Hi everyone. This is a card for my *great niece who has just become a teenager. I was going to buy a card as at first I thought that probably the sort of cards I make are not what a teenager would like, but then I thought of this Pink Ink Meadow Hare which I was pleased to get as a sale item several months ago and which hasn't been inked yet, and thought it was time to do so. I love hare images and this is quite cute as are all the creatures depicted by Pink Ink, so I hope she likes it.
I started with a piece of card just about the right size for this image as it is very large and wanted to get it on a 7" x 5" card, it fits with a tiny bit of the foliage missing at the bottom. I decided to cover the card with a wash of colour with a waterbrush, and used Crushed Olive Distress Ink, just to cover the card. I then stamped the hare using Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink and using mainly Vintage Photo mixed with Spiced Marmalade I coloured the hare again using a waterbrush, leaving some of the Crushed Olive as highlights. I then used some Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint and some more Crushed Olive for the foliage and a tiny bit of Walnut Stain in a couple of places. I then used some Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord and Wilted Violet on the butterfly and caterpillar, and also the harebell type flowers. Naturally as the under colour is yellow the colours are not true to tone, but I like the overall look of it. I must say I did use the same sort of colours as appears on the packing as I like the bright look of the hare, rather than just a mid brown the orange peps it up a bit and all the little dots and leaves over it are also done with the Spiced Marmalade.
I finished by adding a sentiment using Versafine Olympia Green which I heat embossed with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder, and then used some of the Crushed Olive to blend around the edges before adding it to the card.
Thank you for dropping by today and I hope to see you again soon.
*Just to correct myself, I suddenly realised that I had missed the 'great' out of the equation..lol, a senior moment and it has only taken me two days to realise that it was wrong and after lots of people had actually said niece and I still had not picked up on it. I will put it down to the fact that I have had some family things going on which have distracted me recently. Thank you all for your lovely comments too which I greatly appreciate.
I am entering the following challenges:
Uniko Challenge - No. 61 Anything Goes (optional twist: Thanks)
NBUS Challenge - No. 19 Where we use our Never Before Used Schtuff.
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - No. 292 Anything Goes With a Feminine Twist.
613 Avenue Create October Challenge - Anything Goes (optional twist: Winged Things)
Crafter's Cafe Challenge - No. 252 Anything Goes.
AAA Birthday Challenge - No. 18 Photo Inspiration (I have chosen the yellows, greens and orange tones)
There are lots of hare images around but this one is particularly great and so beautifully coloured.
A fabulous card Pat - perfect for a teenager and I'm sure your niece will agree!
Stunning use of the colours from the inspiration photo. I love the beautifully patterned hare and how awesome he looks almost camouflaged into the background.Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!
This is gorgeous Pat and such lovely colours. I bet your niece loved it! I like a lots of Pink Ink stamps, especially their older ones and I definitely need to invest in a few more of them. You’ve made a beautiful card here x
Love your card with the beautiful colouring in, Pat. Just the ticket for any age. Such fun. Best wishes, Sue H
Wow, Pat! That is absolutely gorgeous! I am sure she will love it very much. You have coloured it so beautifully too. I love it x
I am sure that she will like this very much! The hare is lovely and feminine one, with her long lashes and pretty decorated fur. Ik think your choice for the background worked really well! A lovely card, Pat!
This jumped out at me from the NBUS gallery, Pat! What a wonderful image and you have made a work of art with it! Love this hare!
What a beautiful art piece - just love your coloring with Distress Inks, Pat!!
This is my favourite Pink Ink stamp, Pat, and your card is one of the best examples of it that I've seen! It's absolutely gorgeous and I love the colours. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. Please feel free to have a go at casing one of my sunset photos, and I would love to see the result. x
What a pretty card! Thanks for playing along with us at The Crafter's Cafe.
that one should be framed, beautiful blended background and love your colouring of the hare.
Your coloring is wonderful and I adore that hare image.
AMAZING card that your niece is going to love Pat!! Coloured to perfection and oh-so beautiful! xx
This is a fabulous image and you've created a beautiful card Pat, your colours are wonderful as is your design, I'm sure your niece will love it, Kate x
Hi Pat, it's beautiful. A fab image and lovely colouring. She will love it I'm sure. Thanks for entering our challenge at the Crafters Cafe, CarolG
Gorgeous! Thanks for entering your wonderful creation at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight.
This is a beautiful hare image, Pat, and your colouring has really brought him to life. So lovely. I'm sure your great niece will love it. Handmade is always special! Thanks for joining the fun at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week! Take care!
It's gorgeous Pat! What a pretty stamp and you've turned it into a wonderful piece of art that your niece is sure to treasure! Have a lovely weekend!
What fabulous colouring Pat and the whole card looks amazing. The hare is beautiful and so is your card x. Your great niece will love it....I do x.
Wowsers Pat, this is a stunning card. Love how you've used those colours. Thanks for joining su at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT.
Brilliant card Pat, what an amazing image and I love your colour choice. I'm sure your great niece loved it. xx
Loely...what super coloring. Thanks for entering the current anything goes challenge at the Crafter's Cafe. Dorothy S, DT member
Fabulous Pat. I bet your Great niece loved it. Thanks for sharing with us at Watercooler Wednesday this week.
WOW! What fantastic colouring and attention to detail Pat! Thanks for joining our Uniko challenge this month.
how gorgeous...fab image and I love the colours you used.
And you've rocked the brief, I'm SURE it should have been well received, Pat, fab colours and colouring too
Happy Wednesday and thanks so much for continuing to stop by my blog
Hallo, Pat! I was delighted to read your comment on my blog, thank you so much for visiting and please come again! I've read your post closely and if I understood correctly, you paint with the Distresses? Or sponge? Your coloring is stunning! I think it's a perfect card for a girl that age. I have I think 2 Pink Inks - a zebra and a cow and both are huge, I do know what you mean. Been afraid to try to fit either but I really should ink them up. This is such a lovely folk art image and you have made it a work of art! Happy Hump Day! XOX
What a great stamp and card. Your great niece should love it.
This is simply beautiful, I love your water colouring xx
Hi Pat !
So happy to see this beautiful card in the Uniko gallery!
LOVE your watercoloring!
Wishing you a wonderful day!
This is such a beautiful card! I love the colors and all the details on the hare! Thanks for joining our AAA Birthday challenge!
I am sure you niece was delighted with this marvelous creation! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana Malkah, Owner
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