Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Easter Wishes and A Just-Add-Ink-Challenge (#8)

Happy Tuesday!!!! I am sitting here at my desk which is covered from end to end in paper, tools, stamps and ink- what a mess and I have to admit my head feels just as messy!!! Things have been a little bit crazy around here the last week or so with the small one deciding he doesn't like sleeping anymore- it is driving me mad as it sends the whole day and night out of whack if he doesn't have his day sleep. Today, however, he went down without a bother and is still sound asleep now after 2 hours. Hopefully things will get back to normal now.

When I saw this week's Just-Add-Ink Challenge I wondered if this would be the first week that I wouldn't enter. The challenge was to Just-Add-Easter and I don't own a single Easter stamp - no eggs, no bunnies, no chickens!!! What was i to do?!?!? The Design Teams creations were just gorgeous (check them out HERE) as are all the entries so far and I really, really wanted to enter too. Anyway last night I had a serious case of insomnia (you think I would be dead on my feet after a day with no-sleep-Elliot, but no!!!) and at some ungodly hour of the night my idea came to me. YAY!!! I imagined my two favourite "ALL IN THE FAMILY" kids with a stash of eggs from an Easter egg hunt and so my card came alive. Here it is:

It was a fiddly little number this card and it took me forever, with all the paper piecing (each of the eggs are made from a different piece of Sweet Slumber DSP as are the little people's clothes); watercolouring; crystal effecting; button making and ribbon tying :o). You can see the paper piecing and watercolouring here. Unfortunately the Crystal Effects turned the decorations on the eggs a funny brown colour instead of black, but I don't think it matters too much!!!!

Here is a close up of my little, shiny individually wrapped eggs in the title box:

And a close up of my DSP Egg-shaped button:

"Easter Egg Hunt Card" Ingredients

Stamp Sets: All In The Family; Framed With Love; Good Neighbours
Ink: Baja Breeze; Old Olive; Riding Hood Red; Blush Blossom
Paper/Card: Baja Breeze; Sweet Slumber DSP; Watercolour paper
Other: Chit-Chat Rub ons; Baja Breeze 1" DS Grosgrain ribbon; Scallop Edge Punch; Paper Piercing Tool & Mat; Linen Thread; Aqua Painter; Crystal Effects

I am so happy that I was able to enter the challenge after all and am pretty happy with my entry.

Wishing you all a happy day - I hear a stirring from the bedroom.

Louise x


Danielle Daws said...

You're pretty happy?? This is AWESOME!! Absolutely adorable. I love the little eggs (they must have been so frustrating!), and the layout is just gorgeous. Your creations always inspire me! Thanks for playing! :-)

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Who needs an Easter Stamp Set? Not you. This is so adorable and a lot of love has gone into this very detailed project. Love it!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love that stamp set, and I love what you've done with it! Your eggs rock.

Tania M. Gould said...

Awesome idea!How universal is All In The Family! You've done a very cute card Louise!

Anonymous said...

very very cute Louise!

Christine Blain said...

Louise, this is adorable!! All the time you spent on it is SO worth it - what a fabulous end result. LOVE it!

Amanda said...

You've done it again - another sweet creation. Great work Louise.

Lisa J said...

This is gorgeous Louise.