Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Wooden Bunny

Good Afternoon - although it's still morning to me!

I watched the US election last night so didn't get up until midday.

The background was from a recent workshop I did using Pixie powders.

 As  I didn't like the garish butterfly that was on the card  I threw it away when I got home and retrieved the green background.

The bunny was diecut  with a piece of balsa wood which previously held a macaroni cheese ready meal.

When I cut him out his ears turned up because of the shape of the box so I had to soak him with water to flatten the ears before stamping him with the old French Script,  Then I shaded round the edge with distress ink.  He's a Sizzix Bigz die.

His eye is Ranger black enamel and the bow was diecut from a piece of paper from my box of snippets.

I'm off to join in at Pixies Snippets Playground - Week 254  and also
Brown Sugar Challenge ~223 Anything Goes 
Avenue 613 Challenge #191 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Craft Challenge #303

49 comments:

Linby said...

I like your upcycling and the stamping over the bunny is a great look.

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card, Barb. The bunny is a real cutie and looks great on your fab background. I didn't stay up for the US election so imagine my shock on waking this morning - what a result! Elizabeth xx

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Great card Barb. Love your bunny. I am listening to the news on the TV today. Time will tell about the result.

x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A very sweet card, love how you have recycled the packaging too.
Lorraine

Aquarius said...

A great bit of upcycling here and no doubt you enjoyed the macaroni cheese as well, not that I've ever come across any meals packed in balsa wood so will have to keep an eye out for some. The pixie powders are great fun and I've recently started playing with some of the colours.

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your gorgeus Bunny card Barb...I'm just pleased its all over

Anne

Jane Willis said...

What a great piece of upcycling - I've never seen a ready meal packed in balsa but I'd buy it just for the packaging after seeing this
Jane

Veerle said...

Love this Barb. Love the beautiful background and the script stamped bunny. Well done.
Hugs Veerle x

Barb said...

Hehehe! It does have a thick paper lining! xx

Barb said...

It's a Charlie Bingham with lots of croutons and pieces of speck on top. Always my choice when hubby's out for the day although it is meant to be a meal for two!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a creative and imaginative person you are, Barb! Your bunny is outstanding and he is showcased and framed brilliantly against your Pixie background! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

karenlotty said...

He's brilliant! I love how you've recycled something and to stamp the script on top is a great idea. I like your Pixie Powder background - I'm still playing with Pixie Powders I like what I've made but not really used them on a project yet!

Craftychris said...

Ooh this is fab! I love the bunny and recycled too, how cool! Lovely background. xxx

Glennis said...

Lovely card, and quite unique

Erika said...

Hi Barb and what a result for America, I woke startled to the result this morning convinced Hillary would get in.
Loving your bunny, the script works so very well as does the distressed edging.

Hugs Erika. x

cotnob said...

A super card Barb, your bunny is fabulous - great recycling.
Pauline
x

Carol L said...

What a wonderful save on recycled products! Love the text on the bunny!

Kathleen said...

Super card, did giggle at your methods but a great background and the bunny looks fabulous, even after his soaking.

Kath x

rachel said...

I adore this Barb - he's a brilliant bunny and I love the background too! Hugs rachel x

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing background with that green and such a clever idea using the balsa wood with the stamped french script and the distressed edges! So striking! Adorable card!

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful card Barb. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny’s Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oooh love the bunny and the colors
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Jenny L said...

Hi Barb,
what a very gorgeous card.
I love your script bunny, and your Pixie powder background is fab, nd wonderful.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Janice said...

Lovely card Barb, great re-cycled bunny!
Janice x

SARN said...

Great save Barb! I really like this cute bunny card with the inky background.
xxx

Sheryl said...

Great up-cycling here to create a really pretty card. Love the background you created with your pixie powders.
Glad you stopped by at 613 Avenue Create.
Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

Sylviahobbycards said...

Beautiful card, Barb.Love the bunny and the fab background.I also watched the US election.Surprising result.

Hugs,Sylvia x

Angela Radford said...

This is so sweet Barb, love him. Angela x

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Barb, lovely card, I do love the bunny and such a fabulous colour and background.
Shocked by the result, as is the world, interesting times ahead, Kate x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Awesome card! I love that you made such a happy spring card. I'm ready for warmer weather already! :-) Mr. Bunny is very lovely.

AlisonC said...

He he, you are so inventive. The bunny looks great with the script stamped on. Some bunny will love it. (You are not the only one who rips cards apart and re-uses bits!)

Jules said...

Hi Barb

A great card .. .. love that the bunny is a recycled wooden carton. I think the only thing we get as wood packaging is the smelly round cheese that we put in the oven. I somehow doubt that would ever smell nice enough to use LOL!!

I love the little bow you have added to the bunny.

In response to your comment .. .. I don't think Mr Heart will be retiring just yet ... ... and we are planning that he will do it gradually. Reducing by a day a week. Well that's the plan at the moment.

Hope you are having a good week.

Love Jules xx

lilian said...

What a lovely card Barb. Love the bunny so cute.

Lilian

Krisha said...

Such a sweet bunny, I really like how used the script stamp on it. I'm glad you gave him a new life.
The card turned out adorable.

Di said...

Ho clever Barb - that bunny is fabulous! And I did chortle about the balsa wood as I immediately 'twigged' it was most likely a Charlie Bingham product! Not one I've tried - yet. But we do love his Chicken and Mushroom pies in the white ceramic dishes. Of course, now we have enough of those dishes to prepare and freeze a batch of fruit crumbles - and still have a load spare in the cupboard!

Hugs

Di xx

KandA said...

Super card Barb. LOVE your bunny xx

Judy Corner said...

WOW you have been busy since I visited the other day. Such lovely makes ! Judy x

Judy Corner said...

WOW you have been busy since I visited the other day. Such lovely makes ! Judy x

Donna said...

This is so charming, the bunny is fabulous and charming background!

Greta said...

I love bunnies & yours is beautiful! The text is wonderful!

Barb said...

Must try them. I could do with some white ceramic dishes too! xx

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely creation and love the fabulous style and design.xx{aNNie}

Pat said...

What a clever use of this piece of packaging and this large bunny is really eyecatching against that pretty green background Barb. A great card! x

MaryH said...

Adorable! Enjoyed reading the creation story of this cute bunny. Lucky you to have a workshop with the Pixie powders, which must be similar to the Brusho & Colorburst products (recently saw a video demo-ing the PPowders!) Love that background, and I love how you redesigned using this nifty balsa wood bunny. Good idea to add the text on his little self. Well done! TFS & Hugs

Whisper said...

Oooo what an absolutely adorably cute Bunny, Luv Sam x

anne said...

Brilliant card and great recycling too! Thank you for sharing it with us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge
Anne DT

April Cheetham said...

Wow! He is gorgeous Barb! Hard to imagine him starting off life as a ready meal box :-) I wish I had stayed up to watch the election, because I woke up every hour instead, checking my phone!! Hugs xx

Lisa Andersson said...

Awesome bunny! Brillant!
Hugs, Lisa

Donna said...

Love, love, love this! x