Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Hoppy Easter - Happy Spring

Hello, everyone.  Welcome by today and thanks for visiting me.  I realize that I've been a little bit scarce lately.  I haven't posted much of anything here on my blog, and I've been neglecting my friends in blog land.  A dear blog friend of mine actually reached out to say that she noticed I was "missing in action" so to speak.  I was SO grateful for her check-in and concern because it showed me that there are people who truly care about my happiness and well-being (other than immediate family); and that's a true blessing.  Anyway, I have been back in my craft room getting my April DT assignments taken care of and finally having some time to just be creative again.
I was very inspired by the Easter/Spring themed challenges taking place this week over at Simon Says Stamp.  I love playing along in both the Wednesday and Monday Challenges whenever possible.  This tag was completely inspired by Zoey of the SSS Monday Challenge Design Team.  She made such a darling tag with these floppy bunny ears.  Zoey really inspired me, so I gathered together some similar products and I created my version of Zoey's adorable tag.  I will be putting this tag on my granddaughter's Easter gift.
I used brown tissue paper and white cardstock.  I machine stitched the papers together and I used various Tim Holtz Oxide Inks to ink the edges and stencil some designs on the white cardstock to create a cool background with various textures.  I left the machine stitched edges hanging and even added extra thread to create whiskers for my bunny.  I also attached a pair of tiny googly plastic eyes to my bunny.  I hope he doesn't look creepy.  LOL  I also distressed the bunny's ears with oxide inks and I swiped some pink paint on them, and dusted them with ultra-fine glitter.  The stamped sentiment (Hoppy Easter) is from Paper Sweeties.  The finishing touch was a length of Cotton Candy Baker's Twine that I attached to the top of the tag.
Thanks again for stopping by to visit me today.  I'm always so very grateful for your visits and comments.  I do hope you're having a great week and that you're finding time to stay creative.  And if not, perhaps you're getting some other things accomplished.  Either way, enjoy your days.  I always appreciate your visits.

Blessings,
Karen

Here's where I'm playing along:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says Spring/Easter Mood Board

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Simon Says Spring/Easter - I was totally inspired by Zoey's cute bunny tag.

We Love 2 Create - Mixed Media - Anything Goes/Mixed Media - I chose to make a tag using brown tissue paper and white cardstock, etc.  I used my own design and free-handed everything. (other than the sentiment stamp).

Pixie's Crafty Workshop: Pixie's Playground Snippets Challenge #399 - In memory of Ruby - I used lots of snippets on this little mixed media tag.  Each piece, in fact, was made from white cardstock pieces that were literally laying on my scrap table.

As You Like It Challenge Blog - Favorite Critter and Why - I guess I'm going with the Easter Bunny on this one.  My reason why is because you can see his famous big floppy ears - and that's what I featured on this tag....a bunny with big floppy ears.

Creative Crafting Uncles - Challenge #15 - Easter

5 comments:

  1. Such a cute Easter tag-adorable bunny ears!

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  2. Hello Karen!!!
    sorry it took me a while to get to this beautiful post!! But I had some family issue to take care of and I am now reading comments. I am so so so happy to see you were inspired by my tag! Yours is truly adorable and I had so much fun reading through your blog! Thank you for tagging me! You did an amazing job!!!! hugs!

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  3. I'm late commenting as well - love your bunny ears! Stay safe.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  4. What a gorgeous tag!
    Thank you for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create With Polkadoodles! Jane (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

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  5. Beautiful gift tag! Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Creative Crafting Uncles and good luck. Hope you will join us next challenge again.

    Crafty greetings
    Alex

    *Owner* Creative Crafting Uncles
    *DT + Co-Owner* Easter-Fun Challenge
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