Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Decorated Easter Egg.

As part of my Win over at Crafting With Dragon flies  (#19 The doc's recycled whisky bottle)  I was invited to be the Guest Designer for April which I was  very pleased to accept.
The theme for  the first April challenge is:
Easter card or anything as long as it is Easter.
I have chosen to decorate an Easter Egg.
I used a cardboard shaped egg and a 2ply serviette.
I first covered the egg blank with the bottom sheet of the 2ply serviette torn into pieces.
I used Mod Podge for the gluing .
I then painted green with a test pot of acrylic paint .
Finally covered with the top sheet of the torn up serviette.
I cut the rabbit out separately and adhered him last.
Another coating of mod podge to seal and give a nice overall sheen to the egg.
Top and base are both the same rabbit design.

I attached the edging strip of the serviette to the edge of the bottom egg half.

I then raided my stash and went to town decorating.
I used
Lace, flowers, ribbon, beads, gems & pearls.

Side view of finished egg.

 It wouldn't be Easter without the chocolate eggs inside!!
Popover here to join in all the fun. 
Entering into the following challenges:
The Cheerful Stamp Pad #83 Add some flowers.
Lexi's creations #113 Easter.
Crafty Boots # Easter.
Artistic Inspirations #85 Easter colours/ anything goes.
City Crafter #205 Easter/ Spring
Paper Take Weekly # Anything goes.
Crafting By Designs# Anything goes.
Pile It On #13 Floral fantasy.
2 Creative Chicks #13 Use Mod Podge.
Sparkles #54 Easter Parade.


Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Amazing egg - reminds me about those vintage eggs I always admired in the shop windows when I was a kid!

Di said...

Oooer Mrs A - this is absolutely FABULOUS! So pretty and just perfect for Easter wiv them eggies inside :)

Sure you didn't use any snippets along the way?



Unknown said...

Love the vintage feel to your decorated egg - yummy filling inside.

Mrs Beez said...

Fabulous project - really interested to see how you did it too, think I will give this a try. The inside is perfect too :)Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

Sandra H said...

Oh wow wow wow Mrs A this is so creative and the image is so cute well done this is another of your amazing makes xx

Sue said...

This is stunning Mrs A!!!! really gorgeous huggles Sue xx

Kathleen said...

Fantastic, couldn't buy a better one in the shops.

Kath x

Diane said...

Darling egg design Valery Anne. Love the image, flowers and idea.

Hugs diane

Michele said...

this egg is simply stunning and i love the way you added flowers. thank you for joining the "add some flowers" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo

Createology said...

Mrs. A you have created a lovely Easter Egg treasure. Fabulous job with the serviette and embellishments. Creative Easter Bliss...

Susan Hogan said...

Congratulations on the Guest DT position - well deserved too! Beautiful egg Mrs A. A stunning project and thanks for the tips in the making. Not sure if I can get a cardboard egg but will be trying!

JansArtyJunk said...

Oh this is fabulous Mrs A!!...A treasured Easter keepsake...I Love it!! Jan x

Anonymous said...

Good work done for Easter eggs!

Sherry said...

Very pretty Mrs A - the egg itself is beautiful and what a bonus inside! xx

Nana said...

What a beautiful egg. I love the image you used.
Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

Have a creative day.
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Today's Beautiful Moments - Tracey Fehr said...

This is just fabulous! Love the image you've used and the addition of the lace and flowers is the icing on the cake! Thanks for sharing with us at Pile it On.
Tracey, DT

Brenda in IN said...

This is fantastic. What a great idea and it turned out gorgeous. Love how you embellished it with such pretty flowers.

Anonymous said...

This is fantastic!! Thanks so much for sharing this week at CCCB :-)

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Oh Wow! What a transformation - your egg looks amazing.
Caroline xxx

CraftingMum said...

Beautiful egg! Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations.
Louise x

MaryH said...

Beautiful decoupaged egg. Reminds me of the porcelain eggs you see in a museum. Love all the delicacies you have adhered around this little napkin bunny, and especially the yummies inside. TFS & Hugs

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful Easter egg! WOW! I love that rabbit and even without the chocolate it's a prize!

Pam said...

Your Easter egg is just beautiful! I love the image and the pretty embellishments! The candy looks pretty good too!
Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

Have a creative day.
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happyglitzygirl said...

This creation is just gorgeous, and Easter is just not the same without Chocolates, I agree...thanks for the step by step, wonderful to have you as a Guest Designer, blessings Hilde

Glenda Atkins said...

Fabulous egg, gorgeous in fact!Love everything about it! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations!

Karen Petitt said...

I haven't seen one of those eggs in a long time! It is gorgeous Mrs A and your crafty ingenuity never fails to impress me. A beautiful Easter gift for some lucky person Karen x

Ina G said...

Wow ValeryAnne - this is one awesome piece of art. So detailed in your 'how to' Envious of the lucky person to receive this beautiful work - and of course the chocolates...
Thanks for being our Guest Designer for this month at Crafting with Dragonflies. Your work is truly amazing.

Desire Fourie said...

Wow this is a stunning little piece of art and an awesome Easter gift idea.
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Maarit at Violets Corner said...

You're in a flow, this is a fabulous Easter egg.

Warm hugs

scrappymo! said...

This is stunning! Love the tissue you used (napkin), love the bunny image, love the pretty mauve band in the sideways view and love the flowers you added...of course i don't mind the chocolates either!!!

This is one stunning project!

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely creation for Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 83: add some flowers , Hazel, DT - hope to see you again soon x

Hettie said...

I need payment in eggs if I am to look after a platypus for you!!!

Hazel said...

I'm back to thank you for sharing your lovely creation for Lexi's challlenge 113: Easter, Hazel, GDT x

Unknown said...

Stunning creation! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

Planetsusie said...

Hi there Valery - I have seen eggs like this in shops and they are extremely expensive! This is absolutely gorgeous and I love the fact that you have given us the steps to create one. I just love it.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Irene said...

Ph my word Mrs. A what a fabulous egg, it's gorgeous.

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fabulous project, I found your description of how you achieved this effect fascinating. The end result is gorgeous and I love the flowers you selected, they look just like sugar icing.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Karen Petitt said...

Thank you for the reminder on my blog.
I knew there was another challenge I wanted to enter the tag into but I was so tired AND I could not remember which challenge - so have edited and linked up Karen xx

Helen Gullett said...

WOW... this is so pretty!

Merry said...

Oh wow…this is spectacular. Whoever receives this is going to be very lucky indeed. Beautiful embellishing.

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Gosh, you'd easily pay a tenner for a beautiful egg like this in the shops! Superdoop xx

Amanda Makes said...

Gorgeous Mrs A! Xxxx

Jo said...

Oh wow, that's just fabulous......and the perfect filling too! Thanks for joining us over at Sparkles this time & good luck!
hugs Jo x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I thought this looked amazing before you added all the flowers to it. Then you added the flowers and made it even more amazing!

NickScrapShack said...

Such a pretty egg! I love the Peter Bunny on the green with the purple edge!!!!

Thank you for playing along with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

This is brilliant Mrs A, I didn't spot your name on the linky list at Sparkles otherwise I would have popped in sooner! You need to pop back to the Sparkles blog, if you haven't done so already, you have a prize to claim!


Judy said...

Very beautiful project!

Jo said...

AWESOME! what a fabulous gift!