Hello! It’s the 2nd Tuesday of the month which means it’s my day to post on the Craft-Dee BowZ blog – don’t forget to check out the March challenge. We’d love for you to play along, and you could win a prize. The theme is always Anything Goes and Include a Handmade Bow, and this month’s sponsor is Cute As A Button. They have a huge selection of digital stamps to choose from – check them out!
I was in an Easter mood when working on my project for this post:
I might as well say that unless otherwise mentioned, my products used were Tim Holtz products. I made my background starting with the Plaid cling stamp background and stamped in Versamark on my paper, purposely going for imperfect impressions, then heat embossing with white powder. I added watered-down Distress Inks, and I probably should write down the colors as I use them, but they are pinks, yellows and a green, and I played around with those until I was happy. I wanted to keep it relatively simple, using 2 layering stencils(Latticework and Wildflower) and I believe TCW’s Mini Harlequin (used with green). I also used a cute little text stamp from Prima, but I couldn’t find a name on it. I stamped here and there with brown Archival ink.
I had originally intended to make a card, but it ended up that my favorite parts of the background were on the bottom on either side (figures!) and I didn’t want to cut them off. I found the perfect size of corrugated cardboard in my supplies, tore off pieces here and there and added Gesso – not much was going to be seen anyway. This pic isn’t crispy-clear, but it’s just a piece of cardboard.
I cut the rabbit and bow out using Core-dinations, and sanded. I had some puffy Hallmark Easter eggs in my stash – so cute and they’re shakers, but too cutesy for this project.
I covered them with Gesso, then added my watered-down Distress inks. When dry, I inked them a bit with Vintage Photo. The sentiment is computer-generated on a transparency and in the pic below, I was still working on getting all sides completely adhered to the egg.
After adding the Easter Bunny and eggs, I grabbed some pink basket filler from my daughter’s basket – yes, I still have my children’s Easter egg baskets and they’re 28 and almost 30 years old. I splattered some watered-down Vintage Photo on my canvas and added some Nuvo Carnation Pink Crystal drops here and there.
Of course, I made both the triple and single-loop bows with my bow tool, which you can get here. It’s so easy to get the perfect size bow to fit your project. Since I have a lot of yellow in my background, the additional ribbons make my yellow bow pop. I love this yellow ribbon!
I do believe that’s it. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
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