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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Stampendous Saturday - Easter Bonnets

It's Saturday which means Stampendous!  Here is another project for the Stampendous monthly challenge which is all about BLING!

I made this sweet Easter egg awhile ago and wanted to share it:

I love these little vintage Easter chicks with their bonnets. I wanted to give them a proper home and had this paper mache egg that I had purchased at Michaels.

  1. Trace oval shape on tissue paper cut out and use as stencil to trace onto egg. 
  2. Cut an opening into egg using exacto knife. 
  3. Glimmer mist tissue paper (I used multiple layers so I glimmer misted 3 or 4 sheets) 
  4. Apply Elmer's Glue mixed with water to egg and wrap tissue paper onto glue. Continue until multiple layers cover the entire egg. 
  5. While glue is still wet or apply more glue to surface sprinkle Stampendous Crystal Glitter.Let dry. 
  6. Run tape around opening.  Apply Champagne Crushed Glass Glitter to the tape.
  7. On the inside of the egg apply the same glue over the entire surface.  Sprinkle Stampendous Tarnished Mica Fragments on the inside. Repeat until entire surface is covered.  Some won't stick which is fine between applications turn the egg over and shake the excess out. 
  8. Squeeze tacky glue to bottom of inside of egg and place moss into egg. Add more glue and more moss until you have a nice little nest for the chicks.  Brush on glue onto moss in various areas and Sprinkle Halo Gold Glitter into the glue in the nest.
  9. Stamp the adorable chicks Stampendous Cling Feather Bonnet Baby, Posie Bonnet Baby, and Floral Bonnet Baby using Ranger Archival Ink Black onto white cardstock. 
  10. Color chicks with watercolor pencils and water brush. 
  11. Cut out. 
  12. Attach toothpicks to back of chicks. 
  13. Dip toothpick ends into Glue. Stick chicks into nest. 
  14. Tie ribbon around egg. Attach flowers and little tag with sentiment.

The DT has some fabulous projects to share:

To play along with us: add you direct link to your card to the linky tool below (or on the Stampendous blog) no later than February 2, 2012 at 11:00 PM EST.  You don't have to use Stampendous products to play along, but we love it when you do!  And as an extra incentive for playing, one lucky person (drawn at random from all the entries) will receive this gorgeous Cherub Wishes Perfectly Clear Stamp Set: (Due to shipping restrictions, the winner must have a US address)

Have a wonderful day!

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  1. Those chicks are absolutely adorable in that egg! Love this!!!

  2. Hi, Suzz! It's been a while!
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation! I can't believe that you made this one a while ago. Truly beautiful!!
    Love the adorable chicks in the egg!

  3. An absolutely adorable project! You have me thinking 'spring.' Best, Yvonne

  4. aw, what a perfect home for your little chicks Suzz. a lovely project.

  5. Wowsers! What a pretty egg, Suzz! Gorgeous details - just love it!

  6. Great idea... you did a beautiful job!

  7. Wow. This was an involved project! Love the mica flakes on the inside, and the glitter, and the chicks, and shimmery tissue on the outside, and...Wow!

  8. Fabulous project just love it.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  9. WOW! How cute is THAT?! I love it!

  10. Wow! What a wonderful project, it makes a fabulous center piece for Easter brunch!!

  11. OH ya!!! Freakin' amazing project! Love it!

  12. That is a sweet little treasure, oh I just love these cute little chicks! :) xx

  13. Wow Suzanne - only you can come up with a project like that!! my jaw just dropped on the ground - it's amazing!!

  14. Oh, too cute! You are the amazing X-Acto maestro! Wow.

  15. Oh my heavens, WOW! How absolutely adorable!

  16. What a lovely fun project Sue. Those little chicks are really sweet and I love the colours you chose for their bonnets.

    Lesley Xx

  17. How cute are those chicks! Fab home decor piece!

  18. what an amazing project Suzz. Quite stunning.

  19. Gorgeous! I''ve admired this piece before, on the website or the catty. can't remember but its stunning!

  20. Wow. Totally fabulous creation!

  21. WOW!!! I don't even know where to begin with how much I love love love this - you are amazing!!

  22. WOW!! I LOVE this.. You are always so creative. I have seen decorated eggs but never thought of making one.. Very cool my friend..

  23. What a sweet project ... love those little chicks!

  24. WOW, WOW, WOW!!! This is super fabulous Suzanne!!! I hope you're having a good week!!

  25. This is wonderful!!! I have always loved the peek a boo egg, and you have made this one fabulous!

  26. Awe, I adore your Easter egg!! Wonderful Suzz
    hugs Lynn


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