Strike Up the Band from My Favorite Things

The odd thing about this set was I thought those were mice. However, it wasn’t until after I colored the ears and started coloring the tails then did I realize they’re bunnies. Not mice! My eyes were deceiving me and I really wanted a mice band too. But I know how to fix that – through creative color placement – so you might soon be seeing another band marching down the path.

My Favorite Things Strike Up the Band
Peekaboo Backdrop Die
Everyday Sentiment Banners

The uniforms on these mice, er um bunnies, are simple and I knew I wanted to get more color on them. So I took a while to Google drum band uniforms and came up with this pattern… down to their striped pants, white gloves and shoes. Red and blue seem like natural color choices for a band but if I have to color these again, I’d like to try something different. Do you have any color suggestions?
I used a cloud stencil and distressed inks to color the background and all the die cuts using some greens and blues. I used a lot of dies on this project too. I think the trees (even the ones I used for bushes) are retired dies from Lawn Fawn. From them, I also used the Peekaboo Backdrop Die and Everyday Sentiment Banners. The fence, I think, is from Magnolia Stamps and the hill is one from Stitched Border Trio Die.

List of Common Supplies

My Favorite Things Strike Up the Band
Peekaboo Backdrop Die
Everyday Sentiment Banners
Stitched Border Trio Die

Copic Markers:
E40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 47, 49, R30
R32, 35, 37
T2, 3, 6
B12, 14, 16, 18
Y11, 15, 26

3 thoughts on “Strike Up the Band from My Favorite Things

  1. Oh my gosh. I’ve always thought they were mice, too. Holy Snikeys. I can’t believe that they are bunnies. I mean I of all people should know these were bunnies.

    Such a cute shaker card. As always it’s beautifully colored. I’ve always wanted this set but now this makes me want them even more. WANT not need. Sigh!


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