Wednesday 6 April 2011

#60 Easter Eggs

Theme at I ♥ Promarkers - Easter
Prize sponsor this week - Joanna Sheen (£10 voucher)

Another Wednesday and another challenge for Promarker fans and this week are letting you get some Easter cards done. This rather dashing young rabbit with his stylish jerkin & cravat is from Elizabeth Dulemba and doesn't he just look like he has fallen from the pages of Alice in Wonderland - all he needs is a pocket watch and he would be good to go. Instead he is hiding Easter eggs in the grass - or picking them up - or, given my Prestonian roots, has gone to Avenham Park to Egg Roll on Easter Monday.

The image has of course, been coloured with Promarkers but I have also paper pieced his jacket & cravat (or is it a stock, I can't decide?). Anyway, I also then paper pieced all the eggs in his basket making sure that one of them looked as if someone had painted a face on one, in this case, a rabbit's face - & also one that might well have been coloured using onion skins (so a yellowy brown) which I am sure I did as a child too, though my recollection is rather vague on that one.

I have cut down the front panel at an angle to give me my shaped card ( & the hill his eggs have been rolling down), and layered up Easter colours on the front and back panels, dotting flowers cut using a Woodware punch and added tiny bitsy flowers to the centres. These theoretically should have been remnants from a circular Fiskar's punch design but I purposely only punched the bits I needed on this occasion. For the spears of 'grass' I just cut into my paper by hand and having cut the basic slits I then went back into the slits at an angle every so often to shape some blades. I carefully cut along the rabbit's outline to tuck my grass behind him before adding the yellow grosgrain ribbon from FantasticRibbons.

Tine :)

Challenges I would like to enter this card into are:
Aly's - bunnies
Bee Crafty - Easter
Oh-la-la - Easter
Everybody Art - Easter
Stamps R Us - Easter
Simon Says - Easter or Spring colours
Digital Tuesday - Easter parade
Craft Us Crazy - Easter or Spring
Paper Sundaes - Spring blossom
Ellephantastic  - anything but a square or rectangle
Crafty Purple Frog - anything but a square
Sassy Studio - fancy fold
Stamp Something - digi day.


  1. Just adorable and so perfect for Easter and our theme of shaped cards!

    Thanks for joining us over at TCPFC Love Chanelle xxx

  2. Gorgeous card, love the colours and papers and your colouring is gorgeous. Thanks for taking part in the Ellephantastic challenge this month.
    Elle DT

  3. Wie putzig :)
    Vielen Dank fürs Mitmachen bei EAC.
    Liebe Grüße Doreen

  4. very cute card :-) the imsge is adorable and the papers and design are fab , love the paper piecing too :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp and Stamp Something Challenges :-)
    Lols x x x

  5. Hi, this is such an incredibly cute card; love this easter bunny. Thanks you for sharing and for joining us at Craft Us Crazy challenges. Hugs, Frea

  6. This is adorable Tine, love your clever piecing of those eggs, so cute. Beautifully colored. Thanks for joining us at SSD this week.

  7. Very pretty!
    Thanks for joining us at Ooh La la with your beautiful Easter creation; we hope to see you again soon x

  8. Really adorable card. Love the paper piecing for the jacket.

  9. Great card! I love how you've added the purple flowers, it's a great image & a perfect Easter card.
    Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us.

  10. Love the bunny and his paper pieced jacket!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

    Alica ;)

  11. Hi Christine, think I have managed to miss some of your cards, love this rabbit he is so cute and looks so fine and dapper in his purple jacket so beautifully paper pieced, definatly makes me think of Alice in Wonderland hehe :) xx

  12. What a gorgeous card such pretty colours and your colouring is just amazing
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  13. Cute! Cute! CUTE! Love the colors and the fold of this card! Awesome!!!

    Thank you for participating in the Craft Us Crazy Challenge! I hope you'll do so again soon!

  14. wow what a fabulous shaped card. Thank you for playing along with Ellephantastic this month. Hugs Helen x x