Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Half an Egg!

I had intended to make a casket  style egg
for Easter 
but then I realised I didn't have any of the small hinges needed
so  half an Egg it is!!

Made from half a cardboard egg shape
(painted using a yellow matchpot paint )
half a cardboard cotton reel
and loads of hotgluing .
Various flowers made from either
glass shapes, foam, ribbon, or ready made.
All from my stash.
Butterflies , lace , pearls and plaque also 
from my stash.
The sentiment was created in word.

I will let the photo's do most of the talking.

The weight of the flowers kept making 
it fall over so I remedied it by filling 
the hollow cotton reel with 20 penny
coins! 

You could say it is now a pot of Bronze!


Entering into the following challenges:
Rhedd's Creative Spirit # Anything goes.
Anma Creatief #54 Spring/Easter.
Altered Electics # Anything goes.
Paper Creator's Crafts #45 Spring colours.
Electic Ellapu # Purple team: Flora and fauna..
Crafty Gals Corner #64 Easter or Spring.
Fab n' Funky #297 Flowers.
Little Red Waggon #334 Happy Easter /Spring.
Scrappiness #14  Easter.
The Crafter's Cafe #145 Easter.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #222  Use up your snippets.
Brown Sugar # Easter.
Crafty Boots # Spring is in the air. 
Melonheadz Friends # Throw on flowers.
Appended to add in the following.
All Sorts Challenge #356 Wings.

43 comments:

Aquarius said...

This is gorgeous and something a bit different - love it and half an egg is better than none!!

Barb said...

How pretty this is Mrs A and what a clever idea for weighing it down. Certainly is an eggful of bronze. Barbxx

Michelle said...

WOW what a stunning creation Mrs A. Everything about this is beautiful - hope you had a lovely easter - Michelle x

Linda Harris said...

Amazing creativity beautiful spring colours x

Cara said...

Wow. Just wow. That is a stunningly beautiful creation, love all the details. Great save with the coins as weights! Cara. X

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
oh my word this is gorgeous, and wonderfully designed also.
You are a very clever lady, and very talented too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Mac Mable said...

Wow..stunning half egg! So very pretty, lots of detail and clever idea to pop it onto the cotton reel and fill it with coins x

Sari Jokinen said...

oh my goodness!!! this is stunning!!! Just love love all the gorgeous butterflies!!! I'll be mailing your egg this week, we made an "unplaned" trip to finland over the easter weekend! hugs and sunshine

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Wow this is so pretty Valerie, a stunning Easter display.
Lorraine

Wendy said...

Gorgeous creation...Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy x

cuilliesocks said...

OMG Valery this is gorgeous, and really different, I love the colours and design, Kate x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Mrs A, this is gorgeous and so unusual, Love everything about it.
Avril xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow wow wow!! Such a wonderful 3D project!! Just breathtaking! All these beautiful butterfly look amazing in the half egg and the cotton has been a great idea to make them pop out!!
I pinned your egg
https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524482153010/

rachel said...

absolutely brilliant - love it x

Kathleen said...

Wow, what a fabulous creation, totally gorgeous colours and so many lovely flowers and those other things. Great colours, you should have entered it our Allsorts challenge too - Things with wings.

Kath x

Tina Z. said...

oh, this is fantastic creation, wow ...

Dee's Craft Room said...

Amazing project and so different, I love the all of the butterflies fluttering over the flowers. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Dionne

Merry said...

That looks stunning, the butterflies just look like they will flutter off any old minute.

scrapcreations-judith said...

Prachtig!!! Leuk dat je meedoet met de maartchallenge bij AnMaCreatief. Groetjes Judith

brenda said...

A stunning creation Mrs A, a real kaleidoscope of Butterflies and just perfect for our theme this week, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Di said...

Beautiful Mrs A! Your inventiveness knows no bounds :)

Re. your question over at Barb's blog - a great piece of software for manipulating piccies is GIMP. It's free to down load and you can easily manipulated piccies - including those taken a bit at an angle with, say, one side higher than the other. I use it all the time to add my watermark and also reduce the number storage size of my piccies for fear of Picasa throwing a wobbly and saying I've used up too much storage!

Hugs

Di xx

Darlene said...

OMG this is such an amazing creation! Just gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘EASTER’ Challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Kathy Krug said...

Fabulous project. Love the beautiful flowers. Thanks for joining us at Double D "Easter" Challenge.

Alison C said...

Wow, that must have taken ages. Looks fab and well done for using your stash. x

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Oh my this is so beautiful, I love all those wonderful butterflies and flowers. Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenges.
Amelia (DT Double "D" Challenges)

Viv's Visuals said...

Just one word - AWESOME!

Karen McCaughern said...

OMG this is beautiful, thanks for sharing it with us in the Brown Sugar Challenge, Karen DT

MaryH said...

This is just the cleverest idea I've seen in a while. I'm so glad you shared the side view, as it gave more demonstration of how this beautiful creation was put together. The yellow color is perfect with the lovely explosion of flowers and I love your fix to make the display stand properly. You are just so creative & talented! Loved the way you've added the tiny butterflies. Had to really look to spot them in the flowers too. TFS & Hugs

Donna said...

Oh my gosh, this is absolutely charming! Gorgeous assortment of flowers a d butterflies!

Lone Hvidsten said...

Wow this is just gorgeous. Thanks for joining our challange at Scrappiness:) Hugs

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely creation and gorgeous colours...xx
 {aNNie}

Andree said...

This is truly beautiful. I love the sunny colour palette and the gorgeous flowers and butterflies. How clever to display the egg on a stand xx

Andree said...

This is truly beautiful. I love the sunny colour palette and the gorgeous flowers and butterflies. How clever to display the egg on a stand xx

Judy McKay said...

Love your project. Stunning. Thank You for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Regina said...

WOW! absolutely amazing and incredibly beautiful!
Regina

Sandra Wright said...

This is so lovely and the colours are gorgeous..
Thank you for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month...x

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining our wings challenge at allsorts Tracy x

Barb said...

This is a great project--love the colors and the flowers!

Thanks for joining us at the Melonheadz Challenge this week. Good Luck! We hope to see you join us in future challenges too.
Barb—DT

Lisette Baker said...

Amazing. A gorgeous display of flowers and butterflies and so original. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

Catie Cuddles said...

Wowser! A brilliant creation. Love it.
Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky.
Happy crafting!
Catherine ( DT ) x

Helga Elin Pettersen said...

This is just awesome! Love all of it!
Thank you for joining us in our challenge at Scrappiness.
Hugs, DT Helg <3

Sandy said...

How in the world did I get so far behind - I need a helper!! Your make is so stunning - gorgeous!
sandy xx

Sandy said...

Did my comment not take? It seems to have disappeared in the night!!
Beautiful!
sandy xx