Saturday, January 18, 2020

The Rabbit of Caerbannog

Happy Saturday everyone! Connie here with a tribute to one of my favorite movies – Monty Python and the Holy Grail.  In the film, the Cave of Caerbannog is guarded by a bunny with nasty, big, pointy teeth and a vicious streak a mile wide. When King Arthur and his knights are attacked by the killer rabbit, he shouts for them to 'run away'! 
This project started with a GSL Bagatelle Box 3 by 4 inch which assembles easily with a bit of tacky glue. The exterior paper I chose for this project is from the fairy tale related Once Upon a Time stack by DCWV.

I couldn't resist setting the bunny in front of a medieval castle image framed with a neutral gray paper from Tim Holtz.

Other elements used in this project are from the GSL Stackable Labels Shape Set, House Jewelry Pieces and Gothic Cross Miniatures.

I painted the base of one of the Stackable Labels black and glued a printed Run Away image to the top layer.

For a knight's abandoned shield, I turned one of the house jewelry pieces upside down and painted it white, then added a red gothic cross. Something so simple makes me giggle.

For this little shrine's feet, I painted wood ball finials with black acrylic paint. A tip for painting them is to pop each one on a Q-tip. They are easy to hold while painting and you can hold them in a small container while the paint is drying. The rabbit is a plastic Schleich toy with a bit of blood red paint added to his mouth for effect.

To finish the piece, I set him on a carpet of thick grass colored felt and glued down a few bones I cut from one of those dollar store plastic skeletons.

Where's a holy hand grenade when you need one?
Thanks for stopping by!

Gypsy Soul Products Used

Other Products Used
Tacky glue
Acrylic paint
DCWV Once Upon a Time paper
Tim Holtz Idea-Ology paper
Castle image
Tacky glue
Acrylic paint
Felt scrap
Wood ball finials
Schleich rabbit
Plastic skeleton



  1. You’ve done it again with a wonderfully creative and unique project. I have not watched
    Monty Python in years but loved third humor. You’ve captured it perfectly in this piece