Monday, 12 March 2012

Anything Goes..................

For Simon Says Stamp and Show, your chance to indulge in ANYTHING creative, ANYTHING at all!
I was definitely thinking of SPRING with this little Easter duo, a card and decorated gift bag using the Easter Elements die.

The background on the card has been decorated using the mini harlequin Crafters Workshop template sponged with vintage photo Distress Ink onto Claudine Hellmuth's Sticky Back Canvas, giving great texture to the card. Distress Stain wild honey and a little vintage photo were used to colour the canvas, adding a little random machine stitching for interest.  Salvage Stickers have been used to add EASTER to my card adding Glossy Accents to the top for dimension. A little background stamping from ART RULES has been added to the body of my bunny and again a little machine stitching for interest.

WISH from Just Word Art has been stamped in black Archival Ink and the bow has been cut from the coloured canvas and added to the bunny. For added interest I have hand sewn some coordinated buttons to one side of my card.

No gift is complete without a coordinated gift bag again decorated using the Easter Elements die cut from canvas coloured with Distress Stain wild honey and vintage photo.  This time I hand stitched the bunny and the butterfly to my bag. The bow has been cut from felt for a little more texture. For the finishing touch I added a dimensional Tattered Floral cut from calico and coloured with a little wild honey Distress Ink.

Please pop over to the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog and take a look at my fellow team members they have created some inspirational projects and remember there is also the chance to win a $50 prize from Simon Says Stamp.  I always look forward to seeing your creations each week.


Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, much appreciated.  Enjoy your week. Tracy x x 


15 comments:

Leintje* said...

OOO this is so CUTE, I love how you worked out the bunny!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Love from The Netherlands,
Leintje*

Sandy said...

So lovely and gorgeous creations. Love the rabbit. Amazing work Tracy. xoxo

Gez said...

So gorgeous.. love the background on your card and your Easter bunny is just so cute ♥

Cheryl said...

oh just adore these Hun,that card is just gorgeous,just love that rabbit hugs Cherylxxx

Cath Wilson said...

Lovely, Tracy and the bag is a great idea x

Candy C said...

Tracy, you are sooo talented and creative! I love your Spring duo! The card is absolutely adorable and the little bag is just precious. Love the design of your card with the buttons and cute bunny! And the little stitched bag with the addition of the butterfly and lovely flower...so cute! <3 Candy

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Tracy! Love your spring duo and he unlikely colors you chose. Very refreshing!

Netty said...

Smashing projects Tracy and particularly love the bag. x

lynne said...

The use of canvas does bring wonderful texture and I like the use of the stitches.
Wishes
Lynne

Lynn Stevens said...

What darling bunny bags! I had the bunny die in my hand this weekend then decided on the borders die instead now after seeing these I'm having second thoughts! LOL
Off to add my post to Simon says!
Hugs Lynn

Emma said...

These are so cool...I love that bunny die but I'm trying to be good at the moment and not spend too much. Hmm, that probably won't last long with all this temptation, lol. As always, your work is fabulous.
Love Emma xxx

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful linking pieces Tracy, great Easter card and bag.
hugs {brenda} xox

Barb Cady said...

What a very very clever idea! I have been struggling to do my mad march hare tag, so you have now got my brain whirling with ideas! Thankyou, wonderful work xx

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab Easter creations - love that bunny!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Fabulous Easter project, Tracy! I really love the canvas, stitching and button embellies! :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!