Saturday, March 2, 2013

Gingham Bunny Card

We still have about 18 inches of snow with three to four foot drifts. My hubby spotted a rabbit in our bird bath that's almost three feet high. He had been putting birdseed there for birds, of course. But I guess we have really hungry rabbits, too. We are all hoping for warmer weather and the greening of spring. I, for one, can't wait to see spring colors again when my flowers and fruit trees bloom.

Lisa Lara enticed me with the cute gingham images in her set called "Some Bunny" that were introduced at Clear Dollar Stamps in February. I just had to try one out using all gingham paper and Kraft cardstock. There's something about gingham that says "country" and "spring" to me. I chose the Color Throwdown palette and the sketch this week from Sweet Sketch Wednesday:

 
 
Let me make it clear that I did not color the rabbit or use paper piecing. He's one of the pre-colored images in the set (great for a busy day). I wasn't sure how it would work to mix a large gingham pattern base with the smaller gingham panels, but I wanted to try it for once. I had brads in the matching colors so I used all three to be reminiscent of Easter eggs. Before printing my image, I did alter it slightly in Photoshop using Image/Adjustments/Color Hue. I changed the orange carrots by adjusting yellow to a darker shade to match the Kraft cs and the green and pink(red) were adjusted to match hollyhock and olive.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments - Easter
Color Throwdown #231 - I used Kraft, Hollyhock, Buttercup, and Olive
Sweet Sketch Wednesday #195 - sketch
Cute Card Thursday #258 - something old (all three of my gingham papers were made before 2005) and spool of Buttercup organdy about 7 years old.
Ruby's Rainbow - In the Garden (rabbits are in mine!)

6" x 6" Easter Card Recipe:
Image and Sentiment - CDS digi "Some Bunny"
Paper - Close To My Heart retired gingham papers from Olive, Buttercup, and ?Hollyhock Background and Texture packs, and Kraft cs; My Mind's Eye Kraft patterned paper 6 x 6
Accents - CTMH Olive, Buttercup, Hollyhock brads, Buttercup organdy (long retired); Martha Stewart white daisies


 

14 comments:

mulberry station said...

How fun. I love the paper peicing and the gingham papers. This is super cute. Thanks for joining us.
Nancy SSW-DT

Lori said...

Too cute! Love all the different gingham papers you used. Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown.

Kathie said...

Oh Vickie your card is so cute, I love the paper piecing and gingham papers. Great image and your colour combo is perfect such pretty colours together and embellishments. This image what make a great Babies card as well as Easter like you've made. Great card and thanks so much for sharing it with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Hugs
Kathie SSW-DT

Helen said...

This is so cute. Fab image, looks as though you have paper pieced it...I should keep quiet, no-one would know, lol. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments for our Easter/Spring challenge.

Hugs Helen DT xx

Heide said...

You have done 2 of my favorite things with this darling card, paper piecing ( even if it is pre-colored) and using gingham. So cute, love it! Thanks for joining us at SSW.
Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

Jeannie said...

Love, love, love the gingham! What a perfect Easter card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

Debbie said...

This is an adorable card.Such a cute image and just love gingham.Thanks for joining in with us over at Ruby's Rainbow.Good luck.Hugs Debbie x

Basslady said...

your card is so delightful and cute!

thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Broni said...

What a great card! I LOVE all the pretty gingham! Definitely perfect for Easter!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown!

Sally Dube said...

Ahhh!!! I LOVE this!! So very cute - Love, Love, Love the gingham overalls!! So glad you played along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!
Blessings to you Vickie!!
Sally SSW-DT

Denise Marzec said...

Sweet bunny and I love all the plaid! Thanks for joining us at the CTD. :)

Sharon Basel said...

There's nothing better than gingham for a Spring card and this is just fabulous! Love this sweet bunny and your paper and color combinations are just terrific. Thanks for playing along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
Sharon, SSW-DT

Laura said...

So cute lov that little bunny and his gingham pants! Thanks for linking up with Aud.

Sherri Thacker said...

LOVE the paper piecing! So cute!! Thanks for signing up for the Aud sentiments challenge this week.