Sunday, March 13, 2011

Hoppy Easter Wall Art

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday! I hope everyone remembered to change their clocks last night. While overall I find the whole daylight savings thing kind of a bit of an annoyance, I am looking forward to the extra hour of sunshine with my family in the evenings :)

Now for my project :) I am SO excited to share it with you guys! I hope you like it as much as I do. I worked on it over two days putting lots of detail in it, including a couple of firsts for me. When she was done my honest reaction was, "Wow! This came out much better then I thought!" :) Probably because the first three times I thought she was "done" I'd think of something else to add, lol. Here she is, my Hoppy Easter Bunny :)

She's almost two feet tall! :) I started with just the bunny herself and then used a white painters marker for the doodling around her. I cut her from one of those three-pack boxes of cereal using a 12 x 24 mat and the CDS. I added some stickles to her ears and cheeks, but decided she needed even more!

Soooo, I made her a "Hoppy Easter" banner to hold up!
As you can see I used stickles on all of the letters, polka dots, and on some of the layers of the flowers.
The carrots were embossed with two cuttlebug folders, the tiny dots one and the one that looks like tree sticks (I'm sorry I don't know the correct names for them), and then I used a white jelly roller to color in the dots on the leaves.
I chose to use matching purple craft twine to tie the carrots together instead of my traditional brads or ribbon (I punched holes and set white eyelets in to run the twine through). All of the letters with their shadows were cut from the Storybook cartridge.
The flowers each have multiple layers of different shades of purple, topped with white, and held together with purple flower brads. I rolled each layer inward to help give it a more realistic look. It was my first time trying this technique and I think it turned out very pretty :)
Now this is probably my favorite part of her, her super cute flower ear bow :)
I made this by trying that scrunchy ribbon technique I've seen used around on so many blogs (again I apologize for not knowing the correct term for it). All I did was use a needle and some purple thread to sew a zig zag pattern through the middle, then bunched the ribbon together. The flower is the same as the others, just more layers :)

Thank you all so much for taking the time to stop by! :)

8 comments:

  1. Libby, you have really outdone yourself! This is so amazing, just the fact that she is almost 2 ft tall, not to mention how gorgeous she is! The banner is great with the embossing and all the sparkle, and your flowers are outstanding. So beautiful. You've done one terrific job, lady! Now where are you going to put her?

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  2. That's so creative. I never would have thought of that. Looks fantastic!



    Hugs and Blessings!
    ★ Jasmine Wilmany ★




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  3. OMG!...This is AMAZING!!! I absolutely love everything about it!! The flower scrunchy thingy on her ear is so darn adorable! I was wondering what cartridge you cut all those flowers from? Thanks for inspiring me and have a great day. :)

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  4. I bet you have the best hangings in all of G'ville. Awesome!

    Georgiana

    P.S. Are you going to the Scrapbook Expo in Orlando?

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