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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Delft Blue Bunny Card with matching envelope for Blockheads!

Hello Everyone!

As a ceramic artist I love to paint in the Delft Blue style Holland is famous for.  I thoroughly enjoy translating the style over to my paper art as well and today I'm sharing an Easter/Spring card with a matching envelope I created for Blockheads Paper Arts just using Memento Ink and Copic markers.


Blockheads Paper Arts stamp sets used:
Easter Full Sheet and Love and Romance.


Make a square card that measures 5 x 5 inches from Copic friendly cardstock, I use Neenah Solar White.  I like the square size coz it makes the finished piece look like an authentic ceramic tile.  Stamp the large bunny from the Easter set in the center of the card in Paris Dusk Memento Ink (dark blue).  Then stamp the heart flourish from the Love and Romance stamp set around the edges, building up the design using just the one stamp.  I like to eyeball as much as possible for a non-perfect look but if that's a challenge for you then I suggest using a stamp positioner.  I'm partial to a Stamp-a-ma-jig which I did use when it came to stamping a portion of the Easter Lily (Easter set) onto the body of the bunny with a bit of masking magic. 


Colour all the images with a combination of B23, 26 and 32.  I like to start with the darker of the 3 which is B26, then B23 and finally laying in B32.  Work over all the areas with a Colourless Blender to blend, blur and give variation to the colours which replicates the look of authentic Delft Blue painting.  Stamp the smaller bunny and a portion of the heart flourish onto a matching envelope and give it the same treatment for a fun matching set.  The monochromatic colour scheme makes this a perfect card for guys and of course the bunny makes it a great one for girls too ;0)
Happy Stamping!
 THE SHARPIE DOMINO QUEEN
I design for Blockheads Paper Arts * Third Coast Rubber Stamps * Lost Coast Designs * Smeared Ink * About Art Accents

8 comments:

  1. I love, Love, LOVE Delft blue works (and collect them) and I love, Love, LOVE what you've done here.

    I especially love the lily on the bunny. Brilliant!

    I'm pinning this!

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  2. Love what you have done! Thanks for joining us at Creative Creations Challenges with our 'B' challenge - remember you can enter up to three times! Good Luck and hope to see you again soon :) x

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  3. Beautiful easter project!
    Thanks for sharing with us at SFC!
    Hugs, Andrea

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  4. A beautiful card, a great design and wonderful colors.
    Thanks for joining us this week at
    stamps & fun = CREATIVITY.
    Hugs
    Michaela

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  5. Great card, lovely use of the stamp to create the border. Thankyou for joining us this month at Crafty Bloggers Network
    Geraldine M
    CBN DT

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  6. A nice card, thanks for joining us at SFC
    Hugs Kerstin/Saphira

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Leigh S-B

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