Saturday, April 4, 2009
It's only a few grey hares!
This week's High Hopes challenge is a sketch challenge brought to us by Jeanne. She gave us a fun sketch with lots of circles. Easter is just around the corner so I had to use another of the bunny stamps from the last release. I just love this mama bunny with her baby bunnies. I colored the image with copic markers and the patterned paper is from Cosmo Cricket. Check out all the wonderful design team creations for the challenge over on the High Hopes challenge blog.
I shared the photo yesterday of the flowers I bought on Etsy. Kiera left a comment with a link to a another blog that had a video tutorial. (Thanks so much, Kiera!) It was a great tutorial! It really helped me relearn some of the necessary stitches. I created the green using some yarn for making wash clothes and the pink flower on the top using crochet thread while watching the tutorial (a few times with some pausing *wink*).
Then, I decided to try out the flower style that I really love, the Irish rose. I used this pattern here. Okay, seriously, that tiny little flower took me probably a couple hours to crochet! (I'm definitely a beginner! lol) I have the hardest time reading the pattern and it took me a while to figure out what I was supposed to be doing. Anyway, these are my first attempts. Nothing fabulous, but not too bad for my first go round. I am having fun learning, but I am definitely a beginner.
Stamps: Busy Mama, Grey Hares (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)
Cardstock: white (Papertrey Ink), grey (SU)
Patterned Paper: Little Girls Biography (Cosmo Cricket)
Accents: flowers (Prima Marketing), hibiscus burst bitty dots ribbon (Papertrey Ink), pink brads
Tools: copic markers, sewing machine, nestability dies