Tuesday, April 22, 2008

bunny smooches

Now don't get any ideas that I'm kissing a rabbit. Today's challenge for the backgrounder blitz at Cornish Heritage Farms was to use the kissing technique. This has never been a favorite technique for me, because I can never get it to work well. But somewhere back in my memory archives I thought that I had seen it done with pigment ink and it worked well, so that's what I tried today. I inked the Reverse Dots backgrounder with Colorbox topaz ink and the Geometric Flowers II backgrounder with Colorbox chianti ink. Then I pressed them together and then stamped the reverse dots on my card stock. Happy dance -- it worked! Because it was pigment ink, I took my heat gun and dried it so there was no chance of smudging. I backed the piece with old olive and added some olive rick rack.

For the main image, I stamped the bunny from Small Pleasures in basic brown ink and only colored the flowers and grass, using more mustard and old olive markers. I sponged the edges with chocolate chip ink. I picked up a piece of old olive card stock that was already cut to back the bunny. It wasn't quite big enough to border all the way around, but I decided I liked the way it looked, so I left it that way. I added some olive brads and piercing and popped up the main image.

stamps: small pleasures, reverse dots, geometric flowers II (all Cornish Heritage Farms)
ink: chianti & topaz (colorbox), basic brown, more mustard, old olive, chocolate chip (SU)
paper: chocolate chip, apricot appeal, old olive, whisper white
other: rick rack (walmart), mat pack, piercing tool, brads, dimensional tape, staples, sponge

If you haven't been playing along with the challenges on CHF, there's still time. The backgrounder blitz goes until Friday.

I'm so glad you stopped by.


Anonymous said...

I like this!! Your bg turned out great!

Diane said...

Oh my this bunny is sooo adorable!
Love the dp you used and your bg is gorgeous!

Susan (rainy) said...

This is adorable, Melody. And that background you created is FABULOUS!! What an awesome choice of backgrounder stamps to combine. It truly looks like beautiful designer paper!

Jen said...

how cute!! It's a great Spring card.

Debbie Olson said...

How lovely, Melody! Great details!