Happy Cottontail Cutie

Hi there everyone. I have a card to share to day which is just bursting with colour:

I am trying to make more scenic cards – well, some elements of a scene anyway. This card had some grass – that’s part of a scene, right? I really struggle with the other elements – but I’ll keep trying.

I am also trying to do cards with die-cutting, to see if I can keep the die-cuts clean and smudge-free……..and this card fitted the bill just right.

I took the MFT ‘Cottontail Cutie‘ die set and cut it out of white card. I then took some of the elements and coloured with Copics. I then die cut the MFT ‘Stitched Blooms‘ out of white card, and coloured with Copics, too.

The grass is made out of Lawn Fawn ‘simple grassy hillsides‘ – and this is where I struggle to layer – I think I cut the hills out of the same piece and don’t leave enough border at the bottom. I think I should leave a wider bottom (where have I heard that phrase before?) and then cut it off when I have decided on the layers………..maybe I’ll learn that lesson someday!

The grassy hills are coloured with Copics, too, and stuck down as you see, with the flowers inserted – and I also used some of the leaves to the grass.

I then thought the background was a little too plain, so I used a We R Memory Keepers embossing folder, just for a little added interest.

I put the card together, adding a little flower to the cottontail’s hand, because – well – I could….I realised when taking the photograph, that the cottontail is kinda floating there, somewhat above the grass…..do you see?

So – I think she is just so bursting with joy among the grass and flowers that she is almost flying – almost like that popular drink – giving her wings…..or maybe she is jumping for joy? I still love it, though. 🙂

I caught some daylight to take the photo, but it has been dull all day here in Chesterfield UK, a little cool and windy too.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Watercooler Challengesanything feminine goes

MFT Colour ChallengeRazzleberry, Cotton Candy, Lemon Chiffon, Limelight (Copic colouring to try and match)

Cardz4Galz – Flora or fauna or both (obviously gone with both)

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday ChallengeAnimal Antics

Bengal Tigers scene

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Hi there. This card you see here took me absolutely ages to put together. There must be easier ways of creating a scene than the process I went through. I have making this for a couple of days as I didn’t know quite how I was going to place the grassy die cuts, nor where I was going to place the tigers. I must have moved them around half a dozen times, walked away to think about it, went back to it…….it’s easier going to work!

These Bengal Tigers from Hero Arts were the easiest part of the card, even the fact I had to fussy-cut them as I don’t have the matching dies. I did stamp them in a couple of colours, bit preferred these colours the best.

I took the blue background card and embossed clouds onto it, as that much blank blue looked too much, and I didn’t want to start ink blending as I liked this lighter blue. The clouds were added from The Ton Golf Course stamps and dies, just for a little more dimension up there.

I don;t do these layered scene cards very often – I now remember why not!! – but I will certainly have a search for tips and tricks when it comes to putting them together.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

City CrafterSafari Style

Crafty Cardmakerswet or dry embossing

The Library Craft Challengewhere the wild things are