Thursday, 24 March 2016

Emerald Creek Dare - Easter Hunt

It's time for another challenge at Emerald Creek Dares
and this time we are celebrating Easter and the Easter Egg Hunt.

Show off how you celebrate Easter at Emerald Creek Dares for a chance to win
a $25 credit to the Emerald Creek online store.

My family of Crazy Birds and the Easter Egg Hunt

I started with a small square box that I had in my box. It needed very little prep as it was already white but I did take my small sanding block to the edges to distress it just a bit.

I started by making my background for the small squares. I trimmed some watercolour paper to fit each space and sponged Versamark over my Chevron Layering Stencil from Tim Holtz before applying Emerald Creek pastel embossing powder in 3 different colours - green, lilac & pink.
I finished these off with some Distress Stains in coordinating colours.

The background for the large box was made using watercolour as well but this time I used a large oval stencil that I thought could pass for an Easter Egg. Again I sponged Versamark through the Chevron Layering Stencil and this time used the Easter Parade embossing powder from Emerald Creek - its just one of a whole line of  Festive Glitters. I love them all! 

I received my Distress Crayons this week and was so excited to use them with this project. I have a lot to learn about them but had fun playing around with some watercolour techniques on my bunnies & floral embellishments.

For my flowers I used 98 lb watercolour paper that I dragged through Distress Stains & Picket Fence Distress Paint that I applied to my craft mat. The Picket Fence give the stains a gorgeous pastel feel. I then use my set of Tiny Tattered Florals die set to cut out a bunch of flowers.
Here is a close up photo of the finished flowers ~

And close-ups of those Crazy Easter Egg Hunting Birds. One of those rascals couldn't resist a nibble of  the chocolate bunny ears.

Thank you for visiting my blog today! 
I wish each of you a very Happy Easter and may your long weekend be filled with love, happiness & joyful celebration with family & friends.

Be sure to check out more Easter inspiration from the rest of the Emerald Creek Design Team
then visit the Emerald Creek Dare blog to share your creation with us.

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  1. Fantastic shadow box. Love the way you created background and beautiful flowers!!

  2. I love this so much I don't even have words!! Also...ohhh how I wish my flowers turned out as lovely as yours!!

  3. Fantastic piece Julie. The crazy birds, floral and bunny are fantastic! I love everything about it!

  4. Julia, this is so stinkin' adorable! I love those crazy birdies (haven't even opened mine yet!) and how you've used them here! The flowers are gorgeous (again, haven't used mine yet!) But my favorite is that foil wrapped nibbled chocolate bunny! Great project! Hugs!

  5. Love this! Beautiful flowers, beautiful the Crazy Birds and your poor Easter rabbit with his ears bitten off!!

  6. I just love it all! You are so amazing!

  7. LOVE this!! so much to see and so much fun. makes me smile!

  8. LOL Julie, that is fabulous and love the chocolate stain around that Crazy Bird's beak, brilliant! Deb xo

  9. Love that the bunny ear has been nibbled! Awesome sauce design and the details are astoundingly wowzers! Every time I look at this I see something new. Those crazy birds work so well in this beaut! Stunning creation! Hugz ~Niki


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