Monday, March 29, 2010

2010 Easter Cards

Easter is this weekend, and as always, I feel late for this year, early for next year. Some day I'll actually be in sync with the holidays.

The stress of my art portfolio has kind of put me in a creative pit, so I really had to force myself to make some Easter cards, even though they were incredibly simple. Absolutely nothing goes to waste when it comes to paper; a habit ingrained in me by my Grade 6 teacher. "Paper has two sides" she used to tell us, and encouraged us to fill a box with barely used paper. Kids can be pretty wasteful and this was before my hometown, Edmonton, had recycling pick up. Anyway, from my own scrap paper box I soon had a pile of bunnies punched out in spare moments. The next question was, what to do with so many bunnies? Make cards of course!

Easter Card


Easter Card


I tried a few window sizes until I settled on a square one made with a Marvy Uchida Extra Giga punch. I could see making just a purely yellow card on the outside with bunnies too. The possibilities are endless, really, I just have to discover them. Hopefully I can find something just as inspiring in time for Mother's Day :-)

I'm going to start signing my posts with my name btw - I signed up for a Google alert and there's another Purple Pony blog out there! Naturally I want mine to show up too :-) Some day I'll tell you all how I arrived at that name!

Christine Bennett
Purple Pony Art
http://www.purple-pony.com

7 comments:

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  2. Beautiful Cards Christine - your ahead of me as I have not made any. Also, I want to let you know that I have given you the sunshine award - you can pick it up to pass on at my blog.

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  3. Those are beautiful. I seem to almost always be too late with my holiday cards also but then I say well I'm really early for next year.

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  4. Thanks again for the Sunshine Award Marlene :-)

    Pam, thanks for stopping by - I love that purple pattern so much, I use it for a lot of other cards. It's not possible to overuse it!

    Angel, I think the best time to get ahead on cards is in the summer sometimes. Just get a file box and start whipping up cards. I say that, but... :-)

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  5. Very fun cards =) They are sooooo cute!

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  6. Yeah it's a beautiful patten! I can see why!

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