Wednesday, March 24, 2010


For about 6 years I've dealt with anxiety and panic attacks, and physical symptoms of stress... I'm preparing to teach a health class for the next 4 weeks, and the stress of that manifested itself today in nerve pain through my hand and forearm. Great! It's happened before, but it's still unsettling... Best way to get through it is to do something calming... so my de-stress activity was to play some challenges. That usually works! Sooooooo.......

This card is for:
Our Creative Corner - Spring card
Everybody-ArtChallenge - Easter card
Peachy Keen Stamps - sketch challenge
Colour Create Challenge - pastels and Easter card

Now I'm not normally an Easter Bunny card person. Spring Bunny, yes... but... I wanted to be able to submit this card to the Heartfelt Creations gallery as well, and I don't have a "Happy Spring" stamp from them, so in the interest of the sketch and the sentiment that turned out to be the right size... sigh...

Bathing Bunny is the name of this image - I used to collect rabbits growing up (figurines, stuffed, etc.) and I love them still. I watercolored my image, and added a few popped leaves, then cut around the image with a Coluzzle template, skipping the areas I wanted to leave outside the circle. My card is 4-1/4" x 6", folded the long way, and I cut the scalloped edge with a corner rounder (corner guide removed).

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  1. You have colored this darling image so perfectly! I LOVE this card!! Glad you were able to de-stress by creating this card. Hope your panic behaves, I suffer from them too. Ugh!! Thanks for joining us at Peachy Keen and good luck!

  2. So beautifully colored, Dini!! I love the popped up leaves too. I hope you make it through the stress. Last time I let it overwhelm me, I ended up with Shingles. Very painful. I hope you can find a way to make it go away!!

  3. Your coloring is so beautiful! All of your cards are a work of art. The bunny looks like it is praying. So I just ordered the stamp (thanks to you) to use in making "praying for you" cards. And I will be praying for you to
    rest in His arms and know, all is well. You are doing a wonderful work in the Lord. He carries your burdens. Blessings, Kathy

  4. That is the cutest bunny I've ever seen. Great card. I'm sorry for your pains. I'll be praying for you.

  5. This is so sweet. Love the bunny image. Hope and pray that you class goes well and that your nerves will be calm.

  6. Such a CUTE card! you did an great job!
    Thanks for joining me @ Peachy Keen!

  7. Beautiful Easter card Dina - love the rabbit image and the slightly vintage feel!
    Thank you for coming over to play at Colour Create this week!
    Eiglas (GDT)

  8. I love your card....this is so cute.

  9. Hey Dina! I'm Dena too!
    This is drop dead gorgeous! I adore the image and the colors are wowie!
    Thanks for joining us at Colour Create this week!
    Hugs, Dena

  10. Wow, Dena! This is a beautiful Easter card! I love it!! Awesome coloring! Thanks so much for playing along with us! Hugs, KathyJ

  11. Arrhhh!!! this si just so cute i love your image and your design is perfect!
    thanks for joining Colour Create
    Hugs Di xxxx

  12. Oh my Dina! I LOVE your beautifully coloured image. Your card is amazing and just looking at it would releive anyone's stress levels. I do hope you are feeling calmer now.
    Thanks for joining in with us at Peachy Keen. Good luck! Viv xx

  13. Dina! Your card is just gorgeous!! It is beautifully colored, and perfectly presented. Thanks for joining the PKS challenge!