Sunday, January 14, 2018

Cupcake Bunny

     Today I want to share with you a card which was a joint effort with a delightful 11 year-old.  I was working with a group of girls ages 9 to 11, who were sharing a play date about coloring.  I was introducing them to markers as a step up from crayons and I had taken with me a couple dozen images on a flash drive.

     I colored a couple of printed samples to show them how alcohol markers worked and this particular young lady was interested in how I did the shading to emphasize a light source and shadows.  She took one of the images and did her own shading on it as I gave her suggestions.  She was so proud of it and wanted to know if it could go on birthday card for her mother.  She even gave me the idea for the sentiment so I printed another image with the sentiment added and she colored it again.  This one was even better!   She chose mostly pink markers this time, using gray markers for the shading.

     I brought her colored image home with me and turned it into this card, then send it to her so that she'll have it for her mom's birthday on January 29.  Since this is the image (complements of Di's Digi Designs) for the Outlawz Progressive Challenge, I'll use this card as my entry over there.

     After she colored the image (ProMarkers and Tombows), I cut it with a die from Spellbinders.  I layered that onto a pink card base and tied a simple bow using pink, gingham ribbon.  I kept the card design very CAS so that the fancy frame would be a focus point, along with her coloring.

A Gem of a Challenge
Brown Sugar
Colour Crazy #2
Crafter's Castle
Crafting with an Attitude
Di's Digi Designs
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
Outlawz Festive Fridays

     I'm so glad you came by for a visit.  Feel free to browse around while you're here.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


  1. What a fun day! When I used to do make and takes at a store, I was always surprised at how innovative the children were who played with the information. Your sentiment is darling, and the image is really cute! I love your shading, too! Have a lovely week, Connie! hugs, de

  2. Sounds like you had fun with the girls. This card is just so sweet and I am sure her mom will love it!
    Linda xxx

  3. She did a great job coloring that image and the shading is wonderful. You turned it into a beautiful card too. She's going to love it!

  4. Lovely card!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  5. How lovely of you, I suspect the girl will be thrilled to give it to her Mum on her birthday, such a sweet card.

  6. Really sweet image and a super joint effort.
    Thank you for joining our 'No Patterned Papers' challenge this week at Allsorts.


  7. Very cute! She did a fabulous job coloring that adorable image. I love that spellbinders die, it's one of my favorites. Thanks for playing with Di's Digi Designs.

  8. Very nice coloring by your student and the card is perfect! Thank you for joining us at Brown Sugar Challenge for January. We hope to see you again.

  9. She did awesome - so much fun for all! Thanks for sharing with us at Brown Sugar Challenge. Good Luck.
    DT Member

  10. Such a cute card. Thank you for participating in the Anything Goes January Challenge at the Crafter's Castle blog. - Priya Satish DT Member.

  11. Super cute card lovely work.
    Thanks for sharing with us @ AGOAC this time,.

    smiles Christine x

  12. Nana Connie, I hope you tell your little crafty friend she has done a wonderful job colouring and no doubt she's in need of some pens!! You've made the image into a beautiful card which her mum will love for her birthday. The joint card fits perfectly the Colour Crazy Challenge this week. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Colour Crazy Challenge Design Team Member).

  13. So happy you played and your card is amazing!
    Thanks for playing with us
    Tina, Brown Sugar DT

  14. Gorgeous, super cute!.....Thanks for joining us at Di’s Digi Challenge and using one of Di’s images :)
    Wendy xx


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