Thursday, March 17, 2011

Got Carrots?

Hello bloggers,

Carrots are a great way to add color and visual appeal to a dinner plate, but who would have thought to put them on a card?  Flowers would have looked beautiful, but I always like to try and be a little different.  So, in keeping with the rabbit theme, this card got curled paper carrots. 
The moment I saw Tilda with Hanging Rabbit I thought she would be absolutely perfect for my little niece.  She has a little stuffed rabbit that she is very fond of and this image immediately reminded me of her.  This card will be for her birthday - just like MDUC, she will also be turning two.  I colored Tilda with a combination of Distress inks and watercolor pencils (hair - antique linen and stained walnut, cheeks, rabbit's nose and inner ears - tattered rose, dress - forest moss, black soot and orange watercolor pencil, rabbit - tea stain, boots - forest moss and walnut stain, skin - skin colored watercolor pencil).  I shaded around the image with orange watercolour pencil, but it is quite faint and I do not think it shows up very well in the pictures.  Here is a close up of the lovely Tilda:
I framed the image with some lace from a local scrapbook store.  The filigree circle is from my Straight from the Nest Cricut Cartridge.  The papers are old from my stash and unfortunately, I do not recall who they were made by.  The border punch is from Martha Stewart and the buttons are from Stampin' Up.  The carrots were made from thin strips of cardstock which were curled and shaped. 
I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Magnolia Down Under - Two (carrots, designer papers and buttons)
Magnolia-Licious - Green
Just Magnolia - A wonderful sketch
Simon Says Stamp - Happy Birthday (I know it looks like an Easter card, but it is for my niece's birthday, I promise!)

I hope you enjoyed my card and my crazy curled paper carrots!  Thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to leave a comment.  I really enjoy reading your thoughts on my projects.  A huge thank you to the gals who started following my blog - I am so glad to have you along.  I'm off to link up and get some much needed zzzz's.




Berni said...

Love this, such pretty colours. Love that Tilda.

Joelle said...

Oh Dawn, this is absolutely gorgeous! Love the colouring and your quilled carrots are adorable! I really like the lace around the circle too, it adds so much softness and elegance. What a fantastic card!

Dana said...

Quilling, too?! There's no end to your talent, Dawn! ;)

Norma said...

Aawww, Dawn, this is just too adorable. I just finished colouring her too and yeah, I just want to hug that bunny too...LOL. You've done a fabulous job in colouring in your distress inks--one day I will give that a try. Love the border you made with your lace. You quilled carrots gave your card a special touch.
Thanks for coming over to play with us at the Magnolia-licious Challenge.

Karen said...

Aww WOW I love those cute little carrotts!! They are so awesome, your colouring of tilda is perfect and I love the background lacing bit as well:-) Thanks for playing along this week at MDUC

TaraG said...

Super Duper sweet card, Dawn! I love your Paper Quilling too...the carrots are the perfect little accent! The inside is equally as stunning!
Thanks so much for joining us at MDUC and for the blog hop!

phatelara said...

Hi! I clicked on your blog link from Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog. Cute card! The first card I see on my bloghop tonight that has quilling. :)

Debbie @ Phatelara

Candy said...

Hi Dawn,
Your card is wonderful!!!
The quilled carrots are so perfect with this sweet image of Tilda and her bunny.
Your colouring is GREAT!!!
Love all your decorations :o)
Thank you for joining in our Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.
Hugs, Candy

LindaC said...

What a cute card! I love the carrot embellishments. Did you make those yourself? I have not tried quilling very much...always get glue everywhere! lol Thanks for participating in the Magnolia-licious Challenge. Love the Tilda with the rabbit! Linda C

cabio's craft corner said...

Your coloring looks great with the carrots, they are adorable! Thanks for joining us at the Magnolia-licious Challenge and hope to see you again for the next ones :o)

Mandy said...

Dawn this is absolutely gorgeous, I love the sweet image you've used and the quilled carrots are so cute.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our Happy Birthday challenge
hugs Mandy xx