Friday, April 8, 2011

It's an Eggstra Special Challenge from Simply Create



At Simply Create, where I am a design team member, our leader has challenged us to make somethng with eggs on them. I coulda' just attempted to sketch a self-portrait, since I often do suffer from eggstritis, but instead I've opted to have fun with a card, since Easter is almost here and I do send out cards. I chose to use a digi image. These are becoming available quite frequently now. I still must learn how to better manipulate them. I am copying them all out on one page and then cutting what I need, which I know results in huge waste if I don't use the rest of the images. Gotta study up on it. I have You-Tubed plenty of instructions, so I just gotta find time.  
So, here are the deets.
Recipe:  Base is SU's garden green, the scalloped oval and MS punched border mat inside are SU's so saffron. White cs is good ole' WAMA Georgia Pacific.
The dsp was bought loose and is from the Paper Studio.
The bunny image, basket with eggs, eggs in the grass and sentiment, are all from Regina Easter at The Cutting Cafe. Regina has lots of digital images for Easter. In fact, she has lots of images period and she is the first digi on-line vendor I worked with. I'm always pleased with everything I get from her store.
Sorry, sounding like an ad, huh?
So, the flowers are from my stash, but the leaves, and fence are surely recognizable by Martha Stewart. I stamped the grass repeatedly with a tiny grass stamp, I've had in my stash forever. Then, I just cut around it to form blades. An oval punch for the sentiment and Nesties for the image, where I used the bunny and the "out of the box" technique for his ears. His little outfit is paper-pieced with dsp. The eggs in his basket are colored with "at you Spicas." The bunny is colored with Copics as is the basket. And there is sponging all over the card with Memento new sprout. The so saffron oval was dry embossed with a CB dots folder. I bought the ribbon at my LSS.  Inside, the sentiment is done with a Nestie label shape and I cut out another egg to accent it. The shape of the card is called a criss cross card and instructions can be found in many places on You Tube. I got mine from Splitcoaststampers. What a weath of information they are. I had a ball designing and putting this card together. It's not my usual style, but I like how it turned out.
Hope all my readers have a great weekend and do try this challenge. You have two weeks to come up with a card. Also, please check out the my fellow DT's creations. I'm not the only newbie who has joined in on the fun. Blessings, Erica

1 comment:

Scrapaddict said...

Love it! I used one of Regina's images too, love 'em!