03 April 2014

Easter rabbit.card

Here's an Easter card I have made with an Elizabeth Dulemba image, I love the expression on the rabbit. I think the rabbit is a she, just look at those eyes :)  Anyhow, I coloured her in PS and paper pieced her blouse and some of the eggs in the basket, I used DP's from ellesdesigns.

I learned something new this week and am I thrilled, oh! you don't realise. I was like a kid in a toy shop. LOL.  Dawn by Design has a tutorial that I followed and have achieved making my own background with "splatter" brushes and an egg shape, hers has a butterfly as an example, but of course once I knew how to do it, I had to try different. I used the PS brushes using colour dynamics, so that there were different colours each time I added the "misty brush" I bought from DBD, (well I had to do it properly didn't I?) as well as the shape dynamics Dawn showed how to use in her tutorial. So all you girls who are struggling with PS, go HERE and learn something "simple" to play with.  I can see me doing more of this.  I used the "brush" only to do the green area, love the effect.  Then to play more I added texture by adding a "cross stitch" effect PS Action from Atomic Cupcake, which I'm not sure is still available. To finish the card, I decoupaged the Rabbit and the basket added glitter to the eggs and the sentiment, oh! yes that is from Summertime Designs, added 3D gloss to her eyes.

maybe? you can see the eggs background clearer here?

I changed the exposure of the closeup so you can see the eggs,
splatter brushes and the cross stitch I added to the background.

About Elizabeth Dulemba, you know I love her images, so thought I would add a link, seeing as I use her images a lot and they are all free and also, you may not know about her. 
This is from her latest Newsletter, she has had a couple of children, using her images, enter them into the Gallery, Aw! Bless them.  AND you get a free image with every newsletter.  Go on get the children colouring her images :)

    Have you or your children colored or created something using one of my Coloring Page Tuesday images? If you post it on a blog, you can also post it to my gallery and maybe I'll share your creation next week! 

(It doesn't have to be a card - I like 2-year-old scribbles too!)

http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/58-animals.html  Animals - Yep! a Rabbit

http://fattastictuesday.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/fan-tastic-tuesday-challenge-29-use.html  Patterened paper - Yep! I used, my own plus another

http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/challenge-cute-and-fab-tutorial-from-kat.html Cute and tip - Yep! Cute card and I linked to a top tip tutorial

http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/challenge-210-once-upon-time-bring-on.html One upon a time Bring on the Fairy tale or Fantasy Yep! This is a fairytale rabbit!

http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/animals.html  Animals - Yep! a Rabbit

http://whimsyinspires.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/challenge-69-easter-bunnies-chicks-etc.html   Easter Bunnies Chicks etc - Yep! - Bunnie

http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/welcome-spring-challenge.html  Welcome Spring - Yep! Easter Bunnie


Shirley said...

Gorgeous card. Love the image and the background. Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

Faith - Thanks so much for the great shout-out!! And I can't wait to feature your creation in my Easter e's news on April 15th, 2014! Happy creating, e

Shirley Young said...

Lovely effects Faith and the bunny has real character.

Sarah said...

Faith, that background is stunning! Love that cute bunny! Now I'm off to see if I can learn how to do that.

G Peplow said...

Beautiful background Faith and the bunny is just so cute all in all a fab card !! :D x

Dawn Farias said...

Oh, Faith - it's amazing! Also, like Elizabeth, I want to say "thank you!" for the great shout out. :) By the way, I didn't know about the color dynamics in PS. So glad to have learned something new (and awesome) today!

Darlene said...

Fabulous background and adorable image! What a fun card creation Faith! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘ANIMAL’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Bonnie said...

WOW! Not only a wonderful bunny but a beautifully detailed background too! This is amazing, Faith!

Borqna said...

This is a great idea! Incredibly cheerful mood!
True Easter! Congratulations!

Unknown said...

Great image and coloring! Fantastic detail! Thank you for sharing with us at Tip Top Tuesday. Amy A., DT

Unknown said...

Fabulous Design and lovely Papers, perfect for our challenge over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, thank you for joining us this week we would love you to come back and join us again next week for another fun challenge...Good Luck,
Suzy B Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday

Pat K said...

Wonderful Easter card...you create magic. Hugs, Pat K x

Unknown said...

Gorgeous Easter card! Love the image and your design!
Thank you for joining our Easter Challenge at Whimsy.
Ruza, Whimsy Digital Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

cass said...

Beautiful Easter card, thanks for joining us at Fan-tastic Tuesday this week

Crea-Sandra said...

Beautiful card, I love the image and colors!
Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky!
♥ Sandra ♥

deesdesigns said...

Thank you for sharing the technique you used for the background - I love it! This little bunny is too, too cute - love the paper-piecing! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Di's Digi Stamps and our Spring Challenge! Dee

paper fun said...

Fabulous!!! Adorable rabbit and I love the egg background.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.