Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Raspberry Ribbons Sketch 18 – Anja’s Easter Bunny Card

REMINDER - If you want to be entered in my surprise Birthday present draw, read the post below this one.

When I was out in the garden yesterday and I was replanting my Camellia, the dirt reminded me of chocolate, which reminded me of Easter, which reminded me of Anja’s Easter bunny, which reminded me my 17yr old Son asked a couple of weeks ago if I was going to make him an Easter card. So I have, and boy is he ever going to regret asking LOL…

He he he, isn’t that just the cutest bunny ever? It was drawn by Anja an extremely talented artist and card maker. She has drawn a set of these bunnies and they’re free for you to take and use as you choose; now that’s what I call generous. They can be used for all sorts of cards, not just Easter.
I chose to use this weeks Raspberry Ribbons challenge sketch 18, as I always mean to join in the challenges but always seem to miss them, which is a shame as they have some lovely sketches on there, and I decided on brown and pink as my colour scheme as I’ve never used that combination before.

Card size 6.5" x 6.5"/16.5cm x 16.5cm
From the base up …
1. Stardream pearlescent card
2. Basic Grey – Bittersweet - Crushed Berry (12x12)
3. Basic Grey – Bittersweet - Brittle (6x6 pad)
4. Both ribbons from Raspberry Ribbons June 2008 and March 2009 kits.
5. Gold silk Mirri card. I hand cut this using the largest circle Nestabilitie as my template, and here’s a little tip, after you’ve cut out your shape it can look like it’s been hand cut so I go round the edges with a Friskars embossing tool, using the largest end it then gives it a nice beveled edge.
6. The eggs are a rubber stamp from Magnolia, coloured with Derwent Coloursoft pencils and Sansodor. The ribbons on the eggs where coloured with Staedtler Triplus Fineliner pens, gold gel pen and then gone over with Sakura Clear Glaze pen.
7. The photo corners where made with Sizzix photo corners #2 die and gold silk Mirri card. The embossed pattern on them was done with the corner of a Cuttlebug embossing folder. It looks like a postage stamp with gifts in the middle, but I just placed the photo corner on the part of the embossing folder I wanted.
8. The die cut edging at the bottom of the card is from the Basic Grey Bittersweet 2x12 collection. And very sad me went over the pink bits with atyou Spica clear glitter pen.
9. The Easter sentiment is a rubber stamp from A Whiff of Joy, and then finished off with some pink rhinestones/gems.
Can’t wait to see my Son’s face when he sees this, I’ve got a feeling I’m going to get an icy stare and a refusal to share his Easter egg, LOL. There’s no point having a teenager in the house if you don’t play them up and get your own back on them now and again.


Wildärtan said...

Oh, do you think he will regret sking you that?? No.... I dont think so:-D
Happy easter dear Ann!!!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Hi Ann,
the card are so cute, the backgroundpaper and the little details..I'm delighted with the result.
I put your card example on my blog to the others, and the link to your blog, is it right?

Hugs Anja

pretty-pink-cards said...

Oh what a cute bunny... love the card
Thanks for joining in with our sketch

Caroline (raspberry-ribbons) x

Carolyn Bounds said...

I think you may be pleasantly surprised with your son's reaction because I have a feeling that he is going to LOVE it!!!! He may even give you his Easter egg;o)

I love the colors you used, and the Bittersweet DP fits with this adorable image beautifully!!!

I know I haven't been around as often as before, but I want you to know that I think of you daily!!! Have a super week, my dear!!!

Love & Hugs!!!

My Little Space said...

Gorgeous card, glad you enjoyed the sketch challenge.


Fe-Fe said...

I love your card and the fact you are giving it to your teenage son. That is so funny. I'd love to be a fly on the wall when you give it to him!

Thank you for joining in with the sketch challenge.

Happy Easter!
Fe x