Awww, look at this cute little bunny teapot! Isn't he adorable? But, you guessed it, it's not what it seems.....
According to Cindy this is Brutus and Brutus is conflicted. He doesn't like Easter. He doesn't like hiding the eggs and delivering the Easter baskets. He dislikes it so much so that he has taken up behaving like a dog. Yes. That's right. A dog!
Our job is to get Brutus back on track. Afterall the Easter Bunny needs all the help he can get. How is he going to hide all those eggs and deliver all those baskets all by himself? He really needs all the help he can get. He needs Brutus.
But you see Brutus, much like Santa's elf Hermey has another desire. He has a need to create, not just hide those darn eggs and hop around carrying baskets of jelly beans and plastic grass. He wants to weave the baskets. Deep down inside he is a basketweaver. He has practiced his art secretly using cast-offs that he has found and saved. You should see his stash. He's got twine and rope, grass and hay, paper and plastic, pine needles and paper bags. You name it, he's used it.
This week he found some scraps in my stamp cave and lucky for me he got busy weaving this wonderful background for me. Doesn't he look just great up against that background with all those coordinating flowers?
The other part of this Easter thing that bothers Brutus is that darn pink ribbon. Well Brutus, if you paid attention at Easter Bunny Helper Orientation you would know that all beginner bunnies wear pink. Once you finish all your Easter Bunny Helper courses and actually help out for one Easter you get to move on to your yellow ribbon. Then it's blue, and then white. So on, so forth, etcetera!
So now that Brutus has leveled with the Easter Bunny authorities about his real desire I think they'll be asking him to use his weaving talents to help out with Easter. Yes, he'll still have to workout so he'll be able to heft those jellybeans around, but he's bound to be happier about it now that he can create to his heart's content.
If you have no idea what I'm talking about you need to visit the Teapot Challenge thread this week to find out the scoop. Or go take a gander at Cindy's glob. Either way you're sure to be entertained by some fine fiction and even finer creativity. Don't miss the gallery either. (Pssst, if you're reading this on a Tuesday, make sure to come back for the link later in the week when everyone has had a chance to post their cards.)
Oh yes, the details of the card. Stamps used: Chocolate Bunny and Whimsical Words. Ink: Chocolate Chip and Close to Cocoa. (The bunny was stamped in Chocolate Chip onto Whisper White cs and then colored with my Close to Cocoa marker.) The paper strips are from Kaleidoscope and Tea Party dsp, along with So Saffron, Gable Green, Green Galore, Cool Carribean, Pretty in Pink and Lovely Lilac cs. The flowers were punched with the 3 For You punch, the sentiment from the wide oval, and the grass was a leftover from the Fancy Favor die. I used the eyelet punch on the dsp for the ruffle around the oval and I filled in the centers of the flowers with chunky glitter. And lastly the pink taffeta ribbon.