Thursday, 9 March 2017

A Birthday Hare in a Field of Lavender

Good morning ladies and gents, Martina here with the first of my Hobby Art 'March Hares' posts for this month!
How are you doing? Made any new crafty creations lately? I have been busy in my craft room working with lots of new mediums, dies, stamps and stencils. There are so many lovely things to tempt us all at the moment! In Lisa's class last week we were all playing with bright and zesty colours, making scenes pop with contrasts and being very brave! The classes are perfect for this, you can have a 'try before you buy' as well as taking the opportunity to see what others are doing all around you...

My first card for the month is a really simple one. I love the image of the large hare in the Hobby Art set, so I wanted to make him the focal point.
Using Watercolour Card, I stamped 'Hercules' the hare, (as I call him) with Memento Ink to one side of the topper and one of the Hobby Art Birthday Collection sentiments to the other.

I made a mask for each element, as my original intention was to cover both features when moving onto the next step...

For my first attempt, I masked the sentiment and Hercules and then stamped some foliage in the background using the other elements from the set. I stamped and coloured everything in with Kuretake Clean Colour Brush Markers. 
I didn't like it. To me, the sentiment looked odd just hanging there, and Hercules looked like he had been sunburnt...

That one went in the bin and I changed tack slightly! Deciding to go a little 'softer' in tone, I used lighter browns and picked out the 'lavender' style flower to use behind him.

This time I was happier, but I needed to tie-in the background. There is a little flower stamp in the set, so I stamped this randomly around the topper and coloured with the same tones as before. I then used some Grape Crush Stickles to make them pop and sparkle. I added some white highlights to Hercules.

The background was still a little sparse, so I stamped some of the same flower, but this time did not colour them in. Some complementary layers and all done!

Thank you for reading - next week I will be looking at a scene peaking through a forest...I look forward to seeing you then!

Memento Ink Pad Tuxedo Black  Watercolour CardMarch HaresBirthday Collection HAStickles Grape Crush


  1. That really is a lovely fresh card, and brave to throw the first away, I'd of kept on adding, made it into a card then decided I didn't like it, comes with experience I suppose lol 😃

  2. Such a cute card, Hercules looks wonderful.


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