Monday, April 10

Some Bunny says Hip Hop!

Hello Monday, Peeps! We have a brand new challenge for you this week at Simon Says Stamp - Hip Hop! Interpret it as you will...I'm looking forward to your take on this. Happy Easter to all of you who celebrate!

I decided to play with lots of pretty colors and Easter eggs and rabbits. The Some Bunny set from Simon is just a fun one to use! Lots of layers and hidden surprises, so let me share with you how I made this 

I started by using my MISTI and archival ink to stamp my images onto watercolor paper, then took a water brush and Peerless Watercolors to get these bright colors. And yes, you can see where I smeared, but I can use it anyway...after all - It's only paper, as we say!

I was looking for some old music paper to layer onto my tag, and when I came across The Russian Easter Overture, well that was just serendipity! (oh, I forgot - I had gessoed this tag awhile ago)

Next layer, some colorful dotty washi tape.

Now for the paint and stenciling - bubbles and woven.

A bit of stamping with heart on top...

And then, a whitewash layer to tone it down. If I added too much white, a baby wipe worked well to remove a bit and let more color through.

Then, using the same color palette, some drips from the ink sprays.

I fussy cut the eggs and bunnies, and the top bunny is mounted on a wobble spring. I used letters from Tim Holtz for my words - transparent alpha tiles and label letters. Final step, tie on some oh so lovely fibers from a friend to finish the tag!

details, details...

Happy Easter to all who celebrate! 
May the Easter bunny hop by your house with some goodies!

Thanks so much for visiting, and I hope you will join us this week in our Hip Hop challenge! I'm looking forward to your creation, and remember, one lucky person will win the voucher to shop at the store!!



Simon is on Instagram! be sure to use #sssmchallenge

A great place to shop for all things creative! 

Let's head on over to the challenge page so we can check out the inspiration from the DT - they always amaze me!!


  1. I love your colorful background, Maura! Such a cute tag with those adorable bunnies.

    Cathie ♥

  2. Great fusion of music and bunnies! LOve the optimistic and funny colors on the background. Hugs, Marzena

  3. Super adorable tag, Maura! I love the bright colors :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  4. I love the super sweet bunnies!Adorable tag!

  5. Oh how adorable and those bunnies are just too cute! I love how you created the background and adore the mix of bright colours... Happy Easter my friend! Hugs xx

  6. super cute tag the mix of colours and those bunnies are just so adorable...wishing you a Happy Easter weekend...hugs kath xxx

  7. This tag is so much fun Maura! I love the tape background you created and those bunnies are so very cute. Happy Easter!!!

  8. Super fun and colorful tag! I love your way to mixed different products and styles! Happy Easter to you and your family! Barbara

  9. Your tag is super cute, Maura. Love the adorable image and the delightful colors! :)

  10. I love the way you are able to use the same materials, stamp images, etc., in such clever and diverse ways! I am in love with the way you made the background here, which is energetic and blended beautifully all at once. And of course, I love the ribbons/fibers!

  11. Such a lovely tag, Maura! It's so very colorful and has so many layers and texture. Very pretty! Hugs, Sandra


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