Friday, March 21, 2014

Put a Little Spring in Your Step!

I am so excited that spring is almost here!! I can't wait to work at my art desk and stare out at green trees and grass instead of boring brown and gray!  Here is a little happy bunny picture that I made for my post at the Eclectic Paperie today.- I mean what doesn't say spring more than cute bunnies and bunting flags!!

"Begin each day with a little courage, a little curiosity, and a little spring in your step!"

I always start off with my sketchbook.  I knew I wanted a bunny, I just didn't know what type to draw.

For Christmas my mom gave me a box of pieces of wood 'canvas' pieces! I must be really easy to please because this was one of the best Christmas presents!!   I used one of these wood pieces as my base.  I took some teal paint and mixed it with white and covered the whole piece with the teal/white mix.  Then I used the Chevron Grunge stencil with just teal to create my background!

Next I took out the Simple Stories Daily Grind Paper.  I cut out the triangles for bunting and tore the green for the grass.  I used gel medium and glued all the pieces down. 

After the paper was dry I took my Wendy Vecchi embossing paste and made little circles with my fingers.  After the paste dried I painted it with coordinating colors!  Love how the embossing paste gives me some texture to my project!

I printed out a little saying, "Begin each day with a little courage, a little curiosity, and a little spring in your step!"  Then I doodled and used some rub-ons to finish the project!! 

 I hope you all have a very happy day and a wonderful weekend!!  Thank you SO much for stopping by my blog today.  Make sure you also stop by the wonderful Eclectic Paperie today! Kim has a wonderful selection of mixed media paper, paint, pens, glue ... all the things I love!  You can click on the thumblinky's below to check out all the wonderful products that I used for this project!


  1. So cute! Lovely card!

    Smiles, Saskia :)

  2. This is fantastic and so very spring-like!! Love all the bunnies you sketched, but the little fella with the glasses is just too cute!

    It was very nice meeting you and creating with you this past weekend! :)

  3. Swoooooooonworthy, lol .... I can`t help myself, your work is AWESOME!!