CIC 513 | Hopping By | Red, Gray and Beige

It’s reminder time for our current Cupcake Inspirations Challenge. This fortnight we’ve been sponsored by Joy Clair for our colour theme challenge. We’re looking for projects that feature the colours red, grey and beige. Play along for a chance to win 3 digital images of your choice. I used the sweet Bunny Greetings set to create my card.

I started by printing the images I wanted to use, along with the sentiment, onto some alcohol marker friendly card stock. I then used myΒ Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to colour it in. I started with the red elements, which were the heads of the tulips and the centres of the daisies. I then moved onto my grey which I decided to use for the rabbit. I focused my shadows to the left hand side, which is my usual way of colouring. I left some areas of the bunny intentionally white, using just my lightest grey to add a touch of shading. I then coloured the flower pots and the fence with light golden browns to create the beige element of the card.

I did bring in other colours to finish off the design. I kept it very simple and natural with some green for the leaves and stems of the plants, and pink for the nose, inner ears, and pads of the rabbits feet. I used a white gel pen to add detail to the highlight areas on the design. Once I was happy with how everything looked I fussy cut them out.

I decided I wanted a framing element on my card, which would also help to bring in more of the red. I found a large snippet of red, and used two rectangle dies to cut my frame. I then used some scraps of chipboard to add dimension behind it. I did two layers of the chipboard behind the frame, and adhered the sentiment panel and fence element with just one layer, leaving them slightly set back from the frame. For the bunny and flower pot I went with three layers of chipboard, popping them slightly higher than the level of the frame. Finally I used my white gel pen again to add a stitched line around my frame, completing the design.

I still don’t seem to have got my mojo fully back to get back to crafting, and whilst I don’t exactly dislike this card I don’t really like it either. I feel like my rustiness is coming through. It took much longer to make than it should have, and I can see things that I did wrong. But for the most part it did turn out along the lines of what I imagined so it will do. I hope this inspires you to come and join in with our challenge. If you need more inspiration you can find beautiful cards from the rest of the team over on the challenge page,or directly at their blogs via the links below.


Charlotte E (Lady Joyful)


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Challenges included:

Addicted to Stamps and More – Any Occasion

CAS Colours and Sketches – Sketch

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge – Red, Grey, Beige

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Anything Goes

The House That Stamps Built – Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door – Anything Goes

Check out what the rest of the DT made:

Charlotte (that’s me!)



Sue N.

Sue T.

14 thoughts on “CIC 513 | Hopping By | Red, Gray and Beige

  1. Your sweet bunny is adorable – love the little details and so beautifully coloured too. Thanks for sharing with us over at CAS Colours & Sketches this week!

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  2. Such a sweet take! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries.

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  3. Beautifully coloured Charlotte. I like the design of the card too. Thank you for entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

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  4. Awww . . . how cute! That bunny is adorable and I love all the dimension! It really makes the image pop off the rest of the card! The frame is a great touch, too! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

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