Friday 8 March 2019

Mad March hare

It’s my turn to set the challenge over at Daring Cardmakers this week and I’d like you to be inspired by the phrase “mad March hare”. Take a look at the DCM blog for some suggestions and to see what my lovely teamies made of it.

I found some fabulous downloadable colouring pages in this Etsy shop that’s run by a tattoo artist who has a beautiful illustration style - she has several animals and birds that would be perfect for the adult colouring craze and I think they’d be good for the kids too, maybe a family colouring session?!

I spent some happy time with my Copics and then just cropped the image to the size of the card front and added a simple die cut sentiment. I added some two-way glue to the moon with a Quickie glue pen and used metal flakes over it once tacky then added some more sketchy lines with a silver gel pen (that don't show up well on the photo, I'm afraid, maybe because the metal leaf is so reflective). The flower centres are dots of gold 3D paint.

I remember hearing a documentary about hares on Radio 4 that used Maddy Prior singing The Fabled Hare in its soundtrack. The final verse says

"I'm a symbol of endurance
Running through the mists of time"

I really hope that's true, hares are such magnificent creatures and with the recent news that a strain of myxomatosis has crossed from rabbits to hares, their future might not be quite so assured. 

Hare colouring page
Copic markers
Gold gel pen
Silver gel pen
Quickie glue pen
Mega Flake by Indigo Blu (Sheffield Steel)
Gold 3D paint
Corner Chomper

Thanks for stopping by!


ionabunny said...

This is gorgeous Joanne. Love the image and your colours bring it to life. Sad news about Myx. It's an horrendous disease for the rabbits and worse for being made by man!!! Hope the hares don't get hit too hard. At least this one is safe. Hugz

Sylvia said...

Beutifully coloured card, love the hare and pretty blossom. I agree hares are such gorgeous animals, we used to watch them running in the fields when we lived in Cumbria. I do hope they survive.

Sylv xx

Dawn said...

Stunning colouring. The image is just beautiful. My daughter has a lovely little black rabbit that prefers our garden and has decided to make up home with our chickens.

Dotty Jo said...

This is stunning, Joanne! I have hare ornaments and a gorgeous silver hare necklace so I think you'll gather I am a big fan of these beautiful creatures, Jo x