03 March, 2021

Hippie Easter

I'm back with the Fadengrafik Challenge after ages! I've missed a big part of last year's challenges due to my own health issues, and when I was ready to return to my crafting corner, the challenge itself took a break. Anyhow, in 2021 we're back in March we'd like to see your Easter cards.
I'm sure many of you are preparing for the spring/Easter season one way or another. I haven't started anything yet to be honest, but I managed to prepare a little DT inspiration for you in form of a rather unusual Easter card.
It's been my first fadengrafik project since too long, and it was great to see that the needle still runs as it should. I picked a group of Easter bunnies as the focal point of my card and stitched it with metallic yarns. I would usually stick to traditional colours when I work on natural scenes, but I felt like adding some bling for whatever reason. It doesn't look that bad in my opinion, but it turned out to be a real challenge once I wanted to pick a background paper.
From the very beginning, I planned to create a window card so I knew I'd only need a strip of patterned paper, but I couldn't find anything that would match the metallic shades. In the end, I discovered a pack of papers in my stash which included rather unusual sheets. Now, every paper pack has a couple of sheets you just don't use because they don't fit your style, but this one had plenty of them. 
However, since the metallic Easter scene is quite out of my comfort zone as well, I could actually match it with one of the flower-power papers. The floral print is colourful and full of shimmering blooms that complement the metallic yarns without disturbing the scenery. In fact, I think it looks as if I had the weird papers in my stash just for this particular occasion. 
I cut the paper to the right size and made sure to cut a hole in the middle for the bunnies. I wanted to make sure the embossed window frame of the original card base was visible, but I suddenly had too much white around the Easter scene. I covered up a part of it by using silver sticker from my stash - this way I managed to create a shimmering border that would fill the void and connect the focal image with the background. I think it turned out quite OK, how about you?


  1. I love your stitching. Wonderful card.

    So glad you entered our challenge at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Arlene CT

  2. Very cute bunny card. Pretty design. Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  3. This is so cute. Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Wendy CT

  4. Beautiful Easter cards!
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT

  5. Wonderful! I love the little rabbits so much.
    Thank you for your entry at Friendship Challenge.
    Good luck and best wishes!
    Ilse (thera)

  6. This is super cute!!!

    Thanks for playing along at both MAWTT and Creative Moments,

    Hugz Tinz

  7. This is super cute! Great work with all that stitching and those little bunnies are looking super cute!
    Thank you for playing along with us at CRAFTY CATZ this week. Best of luck! Nick

  8. Fab card thanks for playing along with us at crafty catz hope to see you again.

  9. Oh wow! Gorgeous needlework and such a unique Easter project. I love the delicate border you chose for your bunnies and the super background paper. Thanks for sharing this with us at Penny's!

  10. Amazing! Love your colorful Easter card. The stitched image is gorgeous!
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck. Hope you will join us next month again.

    Crafty greetings

    *Owner* Creative Crafting Uncles
    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge
    Alex' Kreative Seite

  11. A delightful stitched card. Lovely bright colours for Easter. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create Challenge.
    Hugs, Sandy DT

  12. Your stiching card is so wonderful - Love it
    Thanks for joining us at Friendship
    Hugs Anja

  13. This is so sweet. I am always so in awe of your gorgeous needle work.Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  14. Wow amazing. So awesome. Your stitching is amazing. I am so glad you shared over at Crafty Sentiments, Crafty Catz, Do-Al(l) Creative..

  15. You did such a beautiful job with this project.
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette CT -

  16. This is just so beautiful. Nice work here.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/

  17. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry CT/Admin/Coordinator xx

  18. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  19. What a amazing work!

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *List Manager* Challenges for Days
    *DT* Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

  20. What a sweet card! Thanks for joining us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge. DT Kathy [myasperations.blogspot.com]

  21. Beautiful card with these cute stitched bunnies and the lovely floral background paper.
    Thanks for joining us at DoAl(l)Kreatives. Good luck and we hope to see you again next month.
    Wies DT DAK

  22. Sweet easter card.
    Thanks for joining us at the Creative Aunt and DAK Challenge.
    Greetings Andrea

  23. Wunderschöne Fadengrafik und tolle Karte. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei der Friendship-Challenge.

    LG Heike

  24. Thank you for sharing your entry with Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper March 2021 challenge. We look forward to see everyone's wonderful projects. I am surprised as a med student you have any spare time, but I'm glad you do, or we wouldn't have seen this fabulous card.

    Myrna Sweet, DT Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.