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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Hopping down the Bunny Trail.....

Hello everyone: I have a card to share with you today to get you inspired to give the Retro Rubber Easter Theme for this week a try. Think of Easter Eggs and Bunnies, Egg Hunts and Easter Baskets, just remember that the stamps you use must be at least one year old, we all have those special stamp sets that we love and have had for years so, go dust them off and ink them up and join us, we love to see what you create, for more inspiration, go check out the fabulous cards of the rest of the Designer Team.  Here is my card.


All of this images are from Purple Onion Designs, Stacey Yacula Studio Collection, this adorable little critters just melt your heart, I've had this stamps for more than 2 years so I know they meet our requirements. 
I stamped this images onto Canson water color paper and colored them with SU markers and the aqua painter, I did a little masking for the bunnies and those Easter Eggs are made, believe it or not, with THIS Bumble Bee die that I won participating in a blog hop, I just rounded up the top of it to make it look more like an egg. 
The clouds are from Spellbinders and the sentiment is from SU "Teeny Tiny Wishes" from the 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalog. 
Here is a close up of this cuties sharing their Easter goodies.


I "decorated" the "eggs" with markers and I gave the little sweetie bunny girl a flower for her hair, punched out with a hand held punch. I sponged some Tim Holtz "Broken China" for the sky, (my favorite shade for that) and some "Peel Paint" for the grass. 
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.


This sweet bunny with his flag is from the retired SU set called "Picnic Parade" from the SU 2010 Occasions Mini, super cute images, perfect for any occasion children's cards. By the way, if any of you are not sure where your older than one year Stampin Up! sets first came out, go to Splitcoaststampers and click on the SU gallery, ALL of their stamp sets are listed there in alphabetical order, with the year of their release, this is a big help, I always go there for this information.
Here's the picture of this SU retired set.

And here is the banner that inspired this card.

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges.



Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.




24 comments:

Patti Willey said...

Ah! Purple Onion! Big fan of these birch trees! Genius creating this Easter scene in the woods I love all of your bunnies! The inside treated to a little fella too so cute!

Maria A. said...

Thanks Patti, so glad you got this post. I love Purple Onion, super cute little critters.
That retired SU set is so adorable, I've used it so much to make cards for kids.

Sonny said...

Cute ! Soft colors and bunnies ....must be Spring !
Your scene is too cute and love your converted BEES !

Maria A. said...

Thank you Sonny, I tried to draw and snip an egg.....never mind, LOL!! so I remembered this little die, woo hoo!! it was perfect, even the size.

Donna Idlet said...

Maria, your card is so adorable. Love the bunnies and you colored them just perfect.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Donna, I had fun creating this cute little Easter Bunny scene.

Debbie Mageed said...

Such a beautiful Easter scene! Your sponging is wonderful - I am petrified to do that. Absolutely love it and so will the person you give it to. Great card!!

brenda said...

Such pretty Spring creationa with the cute bunnies Maria and perfect for our theme, many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Maria A. said...

Thank you Debbie, believe me, it took plenty of practice to more or less get the sponging to look nice, there's still room for improvement.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Brenda, love participating in your "Feature a Creature" challenge.

Mary Fish said...

Clever use of the bumble bee (turned egg) die!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Mary, after a couple of tries free hand drawing the egg shape, it hit me, I have a die that could work!!! It did!!

Neva Cole said...

Maria, what a lovely combination of stamps and colors to crate such a sweet card. Very ingenious use of your bumble bee die!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Neva, the little bumble bee die came in really handy.

Claire Grantham said...

Such a cool card Maria, so much detail. I love it and clever use of the bumble bee die . I'm with Debbie, well done on the sponging, but it terrifies me LOL. Cx

susiestacey said...

Lovely card Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts 'Feature a creature' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Maria A. said...

Thank you Claire, sponging is tricky, I still get those dreaded lines when I forget to prep the sponge but the look is so soft and pretty, it's worth the effort.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Susan, I love the title of this challenge, "Feature a Creature", this little critters are such cute "Creatures", LOL!!

Jane Knudsen said...

Hi Maria! As always I am so amazed by what you produce! I adore this soft and delicate creation! Beautiful!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Jane, this images from Stacey Yacula are so cute to make little scenes like this one.

Greta said...

Darling, card--love your sweet scene!

Maria A. said...

Thank you for stopping by, Greta.

Katy McGloin said...

Such sweet bunny love, Maria! As usual, your coloring is wonderful! You certainly gave this stamp image a lot of attention to its detail. Great card!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Katy, I love creating little scenes and this Purple Onion stamps are just perfect for that.