Some Bunny’s Love
I’m stopping by today with a fun little card full of bright, happy colors and the adorable, warm smile of a bunny… perfect for sending to someone who needs a bit of cheering up!
Starting off with my background, I used three different colors of distress ink to create the watercolor splash behind the bunny; Wild Honey, Peacock Feathers, and Worn Lipstick. I first applied a wash of clean water to the area in which my color was going to be placed; I was very generous with the amount of water used, as I really wanted the colors to blend as much as possible. Once the water was applied to my paper, I loaded my brush up with water once again, dipped it into some of the ink I had applied to a acrylic block, and began randomly dropping the ink into the water-cover areas of my paper. I let the water do most of the work, and only pushed the colors around as needed.
Once I was happy with the color placement, I took my heat gun and dried my paper, making sure to push ink around as I dried; this helps blend the colors together even more. Once my paper was dry, I then took my ink blending tool and the same distress inks and deepened some of the colors a bit. With a bit of water spritzed in my hand, I flicked droplets of onto the color area and quickly blotted them up with a rag, creating a water spot effect.
To create the flecks of color speckled around my background, I loaded my wet paintbrush with Worn Lipstick distress ink and flicked it onto the paper; I then repeated this step using Wild Honey ink. Then, with two bottles of spray ink (Mint and Gold), I applied splashes of these beautiful shimmery colors onto the background as well.
For this card, I wanted the bunny to have a bit of texture, so using a gray rose pattern, I printed the digi stamp onto my paper and fussy cut her out. Adding some details to her, I applied “blush” to her cheeks, ears and belly with Worn Lipstick ink and a piece of felt; I also whitened up her tail with a gel pen, and added some shadows for depth using a gray pencil. The balloon was printed and cut out as well in a confetti patterned paper.
Finally, before putting everything together, the sentiment was added to my background panel. The sentiment is included in the LiaStampz bunny file, and I imported it into my Silhouette Studio so that I could sketch it out with a black multi-liner.
I have some exciting news to share as well! I am happy to announce that I have teamed up with LiaStampz as their newest Design Team member… I now work with nine wonderful girls who are all so very talented! Let me introduce you to them:
Definitely head on over to their blogs (linked to their names), and check out their beautiful creations!
This card is also submitted into Simon Say’s Stamp’s December Work It Wednesday challenge.