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Saturday, 3 April 2021

Rabbits and tulips

Hello, crafting friends!

Watercolouring has become more and more appealing to me, especially now I've found that I can paint directly on the card bases I bought from Hobbycraft recently, without any bleed through! I had so much fun making this simple daffodil card a week or two ago I decided to CASE my own card and give it a different look.


I masked off the edges of the card base and stencilled in some grass from Funky Fossil's Scenic Border stencil as I had done before. Instead of the daffs, I chose another Clearly Besotted set, Spring Tulips, stamping them in the green ink. I quickly gave them a lick of watercolour and left the card to dry.


Meanwhile, I stamped two of the bunnies from The Craft Consortium's English Garden stamp set and watercoloured them. When they were dry, I added detail with a fineliner and painted fluffy white tails with some white acrylic paint (sorry the texture doesn't show in the photos but they do actually have the floof factor in real life!) To finish the card, I removed the masks from the now dry card base, stamped a sentiment on it and attached the bunnies.

CHALLENGES
I'm linking up with Happy Little Stampers Watercolour challenge where anything goes; also The Rainbow Challenge where the colour this month is Definitely Daffodil; The theme at The Sisterhood of Crafters is Easter/Spring and at Try it on Tuesday it's Hello Spring, so I'm playing along there too.


AND IN OTHER NEWS
I spent a few productive hours sorting out my airing cupboard last week. I store my bed linen there and there is quite a lot of it! While folding the sheets I remembered a time my youngest son made me laugh while helping me bring the laundry in from the line. He was supposed to be handing me the bed linen in size order. "That's a King," I pointed out when he was supposed to be passing me a Double. He reverently put the sheet down, bowed low and made a flourish with his hand. "My Liege," he said solemnly.

Wishing you a very happy weekend,

22 comments:

  1. Oh Vicky, I just love this card! Your tulips are lovely and those bunnies ... ugh, too cute! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS
    Please stop in for a visit!

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  2. A beautiful CAS Easter card,love the flowers and rabbits

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  3. Oh my goodness, these little bunnies are adorable! AND your watercolored tulips are delightful as well!

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  4. Super card Vicky, love the bunnies and the lovely tulips.

    Kath x

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  5. Awww, that’s so cute! Lovely Easter card xxx

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  6. You have totally nailed the watercolour look Vicky - these tulips are so pretty and your bunnies adorable. All you need now is a chocolate Easter egg and you will be sorted - Easter greetings to you!

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  7. This is adorable, Vicky! I have the bunny set and sad to say I haven't inked it up yet. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. Absolutely beautiful Vicky, a joyful card to be sure.
    Faith x

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  9. Love your watercolored tulips, Vicky. Thanks for joining us at TRCC this month and I look forward to you joining us again soon.
    Hugs,
    Em, DT Co-ordinator

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  10. This is so soft and sweet I just adore it

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  11. This is really awesome! Super cute card!

    Hugs,
    Conny

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  12. So sweet bunnies. Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.

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  13. You have an abundance of talent, this is just stunning.

    Hugs diane

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  14. Gorgeous water colouring hun, love those bunnies soooooo cute!

    Thank you for sharing with us at 'Happy Little Stampers Water colouring' this month
    Stay Safe
    Hugs Shell xx

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  15. Beautiful spring card Vicky! Thank you for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge.

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  16. Vicky- I always love your cards and love that you are a consistent player at The Rainbow Card Challenge. thanks again for joining us!

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  17. Stunning project, BRILLIANT design.. Thank you so much for entering your gorgeous project into our "Easter/Spring " challenge atThe sisterhood of crafters this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Cheers, aNNie DT Member
    https://thejourneyisthestarthere.blogspot.com/{My Blog}

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  18. Absolutely beautiful, Vicky ! Not only your tulips are gorgeous with your striking watercoloring but these bunnies are so cute too. What a lovely and serene Easter scene. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at The Rainbow Card Challenge.

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  19. Such a beautiful Easter card! I love your design with the pretty tulips and adorable bunnies πŸ˜€. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday! Hugs, Jo x

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  20. Vicky, I love this springy card. I especially like the bunnies, they are so CUTE!!! Thank you for joining us at The Rainbow Card Challenge. Hope to see you again for our May challenge... Love your designs.
    Elena DT

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  21. So sweet! I love the subtle dimension for those bunnies! Thank you for joining us at TRCC! Hope to see you again! Hugs! ❤️πŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ Mynn xx

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Do leave me a comment - it always makes my day! Vicky x


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