Happy Easter! If you’re in the UK have you remembered the clocks have gone forward??? I’m here with an eggstra special little something or two to share with you today and trust me, the puns get worse. First up, being Sunday, I am sharing my entry for this week’s challenge over at the Stampotique Designers’ Challenge blog. Nellie is asking us to use birds and “stuff related to birds” in our projects. She is sharing the most fabulous card, be sure to buzz over to her blog and check it out.
Now I tried, I really did, but in the end I couldn’t help myself and I’m bringing back my favourite duo for this particular challenge!
This is actually a card, but only because I had a “failed” card lying close to hand and practiced the layout of the stamps on it. Currently, this is propped on my sideboard as a piece of art. I started with one of Kate Crane’s backgrounds as I knew I hadn’t got time for messing with inks and that I would probably muck at least one attempt up (and I did!). I stamped my parrots and Agatha, followed by the flowers and leaves.
Agatha, and the parrots masquerading as chicks, were coloured with Polychromos and then paper pieced over the originals.
I die cut some eggs from brown card, cut some broken edges and then added dimension by rolling them over a pencil and applying with glue gel. The shine comes from Glossy Accents.
You’ll notice the chicks have little chocolate stained faces!
I added a few hanging eggs to the branches of the tree and the words were printed from my computer.
Sometimes a project just comes together how you imagined. I’m so pleased that this was one of those occasions – even if it did take two attempts!
Now I told you to egg-spect a little eggstra something and here it is:
I made this little hanging decoration for one of my Gecko Galz DT projects. I’ve used this image, which is from the Easter Parade Kit, a lot. Here it’s displayed in a chipboard frame that I have painted with white crackle paint.
Lots of yellow spring flowers and some coordinating seam-binding finish it off perfectly.
I hope you have a lovely Easter Day, doing whatever you like to do at this time of year. Me? Well obviously I will be eating more chocolate and cake than is good for me! 🙂
Thanks for buzzing by.