Monday, March 30, 2015

Easter Basket

I can hardly believe it's Easter already!  I made this basketful of eggs to help celebrate this very special day.


I started out by using Tim Holtz' marbling technique with distress paints on each of the paper mache' eggs. From there I tried different techniques on each one.


Rock Candy Distress glitter

Some stickers and Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint

Tim Holtz Gothic Layering stencil and texture paste with Perfect Pearls powders and Rock Candy Distress glitter

Both of these were embossed using Layering stencil and texture paste.  The blue one also has Tumbled Glass Distress glitter around the embossing.





  I added some ribbon from my very large ribbon hoard to all but one of the eggs. 

 I hope you like them!  I would be grateful if you would let me know which one is your favorite!  Happy Easter!
Sara Emily

I would like to enter my eggs into the following inspirational challenges:

Artful Times Challenge 77 "In the Style of Tim Holtz" Perhaps not in his personal style, but using his products, mostly and he did have glittered eggs posted on his blog recently for which I was extremely surprised, since that was what I was working on!


36 comments:

  1. Wow Sara love your eggs! Amazing how you got the texture paste on so neatly, they look good enough to eat. Happy Easter to you and your family. Nikki xx

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    1. Thank you, Nikki! Yes, texture paste on a curved surface can be tricky, but well worth it in the end! Happy Easter!

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  2. Gorgeous eggs. They are so beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

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  3. Stunning eggs,beautifully made and so colourful
    Thanks for joining us at MMW and good luck
    Big hugs
    Donna DT xxx

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    1. Thank you, Donna! I'm really enjoying the Anything Goes theme this month!

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  4. What a wonderful idea Sara Emily!! You used so many wonderful techniques and really got some fabulous results!! It's hard to choose, but I think the purple one is my favourite technique, the texture really grabs the eye!! Fantastic Easter project my friend! hugs :)

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    1. Thank you, Pamellia! It's always fun to try something a little different! These were just little happy accidents/experiments. I have to say the purple one is my favorite, too. I just love the look of old plaster. Happy Easter! Hugs!

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  5. They are gorgeous! I have to say the sparkly blue and pink one is my favourite because I love a little sparkle Karen x

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    1. Karen, I am so happy you stopped by my blog, and have become one of my latest followers. Sorry to respond so late, but I've been taking a little break from blog life, and am playing catch up! I'll be by your blog to see what you have been up to! Hugs!

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  6. I love them all, but if have to pick I will go for the yellow one! The texture paste looks fantastic. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

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    1. Thank you, Lisette! I like the yellow one, too!

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  7. Amazing eggs!! Just beautiful! Thank you so much for playing with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!!

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    1. Thank you, Karen; what a nice compliment!

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  8. Bet that was fun to do! I love the result. So cheerful.

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    1. Thank you, Maria! Yes, it was fun to play around with something a little different.

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  9. Wow, your eggs look amazing, a real treat and gorgeous effects. Thank you for joining in the fun at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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    1. Thank you, Dionne! that's a wonderful compliment!

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  10. How gorgeous is this little treasure trove of eggs???!!!!!! I love that you stencilled with paste, that takes some patience. I love you 3D artwork xx

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    1. Thank you, Georgie! You are such a sweetheart, and always have such nice things to say about my experiments! Ha!

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  11. AMAZING EGGS! How much fun are these. I should look for some eggs... I love the egg with yellow ribbon tied to it. So Easter-y! Thanks for sharing with us at Frilly and Funkie :)

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    1. Thank you, Nicole! I already left a message for you on your blog about where to get some eggs!

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  12. Stunning project. The eggs are beautifully decorated and a lovely addition to Easter Celebrations. Thanks for playing along at MMW hugs Debs xx

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    1. Thank you, Debs! It was so much fun to make them!

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  13. Gorgeous Sara, love the purple one with the Gothic stencil, so pretty!

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    1. Thank you, Deb! I like how that one turned out, too!

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  14. Beautiful eggs! Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

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  15. gorgeous! ive always wanted to make pretty crafty eggs like these. my favorite is the pink with the lovely ribbon! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!
    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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    1. Aww, thank you, Rachel! Your the first one to say that was a favorite!

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  16. Such special little eggs Sara! I love how you've incorporated the stencilling and ribbon trims into each of them. Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

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    1. Jenny, I love getting your thoughtful comments! Thank you for such a wonderful compliment!

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  17. Just snooping around your wonderful blog. I love the blue one with the texture paste and Distress glitter. What an amazing idea and eggs-actly on par for the holiday! You so talented you fart glitter! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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  18. Hey, Snoopy! I love it when you visit, even when you're snoopin, and I have no idea of what you are trying to say! Ha! Ha! I need to go back to my old posts more often! I love getting these "extra" comments! Hugs to you, Punkin!

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