Thursday, March 20, 2008

Easter EGGstravaganza!

Okay, so here is the deal. One of the WorldWin Papers dt members challenged us to make an easter egg using WWP. I can't pass up a challenge. It is a slight sickness I have. If someone dares me, I gotta do it. I have never decorated an egg before...unless you count coloring a bazillion eggs with the girls each year. lol

So, I got out a plastic egg and glued the two pieces together. Then, I used my Hot Marks tool and the needle tip to melt out the oval opening. It worked so good! Better than I imagined it would. I tried to cover the egg with a solid piece of paper, but I am terrible at that cutting darts at each end thing and just got a mess. So, I decided to punch out some Ruche cardstock (WWP) with a flower punch. I decoupaged each flower on one by one. It was very therapeutic!! Oh wait, before I covered the outside, I covered the inside with Paper Perfect that I dyed green with a reinker and sprinkled glitter on it. I had to let that dry overnight. THEN I covered the outside. I coated the whole thing with fine glitter glue when it was dry. Added tiny punched flowers with Stickles centers, that were made from Cascata (WWP), to the egg. I covered the raw edges with the glittery cording and added a bow. I attached an image of a bunny to Crafty Board (WWP) and glued him inside. Cut some thin strips of Cascata and Ruche and ran them through a paper crimper and glued them in front of the bunny to resemble Easter grass. Added a couple of flowers there too. Then, I drilled a tiny hole in the top and one on the side. Ran some glittery cording for a hanger and added a bead that I Stickled to death to the top. I punched butterflies and Stickled them too. *note...this is not lacking for glitter and sparkle!* I sandwiched a coiled wire between two purple butterflies. Inserted the end of the wire into the tiny hole on the side and glued to secure. Added the salmon butterfly to the opening and it was complete. It is way cuter than I normally make things, but I love it. I can't stop looking at it. My girls love it too and already asked why I didn't make one for them. lol
One thing that I love is the texture of the Ruche on the base covering. I purposefully put the flowers in different directions because I hoped it would really show the gorgeous wrinkle of this paper. It looks like lettuce to me! lol

10 comments:

pinktomato said...

dang girl - you need to put that up on the auction block at Christies!

Debbie said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Robin...We used to make paper mache eggs with little scenes inside when my kids were little...gosh, this brings back memories...Thanks, Debbie

Laura Lou said...

Oh MY! I love this, the idea AND your execution of it. I am nearly 100% digital, but this would make me drag out my tons of paper crafting supplies and try this. I can see a whole tree of these!!!

Michelle said...

Robin, this is too cool!! I will be stopping on my way home tonight to get me a stash of those plastic eggs!!!

WOW! Gorgeous!

Wanda H said...

Robin, your egg is totally fabulous!!!

Cindy Elliott-Park said...

hello
I love it
good job
and so cute
cindy in NY

Dawn said...

That egg is gorgeous! Would have never thought it was covered with paper. Awesome job on the challenge!

WendyP said...

Robin - this is absolutely gorgeous - you should be so very proud of what you have created !!!

Libby's said...

WOW Robin, it's wonderful. So creative, decorative and the techniques you have used have really highlighted the products. TFS. I love it

Flo Hollingsworth said...

Hi there! This is totally lovely! I LOVE the textured paper - and the concept is well executed. Too cute, to boot!