Wednesday, 20 March 2013
The March Hare in the secret garden: for Calico Crafts.
I did a wee extra project this week... its an Easter/ Eastre/ Ostara gift.
For some, Easter is not till the 31st of the month but I am old school and still like to celebrate the spring equinox and the coming of spring and fertility and the original March Hare that became the Easter bunny....
the legend is:
The goddess of spring, Eastre / Ostara, found a bird, wounded, on the ground late in winter. To save its life, she transformed it into a hare. But the transformation was not a complete one. The bird took the appearance of a hare but retained the ability to lay eggs...the hare would decorate these eggs and leave them as gifts... so thats where the easter bunny legend has grown from :)
German Scraps from Calico Crafts have two sets that depict lovely nostalgic looking Easter images and they have the Hare, not just the bunny.... I combined the scraps with the "Secret Garden" graphic 45 papers and decorated this shadow frame/box.
I inked the frame using versamagic chalk ink in pixie dust... then I cut up a paper doily and decorated the frame with it... I used aquatic splash chalk ink around the edges. then i just cut out sections from the secret garden papers and collaged them into and on to, the box and frame. then i gave it a good coat or two of mod podge. (i used gloss, making it hard to get a photo as the flash kept reflecting).
Once the box was decorated I was able to spill a packet of mini eggs inside and then put the clear panel and lid back on.
Once the chocolates are gone, the frame is still a pretty wee diorama style assemblage that can come out every spring.
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