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Sunday, 27 March 2011

Doodle Dragon Studios Challenge - Hop to it

This challenge has come along at exactly the right time for me.
I am hosting an Easter Bunny Swap over at UKScrappers. You have to buy craft stash for the person you are the Easter bunny for, stash shop for them checking their likes and dislikes lists, and then send them their goodie in time for Easter.  I finished my stash shopping on Friday and had decided to send their goodies in a personalised bag.  So when I read on The doodle Dragon Blog that the challenge was to make anything but a card using an Easter theme, I nearly danced for joy.
Here is my Easter Bunny bag :


And here is a close-up of a very grumpy looking Easter bunny :


This was no quick make, it probably took me around 3 hours!!
So how did I do it??
Well first off you have to order from your local take-away so you can get a nice brown paper bag, hey the things we do for our art!!
I then measured the bag and opened up a page in adobe elements the exact size of the bag.  I then played around with various images until I had created the scene I was happy with.
I used the fence, the Easter signpost and Grumpy Bunny.  The Easter images are from the February membership.   I printed out the fences and signpost separately to the grumpy bunny.  I then coloured the fence, and signpost with my copics, highlighted the signpost with white gel pen, coloured parts of the Easter eggs with metallic pens and then used bundled sage distress ink to do the grass. 
I then coloured my grumpy bunny with copics, used caroles white fluff (it's like white flower soft) then cut around the bunny and the scene with my craft knife.
Next I cut a piece of blue paper the size of my bag and distressed around the edges with faded jeans distress ink. I then cut a cloud shape out, split it in two and glued then onto my sky.
The sky and scene were then stuck flat onto the bag and finally my grumpy bunny was stuck on the front using foam pads to pop him from the background.
I love how this bag has turned out and in all honesty I don't know if I can give it away.
If you like my bag then you'd best nip over to The doodle Dragon Store and grab some digi's,
Hugs
H xx

19 comments:

Boxofcolours

My goodness that was fast work & it's really awesome! I'm still wracking my brains as to what to do!!! ~ Jane

Ellis

Fabulous easter bag, working on a easter gift project! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Jennifer Dove

What the....how did you get that done so quickly...you left my head spinning :) beautiful job! Thank you for joining us at The Playground. Email Dustin for your Pikes Points .

Gramma

The bag made me laugh.. it is too too adorable Hazel!.... Don't be surprised if the recipient is more enthralled with the bag than the goodies in it. Great job and thank you for joining the DDS Challenge this week.
Hugz,
Gramma

misteejay

Oh I do love your "bunny" LOL

Toni :o)

Emilie

This is great! I love it!especially love the dragon/ bunny!

luvmy2k9z

You are quick! I am still working on my sketch! I really like your project. Great idea to enlarge the image! Love the image choice to use with the grumpy bunny! Nice job.

Scrappy~Sarah

that is a great present bag :) Now where can I get some a bit bigger....Primark? :)

Diana

Very cute bag! :) Great scene.

CraftyGirl

Gramma is right aobut the recipient may be be more interested in the bag. I love the Grumpy Bunny, Dustin is so clever.

Ri Holley

WOW you are one fast bunny ;0)
I love the bag it is SUPER cute.
Thanks for joining the challenge again.
Ri

Denni

ROFL! I LOVE that crankypants! What a great bag :D

fatmonica

It's just great!Love the dragon!

Ginny

love love LOVE this bag...I want one..lol..thanks for joining us at DDS :)

Glen

Love the Easter goodie bag Hazel. *Ü* Me thinks it's cheaper to buy a £1 item from Primark for their brown paper bag than a takeaway! LOL. TFS. ~Glen~

shimelle

that is completely fab - i love it and your colour work is amazing! :)

Lelia Pierce

This is too much fun! I adore your bag! Thanks so much for joining us at Pike's Playground!

XXX

designsfromwithinbycharlotte

WOW, this is such a great creation! Love how you put that grumpy "bunny" sitting pouting outside the fence! Great colors. Love it!
Thanks for playing along with us this week.
Hugs,
Charlotte
DDS DT

luvmy2girls

Too Cute! I love it! =)

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