Sunday, 8 April 2012

Happy Easter!

Woohoo!!  Easter Sunday, the day my children have been waiting for!!  Every day since the school holidays began they have been asking when they can have their Easter egg hunt lol!!  I have created this egg for my little girl.  She was recently diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and so shouldn't really have too much chocolate, and as the rest of my relatives had already bought eggs for her before her diagnoses we decided to buy her some clothes for her Barbie doll.  So that she still gets to find eggs I thought it would be fun to put the clothes in this!  I am entering it into CR84FN Color Challenge which is to used pink, peach and light blue.
Here's their inspiration photo - gorgeous colours aren't they!?
I painted the egg with cream acrylic paint and then randomly stamped a Hero Arts stamp all over and embossed it with bronze embossing powder.  The photo doesn't really pick it up but it looks really beautiful in real life with the shimmery writing!  I broke into a sweat and added the last piece of my Tim Holtz rose trim around the egg where the two halves join and then topped that with a string of pearls.
I added lots of flowers from my stash in gorgeous pinks, peaches, creams and light blues to fit the challenge theme - love this combination, so soft and delicate!  The large flower and the blossoms are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the blue tulips and peach daisies are from Magnolia and the pink hydrangea is from Prima.  The leaves were punched with a Martha Stewart Punch and the whole arrangement is sat on top of a white feather.
Here's a view from the other side of the egg.  The pretty pink blossom at the front is also by Prima.
The butterfly was cut from Webster's Pages paper and the whole egg and flower arrangement was sprayed with pearl glimmer mist which you can just see shimmering on the butterfly.
How gorgeous are those peach daisies!?  They are actually from the Magnolia store in Sweden from my lovely friend Louise.
The key is from Creative Expressions and it is tied on with some bakers twine from The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop and I added a pearl cut from the string of pearls.
I hope you like it!  Have a lovely Easter Sunday, we have my parents coming over for lunch and I've had a go at making a cheesecake - let's hope it's OK!  Thanks for looking! x

22 comments:

Catherine said...

Cute creation, love all the flowers on it....

kelly said...

Sorry about Kara Jane,especially to find out this time of year too!Lovely idea with the egg,i`m sure she will love it especially when she opens it too.Have a great day with your family.
Happy Easter,Kelly.

Ursula´s Kreativecke said...

Frohe Ostern,
wunderschönes Ei.

Liebe Grüße
Ursula

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous ♥♥

Bianca said...

What a fab little easteregg! I love it! Happy Easter! Bianca

Janette said...

Hi Jane, Oh this is stunning, a beautiful gift..sorry to hear about your Daughter, hopefully she isn't to upset about it all...xx

Hanna said...

Oh, your easter egg is lovely, Jane! Such a pretty combination of gorgeous flowers and the pearls and the lovely roselace are fabulous. Very stunning! :)

hugs,
Hanna

Debbie said...

Oh Jane what a lovely Egg to make for your daughter. So sorry to hear about her diabetes, know alot of children with it and they managed it really well, so good luck with it all.
The egg is stunning and to think it is full of Barbie clothes is just genius.
Have a super day "Egg" hunting. Debbiexx

Astrid said...

This is absolutely amazing, love the beautiful details !!

Happy Easter !

hugs Astrid

Riet said...

This is so beautiful Jane.

Hugs Riet.xx

Louise said...

Hi Jane!
Auw, this is so gorgeous! :)
Little Kara must be so thrilled :) It is beautiful beyond words! Gorgeous flowers and that key is rocking :) Stunning!

Hugs and happy easter sweetie!
Give all my love to Kara :)

Andrea C said...

The poor wee soul but barbie clothes are much better than chocolate cos that goes so quickly but she will have the barbie clothes for years. Your egg you made for her is stunning x

maxine said...

This is stunning

Sabrina said...

What a gorgeous Easter egg!! Your daughter is bound to love it with the barbie clothes. Even though our five children didn't have diabetes, we would keep down the sweets by doing such things too. Your daughter will have those barbie clothes a longer than the chocolates any way. The best to you and your daughter as you make lifestyle changes. Happy Easter! Again that egg is so GORGEOUS!

marion said...

This is stunning !! Love this Easter egg. Happy Easter to you and your family. Hugs, Marion

Pauline said...

Gorgeous decorated egg, love all the pretty flowers, and embellishments!
Thanks for joining us at CR84FN this week!

Elaine said...

What a stunning creation Jane well done.
So sorry to hear about your little girl, Take care Hugs Elaine

Debbie Pamment said...

Oh WOW Jane - even if I COULD have chocolate THIS is the sort of Easter egg I'd just LOVE! Totally GORGEOUS!
xXx

Deborah Frings said...

That's the most wonderful Easter egg I've seen - so pretty, so feminine. And you get to keep it too! I'm sure your daughter loves it. Thank you for playing along with CR84FN!

Aleksandra said...

Gorgeous egg! I am sure your little girl was thrilled!

Blessings to you and your familly!
Aleksandra

Sue Lelli said...

I LOVE this egg, Jane, and the story behind why you created it! What a SWEET thing to do for your daughter! I'll bet she went gaga over this BEAUTIFUL creation! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Helen said...

What a gorgeous decorated egg - something to treasure for sure!