Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Spring and Easter, Please Come Soon!

I'm tired of looking out the window and seeing snow and gray skies.  I'm ready for spring to come.  I want to see sunshine, green grass, tulips and daffodils.  Spring makes me think of Easter so I decided to make an Easter tag.  My tag turned into a small wall or door hanging as I printed my focal image too large to fit onto one I used two.

Here is my creation.  Click image to enlarge.

I guess I should have mentioned I was making MY kind of Easter tag  lol.
I started out with manila tags, stencils, and Dylusions spray inks.  After getting sufficiently inky, I dried my tags with a heat gun and ironed them flat.  Is it bad that the only time I iron is when I'm crafting?  

Anyway, like I said earlier, I printed my Creepster Bunny  from  Rick St. Dennis  a little too large so I adhered the two tags together.  The Creepster Bunny  was colored with Copic Markers and fussy cut.  I added some puffy paint in his bow as well as in his eye.  I attached the poor fuzzy zombie bunny to the tags, added the "keep out" rub-on from Creative Imaginations as well as a bio-hazard sticker from the same company.  A little green ribbon was tied through the holes to act as a hanger.

This is the perfect alternative tag for those that enjoy the creepier, edgier side of crafting.  For those that prefer cute or elegant, Rick  has those items in his shop too. I will actually be posting a tag with one of his Chorus girl images, "Miss Razz Matazz",
 on Friday.

I will be adding my jumbo tag into the following challenges:

Creative Card Crew:  Challenge #31. Use Ribbon - I used ribbon to hang my creation.
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations:  Go Green - I used LOTS of green ink.
Sweet Stamps Challenge #107:  Green - I used Green Spray Inks.
Twisted Tuesday:  Spring into Green, Twist, color green or recycled - I used green inks.
Haunted Design House:  Drop Dead Gorgeous - My tag is gorgeous and the bunny is dead.
Ooh La La Creations:   Four-Legged Friends - I used a bunny rabbit.
Tammy's Scrapin Corner:   Red, Green + ribbon: Green ink, Red blood, Ribbon hanger at top.
Make it Monday:   Anything Goes
Melonheadz Friends Challenge:   Green - I used Green Spray Inks from Dylusions.

~  Lady b  ~


  1. LB~You had me ROFL. I never iron unless I'm crafting either. I will iron the ribbon so it isn't wrinkled. So, IMHO, I see nothing wrong with your approach! :) Hugs~Patti

  2. Loving your wicked double wide tag!
    So funny! He is awesome and so is that gorgeously ink soaked background. I love those Dylusion sprays!! Beautiful work Lady. Thanks for playing in the dungeon with us at HDH.

  3. LMAO at your explanation of how it fits the challenge, true as it may be. LOVE this doublewide! Thanks for sharing with HDH. xxD

  4. Great tag.Your zombie bunny is colored so well. I love how you did the background. Thanks for playing along at Tammy's scrapin' Corner. Good luck!

  5. just adorable, The colors are fantastic.
    I love it very much

    we hope to see you back next week.
    Hugs Tammy Ortiz - Owner of Tammy Scrappin Corner

  6. Haha - yes your tag is gorgeous and the bunny - un-dead ;D drop the "un-"
    and we DO have a fabulous example of the challenge theme. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful art with us at HDH xx

  7. I LOVE that you only iron when crafting (you are my type of girl!) LOVe your tag but then again I always love your creations so.... Thanks for entering it in our challenge at Haunted Design House x

  8. Love the tag great background,not tooo sure about the image lol but you have coloured it well-thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday
    carol DT x

  9. I love the creepier side of you, and I like the sweetness to come out some time too, but not sickly sweet. LOL
    Fantastic layout and coloring on your tag.

  10. A fantastic tag! I love the background and your colouring is awesome; great idea to use dimensional paint. I love how you describe making it and I don't even iron when crafting lmao! And it is not just because I can't pick it up anymore;) Vee xx ps ("I used a bunny rabbit" I can almost hear the way you would say that!)lmao at "my tag is gorgeous and the bunny is dead"! I have not laughed so much for ages! I need to come more often I miss visiting I will look forward to the hop on the 13th xx

  11. LOL! You ladies have me laughing so hard!

  12. This is awesome love the bunny and the tag

    I only use an iron for my crafty stuff too

    Thought that was normal

    Great coloring bte

  13. Totally looooove it!!! This is not the typical Easter cutie stuff ;) And yes ironing for crafting would be totally awesome as opposed to regular... lol Love the background you have created! all around amazing.

    Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  14. Scary! This is such fun!

    Thank you for participating in the MelonHeadz Friends Challenge!

  15. Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday this week! Don’t forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck and I hope to see you back next week!
    Rene ;D

  16. LOL I'm with you LB ..... I have a brand new iron still sealed in it's box!.....I would hate for it to get dusty. Loving your double tag, which is indeed Gorgeous and your bunny is FAB! Thanks for joining us at Haunted Design House :)

  17. Great tag, scary image. I t would stop me eating the egg early :).
    Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew with our Ribbon challenge hugs Tania xx

  18. What a fun tag. Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

  19. ''GORGEOUS AND DEAD''... yep the tag is and the bunnies is surely 'un-dead'? Great take on our theme my dear twisted friend.... no one does zombies like you.
    Thank you so much for joining us at HDH this time..... keep safe and much love BDx

  20. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. This tag gorgeous! TFS!

    My entries are: #211, #213, #229, and #235.

    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by JuliaMe and Myself on the Dark… and My Art... Healing The Soul.



  21. I am so done with winter too and definitely ready for some spring! Love your creepy Easter tag(s) ;) Great colouring of the image!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!
    ~ Crystal

  22. LOL I had to laugh at your comment on ironing... I don't iron clothes! My idea of ironing clothes is throwing them in dryer with something wet.. does a great job! I get my iron out to iron paper. REALLY funny!!! Love your tag! What an image!! He is awesome!! Thanks for playing along with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner!! Good luck! I hope to see you for next weeks challenge!

    - Susan, DT @ Tammy's Scrapin Corner

  23. Wonderful and different style.. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stamps this week.

  24. Fabulously Creative Tag great theme too love this.

  25. A little scary, but oh, so perfect made. Thanks for sharing it with us at Ooh La La. Hugs from Lisbeth

  26. Lady B im with you, the only time I iron anything is in the craft room. I love how vibrant the bg is and the rabbid rabbit looks great ;) xThanks for playing in the dungeon at hdh