny Black Weekly Reader Challenge 11 - Flowers (see above)
Penny Black Saturday Challenge 147 - Easter Extravaganza (see above)
Timbroscrapmania Challenge 24 - Self-made Background 


Debs said...

Really lovely card Paula, your wheelbarrow card may not have worked but this watering can is fab. Love the Penny Black image and you have coloured it beautifully. Debs xx

saturated canary said...

Love how all your details tie in together, and create a card that feels very thought out and special! I love the earthy colors...and yellow flowers always make me think of Easter-- So perfect!

good luck with your challenges...have you ever entered a card into a magazine?...Worth a try for sure!...Yours are so lovely.


Donalda said...

Girl !!!!!!! This is just gogeous dear!!! I so love your image and so colored beautiful dear. Love those flowers hon. Thanks for sharing your watering can card dear it is just gorgeous hon. Hugs

Lorraine said...

hi huni long time no hear from me anyways lol i am loving this card the watering can is gorgeous and the image is adorable and works so well,I have a little news Rob got rid of the rotten virus at long last so we didn't have to call in a proffessional but i still can't post anything on my blog as a pop up is still saying javascript void and i don't know how to remove it yet boohoo i miss blogging and sharing my stuff so much.
Hope your ok though and keep these stunning creations coming xxx

Nicoletta said...

Gorgeus work!!!! The colours and the flowers do spring:-)
Thanks for joining us at TSM challenge!

BA said...

oh this is a wonderful project apula, thnks for joining us at TSM
xoxo BA

lina said...

Your project is really nice and cute, the flowers are just a love! Thanks for joining us at TSM Challenge! Lina

Rica said...

Hi Paula, hope all is well with you!! I'm catching up yet again - catching up has become the story of my life LOL!!
Love your watering can card, fabulous colouring of the cute PB image and your flowers are gorgeous - absolutely stunning - I love them!!!
Heather xx

GinaA said...

This is a great Easter card, the whole theme ties together so well, and I love the little flowers. A perfect finishing touch.

kath said...

love it paula...well done this is real thinking out of the box gorgeousness...thank you for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

Beth said...

Oh wow! This is such a pretty and fun card! I love the shape and the delicate little flowers are beautiful! Thanks for joining in with the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!

Love Beth xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Paula this is terrific! :)

A really great shaped and fun card. Adore your image and of course I knew it was a european robin (lol!) ;)

Love your little blooms too Paula and the whole thing looks just so clever!



Annie said...

I love your sunny Easter watering can Paula, and such cute images. Also love the little bit of piercing around the scallops - must remember that, and those flowers are just gorgeous!
enjoy your Easter weekend.
love and hugs, annie x

jenny said...

Stunning card....such a fabulous shape and cute bunny :)
Thanks for joining us at Penny Black Saturday x

Jenny x

TaraG said...

Absolutely adorable, Paula! Love the watering can shaped card and the sweet image. Your colouring is so beautiful too and the spring flowers are just so scrumptious. Sorry I haven't been by to visit in a while...I have been neglecting my commenting sorry,hun!

Autumn said...

This is sooo cool Paula!! What a unique creation!!! I love the colors you've used they all complement each other very well. Great job with your coloring too!!
Hope you are having a afantastic day!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so cute Paula.

Giò said...

Ohhh Paula.... it's soooo nice!!! Fantastic shape and wonderful yellow flowers!!!
Thanks again for joining us at TSM challenge.
Hugs, Giò

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Awww, love the little watering card shaped card and your coloring is GORGEOUS!!!