Just as I always try to find blackberries and cute critters for my mum, so I have to do bunnies for my other half’s sister. I’d used all the nice ones in my stash so I had to go hunt for a new source of wabbits and found Lee Holland, illustrator of lots of cute critters. If I hadn’t been trying to be good and use the digis I already have before buying a load more, I could have seriously indulged myself in Christmas images from this designer. But I restrained myself, showed my other half the Christmas bunnies, and got him to choose one.
I coloured the bouncy bunny with my Copic markers, creating extra fur detail with finely sharpened coloured pencils. I added some background snow with a white gel pen and dots on the ornaments with a gold pen.
And then I really wasn’t sure what to do with it. I trimmed it down to a square but there was just too much open space that couldn’t be filled with a sentiment. Eventually, I took the plunge and die-cut it into a circle. I had planned on making a 14cm square card but now it was too small to fill that space nicely. After much pondering and fiddling, I decided to make it a standard A6 card instead: I cut one edge off the circle and layered it over a strip of glitter card and some more of the extremely useful Polkadoodles patterned paper.
It still needed a little something extra. I drew in faux stitching around the edge of the circle and added a few stars cut from the glitter card, which balances it out nicely.
dark fur – E37, E35, E34
light fur – E31, E51, E50
ears, feet – E95
hat – R59, R29, R24
hat trim – W3, E70, W1, W00
bauble – R29, R24
acorn – W3, W5 (base), glazed with E35, YG97
cross – W3, W00
snowdrops – W00, YG97
snow – V20, B0000, 0
dark fur – 283 burnt sienna, 179 bistre
light fur – 179 bistre, 132 light flesh
hat trim – 270 warm grey 1, 272 warm grey 3
- digital stamps:
Lee Holland Art – bunny with Christmas decorations
Neat & Tangled – lucky stars
Sizzix – framelits – circles 2
Uni-ball Signo UM-153 – white, gold
Sakura glaze – black (eyes)
Gelly Roll – metallic – green
- paper and card:
Neenah solar white 216gsm
Polkadoodles paper pad – heartfelt Christmas
Papermania glitter card
Hunkydory Adorable Scorable pearly shimmer