Friday, October 16, 2009

Lord of the Season Blog HOP

Are you all ready to (blog) hop?? Originally I had a "nice" card using three of Nina's "Lord of the Season" topiaries for today, but I wasn't hopping up and down over what I created (and I don't think you would have been either), needed something a little more "wow!" for the hop, and hopping made me take a second look at the spring topiary...and I realized I could make a fluffy little bunny! The omission technique of inking up just parts of the image you want to use with a marker or ink pad and adding a few small details with a pen will get you there...
Ink up just the butterflies and topiary ball outlines, skipping over the parts in the centers, and stamp. Then doodle some ears, a face, paws and feet, and a little grass underneath to ground it. The space in between the topiary balls is covered by a little tied ribbon.
I colored it with Copics and matted it onto two Cosmo Cricket Earth Love DPs and Pure Luxury White and Sweet Corn CS. The stitching around the edges is created by stamping the zigzag image from "Hip to Be Square" inked up with Memento London Fog. "Hoppy birthday!" greeting mounted on the fancy tag is from "Just So Hoppy". Last I added a little paper flower and a button from the Autumn Button Assortment.

For even more ideas with Nina Brackett's Lord of the Season stamp set, visit her blog link below as well as the GinaK Idea Center here: Lord of the Season
GinaK is giving away the set on her blog today, too, so be sure to stop there as well as the other designers joining in on the hop tonight:

September's Center Stage Spotlight Team:

30 comments:

JenMarie said...

Oh how CUTE!

catdidit said...

Hahahaha! LOVE it Mel! I just love your way of thinking...like I said, I so want to just be in your brain for ONE day, what fun! LOL!

Tami said...

HOW cute and very creative!

Lori said...

Holy moly Mel, how incredibly creative!!!! Just way too cute!!!!

Janice M said...

Too cute!! What a great idea!!

joy said...

How in the world did you ever see a bunny? He came out SOOO darling! Quite creative!

Theresa Momber said...

Hee hee! Love this, you clever girl! So fun!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

So, so cute! And great choice of DP.

JessicaK said...

O M G! How fantastic are you and this card, Mel.

betty N said...

Super, super cute! What a wonderful idea! Great card!

Donna said...

SUPER SWEET! even better than I imagined it!

Giovana said...

WOW, you are so creative!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

OHHHHH MY LANDS!!!!!!!!! You know you totally did it again Mel!!!!!! That creative brain of yours is just FANTASTICALLY amazing!!!!!! Wowweee Wow Wow!!!!!!!! And sooo stinkin' cuuuuute!!!

Melissa Cash said...

OMG! This card is too cute for words. Next time I am in a jam, I am going to try hopping up and down. :)

NinaB said...

Very cute and outside of the box creative. You're amazing.

Deb said...

Hahaha! So very cute and clever!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

High 5, Mel! You rocked it!

buggin2stamp said...

This is so creative and incredibly adorable.

harrahx2 said...

You are so clever! How adorable.

Jessica said...

Your card is a wow alright! I LOVE how you think out of the box, Melanie!!

Christi said...

Oh, wow! This is so super cute! I love the little bunny rabbit! What a fabulous idea!

Donna said...

OMG! This is so clever! I love how you think outside the box!

Chrisd said...

Simple adorable and so different!

trish said...

This is totally typical of your blog- you take something so simple and make it incredible, your thinking is just off this planet and I love it. I never know quite what you are going to come up with next- thank you for sharing with us.
Hugs,
Trish

Carolyn King said...

never would have seen a bunny in a topiary---lol! its very cute!

Susan said...

Very cute and clever! It really makes the card personal too as you can add your own choice of personality to the bunny! Lol!

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Your card is darling!

Maria Levine said...

Holy Crow, that is so clever! Great job!!

melissac said...

You never cease to amaze me!! Melanie you are the best!!

Jennie said...

Love the way you think!!! I never thought "bunny" but it is :o) Cute card!