Sunday, March 28, 2010

Hear comes Peter Cottentail !

Easter is right around the corner, so I thought I had better get some cards done and in the mail.  


Tip : Stamping on Ribbon
Well not much of an explanation needed.  But my tip is to use a juicy pigment ink.  I used Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate on the pink ribbon above.  I love the Brilliance line of inks for a pigment ink.  I also use VersaMagic.


Here is an Easter tin I made last year.


Tip : Altering a vegtable can
So inexpensive to make.  It's actually a vegtable can.  Squeeze the sides together slightly to make it longer at the top.  I sprayed it with this yummy brown texture spray paint.  Then smeared on a little pink acrylic paint.  I used my Crop-a-dile to punch holes in the side.  I painted wooden beads and threaded them on some brown craft wire.  I twisted the wire down both sides of the beads and attached through the holes on the sides.   It would be even cuter if you added some wooden balls at the bottom to create feet!
 
Here is an Easter Banner I made last year and posted over on my TAC blog.








Tip : Cardboard Art
The entire project is acrylic paints, stamps, punches and ink.  I used cardboard, tore off parts of the front to reveal the riples. I painted the backgrounds of each panel with layers of acrylic paints. Messy and fun!!
The Easter set I used on the tin and the banner  is No Bunny Like You by TAC.  All the florals are various TAC sets as well.  The font is Big Timber by Technique Tuesday.  This has always been one of my favorite TT sets because it's open.  So you can stamp it on any type of pattered paper and you have a perfect match for a layout.  Or stamp a pattern and then the letter over that. 
I hope this gets you in the mood to create something fun for Easter!

You can view more of my Cardboard Art HERE.

You can view more of my Collage / Mixed Media projects HERE.

18 comments:

Jill said...

wow Melisa your cards and creations are just gorgeous and so beautifully made thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Barb said...

Wow! You've been busy! Beautiful cards, and your Easter projects from last year are still faves of mine :)

ScrappyPam said...

Lovely cards - I adore the brown and pink together. And that banner is still the best!!

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Gorgeous Easter banner!

HappyCrafter said...

Fabulous! Love the vintage feel of these.

Marla said...

I love the little floppy-ear bunny that you colored! How cute! And I LOVE the Easter banner! Very creative!!!

Lesley said...

Great projects Melisa, I love them!

Jennifer said...

WOW! Lots of Great Easter stuff! SUPER CUTE!!

Amy Johnson said...

WOW! I'm so impressed! I especially love the bucket and banner. I love how you painted and distressed the bucket, and the details in the banner are amazing. Great job on everything!

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Gorgeous work, Melisa! That banner is eggsalent!!LOL! Seriously, I totally adore it!

Congratulations on that first card being published on Examiner.com! go girl!

I'm traveling all day tomorrow (just in case you write I won't be writing back)

Have a great week!

Hugs

Natalie said...

You are so creative!! I love the tin bucket!! Thanks for sharing how you made it, you are clever!!! Love it!!

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Awesome dear.

Stacy said...

Love all the Easter inspiration! TFS :)

Bonibleaux Designs said...

man alive!! LOL you are one busy little Easter bunny! Love all of the little projects but my favorites are always the bunny itself!!

Terrie B x said...

Love your beautiful creations!!!!!Fabulous!!!!!..
Thanks for joining us at the Cuttlebug Challenges.
Terrie
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/

sewingseeds4U said...

Your projects are just beautiful. I especially love the vintagy banner.

Seleise said...

fabulous! Hope you had a wonderful Easter!

Laurie Unger said...

Wow- you've been busy! Great projects!

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