Good Egg

A new challenge starts this week over at Anything But A Card and the theme is an open one entitled “Spring Forward.” With Easter being very late this year, even now it seems a long way off even if chocolate eggs have been in the shops since January, it almost seems too soon to share an Easter project but that’s what I have for you today:

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As you know, I can never resist making a miniature scene, as a child I always made little Easter gardens, usually using bits and bobs from the garden and I did the same with my own two sons. I love it that this one here is inside a cardboard egg and, more importantly, that it has real chocolate eggs!!

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I used a plain papier mache egg, gave it a coat of pink paint and a sprinkling of chunky glitter so it resembled one constructed out of sugar. On the inside, rather conveniently, it already had little printed flowers. It seemed daft not to utilise those so I simply went over it with a light coat of white gesso. I’ve mounted the egg on a small spool that I painted white and edged with gold pen.

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To neaten the edge I added some gold Dresden trim and a gold pipe cleaner.

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Inside I’ve arranged some green Icelandic moss and a tiny wooden picket fence. There’s also a glass toadstool.

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The chick and the rabbit are both images from the Gecko Galz Beautiful March collage sheet and Hip Hop Easter ephemera set. The chocolate eggs were the perfect size for this project and what a shame that I had to buy a whole big bag just to use the few you see here!!

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To top it all off I’ve added some seam binding and a paper flower.

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Hope you will have time to share your projects with us at Anything But A Card this month, be sure to buzz over and see what the rest of the Design Team have been up to.

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Comments

Good Egg — 18 Comments

  1. What a gorgeous decoration! I love all the sweet details that you added, the beautiful dresden trim along with a pipe cleaner was brilliant! Love the glass toadstool and the sweet little bunny with the picket fence! Totally amazing piece! Too bad you had to buy that “whole” bag of chocolate eggs too, lol! ~Diane

  2. I think seam binding is used almost as much now as years ago. Hard to find in stores now, where do you get yours? Love look of it.
    I am so blown away by your adorable egg and the little goodies in it. So perfect. I was wondering what you used to make the little stand then I read what you used. Your imagination is worth a million and then some. You are very much admired. Happy Spring days

    • Thank you. Seam binding isn’t that big over here at all so I get my white from Ebay. You get a massive roll very cheaply. I know Really Reasonable Ribbon have a great selection of colours and also Stampin’ Up do a few shades.

  3. You did a wonderful job with this! I love the gold rim on the white spool; it’s a little thing, but it adds to your project. As usual, your finishing touches (like the gold rim) are lovely.
    If those extra eggs are just too much for you, you can always send them across the pond to me.
    Well-travelled chocolate is still yummy!

    • Thanks Roberta, glad you noticed the spool – I’m trying to think of a project with a larger spool done this way. I wish I could send you some of the chocolate – but I’m ashamed to say I managed to eat them!!!

  4. What a sweet project. Your egg is fantastic and looks just like my vintage sugar eggs that my neighbor made my girls when they were young. They are my favorite Easter decoration and we cherish them. Your attention to details just amazes and inspires me.

    • Thanks Sandra – how lovely to have a neighbour making decorations for you and brilliant that you still have them to enjoy each year.

  5. Adorable little scene. It takes me back to my childhood and a ‘Watch with Mother’ programme called ‘Rag, Tag and Bobtail. Your little scene is so sweet and I love your use of mini eggs and the fab little glass toadstool.

    Dionne xxx

      • I must have been about four when we got our first TV, it was a tiny thing by the standards of today, and I remember Watch with Mother fondly. Picture Book, Andy Pandy, The Flowerpot Men, The Woodentops and, of course, Rag, Tag and Bobtail. (I remember Bizzy Lizzy and the Jolly Jack Tars where regular cartoons on Picture Book – My sister always wanted to play Bizzy Lizzy because she had a dress with a flower on it.)

        A more innocent time!

        • I have a Watch With Mother video that my Mum bought when my boys were little – they loved it too and I still have my Andy Pandy books. I also remember a character called Twizzle, but I’m not sure where he fits in – I’ll have to Google it!

  6. Finally getting around to commenting a bit! This is such a wonderful piece and reminds me of the year my mom and I tried our hand at making the sugar eggs. I love the glass toadstool and the marvelous eggs! What a shame that you had to suffer through the rest of those chocolates… 🙂

    • Thanks Margaret, I love sugar eggs they are so pretty. You will be pleased to know that I survived my egg eating ordeal 🙂

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