Lately, I've been so busy with work and homeschool and house stuff (we're in escrow to buy the house we've been leasing for a year-and-a-half), that my craft room has been neglected. I haven't figured out a way to add more hours to the day, so my craft time has been scarce. I know that there are a lot of folks just as busy (if not more so) than I am, and I'm hoping this quick - but quite adorable - project will inspire you to get crafting too.
I used just a few supplies:
-stampin' write markers from Stampin' Up!
-a clear mount stamp, also from Stampin' Up! + acrylic block
-some patterned paper (I ended up only using 2 sheets, but pulled out several choices)
-a Virserum frame from Ikea (they're only $1.99 - I buy these in bulk!)
Here's a better picture of the stamp's image...how cute is that?
First, I got to work coloring the image. I used the brush tip of the markers to color the bunnies and sentiment, but you could use ink pads (though you'd probably want to use post-it notes to mask the different portions of the image...I'm just not neat enough to master this).
After the image was thoroughly colored, I blew on it a couple times to re-moisten any ink that may have dried, and stamped it on the white cardstock (and it came out perfect the first time - I surprised myself!).
Finally, I cut a sheet of October Afternoon's Gooseberry Falls paper (from their Woodland Park line) down to 5" x 7". At first I was afraid the floral pattern would be too busy:
...so I also tried the chevron-print on the b-side of the paper:
But ultimately I went back to the floral. I love the way it matches the colors in the stamped image. Once it was matted, I think the busy-ness got toned down quite a bit too.
Now, this happy little spring frame is sitting on my fireplace mantle. And I'll be honest, I smile every time I walk past it. :)
Are you still in winter mode, or are you ready for spring? If you've been working on any seasonal decor, I'd love to see it! You can share in our facebook group, or link in the comments.