Saturday, 21 March 2015

Egg hunt

Good Morning to you all.
Today is all about getting hair cut and doing some planning and hopefully a bit of crafting but tomorrow will be even better...train journey to NEC with Brenda! YAY! I haven't been on a train since I was about 16 and I have never been to the NEC so it's a real adventure for me tomorrow! So excited!

So today I want to share one of my favourites from the samples I made for the last Claritystamp Show on March 1st.

I used the eggs from the Chicks and Eggs set and the flowers from the Bird row set. I also used the journalling set, leaf set 1 and the leafy swirl stamp.

I started off stamping the eggs in the centre of a piece of theuva card and masked them off. I added leaves around them and masked these off too. I stamped the leafy swirl to give my arrangement shape then created the background using distress inks. I did this in the same way as I did The Nature card I had done for the Blog challenge a while back. There is a tutorial on the background here
Once I had done this I added some green splats using distress stains and then removed the masks. I coloured the leaves using the solid leaf shape and green distress ink and the eggs using promarkers.
I put this to one side and then on another piece of theuva card I stamped out loads of the flowers and used the solid shape to colour them in pink, purple and yellow Then I clear embossed these and cut them out. 
I arranged them around the eggs and stuck them down with cosmic shimmer glue. I matted onto cream then brown then onto a mottled card blank. 

And here is the finished card 

Hope you have a good weekend and if you are going to the NEC tomorrow I hope you'll say hello if you see me!

Happy Crafting


  1. Wow, you'd never think this started life as an egg. It's beautiful. I'm so envious of you off to the NEC, and going on a train journey. I do love train journeys. Have a wonderful time, and thanks for sharing.


  3. What a lovely creation. Fantastic. I hope you had good time at NEC, I have not been on a train fro years either. xx