Guess what?! We are celebrating Easter this week over at Charms Creations with a blog hop!
Lots of fun stuff happening on the blog this week so make sure you check in every day and best of all there is a prize up for grabs at the end of the week!
Easter for us is all about catching up with family and there are hot cross buns and a bit of chocolate thrown in for good measure too! We also have two birthday's in our extended family in April, so sometimes it's about birthdays too.
This year I decided to make some cut files for Easter and see what I could do with them in a crafty way. So here is what I created:
So the Keep Calm one came from something I found on Pinterest:
And then once I created this file, I used the bunny and created my own tag. The chick and egg are my own handiwork, created from drawings. The chick and egg were cut from water colour paper too so that I could easily colour them with paint.
Now, this is what I did with them all:
So here I used some Heidi Swapp colour shine to colour my tag with some white card underneath so I could use it as a mask at the same time. I used three colours (although it is kind of hard to see) - Blush, Peach and Seafoam. Two for the price of one!
For this one I grabbed my distress inks and swiped them on my craft mat and sprayed water on them and then swiped the card through to create a really soft water colour effect. I used these colours - milled lavender, squeezed lemonade, spun sugar, tumbled glass, shabby shutters and dried marigold. Not all of the colours are obvious and in hindsight perhaps I should have limited to three or four. Oh well it still looks good!
Lastly, these ones I just used my water colours and blended two colours as I painted around. Pretty!
So, now that I had some things created I needed to use them! I decided to create a page with a cute photo of my daughter in bunny ears from a few of years ago.
So I went with the tag and kept to the soft pastel colours, and of course I found an appropriate Charms Creations to add! I also added a couple of doilies that I had from my older orders, keeping it a soft and pretty page.
Love my hearts! And the touch of denim helps make a feature of the heart too.
Doesn't the tag look cool?! Well I think so! Loved these Elle's Studio papers too, so soft and pretty, made me wish I had two of each paper when I started using them.
As an Easter present for you I am going to share my cut files so you can have a play too! I have also turned this Some Bunny Tag into a printable so you can simply print and then cut it out by hand. There are four tags on an A4 size page with each tag coloured a different Easter colour.
Here are the links:
Bunny Tags Printable
Bunny Tag cut file
Keep Calm cut file
Chick and Egg cut file (please note that this cuts jagged as it came from a scan of a drawing!)
Now don't forget to have "a wonderful" Easter and try and make lots of memories with your family and loved ones!
And also don't forget to collect the word or words on everyone's blogs and unscramble the message to try to win a great prize! Bet you can't figure out the word/s to collect here! Once you have the message worked out email it to Charm for your chance to win.