Saturday, March 31, 2012
Hop Into Spring!
Granny on the Beach...when this week's Our Craft Lounge inspiration challenge was posted, I decided I wanted to make a similar card using Hoppin' Into Spring, one of my favorite OCL sets.
I really wanted to add a fence along the horizon of this card...my husband and son were sweet enough to swing by Michael's between lunch and music lesson so I could run in to buy the punch and finish my card today. It was pouring rain (which we definitely need), but I was able to dash in and out without getting drenched! Getting a decent photo on a day like this proved to be a little more challenging!
The fence is punched from a wood-grained print from MME's Fiddlesticks designer paper. I used a warm gray Copic marker to add some shading to each fence slat and to the horizontal elements between them.
I love the way this card turned out, so bright and fun for Easter! When it is "closed" the sentiment is hidden, and it looks as though the bunny is hopping along in the furrow between rows. When it is sitting open zig-zag-style on my desk, the sentiment is visible and he looks like he is leaping mid-air. It is just fun to make something different than a traditional A-2 every once in a while!
OCL Hoppin' Into Spring
Sugar Sparkly Fluff
MME Fiddlesticks designer paper
Copic blending paper
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
MS fence punch
I hope I've inspired you to play along with our challenge! Be sure to visit the OCL blog for more information, and to link your project when you're done! Have a blessed Holy Week! :)