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Friday, March 26, 2010

Eggstra Eggstra Read all About it...


Yesterday myself and the other Hero Hostesses were lucky enough to share some of our cards on the Hero Arts Blog.
We had an idea to do a series of egg shaped cards and there is a template over on the HA blog for this shape created by Linda ak Oz if you are interested in trying this out.


As you can see I went through a few iterations of eggs and then couldn't decide which one. I had a few people vote on them and made a decision on which one to share on the HA blog.


The first one was intended to look like a cut out egg where you were able to see the inside of the egg and the beautiful decorations within. The flowers are all from a Hero Arts Wallpaper Flowers and colored using my trusty watercolor pencils. The butterflies are punched from the Marvy Uchida punches. The stem on the main image is from the Hero Arts Heart Flower Blossoms.


The second series of eggs includes the card I actually put up on the blog. The one of the left is how the card started. I created it and distressed the inside to match the outside color. After I let it sit overnight I decided it was too drab and pulled the back off the card and found a lovely butter cream inside and replaced it. Do you rework your cards? I tend to do that a lot if I am not happy with the final results. The flowers are this beautiful Dogwood stamp from Hero Arts and once again I used my watercolor pencils. The bird stamp is from Hero Arts set called Two Birds. The sentiments are from Cornish Heritage Farms - CDD-1674C Happy Easter Script, and Memory Box.


Finally this was actually my favorite one and the one that I would have selected. I loved the idea of a wood grain egg and some natural elements. So I did two versions of this. The butterfly was actually a scrap from another project where it didn't quite fit so it was happy to end up on this card. Everything on both cards is from Hero Arts. :)



The best part of the whole project is that now I have a bunch of Easter cards or springtime cards to send off to family and friends.

Hope you are having a lovely day!
Suzz

27 comments:

  1. Such beautiful eggs!! Love the dogwood one. Gonna' hop over to the HA site now!

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  2. I'm glad I wasn't one who was asked to pick a favourite because I don't think I could. I love every single one of them for different reasons. They are all stunningly beautiful.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  3. These are ALL beautiful - just love how you have used the different stamps on these and of course your color choice is my favorite!

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  4. These make a beautiful series, and I wouldn't be able to choose just one - that post was so much fun yesterday; hope you do something similar again!

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  5. I LOVE all of them... but if I HAVE to choose one fav., it would be the woodgrain one! I just love the composition on that one-so perfect and beautiful in every way! You really do work magic on all these egg shape cards, Suz!

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  6. I love these egg-shaped cards...gorgeous hardly begins to describe them. They remind me of those delicate sugar eggs with the scene inside. I am always so inspired with your work every time I visit your blog. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent.

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  7. Your egg cards are amazing! For some reason I'm really drawn to the woodgrain eggs, I just love the feel of them!

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  8. Ooh, these are ALL lovely!! I especially like your first one with all of those butterflies, don't they look gorgeous all together like that! I also love your 'live in the moment' one. It looks so natural and makes me want to get out and about in the countryside, lovely!

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  9. wow stunning! love the work you've put into the first one with all the butterflies- just gorgeous

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  10. All of your egg cards are beautiful! I love the one with the woodgrain and butterfly. That's my fav.

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  11. So amazing Sue - I cann´t tell which one I love the most - ALL of them are so beautiful made with unique details!!!!!

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  12. Wow they area beautiful my favorite is the second one.

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  13. All of your egg cards are stunning Suzz, I think my favourite is the woodgrain one too, love the vintage feel to it.

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  14. wow! Egg-cellent set of cards, Sue!! =) gorgeous stamping and coloring! love them all!

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  15. These are all so amazing! Can't believe you took the time to adhere all of those buterflies on the first one! Wow, what patience!!

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  16. They're all so beautiful I don't see how anyone can choose, but if you're going to force the issue... my favorite is the one with all the little butterflies!

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  17. OH MY, Suzanne! WOW--oh wow--oh wow! I love all those little butterflies on the first egg! I absolutely love the colors and pop of flowers on the second/third egg....and the last egg is just so sweet! I love the woodgrain and bird!! I love that raffia and tag--ACK! You are SOOOOOOOOOO TALENTED:) TFS!

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  18. Just so clever Suzz.. I missed seeing my computer for one day and wow... you have been busy. Love all these egg-cellent cards.....on to your next post!!

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  19. I love EACH and EVERY one of these! GORGEOUS!!!

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  20. These are all gorgeous!!! I don't want to think about how much time it took you to adhere all the butterflies on the first egg!!

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  21. ALL of these eggs are amazing! Each are unique & special in their own way! I like all the lil' butterflies but I also like the bottom 2 that look like they are made out of wood! :) TFS

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  22. Over-the-top-FABULOUS Suzanne, each and every single ONE! I just LOVE all the inspiration I get from your beautiful work!!

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  23. These are all stunning. The row of butterflies aroun the center of the first egg is such a fun surprise. I like how you extended your flower image to your egg center and did some cut work on it for the second. And the third and forth cards are just so natural and organic with their nature themes and woodgrained backgrounds.

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  24. No words other than stunning!

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  25. OMY! those eggs are amazing! I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  26. these eggs are gorgeous, suzanne! your blog is wonderful, very creative!

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