Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Somebunny Loves You!

Hi everyone.  I'm happy to say that I finally got a card made that Im happy with. :)

I found an on-line store last week that is located in Vancouver, B.C. ... just a short distance from my house.  I ordered on Wednesday, got confirmation of shipping on Thursday, and my order arrived on Friday.  Gotta love that! :)

I purchased a few of  Colorado Craft Company's line of stamps by Anita Jerem.  I have seen these sweet images around for ages.  Don't know why it took me so long to get some to play with.

This image is called Bunnies & Robin.  It's a great spring image and brought a smile to my face the whole time I was watercolouring. :)  My hope is that it will bring a smile to my sweet friend Dolly as well, as it is now in the mail to her. :)

I started by sponging a light arc of blue ink (Speckled Egg) over the top of the image.  I then watercoloured using distress inks:  Pumice Stone, Frayed Burlap, Gathered Twigs, Vintage Photo, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness, Candied Apple, and Wilted Violet.

I cut off the bottom a bit short (darn!), so my sentiment actually goes over top of a bit of the image, but I'm still happy with it.  The black sentiment banner is stamped and heat embossed in white, using one of the stamps from the same stamp set.

Close-up ...


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Stamps:  Bunnies & Robin (Colorado Craft Co.)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:   Black (Memento); Distress Inks:   Speckled Egg, Pumice Stone, Frayed Burlap, Gathered Twigs, Vintage Photo, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness, Candied Apple, and Wilted Violet (Tim Holtz); Versamark
Accessories:   Clear embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, sponge, watercolour brushes, White embossing powder (Ranger)

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27 comments:

I Card Everyone said...

So happy you've finally made some CCC your own, Loll - you've colored this one so sweetly.
D is sure to love it, too!
=]

Susan said...

So glad you finally got some of the Anita Jeram images - I think they are adorable. You've coloured it beautifully and the black sentiment strip grounds it so well. Darnell will love it.

Aquarius said...

A really sweet image beautifully coloured - certainly made me smile

HilaryJane said...

How wonderful to discover a new craft store close to home, that's always a bonus. Your card is so sweet, it is fabulous, you should be pleased with it and I love the black edge to it with the white sentiment xx

Sandy said...

Wonderful! I love this stamp and have to say I have used it several different ways. The bunnies are sooooo cute!
Sandy xx

nancy littrell said...

Adorable whimsical bunny images scene that will surely make Dolly smile and feel much better:-) I Loved your watercoloring and the lightly sponged sky background. Wonderful sentiment too. TFS Lolly. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Linda said...

This is so cute, beautifully coloured too. How lucky are you having a fabulous craft store close by ...... don't spend too much!! xxx

Bonnie said...

I think this is bringing a smile to all our faces too, Lolly! What an adorable image! Dolly will love it!

Lisa Elton said...

I have a thing for bunnies and this trio is extra sweet! Darling card, Loll!

Christine Alexander said...

so darn cute Loll, Dolly will love the card and bring a big smile to her face ♥

kiwimeskreations said...

What a gorgeous card Loll - and I am sure it will be appreciated by Dolly! She will be getting swamped with cards, is my pick :)
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Julie B said...

I keep looking at these CCC stamps and so far I've only bought a couple but after seeing this cute image my resolve may melt!
Mind you my own pesky bunnies are intent on digging their way into my new flower bed, hope the robin in the Ash tree can charm them away!! :)

Mac Mable said...

Your adorable card sure made me smile Loll....Thank you x. The images are so cute and I love your water colouring too ....Darnell will smile too x.

Bobby said...

Such a sweet image and beautifully watercolored, Loll. I don't have any of those stamps either but the more I see the more I want. I'm sure D will love it and will be full of smiles.

Brenda in IN said...

This is the sweetest image and you colored it so beautifully. She will love it.

Nstiz said...

What makes this image so adorable is your beautiful watercoloring! Love the way you painted those bunnies. The image itself is just so cute too. Fun card!

Marcia Hill said...

Oh Loll...Darnell will love this!! I've been collecting these Anita Jeram stamps for a little bit now and absolutely LOVE them too! Your water coloring is fabulous, and this card just totally makes me smile!! Hugs. :0)

Robyn Oliver said...

Yes a real sweet image and beautifully coloured by you Loll, a fabulous card, hugs Robyn

TK said...

Adorable! I've not seen this image from CCC but it sure is sweet, and totally special to Darnell, I'm sure!

Ros Crawford said...

Totally adorable Loll! And our resing art blew me away.. I LOVE it! I hope things are improving for you... sending hugs and love

Julia Aston said...

I just love these Anita Jarem images - I have several and haven't used them enough! Your coloring is wonderful on this sweet scene Loll - and I'm sure Darnell will LOVE it!

Sue N said...

Such a sweet card, Loll! I love the little bunnies looking up at the bird! Sue N

Brenda said...

Oh fun that you found an online store that is located close to your house Loll, sounds like they ship super fast! Love that! Your card is darling, such a sweet image and I love the way you have colored it. I'm glad you were able to make a card Loll, I hope this was just the inspiration you needed! Hugs, Brenda

Papercraft Boutique said...

Glad to hear that you found an online shop locally, Loll! It must feel great to receive your order so quickly. These bunnies and the bird are so cute! Your beautiful watercoloring makes Anita Jeram's characters look even more adorable. I can see more of your cards with her characters coming in the future. :-)
Hideko xx

Trina P. said...

So adorable and beautifully coloured. I’m sure Darnell will loved it!

So I would live to know the local store you found? 😂… call me enabled!

BożenA said...

But a lovely scene with these cute bunnies. You've done the watercolor staining beautifully and the black banner at the bottom of the card perfectly grounds the scene. Great card
xx

Leslie Miller said...

It's wonderful that you found a place so close to home for ordering. I know shipping can be hard to bear from other places. This is a most adorable image and colored to perfection. When it comes to sweet stamps, these Anita Jerins are tops!